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Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival Launch

This will be a proper Hillbilly Hoedown like no other! Join us for the ‘Rednecks and Rhinestones’ festival launch with music from The Hannah Anders Band and Michael English. The music is kickin’ off from 8pm, it’s sure to be one to remember!  Come on down.

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The Hannah Anders Band

Kick starting our festival launch we are pleased to introduce the Hannah Anders Band. Every now and then, an artist steps onto a stage, stands behind a microphone, and quite simply wows the world with their voice. Every phrase in each line, is delivered with a great balance of passion, power, grace and tenderness. When […]

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Michael English & Band

Michael English returns to the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival for a third year this year on Friday 22nd July 2016 from 10pm til late….get there early!! At the tender age of 11 years, Michael English sat at his piano in his home in Castledermot, Co. Kildare. He composed a piece of music which he called […]

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Brian O’Mahony

Brian O’Mahony plays Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival on Saturday 23rd July from 4pm-6pm

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Robert Mizzell and The Country Kings

Robert Mizzell and The Country Kings take to the stage at 8pm on Saturday 23rd, get here early in order not to miss out!! Robert has made Ireland his home for over 20 years. He served his apprenticeship in Country Music since he first arrived here, and is now a top Country Artist in Ireland […]

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Derek Ryan & his band

New to the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival, Derek Ryan plays on Saturday 23rd July from 10pm ’til late From the age of twelve Irish Country Music superstar Derek Ryan had showbiz aspirations in his DNA. From his first foray into the music scene performing regularly at socials with his brother Adrian as the Ryan Brothers […]

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Disco with Hound Dog Danny

Dance the night away at the Disco with Hound Dog Danny on the decks.

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Rusty Springs

Rusty Springs, one of Ireland’s busiest 2/4 piece folk/trad/country bluegrass band, return to the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival for the third year running, on Sunday 24th July from 2.30pm-4.30pm. A Festival favourite not to be missed!! Helen Campion & Jackie McCracken grew up together in Rathdowney, Co. Laois. Learning their musical trade from their families and […]

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Macey South

Popular Athlone band Macey South will play the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival on Sunday 24th July from 4pm-5.30pm A young energetic three-piece made up of brothers Keith and Liam Flynn and Conor Irwin. Their original mix of traditional Irish music and rock ‘n’ roll never fails to get an audience on their feet. The band’s […]

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Strength in Numbers

Local Portlaoise rock band, Strength in Numbers, will play the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival on Sunday 24th July from 7pm-8.30pm. Not to be missed! Formed in July 1986, the band is made up of Michael Rogers (vocals/percussion), Michael Brennan (guitar), Ger Horan (guitar), Frank McNally (bass/piano) and Vincent O’Brien (drums). This year they celebrate 30 […]