Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland


June 2018

The Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival will take place from Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June 2018 in the Town Hall Theatre and the amazing Holy Trinity Church, as well as in other charming venues.

The event will offer the most impressive program to date. All the bluegrass and folk lovers will find good music in bars and streets all over this week-end.

Music will range from traditional bluegrass, old-timey to just plain old ‘folk’.

New, this year, is the Square dance. This American dance is deeply rooted in the US folklore; special guests and The Buffalo Gals will provide music.

There will be many bands and artists from the US, the UK, Europe and Ireland including Ben Paley & Tub Hunter, Bernie Phaid & Dave Clancy, The Buffalo Gals, Daoiri Farrell, G-runs 'n Roses, Gold Heart Sisters, Hot Rock Pilgrims, The Big Muddy, The Brendan Butler Trio, The Rockytop String Band, The Tennessee Hennessees, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band and Tim Rogers.

Many workshops and informal sessions will be organised and people of the public are welcome to join in and play with the artists and groups.