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2004 FESTIVAL ARTISTES
The who's who of Festival 2004; pictures, links, the lot
Many of the Fest bands and musicians
who have appeared over the years
Bio's, pic's and loads of info.
2004 GIG REVIEWS
Photo's and Gig Reviews of ALL the stages/venues of Festival 2004
Vast archive of Photo's and Gig Reviews of Previous Festivals
The "Acoustic Stage" (in reality an eclectic mix of music from Delta Blues to
flat out rock) at The Shore Hotel has it's own website which is now updated
with new pictures and info..
Without our sonsors
there would be no
Fest - Who are these
ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
The Manx Blues Club; where the Festival sprang from
venue, dates, history etc..
The Festival is mostly FREE
but which stages require tickets?
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Bio's, pic's and loads of info on most of the artistes that have ever appeared.
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Where is it? Here!
Includes Photo's of Laxey
How to get to the Isle of Man
Stage: MAIN STAGE GIG REPORT 2003
Photo's and Report on the
Charterhouse International Blues Pavilion
Stage: ACOUSTIC STAGE
The Acoustic Stage has it's own web
site. You can check out: Previous
fest.s, pictures and details.
Domicilium: Internet Providers to the Festival
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May Blues Club Review
9th May 2005
Friday 6th May – the second meeting of the Isle of Man Blues Club in 2005.
(with guest drummer
) kicked things off with an hour of rocky blues and were joined by harp player
/ blues shouter
to jam again in the Queens in Laxey on Friday night of the festival. No other
musicians apparently could make it before 10.30 so it was straight over to
who took to the stage for their rockabilly revue and great stuff it
All of a sudden there were significant sections of
Barry Nelson Band
all wanting to play but time was running
short…. Barry, Val and Davey Knowles joined Johnny P for what Barry told us would be
one song….. but one is never enough and they closed the night with three
excellent tunes and Barry in a very exuberant mood!
(and Johnny P – what a man, drumming all night without a break!)
The next meeting is planned for
Friday July 1st
(we'll be at the Robert
Plant gig on June 3rd, sorry) so if you want to play get in touch. It would be nice
to have some traditional blues and/or some younger players along. Come on
all you acoustic players, backdoor slammers, rebels and lonesomes let's hear