Acoustic Yard Music Festival
30 singer/songwriters from Ireland and beyond performing around the town in bars, cafes and open air
‘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.
May 10th – 12th for the 4th Acoustic Yard Festival and we will will also be running a few more events throughout the year so watch this space!