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Acoustic Yard Music Festival 2019
May 10 - May 12
A real draw for singer/songwriters, the Acoustic Yard Music Festival has grown bigger and bigger since it first started out in 2016. In just three years, it grew to feature as many as 30 singer/songwriters from Ireland and beyond who performed around the town in bars, cafés and open-air locations and dedicated venues. Headliners have included Duke Special, Declan O’Rourke, Mundy and The 4 of Us.
The roots of the festival can be traced to The Acoustic Yard – a monthly singer/songwriter session in the Yard Bar of Matt Molloy’s Bar on Bridge Street. Here, musicians were given a platform to perform their own songs, while appreciative audiences got the chance to hear original music in a relaxed environment. The organisers’ key aim was – and remains – to help support, stimulate and invigorate the art of songwriting, while ensuring musician and listener alike have a good time.