Ennis Trad Fest, now celebrating its 25th anniversary is a festival that brings together the very best of Irish traditional musicians, singers and dancers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. It
Ennis Trad Fest, now celebrating its 25th anniversary is a festival that brings together the very best of Irish traditional musicians, singers and dancers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. It is a fabulous mix of formal concerts, instrument master classes, a free session trail throughout the town, a céili, CD launches, sean-nós and set dancing classes, a trad disco, a traditional music quiz and a trad-4-teens programme.
The festival will kick off at 7.30pm on Thursday night with the official opening in The Sanctuary in The Queens Hotel. and will be followed by one of the many Album Launches that will be happening throughout the festival. For details of the Album Launches visit ennistradfest.com
This years headline acts are as follows:
Friday night will see the Midnight Festival Club with The Mike McGoldrick Big Band in action in The Queens Hotel. Tickets will be €20 per head available on the door only.
Saturday night concert will feature Ríoghnach Connolly and her band. The concert will commence at midnight in The Auburn Lodge Hotel. Tickets will be available on the door only at a cost €20 per head. A night not to be missed! The Concert will be followed by the legendary Ennis Trad Disco.
Sunday nights concert will feature 3 superb acts in the Old Ground Hotel, commencing at 8:30pm where you can see Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, then The Voice squad (Gerry Cullen, Phil Callery & Fran McPhail) and to finish Darren Breslin, Bríd Harper, Órlaith McAuliffe and Brian McGrath. tickets available on the door only at a cost €20 per head.
Monday nights concert which will wrap up the 25th year of the Ennis Trad Fest will feature Martin Hayes & Steve Cooney who will be performing in The Queens Hotel. This concert will start at 9pm with tickets available on the door only at a cost €20 per head.
There will be a Céilí Mór which will take place on the Sunday afternoon starting at 3pm and will feature The Dal gCais Céilí Band in Cois na hAbhna.
During the Trad Fest there will be a series of Masterclasses held on Saturday in Scoil Chroíst Rí, Cloughleigh with registration at 11am. The classes will start at 11.30am and finish at 1.30pm.
The Masterclasses and Tutors will be Flute: Sylvain Barou; Banjo: Paraic MacDonnchadha; Concertina: Edel Fox; Fiddle: Donal O’Connor and Uilleann Pipes: Eoin O’Cionnaith. The cost per student is €20 payable at registration, (cash only).
Throughout the Ennis Trad Fest, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in venues all over the town. Participating in them will be some of Ireland’s finest musicians. These sessions will be happening at different times, day and night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend. All musicians are invited to join in one of the many sessions. Please visit Session Trail for full details.
For full details and further information about this years Ennis Trad Fest please visit ennistradfest.com or follow on Facebook for the latest details. If you have any queries, then please send an email to [email protected].
8 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - 12 (Monday) 11:59 pm
Various venues around Ennis
Ennis Trad Fest CommitteeEmail: [email protected] Ennis, Co. Clare