Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots Festival
August 17th - 19th 2012
“The line up is practically a Who's Who of Irish bands in the Americana and related fields”
(Bluegrass Ireland Blog)
This August 17th – 19th, Jack of Diamonds Productions will host it's first annual Rhythm & Roots Festival in Dublin City, with a line up of 60 acts in 7 Venues. It will be a FREE festival to attend.
Dublin's only Rhythm and Roots Festival, we will be showcasing the
finest blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and folk acts this country has to
offer. Performers such as Johnny Moynihan (Planxty, Sweeney's Men), Tom Hanway, who has shared stages with The Band, Bill Monroe and The Grateful Dead, Bill Whelan who in his life long involvement with the Irish Music scene has played with The Everly Brothers, Arlo Guthrie, Bela Fleck and Doc Watson, will be sharing the bill with newer Irish acts such as I Draw Slow, Prison Love, Gavin Glass and The Hot Sprockets.
It will be held in The Button Factory, The Workmans Club, The Grand Social, The Mercantile, Sweeney's Bar, The Stags Head and The Dame Tavern. As well the live shows, there will also be Workshops encouraging festival goers to learn traditional instruments. There will also be a City Busking Trail to raise money and awareness for the Musical Youth Foundation of Ireland. All this alongside stunning visual art and the 50's Dress Theme, will make this weekend one of fun and nostalgia for an era that had such an impact on the music of today.
of Diamonds Productions is a Dublin based collaborative company that
has years of experience between its members in the Irish music scene. We
regularly run events in Dublin and also a stage at KnockanStockan Independent Music Festival each year. For more information visit http://www.jackofdiamonds.net/
To request high resolution images, audio samples, interviews etc. contact
Neil Guerin on +353 85 746 6008
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*** Friday August 17th ***
- 21:00 - 22:30 Prison Love
- 20:00 - 21:00 I Draw Slow
- 19:00 - 20:00 Twin Headed Wolf
*** Saturday August 18th ***
- 21:00 - 22:30 Gavin Glass and the Tourettes
- 20:00 - 21:00 N.C Lawlor
- 19:00 - 20:00 Arrow in the Sky