Music and theatre

Temple Bar TradFest

Date
Jan 28 2015 - Feb 01 2015
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Contact details

Address

Temple Bar, Dublin City Centre, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)17030700
E: claudine@templebarcompany.com

The Temple Bar TradFest, now in its 11th year, has gained a reputation as the one of the biggest and best festivals of traditional Irish, Folk and Celtic music in Ireland. The festival takes place over five days and five nights with over 200 events.

The Temple Bar TradFest, now in its 11th year, has gained a reputation as the one of the biggest and best festivals of traditional Irish, Folk and Celtic music in Ireland. The festival takes place over five days and five nights with over 200 events. It has received several awards including Best Traditional Music Festival in the 2008 and 2009 Festival Awards. Numerous iconic venues are used to host concerts featuring talented and beloved musicians from Ireland (and further afield) such as The Dubliners, Clannad, Carloz Nunez, Bellowhead, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Maura O'Connell, Altan, Seth Lakeman, Eleanor McEvoy. These venues include St. Patrick's Cathedral, St Werburgh's Church, St Michan's Church, Dublin's City Hall, The New Theatre and the Button Factory. An important part of the festival is supporting emerging Irish talent and so, each year, Temple Bar TradFest hosts IMRO Showcase concerts giving upcoming bands the opportunity to perform at headline concerts. The family programme features a children's Hub in the Ark, outdoor stages with free music, street performers, Irish dancers, pipe bands, outdoor markets, film screenings, exhibitions and much more. The Temple Bar TradFest is organised and project managed by the Temple Bar Company, a non-profit venture. Every cent is channelled into presenting musicians and performances of the highest calibre at the lowest feasible ticket price, thus opening up the festival to as broad an audience as possible.

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