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‘A YARD IS A PLACE WHERE THINGS GATHER, INTERESTING THINGS. THINGS THAT WILL ONE DAY BE OF USE.

IN THIS CASE SINGER/SONGWRITERS AND THEIR WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF SONGS. ARTISTS GATHERED TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE TO PROMOTE THE WONDERFUL CRAFT OF SONGWRITING.’

‘The Acoustic Yard’ singer/songwriter sessions’ initially started up as a monthly event in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar in Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland in February 2014.
The main focus was for singer/songwriters to have a platform to perform their own songs and for audiences to listen to original music in a relaxed environment. A key aim was to help to invigorate and stimulate songwriting and to supply an evening of entertainment.
Due to the success of this event, the idea of ‘The Acoustic Yard Singer/Songwriters Festival’ was born and developed and The Acoustic Yard Radio Show was created simultaneously. The radio programme can be heard on the global internet station of ‘Blues and Roots Radio’ and features independent singer/songwriters mostly from Ireland.
We are on our 2nd year of the festival which will run from the 5th to the 7th of May 2017 and we hope to expand our ideas by bringing in a few workshops and talks, to the already popular concerts and ‘In The Round’ gigs.

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