2019 September Fri 13th, Sat 14th & Sun 15th








Welcome to Blackstairs Blues Festival, Enniscorthy Co.Wexford

One weekend every September, the medieval town of Enniscorthy transforms into one of Ireland’s longest-running, most popular and acclaimed blues festivals!  The word is out … get your party hat on!

Electric Blues

Be mesmerised as you experience the best of electric blues along with many other genres of blues!

Delta Blues

Be captivated as you experience the best of Delta blues along with many other genres of blues!


Be amazed as you experience the best of Classic blues along with many other genres of blues!

Our Story

Along time ago, in a medieval village far, far away, some musicians got together in September to play the Blues and created plenty of fun, laughter and madness for the crowds.  So much fun was had that it was repeated again the following year .. and the word quickly spread .. and so began one of the most popular and acclaimed blues festivals in Ireland ..
.. in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Pub Gig Trail

With a great selection of vintage pubs and cafe’s included in the festival trail, there is sure to be something to suit eveyone!  Your biggest dilemma will be deciding which gig to see first!

The best of Local & International Blues Artists

We bring you the best of Ireland’s emerging and established blues talent along with artists from around the world!

Find out who is making waves on the blues scene.

(Pictured: Eric Bell who played our 2017 festival)

Bringing you the Best of Blues Every September in enniscorthy, co.wexford, ireland

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Festival Pub Trail

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Fun & Laughter

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Festival Dates Announced for 2018

The Festival dates have been announced for 2018, it will be the second weekend in September.  So on September 7th-9th Enniscorthy will transform once more into Ireland's home of great blues, fun and laughter! Bringing you some of the best of the best blues...

New Look Website for 2018

Our webmaster has been hard at work creating a new-look website layout and design.  Some of the new features added to the website include a direct Facebook feed added to the right hand side of the homepage, showing the "Latest from Facebook" - latest Facebook...

The Stonecold Hobos (Band)

The Hobos are known for their own brand of authentic, low down mean and dirty "Boyne Delta" blues. A strong vocal, some slide guitar wizardry, an authentic blues harp, and the tightest rhythm section in the North East, combine to inflict an experience so infectious,...

Come on In!

Friday 13th September

Gig Guide

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September

Gig guide

Festival Contact


38 Pearse Road
Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford
Y21 K6X6




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Creative Director, Druidstone Media