Irish blues star Grainne Duffy is set to headline this year’s North Wales Blues and Soul Festival.  

The guitarist, singer and songwriter, from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan has established a career with material inspired by soul, blues and Americana, topped off with some country and pop elements, the singer tops the bill at the festival, which takes place at Theatr Clwyd in Mold over the weekend of August 4 to 6.

Duffy is known for her exceptional voice inspired by the heritage of Memphis but it also reflects the rich undercurrents of her Irish Celtic roots. A veteran of the acoustic stage at the Glastonbury Festival, she has also been listed by Spotify as one of the Top 50 Women Honouring Blues.

The festival features three days of music from over 18 revered UK and international artists and bands, including King Joe and The Atlantics, Catfish, Greg Coulson Band, Bad Luck Friday, Troy Redfern Band, Trevor Steger Trio, The Bad Day, Alex Voysey, James Oliver Band, Mark Harrison Trio, Blackstone, CF Boneslum Band, Big Joe Bone, Kurtz, Electric Sunroof and more.  


Promoter Charlie Broadhurst of North Wales Blues and Soul Festival CIC said: “We are counting down the days to the festival and excited to bring such a richly talented group of artists to North Wales.

“Grainne Duffy is visiting us from a US and European tour and each day of the event is packed with brilliant musicians, singers and song writers.

“We are very proud to have reached our 9th anniversary.  So many people have helped sustain and grow the festival and I feel that have a legacy and are continuing to bring world class musical talent to North Wales.”

As with last year, the festival is taking place at the ‘The Mix’, Theatr Clwyd’s fantastic 270-seat temporary theatre. It has the provision to open the sides to create an indoor ‘open air’ festival experience. Craft stalls, artisan foods, real ale and camping are also available on site.

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