This weekend will see the return of the Howth Roots & Blues Festival with a host of quality acts set to to storm the stage and bring soul to the thousands. Originally set up as Howth Jazz and Blues Festival by Eoin Olin and the late and great Tommy Gaffney. the project was taken over by In Tua Nua’s Paul Byrne in 2018.
Now in it’s fifth year under the new moniker of Howth Roots and Blues, the festival has become a staple in the cultural calendar and despite being put in cold storage by Covid, the success of last year’s event has whet the appetite for same again please.
“We have been delighted with the response from musicians again this year and the Howth Roots & Blues is headlined by Dom Martin and Jack O’Rourke,” says Paul Byrne who goes on, “but it is the strength of the lineup all the way through the card that will be the hallmark of this year’s festival and which includes The Mary Stokes Band, Rob Strong Band, Gráinne Duffy Band and Mic Pyro’s Dublin Blues Cartel.”
The festival kicks off from 8pm Friday and participating venues include St Mary’s Church, The Abbey Tavern, Findlaters, McNeills, The Summit Inn and O’Connells.
Festival Programme: https://www.howthrootsandblues.com/gig-finder
Festival Lineup: https://www.howthrootsandblues.com/artists
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