CBA Global Connections

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

June 10-12, 2022


After two years of online events, Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival will return to being a live and in-person event. It will take place over many venues in the center of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.

The festival will welcome fifteen different acts from the US, UK, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Ireland.

The program will feature pub gigs, concerts, sessions, and workshops, as well as the much-loved Gospel Hour, Square Dance, and Mystery Gig.

Among the acts are the world-renowned Henhouse Prowlers (Chicago), award-winning Stillhouse Junkies (Colorado), and California Old Time band, SLO County Stumblers.

In addition to our unique and exciting program, the festival committee worked very hard to establish collaborations with international festivals such as the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival (Netherlands), Fire in The Mountain (UK) and the Claremorris Folk festival, closer to home in Ireland.

The Festival is also proud to announce to major endorsements from two of the industry leading organizations; “Appalshop” – world leaders in the preservation and promotion of Appalachian culture and lifestyle, and Mandolin Cafe – the main website covering all mandolin-related topics.

The event, which was hailed as one of the curtain raisers of the town’s tourist season, is due to draw many musicians and music fans from all over the world.

For more information visit the festival’s website

The CBA Global Connections program seeks to unite the community of bluegrass and old time musicians, fans, and promoters by exchanging stories, music, and information about events and activities worldwide.