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Monaghan Harevst Times Blues

Rolling out Marquee and Market House Acts

2016 Dates  2/3/4 September Festival #21

Monaghan Harvest Rythm and Blues Festival

Harvest Times Blues Festival 2016, September 2-4 Monaghan, Ireland 

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Seven international Blues acts over three nights in the Marquee

Supported by three days and nights at the Market House for the acoustic artists

Followed by ten top blues bands on the Blues Trail in great bars of Monaghan

Watch highlights from last year!

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 What The Papers Say

A brilliant festival, thoroughly recommended

reviewThe Support for the festival is visible throughout the town and overall the atmosphere was as friendly as you would image Ireland to be. All the visitors and locals were having a great time watching and dancing to the bands. The acoustic gigs in the Market House was a great success, with shows being sold out on both Saturday and Sunday and the headliners in the late night Marque were very well supported. It’s a brilliant festival, thoroughly recommended and definitely on my list of annual events I visit every year.


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Mickey McDonnell

THE “20th Edition” of Monaghan’s Harvest Time Blues festival was another runaway success, with good crowds turning up to support the events at all levels in what has a become a firmly embedded annual event that Monaghan can rightly be proud of promoting and sustaining over the years.

The sheer class and quality of the artists who entertained the punters was again evident from the word go, and even the weather refrained from raining on the parade as locals and visitors alike were treated to one great full-house show after another at the Late Night Marquee, Market House Acoustic Room and on the Blues Trail venues provided by Seamie McKenna’s, the Westenra, Terry’s, the Squealing Pig and the Shamrock Bar.

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10 October 2012 BY Blues Revue

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Photos by Jean-Christophe

On this week’s Blues Beat page, David Scott reviews this year’s Harvest Time Blues Festival in Monaghan Town, Ireland. David also made it possible for us to publish photographer Jean-Christophe Arav’s photographs from the festival, so on this week’s Photo Page we present his gallery.


Founded in 1991, 2016 will be the 21st edition of the festival, 
a blues festival dedicated to the music that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll