Come down to Mohill this August 12th-14th where the music is loud and the grass is blue. The County Leitrim town in will once more host its Bluegrass festival and a line-up full of country flavour will have the place jumping and your feet tapping.
Athy-based band Woodbine are among the top quality line-up of Irish bands to perform at the festival. They play a mellow traditional Bluegrass style.
Ireland’s most travelled bluegrass outfit, the Southern Welfare Bluegrass Band are also part of the Mohill festival roster. They play a more contemporary and lively Bluegrass sound that will bring the house down.
The Southern Welfare Bluegrass Band are a six-piece group hailing from Waterford, Cork and Longford (John Cassin) and since forming in 2009 they have been to the four corners of Ireland and beyond.
Another Cork outfit, the Southern Bluegrass Union bring their raucous Hillbilly sound to the Mohill Bluegrass Festival, where there launching their first album, ‘Crossing the Cumberland’s’, in concert with Woodbine and Southern Welfare on Saturday 13th in Clarke’s Hotel, Admission €15.
And don’t forget to watch out for celebrated bluegrass practitioners like Big John Cline, Jimmy Quinn and Colin Beggan in action throughout the three days of the festival.
Most of the live venues will be given over to Bluegrass sessions over the weekend too, so if you hear music coming out, don’t be afraid to step in. Leitrim resident and former Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan will be entertaining too with his Saturday Connection show, with Southern Bluegrass Union and M.C. for the Festival Big John Cline, South Carolina making an appearance.
And for the family there will be children’s entertainment all weekend, a barbecue and gospel services on Saturday and Sunday.