Temple Bar Tradfest

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Dublin City Council is delighted to support Ireland’s biggest Traditional Music Festival – Temple Bar Tradfest from Wednesday 22nd January – Sunday 26th January.
The 5 day festival will feature some of the best loved traditional Irish and international musicians from home and abroad. The first major music festival of the year in Ireland and in keeping with tradition, 15,000 visitors from abroad are expected. The programme includes exciting headline concerts as well as free outdoor stages. The venue list includes many historical venues including St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin’s City Hall, St Werburgh’s Church, and for the first time this year St Michan’s Church. This is just one of many signature events being supported and sponsored by Dublin City Council in 2014.

Connections with other counties in Ireland will be celebrated along with celtic music from around the world. With a vibrant family programme and many free events, TradFest is sure to start off the New Year on the right note.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn said “The importance of Irish Music in our culture and traditions is paramount and can be found in every community around Ireland.  Dublin City Council recognises the significance of this annual Irish music festival that brings artists and music lovers from home and abroad together to enjoy the very best of Irish music.  I’ve no doubt this year will be a fantastic festival with more people enjoying the many different acts and events on offer as part of Temple Bar Tradfest.

“We’re very excited about this year’s programme. Temple Bar TradFest has grown to be one of the biggest urban music festivals in Ireland. Now celebrating its 9th year, it presented some of the biggest names in Irish music alongside many exciting new performers and musicians.  In our headline concerts we have assembled a line-up of some of the most iconic figures in Irish Traditional music, as well as international talent. We’re also got a fantastic line up of established and emerging folk act” said Kieran Hanrahan, Artistic Director, Temple Bar TradFest

For more information

For further information contact:Claudine Murray, Temple Bar Company T. (01) 703 0700