Blackstairs Blues Festival
Enniscorthy is host to the Longest running Blues Festival in Ireland, and this year we are looking forward
to our 25th Festival which will run from the 13th – 15th of September.
The Enniscorthy Blackstairs Blues Festival guarantees all locals and visitors an exciting musical weekend each September in a beautiful
historical town of the South East of Ireland. Our Blues weekend generates an open and friendly atmosphere in a town which is famous from
being the beating heart of music festivals in Ireland.
The festival draws its name from the Blackstairs Mountain Range which lies west of Enniscorthy and overlooks the beautiful fertile green
landscape of County Wexford. The town is centrally located within an hour of Dublin and 30 mins from Rosslare Port.
Our Blues bands perform in the many fine music venues that vary in size from the intimate and traditional to the more modern and spacious
which are located on either side of River Slaney. All performances, which over the weekend will number at least 25 are free of charge and
comprise of early and late gigs, jam sessions, workshops & Bluez 4 Skoolz.
Over the past 25 years Blackstairs Blues Festival has attracted the cream of local and international blues bands and solo artists entertaining
us with the broadest spectrum of Blues from the Delta to Chicago.