MORE than 10,000 basked in the glory of the Bluegrass Festival in the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh this weekend.
Festival organiser Richard Hurst said the numbers attending were “2500 up on last year which is wonderful”.
“Everyone who came here has been in great form,” he said. “There has been great music, great fun and great weather always helps.
“Today [Sunday] we had a lot of families who were simply out for a good day.
“The headline act is Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper which is going down very well. In fact they should have finished half an hour ago, but the crowd won’t let him off the stage.
“As soon as he goes out other headline act Don Rigsby with his band Midnight Call will take to the stage.”
Mr Hurst said the festival shares a deeply rooted respect for the Bluegrass gospel music tradition.
“Certainly the genre of Bluegrass music does have a spiritual element to it,” he added.
Other headline acts during the festival were Mandolin Orange from the USA, Covered Grass from Germany and Toy Hearts from England.