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Bluegrass, country and a touch of Cajun at the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass, country and a touch of Cajun at the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

The picturesque Co. Waterford fishing village will play host to the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival which returns to its shores from August 22nd to August 25th.

Making their Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival debut is “The 19th Street Band”. Hailing originally from Hollywood, Northern Ireland, Caolaidhe Davis moved to the US in 2005 to pursue a career in music. While establishing an earlier band, he found himself in need of a fiddle player and met Meghan, who auditioned for his band. What Caolaidhe didn’t know was that he was auditioning his future wife. Fast-forward a few months and the pair found themselves living on ‘19th Street’ in Arlington, Virginia, writing songs and creating the sound that would become the backbone of “The 19th Street Band”, an exciting fusion of Americana, country and rock.

Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, Americana and rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a real musical treat as the festival will feature a host of artists playing almost forty free gigs throughout the village.

Making their Dunmore East debut is “The 19th Street Band”. Hailing originally from Hollywood, Northern Ireland, Caolaidhe Davis moved to the US in 2005 to pursue a career in music. While establishing an earlier band, he found himself in need of a fiddle player and met Meghan, who auditioned for his band. What Caolaidhe didn’t know was that he was auditioning his future wife. Fast-forward a few months and the pair found themselves living on ‘19th Street’ in Arlington, Virginia, writing songs and creating the sound that would become the backbone of “The 19th Street Band”, will an exciting fusion of Americana, country and rock.

New acts appearing at this year’s festival include Liz Morionda, Raglan Rodeo and Alfi, along with returning acts, Land’s End, Mons Wheeler Band, Pilgrim St, Kiss My Grass, Whistle and Charlie Reader.

Mick Daly, Festival Organiser is looking forward to welcoming lots of new names and some old favourites back to the festival.

“While bluegrass is remains at the heart of the festival, many of the new Irish and international acts are bringing a more eclectic offering to the festival. Pilgrim St bring a broad range of Americana, country, folk and bluegrass to their concerts across the country, while Alfi is a fresh new trio combining American old-time, bluegrass and traditional Irish music.”

“The festival appeals to die-hard bluegrass fans who have been visiting Dunmore for decades, but it also has a broader appeal to those who simply like good toe-tappin’ music, in a beautiful seaside setting, under the sun!”

The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Co. Waterford kicks off on Thursday, August 22nd at the Strand Inn and heralds the start of four days of free gigs throughout the village.

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Eat & Drink

From a morning cappuccino (or evening, we don't believe in rules) to a late night pint in one of our great local pubs, or an evening meal in an award winning restaurant, Dunmore East has a great selection of places to eat and drink.
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Location

Getting to Dunmore East could not be easier. It's only a one hour journey from Cork airport and two hours from Dublin Airport.
Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Festival

The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival lineup for 2019 "The 19th Street Band". The festival takes place from August 22nd - 25th 2019
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June 21st to 23rd 2019. Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun promises a weekend full of family fun, great food and live entertainment with a large market held in the harbour. Download the Festival Brochure for 2019.
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Whether it's the sea air or the relaxed holiday vibe that does it, one thing is for sure, the people of Dunmore East, County Waterford are a happy bunch of people. Have a look at our video of Dunmore and see why!
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