Special Performances

Incredible Artists At The BAND Box At Roonies

Special Performances 2019

The BAND Festival will be hosting over 40 Bluegrass and Nashville events in 10 venues over the weekend.

Apart from 3 events, all will have free admission.

The Year Of The Guitar

In honour of BAND 2019 being the Year Of The Guitar, there will be 3 special performances from world class guitarists who will be travelling from near and far to play in Dunfanaghy

These unique events are only €10 per day, or get a weekend pass to all performances for only €15! Tickets available from the Workhouse in Dunfanaghy or from here

Support BAND 2019 and get your tickets today!

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

Friday, 21st June - 7:30 - The BAND Box @ Roonies

Nashville-based Cathryn Craig has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter, singing with musicians such as Chet Atkins & The Righteous Brothers. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances with folk/rock band The Strawbs and with folk-singer Mary Hopkin.

Cathryn & Brian have performed at The BAND Festival before and have stunned all who heard them. Cathryn’s voice is beautiful and haunting, whilst Brian’s intricate and delicate guitar work is truly mesmerising.

Experience these unique performers in the intimate, candlelit BAND Box at Roonies.

Shawn Jones & Stephen Inglis

Saturday, 22nd June - 4pm - The BAND Box @ Roonies

BAND 2019 - The Year of The Guitar - is THRILLED to present two maestro guitarists, Calfornia's Shawn Jones & Hawaiian slack-guitarist Stephen Inglis. Just two acoustic guitars, in the hands of two virtuosos. Be prepared to be amazed.

Between them Shawn and Stephen have played with so many superstars, and won so many awards that there is not room here to document them. Just come along and hear them, and judge for yourself.

Shawn & Stephen will be performing solo during the weekend, but this is the only opportunity to hear them performing together in the intimate, candlelit BAND Box @ Roonies.

Porter McClister & Tanya McCole

Saturday, 22nd June - 6pm - The BAND Box @ Roonies

The second Saturday gig will see Donegal meeting Nashville in the form of Nashville's Porter McClister & Donegal Native Tanya McCole.

For over ten years Porter played his guitar with his friend, country superstar Tanya Tucker. Especially for BAND 2019, Porter will be playing his guitar with the best Tanya this side of The Atlantic – the unbelievable Tanya McCole, who has spent the last year or so singing and performing with singer/songwriter and general superstar John Prine.

Tanya & Porter will be playing together in what will be a speculator combination of Trans-Atlantic musical talent, in the intimate, candlelit BAND BOX @ Roonies.

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