Festivals

Tullamore TradFest

Date
Apr 11 2019 - Apr 13 2019
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Contact details

Address

Tullamore, Offaly,
E: tullamoretradfest@gmail.com

Tullamore TradFest is a community initiative to create a new traditional Irish music festival to be held in Tullamore on the weekend of 12th to the 14th April 2019.

Tullamore TradFest is a community initiative to create a new traditional Irish music festival to be held in Tullamore on the weekend of 12th to the 14th April 2019. Tullamore TradFest intends to flood Tullamore with traditional Irish music on these dates, sharing the rich traditional music heritage that County Offaly possesses. We are aiming to attract visitors from around the country and abroad to our town to experience the many wonderful attractions Tullamore and indeed County Offaly has to offer. Our ultimate goal is to create an annual TradFest for Tullamore which will grow over the years and lead to a sustained interest in the genre, and over the next few years, place the town firmly on the traditional Irish music map. We have set our sights high and plan to bring a mixture of the very best internationally, nationally and locally acclaimed musicians to Tullamore to perform in concerts, sessions, recitals and workshops on the dates in question.

Tullamore TradFest Events

Friday 12th April

Session Trail – Trad sessions in 13 venues through Tullamore. Admission FREE
Main Concert in The Bridge House – Bríd Harper (fiddle) Darren Breslin (accordion) Brian McGrath (piano)

Saturday 13th April

Instrumental Workshops to be held in Coláiste Choilm –
Tutors Aoife Granville (flute) Bríd Harper (fiddle) John McCann (accordion) Greta Curtin (concertina) Alisha McMahon (harp) Theresa O’Grady (banjo)

Session Trail – Trad sessions in 13 venues through Tullamore. Admission FREE

Accordion Recital – Featuring leading accordion players from around the country.

Festival Club / Late Gig upstairs in Fergie’s Bar – Damien Mullane (accordion) Eugene Quinn (guitar)

Sunday 14th April

Family Fun Event - Details TBC

Session Trail – Trad sessions in 13 venues through Tullamore. Admission FREE