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The Princess of Cajun to visit Westport on March 9

For the second of our festival preview gigs we’ve got a belter! On March 9, Matt Molloy’s will resound to a foot-stompin’ gig from Sarah Savoy, ‘The Queen of White Trash Cajun’, rounds off her Irish tour with Michel Lemare, Thierry Lecoq and Manolo Gonzales as the four-piece Sarah Savoy’s Cajun Raunchy-Tonk. Louisiana-born Sarah, it [...]

Chuck Nation and the incomparable Curtis Blackwell

In the presence of Bluegrass greatness in Matt Molloy’s

On February 2, in the beautiful setting of Matt Molloy’s yard bar Westport, music lovers were treated to bluegrass royalty in the form of the Nation and Blackwell Band. We knew from early on we were in the presence of bluegrass greatness on credentials alone, but the gig itself was a musical feast. Curtis Blackwell, a Bill [...]

Mark your diaries! We’ve got the dates!

The eighth Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival will take place from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15, 2014. Once again, the beautiful seaside town of Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland will attract bluegrass and folk lovers from near and far, music will fill the bars and streets and the whoops and hollers of appreciative audiences [...]

Painting Westport’s grass blue

 More free gigs than you can shake a banjo at, a major headline event and a whole lotta foot stompin’ Who needs tents in soggy fields when you have Irish pubs? Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival – June 14-June 16, 2013 Over the weekend of June 14-16, national and international folk and bluegrass acts will be playing [...]