Banjo & Bovril Festival

Things to do in County Wicklow, Ireland - Banjo & Bovril Festival - YourDaysOut
The Harbour Bar, Strand Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM - Jan 28, 2018 11:00:00 PM
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Join us at The Harbour Bar, Bray from Wednesday 24th - Sunday 28th January as we celebrate the best in Irish music with some of the country's greatest purveyors of acoustic, trad and folk. 

The festival is a worthy hat-tip to days long gone, when fishermen would come ashore in Bray from time spent on the Irish Sea. 

First stop, The Harbour Bar. 

Here they’d have a cup of Bovril to warm themselves up - before settling into a night drinking porter, singing and playing banjos, guitars, bodhráns, and mandolins.

Paul O’Toole Snr. continued the tradition in later years when short winter days were ended in the bar with a bit of banjo playing, some steaming cups of hot Bovril and a plateful of cheese and crackers. 

And so the tradition continues with music, a bit of craic and a mug of the black stuff at the Banjo & Bovril Festival.

This year we have a music line-up that’s as anticipated as the first mouthful savoured by the fishermen themselves.

Featuring, DAVID KITT, I DRAW SLOW, THE PALE (celebrating 25th Anniversary), THE ESKIES, PADDY CASEY and more.

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