The Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival returns August 23rd to 26th with an exciting range of international and home grown acts on the line-up. Fourteen artists have been booked to play almost forty free gigs in the picturesque village, among them four piece folk and bluegrass band “Mules & Men”
Comprised of Lily Sheehan, Luke Coffey, John Denby and Mark Corry, Mules & Men came into being from the four members’ shared love of folk and bluegrass. Those who attended the Bluegrass festival in 2016 will remember their unique sound, mixing classic and contemporary styles to create an unforgettable original set
Luke Coffey of Mules & Men said playing the Dunmore East Bluegrass festival in 2016 was a memorable experience and one they are looking forward to repeating. “We were in the fledgling stage of our career when we performed in Dunmore East two years ago and the reaction by the audiences to our music gave us a massive confidence boost. Our style could be described as Acid Celt grass, which is lively, energetic and doesn’t take itself too seriously.”
Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival
“We’re really looking forward to coming back to Co. Waterford later in the summer” he continued. The Dunmore East Bluegrass festival has always been a great supporter of new Irish bands and it’s a wonderful opportunity for young bands to share the stages with the greats such as the Honeycutters and Whiskey Deaf.”
Also on the set list for this year’s festival are Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, Whiskey Deaf, Demolition String Band, Woodbine, Mons Wheeler Band, the Backyard Band, Brother’s Parker, Pilgrim St, Kiss My Grass, Bert and Henry, Charlie Reader, Vickers Vimyand Whistle.
See Mules & Men and many more free live gigs at the 24thDunmore East International Bluegrass Festival, Co. Waterford kicking off on Thursday evening, August 23rd at the Spinnaker Bar and Restaurant, Dunmore East. For more information on the festival and other events in the village visit www.discoverdunmore.com or keep up to date on the Discover Dunmore East Facebook page.