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TradFest Temple Bar

four females sitting down playing the violin

Every January in Temple Bar the city is buzzing with excitement for Tradfest. This January the festival is back bigger and better than before featuring an array of legendary artists, rising stars and fantastic venues. The Tradfest will begin on Wednesday the 25th of January and end on the 29th of January. During the five days of the festival hundreds of artists, musicians and songwriters will perform in these sessions and admission is free! A memorable and enjoyable experience is guaranteed as Tradfest has something for everyone.

 

 

Every January in Temple Bar the city is buzzing with excitement for Tradfest This January the festival is back bigger and better than before featuring an array of legendary artists, rising stars and fantastic venues. The Tradfest will begin on Wednesday the 25th of January and end on the 29th of January. During the five days of the festival hundreds of artists, musicians and songwriters will perform in these sessions and admission is free! A memorable and enjoyable experience is guaranteed as Tradfest has something for everyone.

church lit up in blue with people inside

The purpose of the Tradfest is to celebrate Irish music and culture across many historical landmarks in the heart of Dublin city. Leading artists include Sorcha Costello, Conor Connolly and Dani Larkin. Many of the artists will perform in famous attractions such as Castle Hall at Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and The National Museum of Ireland. These venues are embedded in Irish history and culture which adds an extra dimension to these great live shows! If your looking to visit these attractions, our Hop-on Hop-off tour bus is a fantastic transport system. The big green bus is driven by local bus drivers from Dublin who are all Failte Ireland trained.

man performing on stage during tradfest

In addition to the music sessions, there are also free street entertainment, family events and a festival club in the Project Arts Centre. Although Tradfest is associated predominantly with traditional music it has expanded in recent years to include Folk, Nu Folk and even Rock music! In essence, Tradfest is a feast of entertainment for everyone which never fails to deliver exciting and inspiring performances, so get out there and enjoy it!

 

 
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