Type Folk Music
TradFest is Ireland's largest festival of trad, folk music and beyond showcasing not only the wealth and variety of Irish musical talent but also top international acts. It started out as
TradFest is Ireland’s largest festival of trad, folk music and beyond showcasing not only the wealth and variety of Irish musical talent but also top international acts. It started out as a small niche trad festival back in 2006 and from its modest beginnings has gone from strength to strength over the past decade. It offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall. This years TradFest takes place from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th of January.
TradFest will be featuring a wealth of talent including: Andy Irvine, Brenda Castles, Bríd Harper & Arty McGlynn/Seána Davey & Stephen Doherty, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Carlos Núñez, Cathy Davey, Daoirí Farrell, David Kitt & Inni-k, Dori Freeman, Eleanor McEvoy plus support Anna Mieke, Freddie White, Stockton’s Wing with Les Barker, Jerry Douglas/Teddy Thompson/Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Jim Page, John Sheahan & Michael Howard, Kate Rusby, Kathy Mattea, Lindisfarne, Liz Carroll & Jimmy Keane, Loah/Sive, Mark Redmond & Patrick Fitzpatrick, Martha Guiney & Aisling Lyons, Martin Harley & Stephen James Smith, Paddy Casey, Phelim Drew, Radie Peat, Ré plus support Kern, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Sibéal Ní Chasaide, Steeleye Span, The Black Feathers & The Once, The Fureys, The Henry Girls, The Kane Sisters & The Friel Sisters, The Kilkennys, The Lost Brothers, The Young Folk, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, Danú/The McGoldrick Trio/The Green Fields of America.
That’s just for starters. As usual, venues will include many historical and iconic buildings including the grandeur of City Hall, Dublin Castle, the intimacy of The Pepper Canister Church, St Michan’s Church, the breathtaking nave of St Patrick’s Cathedral, City Assembly House, Richmond Barracks, Rathfarnham Castle, The Workmans Club.
Alternatively, if you have any queries, you can send an email to [email protected] or call +353(0)1 960 2300.
23 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various locations around Dublin
Templebar, Dublin, Ireland
The tenth Ballincollig Winter Music Festival brings together a fantastic mix of artists and events mainly centred around the festival hub at The White Horse. The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, January
The tenth Ballincollig Winter Music Festival brings together a fantastic mix of artists and events mainly centred around the festival hub at The White Horse.
The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8.30pm with the Delines. The supporting act will be John Blek. Also appearing at this years Festival will be The Grits & Gravy Stringband, Two Time Polka, Cathy Davey, Jerry Douglas and Greenshine. The 10th Anniversary Concert will feature special guests Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin & Lisa O’Neill. The closing concert will be Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius with support act Stayin’ Down Shoes.
The White Horse Guitar Club will be performing at the Cork Opera House on Thursday the 24th at 8pm.
A series of workshops covering Fiddle, Sean-Nós Singing and Contemporary Songwriting will take place at Gaelscoil Uí Riordáin on Saturday the 27th. They will commence at 10am with a finishing time of 1pm. There will also be a workshop covering Sean-Nós Dancing which will take place at The White Horse. Finishing times for the workshops may vary, please discuss with the relevant tutor on the day. The cost per workshop is €10. Tickets are available at the door but advance booking is recommended to guarantee a place.
During the festival Trad Sessions will be held in the Main bar at The White Horse. These sessions are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
For full details about the festival and for booking Tickets for workshops and concerts, please visit wintermusicfestival.ie or directly from The White Horse bar. You can also follow the Festival on Facebook and/or Twitter.
If you have any queries, please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)21 487 1388.
23 (Wednesday) 8:30 pm - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various venues around Ballyvourney
Ballyvourney, Co. Cork