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It’s that time of the year again when the pubs, hotels, restaurants, churches and streets of Westport come alive with the sound of old-time and bluegrass music
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Over the last two years, the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival took on promoting all year round gigs alongside booking tours for international acts around the country.
The 40th Westport Arts Festival kicks off next Wednesday, September 30, and this year’s festival features an eclectic mix of events for all ages across all art forms. The literary programme for this year’s festival includes the award-winning writer, John Banville, whose novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize. There will also be readings from Donal Ryan, Martin Dyar, Geraldine Mills, and Orfhlaith Foyle. Dr Eimear O’Connor, art historian and author and curator, will give a presentation on Seán Keating and the Art of the Rebellion. The winners of the festival’s Poetry Competition will be announced at a special prize-giving evening of poetry and music in The Creel, featuring writer and singer-songwriter, Orlagh de Bhaldraithe.