Temple Bar’s Tradfest celebrating its tenth anniversary in Dublin this weekend

Tuesday, 27th January. By: Rachael Hussey

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Musicians at Gus O’Connor Pub, Doolin, Ireland. Photo by Gerald Tapp.

Dust away the cobwebs at Dublin’s Tradfest this weekend. For most of us January is a time where money is tight and the days are dark and long.  You can end your January on a high however with music and craic for five days straight. From Wednesday January the 28th to Sunday the 1st of February there will be performances around Dublin to celebrate Irish traditional and folk music.

 With various performances taking place each day there is something for everybody. From Paddy Casey to The Dublin Legends, some of the best of Irish music can be experienced in the heart of Dublin. Every day over the five days there will be various artists performing around Dublin as well as other events relating to traditional Irish music.

 Wednesday will see the long established Irish group Hothouse Flowers take to the stage in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral with tickets going for €35.99. For a good cause you can attend a Gala Benefit, Trad Against Racism Night. This Gala is organised by Sport Against Racism Ireland.

 According to the website SARI’s ‘aim is to present sporting and cultural events that brings people together from different cultural backgrounds.’ Tickets are selling for €30 apiece.

Along with many popular acts such as Mick Flannery and The Undertones the decision to pick monumental places around Dublin for their events such as City Hall and Dublin Castle to add culture and history to the festival. Be sure to pop in to the city centre and get involved in the Trad culture for the weekend.

 Details of the Tradfest can be found below:


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