Festivals

Dingle Tradfest

Date
Sep 11 2014 - Sep 14 2014
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Address

Dingle, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
E: dingletradfest@gmail.com

An energetic music festival focusing on all forms of Irish and folk music. Set in the beautiful town of Dingle, it has garnered a reputation as one of the best-kept secrets on the festival circuit.

Dingle Tradfest is an energetic music festival focusing on all forms of Irish and folk music. Set in the beautiful town of Dingle, it has garnered a reputation as one of the best-kept secrets on the festival circuit.

This festival promotes Irish traditional music in an innovative way, emphasising especially the creativity of young traditional musicians. Running since 2011, past artists at Dingle Tradfest include overseas acts such as KAN and Irish based artists such as Liam Ó Maonlaí, Niall Vallely, Donal Lunny, Karan Casey and Conal Ó Grada.

The festival will host a series of concerts, a themed session trail and outdoor events, including Tom Crean’s Expedition and session on Cnoc a’ Cairn and the addition of a busking competition with money prizes.

Up and coming acts featuring this year include The Paddy O Callaghan Trio from Scotland, Cillian King & Band, Barry Tierney and the winners of the online group competition; Squeeze Box Social will perform at various venues throughout the weekend. The annual Trad Disco with resident DJ Conor Crimmins will take place on Saturday night. The main stage festival concert will take place in Saint James church on Saturday night and feature renowned artists such as Tola Custy and Laoise Kelly. Dingle Tradfest will certainly be the place to be in September with a host of concerts, free session trail and lots lots more. More artists and events will be announced shortly.

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