One of the exciting new developments to night time at The Old Fort Quarter Festival is the addition of a Heritage Pub Trial. This perfectly complements the new gig stage in Laois Music Centre and offers a wide and varied trial of music and entertainment throughout the Main Street every night. All events in the pubs will be free and with the new Old Fort Stage just minutes from the Main St it means the centre of town will be a hive of activity.
The pubs are delighted to be part of the trial as allows Main St to shine and still be the heart of the Old Fort Festival. There are 12 pubs signed up and all are committed to providing high quality weekend line ups so the choice will be huge.
As a taster Jeremiah Grant’s have the following line up:
- Friday 28th Paddy Casey Live on the Gallows Stage
- Saturday 29th DJ George Mercer Gallows Stage & DJ Aaron Collins Main Bar
- Sunday, 30th Live Trad Session and Daft Punk Tribute Live on the Gallows Stage
Portlaoise Comhaltas are also on board and have added a great Seisiúin trail offering the best in traditional music, Ol agus Craic. A great trad session will always getting the evening going and Portlaoise Comhaltas will be playing in Andy Begins, The Welcome Inn, Grellan Delaney’s, Jeremiah Grants, Kavanagh’s and Lily’s Bar at various times over the weekend.
The pubs on the Heritage Pub Trial are:
- Manhattan Mixer
- The Welcome Inn
- Jeremiah Grants
- Sally Gardens
- Grellan Delaney’s
- Andy Bergin’s
- Kavanagh’s Bar & Venue
- Lily’ Bar
- Hume’s Bar
More line ups and times will be shared over the next few weeks so the hard choices of planning a great weekend can be made. The Old Fort Quarter Festival is shaping up to be a great weekend.