2016 The Late Night Marquee

The Late Night Marquee

Music from 10.30pm until 3.00am over 3 Nights with 9 International Acts on stage all for €50

Friday, 11.30pm – 1am


featuring Mitch Woods (San Francisco and New Orleans)  with special guest Gráinne Duffy

Ronnie Greer Harvest Times Blues Monaghan September 2016Ronnie Greer hits Monaghan with one of the finest blues lineups you’ll see. The crème-de-la-crème of the Irish blues scene mixed with an epitome of New Orleans R&B forms this Blues Revue. Ronnie Greer is joined by Scott Flanigan (Hammond organ and piano), Dominic Mullan (drums), Paul Moore (bass), Richie Buckley (tenor saxophone) with a special addition of Mitch Woods on keys. This is a once-off show that is not to be missed!

Hugely influenced by what used to be called ‘modern jazz’: ie classic jazz of the 1950s such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, etc. And of course the blues in all its glorious forms. And the entire works of Steely Dan. And when the mood is right, also partial to the work of the great classical composers – Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, etc.

Ronnie Greer’s website

Mitch Woods

Mitt-Woods“Woods exhibits the knowing spirit of someone who’d grown up listening to New Orleans R&B greats on the radio while living smack dab in the middle of the bayous and canals of the Atchafalaya Basin.” Frank John Hadley – Downbeat

“While most current artists who do New Orleans music focus on either Meters-style funk or modern brass-band sounds, Woods is one of the very few who take it back to the 1950s. Through the power of his vocal and keyboard delivery and his employment of world-class musicians from the city itself, he succeeds brilliantly in keeping the tradition burning brightly.” Living Blues Magazine

Mitch Woods website and his Facebook Page


Friday, 1.30am – 3am

Jordan Patterson Band (Ontario, Canada)

Jordan Patterson at the ahrvest Blues Festival Monaghan

“…True contemporary black blues-upbeat funky tunes and stylish show blues. Jordan Patterson is smokin’!” HMV Music Canada

“…Patterson has a gutsy, impassioned attitude and when he matches his confidence with the right tune, the results are powerful…” Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide U.S.A.

Please visit Jordan Patterson website and their Facebook page.



Saturday, 11.30pm – 1am

Rick Vito & the Lucky Devils (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) with special guest appearance Gráinne Duffy

Rick Vito and Grainne Duffy Monaghan Harvest Blues SpetmerBe it lead, slide or rhythm, Vito is one of the most accomplished guitarists touring today, delivering a superb blend of R & B, rock, and even swing, well supported by the Lucky Devils and our very own Gráinne Duffy.

In this swinging release, jump blues and slide ace Rick Vito revisits the sounds he heard booming from Rock-ola and Seeburg jukeboxes while growing up on the East Coast. Whether paying tribute to Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, B.B. King, or Earl Hooker, Vito has the tone and vibe wired. Distorted P-90 blues licks, snarling bottleneck fills, and jivey, slapback-drenched riffs abound, and Vito sings about Cadillacs, loose women, jail, and gambling-essential rockin’ topics with humor and verve. Plucked on an acoustic, Vito’s snappy Gypsy-jazz lines add a Continental flair to this tone full outing. Streamliner.” –Andy Ellis
Rick Vito & the Lucky Devils website

Gráinne Duffy (Monaghan, Ireland)

grainne“Her wonderful mix of blues rock and soul in her original material and her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling can win over any audience and leave them begging for more. With her passion which no one can deny when they hear her sing, with her emotion which no one can ignore when hearing her play and with her unique presence which is hard to express in words when you see her perform it is difficult to imagine what the future will have in store for Grainne Duffy. It is not often a rare honest talent like this comes along but when it does it is instantly recognisable and must be appreciated”.- Extract taken from the Lintonfestival.org

Please visit Gráinne Duffy’s website and her Facebook page.

Saturday, 1.30am – 3am

Bobby Mack Texas Blues Guitar (Blanco, Texas) 

bobby-mack-5“Mack and his band play rhythm and blues and Texas-style rock which is a searing and at the same time sultry sound of hot Texas winds, steamy nights and smokey South Texas Road Houses.” Dallas Observer

“From Texas blues to Rock n’ Roll, to searing slide guitar, Bobby Mack has joined the ranks of the world’s great guitarists.” Scott Smith, Austin Music Critic

“He definitely possesses a hard Texas attack in his guitar playing that is chock full of bent notes. The Texas guitar blues tradition is in good hands here.” Blues Blast Magazine

Bobby Mack’s website and Facebook page 

Sunday, 11pm – 12.30am

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones featuring Monster Mike Welch (Boston, Massachusetts)

surgar ray“Sugar Ray is the real deal. There is nobody better to represent this music”- Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

“Sugar Ray has great tone and phrasing, singing and playing the harp. One of my favourites”- Charlie Musselwhite

“Monster” Mike Welch, one of Boston’s most beloved musicians has been a friend of the Bluetones since he burst onto the Boston blues scene at the age of 13. He was given the name “Monster” by Dan Aykroyd at the original House of Blues in Cambridge, MA

2016 brings Sugar Ray and the Bluetones close to playing their distinctive brand of Blues for 40 years. This year the band is nominated by the Blues Foundation/Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN for Blues Band of the Year, and band members Monster Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci, and Michael “Mudcat” Ward have each received a nomination on their respective instruments. This brings a total of 26 BMA nominations garnered by the Bluetones and its members as well as seven Grammy nominations bestowed on Bluetones members.


Please visit Sugar Ray And The Bluetones website and their Facebook page.

Sunday, 1am – 2.30am

Mingo Fishtrap (Austin, Texas)

mungo-fish“…tight ‘n’ punchy horns, deep rhythms, restless melodies, and emotive singing has garnered Mingo justified respect as a live powerhouse.” – David Lynch

“Sly and the Family Stone and the Neville Brothers
in one.” – www.austin.com

“Mingo Fishtrap has plenty of fresh twists and takes that make their tunes, both on disc and live, much more rewarding than retro or throwback acts.” – www.nashvillescene.com


Please visit Mingo Fishtrap website and their Facebook page.

Check out previous years acts here>>

or Monaghan Rhythm and Blues promotion videos here>>