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It is, of course, the greatest natural contraception known to man and chicken, and yet, there are those who love themselves a bit of banjo.

Well, you may want to get your hillbilly ass along to the Harbour Bar later this month, for their annual Banjo & Bovril trad & folk festival at the end of January.

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The Banjo & Bovril Festival is a revival of an old tradition Paul O’Toole Senior pioneered years ago; when short winter days were ended in the bar with a little banjo playing and some steaming cups of hot Bovril. Over the past years, the festival has welcomed Paddy Casey, Mick Flannery, David Kitt, I Draw Slow, Mundy, The Eskies, Caoímhin Ó Raghallaigh, to name a few.

This year the festival will feature:
Seamus Fogarty Weds 23rd 9pm
Yankari Fri 25th 11pm
Mutefish Sat 26th 11pm
Markas Carcas and the Trail Gang Sat 26th 9pm
Niwel Tsumbu Sounds Sun 27th 5.30pm
Lemoncello Sun 27th 3.30pm
Junior Brother Sat 26th 7pm
Alfi Fri 25th 9pm
I Have A Tribe Thurs 24th 10.30pm
Erin Fornoff Sat 26th 4pm
Brand New Switcheroo Sat 26th 5pm
Stephen James Smith Sun 27th 2.30pm
Leila Jane & The Heartbreakers Sun 27th 7.30pm

Irish poets and story-tellers, Stephen James Smith, Erin Fornoff and Candlelit Tales will also be telling tales of folklore, young and old, upstairs in the loft.

You can check out The Harbour Bar website for further details. All gigs are, as always, really free, baby. As for our cover shot, we’re pushing for a Moog & Marmite festival.

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