Location: Westport

Date: 09 - 11 Jun

This summer Westport will once again welcome music lovers from all over the world to what is widely regarded as one of the leading folk & bluegrass events in the country.

Bluegrass pub session in Westport during the 2022 festival. Image by @reneecornue_studio via Instagram

15 acts from the US, UK, Spain, Czech Republic and of course, Ireland, will take to the stages in 10 different venues over the 3-day musical celebration.

The programme will consist of concerts, pub gigs, sessions, workshops, a square dance, gospel hour and much more.

Among the acts will be some of the best emerging American bluegrass acts - The Kody Norris Show and Fog Holler (this will be the bands first ever Irish appearance), Bill and the Belles, Melody Walker & JacobGroopman of Front Country, jam band - The Pond, as well as top Czech band - Rustic Robots and a Pan-European Band led by banjo maestro, Lluís Gómez.

Folk-singer, Niamh Dunne, will lead the Irish representation of the line-up, alongside festival favourites - Tim Rogers and The Rocky Top String Band.

More acts are to be announced and tickets for the main events are now on sale via the festival website http://westportfolkbluegrass.com/

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