Ards Guitar Festival

The Ards International Guitar Festival is back with a bang in April 2019 with a fresh new programme of guitar inspired gigs, free fringe events, guitar clinics with industry professionals and an exhibition In Your Town featuring Rory Gallagher memorabilia.
Expect a jam-packed line-up of, blues, folk, rock, bluegrass and classical and contemporary music for guitar aficionados across the borough.
Highlights of this year’s festival include Winnipeg born/Cork based guitarist Ariel Posen, Classical virtuoso Gary Ryan and a contemporary line-up featuring Ali Todd, Mike Dawes and Shane Hennessey amongst others. You’ll also find a screening of the iconic Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster and George Lowden in conversation with special guests.
The Ivy bar welcomes plenty of action with gigs featuring The Hard Chargers and The Dunwells.
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