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