Man About a Horse

Saturday 13th July  – 8.00pm (doors 6.00pm)

Man About a Horse

Man About a Horse plays traditional bluegrass instruments, but not always traditional bluegrass. The Philadelphia-based group infuses their sound with rock and pop references, funk grooves, and blues roots. They won the 2018 FreshGrass Band Award and were also nominated for an IBMA Band Momentum Award in 2018 (alongside Midnight Skyracer)

Man About a Horse’s first full-length album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart in 2017. They’ve performed at festivals and in venues around the U.S., sharing the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, Danny Barnes and many more.

A chance meeting and discovery of a shared love of bluegrass by co-founders Matt Thomas (bass) and Matt “Roy” Royles (guitar and vocals) led to the formation of the band in 2014. In addition to Thomas and Royles, Man About a Horse is: Dan Whitener (banjo) who has recently toured UK with Gangstagrass, Matthew Hiller (mandolin), and Eric Lee (fiddle).

Cup o’ Joe in Concert

Sunday 30th June – 7.30pm (doors 6.00pm)

Cup o’ Joe

Cup o’ Joe are a sensational new family Bluegrass band from Northern Ireland. Tabitha Agnew, IBMA nominated Banjo Player has been to the Buildings before in 2018 with Midnight Skyracer – but Cup o’ Joe have been impressing audiences across Europe and the USA for some time.

“Even though they are still in their teens, their musical skills and prowess will make even the most seasoned musician take notice. Reuben, Tabitha and Benjamin Agnew could be mistaken for American-born-and-raised, but these three Armagh locals have merely caught a musical wind from the West and made it their own.”  Belfast Festival.