Bunratty Bluegrass Festival is now establishing itself as one of Ireland’s best annual Bluegrass events. The event hosts an international line-up on par with larger well established festivals.
Bunratty Village venues are intimate and cosy. Better still the venues are all within easy walking distance of each other and the village itself is just off the main N18 Limerick/Galway road. With an abundance of top rate Restaurants and the unique Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, you’ll be able to pamper yourself, while enjoying the fantastic music from 8.30pm on Friday to 8.30pm Sunday, and maybe even later!
The headline Concerts, feature international artistes such as, the Slocan Ramblers from Canada, the Malina Bros from the Czech republic, and the Munich String Band from Germany. Included also are a young UK Bluegrass band, the Propane Bros, who include, the Agnew brothers from Cup O’Joe (one of last years favourites). Kevin and Neil Garratt a father and son duo, of the Grove band from the UK, and Roger Green from the USA, along with American duo Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay. complete the international line-up this year.
Bluegrass promoter John Nyhan, along with local bluegrass supporters, Leo Hayes and Bill Forster will ensure that the daytime sessions are open and welcoming to all bluegrass enthusiasts.
Friday & Sunday concerts are €15 and the headline act on Saturday night is €20. Combined tickets for the 3 concerts are €35 from the ticket line at 086 8464509.
Once again the Bunratty Folk Park will take centre stage on Sunday the 22rd Oct.
There will be 8 scheduled one hour performances by most of the bands taking part in the festival. A great way to walk off the excesses of Saturday night, while still enjoying the best of Bluegrass! Normal seasonal entry daily rates apply.
The festival is hosted by a strong team of pickers and organisers from Sixmilebridge Folk Club. They are the backbone that keeps the festival vibrant and exciting every year. A highlight for visiting musicians is the warm welcome from local musicians who meet up to session at over 20 free events, in 7 venues around Bunratty Village.