by / January 13th, 2016 /

The free Banjo & Bovril Festival returns

Time to dust off those January blues and warm yourself up with a nice cup of….. Bovril?

That’s right, Bray’s famous Harbour Bar are welcoming back the acclaimed Banjo & Bovril traditional music festival for a second year due to huge popular demand. Starting this January the 27th, and running over the course of five fun days – not to mention being completely free of charge! – The Banjo & Bovril Festival have announced a stellar lineup of traditional and popular musicians including country crowd-pleaser Mundy, acclaimed singer-songwriter John Spillane, unique musical storyteller Lisa O’Neill, and Grammy Award-winning artist Pete Cummins. Other bands to watch out for during the festival are exciting new traditional-jazz-blue grass fusion act Moxie, one-time Glen Hansard support act Ye Vagabonds, New York-born, Cork-raised singer-songwriter Hank Wedel, Canadian performer Darren Eedens, and Scandinavian-inspired Dublin trio Pine Marten. In addition to this there’s also an interesting collaboration between Kíla’s Rónán Ó Shodaigh and Pete ‘Pamf’ Ruotolo, followed by performances by trad favourites The Bonny Men, Bunoscionn and Old Hannah!

And did we forget to mention there’s bovril??

For more information on what’s sure to be another cracking event, visit the Banjo & Bovril Facebook Event Page or The Harbour Bar Homepage and plan your schedule beforehand.

It’ll surely be a night to warm the cockles!