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The 4th Acoustic Yard Music Festival will be back in May 2019

 

Hi Everyone,

The 4th Acoustic Yard Music festival will be back in May 10th -12th 2019  with a new format, new fantastic acts and a new look.

A big thank you to all the performers, sound, lighting and stage guys, to all the venues and most of all to all the people who came along to support this year’s festival.

Thanks again for all your support

David Dee Moore and all at the Yard

Saturday Afternoon Free Open Air Concert and Busking Competition at Festival

 

Busking Competition
(1st Prize €250) 12-2PM

At select spots around Westport singer songwriters will be busking for the grand prize of €250 and in turn will add flavour to a wonderful weekend of entertainment. The competition is open to everyone as long as they play original compositions and sign up will be outside The Clock Tavern at 11.30 am. For further information email music@theacousticyard.com.

 

Open Air Concert
( Outside The Clock Tavern 2 – 4pm)

We have 3 wonderful acts performing at a free open air concert outside The Clock Tavern in the heart of Westport which includes …

The Finns two brothers, Ciarán and Hugh from Rathdowney in Co. Laois, who have been entertaining crowds worldwide for years with this duo and as well as being members of “Na Fianna”. As a duet with their chosen weapons of guitar, banjo, tenor guitar and harmonica, however, they are finally being raved about by the best in the business and are certainly ones to watch this year.

Sina Theil originally from Germany started playing piano and writing songs at the age of 7, picking up a guitar at 18 and since flourishing into an accomplished recording artist. In 2017 Sina was signed to Downda Road Productions and has since scored four #1 singles in the Irish Country Download Charts in less than 8 months.Sina is currently working on her debut album due out later this year which includes her fourth commercial single “Forever and a Day”

Billow Wood are a brand new Irish band (formerly known as Flat Out) and a male/female four-piece who fuse their unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies. Billow Wood are influenced by Irish and mainstream music and are now moving in a new direction creating a blend of folk, indie, pop and rock.