Boyle Arts Festival

Live gigs at this year’s Arts Festival

With only days to go until the official opening of Boyle Arts Festival 2018, there is still time to get tickets for some of the big names in this year’s live gig programme.

(By Brendan McGee)

Watch out for acclaimed singer/songwriter Luka Bloom, who will make a welcome return to Boyle for a very special solo acoustic performance in the Church of Ireland, on July 23rd.

Some other big names to watch out for this year include HamsandwicH, who will kick off the live gig programme with an appearance in The Storehouse on July 20th. The band was the first to play in this venue, when it opened during BAF 2011.
The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band will take over the Storehouse on July 21st and Wyvern Lingo, will bring sensual, beat driven R&B flavoured pop by three girls with young hearts but witchy old souls, to The Storehouse on July 22nd.
Boyle Arts Festival veterans, The Men Who Knew Too Much will take up their usual Sunday afternoon residency in Daly’s Bar on July 22nd and Dublin based Mongrel State will rip it up with their powerful sound, raw Rock ‘n’ Roll and stomping Rockabilly in The Storehouse on July 23rd.

‘Join Me In the Pines’ is the moniker for Bell X1 guitarist Dave Geraghty, who will perform at an intimate late night concert in King House on July 24th. Rooted in the Rumba, Ikarumba’s music crosses many cultural boundaries frequently fusing Catalan, Mexican, Spanish, African, Indian and Celtic as well as Jazz. Check them out in Clarke’s Bar on July 25th.

Local band The Stringwreckers are back together for a gig in the Storehouse on July 27th. Expect a night of blistering, high volume ‘Wreck & Roll’ and maybe a few surprises!

Aoife G & her fairly Big Band will bring an evening of folk, jazz, country, blues and rock to The Patrick’s Well during a free gig on July 19th.

BAF 2018 will conclude on July 28th with a late night performance by Mundy, supported by local band The Martyrs, in The Storehouse.

For health and safety reasons, please note that there are capacity limits at most of our venues and in the
event of sold out performances, only ticket holders will be admitted.

The Boyle Arts Festival office, situated next door to Marian’s on Bridge Street, will be open every day, (excluding Sunday) until Sat. July 28th. Call in for more information on all our events or to purchase tickets. Tickets for a selection of events can also be booked online, through our website. We also accept credit cards.

For more information on Boyle Arts Festival 2018 please go to or email [email protected] Telephone 0719663085. Follow us on Facebook.

Boyle Arts Festival is supported by The Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland, Forás Eireann, Roscommon Co. Council, Local Businesses and Patrons.


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