A Celtic Sojournhost Brian O'Donovan joined Boston Public Radio on Friday to talk bluegrass with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. O'Donovan previewed the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA. The festival is run by the Boston Bluegrass Union, and takes the late bluegrass singer — and Everett, MA native — Joe Val as its namesake.

O'Donovan went down the list of acts playing at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, as well as some other bluegrass performers listeners may or may not be familiar with. You'll see the list, and some of Brian's notes on these artists, below.

>> To hear the entire segment with Brian O'Donovan on Boston Public Radio, click the audio above. You can hear A Celtic Sojourn at 3 PM on 89.7 FM, and stream it on wgbhnews.org.