Belfast Telegraph

Roots/Folk Music 2/7/10

By Damien Murray

Get Down With The Blues Festival, Ballydugan Mill, Downpatrick, Tomorrow & Sunday, doors 3pm

Over a dozen acts are performing at this annual Blues event organised by the Downpatrick Blues and Roots Music Society, with Saturday headliners Mary Coughlan (right) and her Band.

Since his solo appearance last year, Marcus Bonfanti was nominated twice in the British Blues Awards 2010 (Best Male Vocalist and Best Album for What Good Am I to You) and is back with his band tomorrow.

Outdoors tomorrow the line-up includes Dutch Party, Johnny Vans, delta blues guitarist Mark Braidner, resident band the Sh*thot Helicopters, American star Shawn Jones and his band, Mervyn Crawford and big sound blues band Apartment B.

Tickets (£20 on Saturday & £10 on Sunday) are available locally and from www.wegottickets.com .

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