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Founded in 1991, 2019 will be the 24th edition of the festival, 
a blues festival dedicated to the music that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll

Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year.

Festival venues are located across the town broken up into the Blues trail, the Late Night Club and the Acoustic room. The main stage is typically located in the Westenra Arms Hotel,  Pubs across the town play host to smaller gigs in what is collectively known as the Blues Trail. If you are looking for the real connection, hands on with the artist the blues room is the venue for you held in St Josephs hall this year.