Bangor on Dee Blues and Real Ale Festival – 23 to 24 April 2011

Posted on: Friday, Mar 18, 2011

Bangor on Dee Blues and Real Ale Festival

The Buck House Hotel, Bangor on Dee nr Wrexham
Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th

April 23rd

Austin “Walkin’ Cane”
Acoustic Delta Blues guitarist from Cleveland ,USA
Sponsored by National Resophonic Guitars
Memphis International Blues Challenge Finalist
1st ever UK Festival appearance

Tommy Allen & Johny Hewitt
Guitars            Harmonica
Two of the UK’s finest blues musicians

The BOD Blues Band
Electric blues featuring Austin “Walkin” Cane
Tommy Allen & Johny Hewitt plus guests.

April 24th

Terraplane Blues
Acoustic trio specialising in pre     and post war acoustic blues

Rip Roaring Success
Great swing and country music from this double bass, guitar and violin trio

Mumbo Jumbo
Eclectic acoustic blues with a jazzy feel from this Midlands 5 piece band
Over 24+  real ales and ciders.

Tickets £5 each day which  includes a commemorative pint glass

Contacts for tickets – Hotel – 01978 780336, or

Doors open 5pm – Music starts 6pm – finishes 11.30pm.
Situated in large marquee
Comfortable seating area inside hotel.
Accommodation available.
Food available all day.
Transport available to local areas


Pete Evans

March 18th, 2011 at 07:30
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Also booked on Saturday – Steve “Pablo” Jones and on Sunday Bluesboy Dan. Dan is an 18 year old guitarist from Shrewsbury who quite simply is one of the most talented young musicians I’ve ever heard. He plays acoustic blues in a traditional style but his voice is something else – quite amazing – check Youtube clips.
Austin Walkin’ Cane was seen by the BITNW away team at the Biscuit in Arkansa in October and was one of the stars of festival – traditional Delta blues with a superb voice with a hint of Blind Willie Johnson
Also please note that tickets are selling steadily and will be needed in advance – there are 300 available each day so if you prefer blues to blues/rock. Morning After Records and Pablo’s artwork will be there too.


Pete Evans

March 18th, 2011 at 18:26
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One more thing I forgot – unfortunately the commemorative pint beer glasses will probably not now be available – problems with the makers.

Also someone rang me as I was writing the previous comment so the last part should have read ” so if you prefer blues to blues/rock then Bangor is the place to be – too many festivals are relying on old rockers but we’re sticking to blues and roots”

It is best to ring the pub for tickets or send a SAE with a cheque made out to The Buck House Hotel to Blues Festival, The Buck House Hotel, High Street, Bangor on Dee, Wrexham LL13 0BU