TradFest has announced its first 30 concerts for the January 2024 festival.
The Dublin trad and folk festival has announced shows from Strange Boy, Brigid Mae Power, Kíla, The Deadlians & more from January 24th to 27th.
Tickets are now on sale for shows from:
Janis Ian, Ralph McTell, Kíla, Carlos Núñez , Julie Fowlis, Altan, Aoife O’Donovan, Alison Brown, Eileen Ivers, Brigid Mae Power, Aoife Scott, Niamh Farrell, Maírtín O’Connor, Steo Wall, Niamh Dunne, The Bothy Band’s Paddy Keenan, Yankari, Dogogo Hart, Dublin Pride Géile, Lumerie, Cinderwell, The Deadlians, Cinder Well, Varo, and many more
70 more shows are to be announced later in September.
- Steo Wall will curate 2 days of concerts and talks at Dublin Castle highlighting the role traveller musicians have played in the development of Irish traditional music.
- Janis Ian- A Life Between the Lines’, an evening honoring the life and works of legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian. The event will feature Ian discussing her life and career as well as performances of her work by friends and colleagues.
- TradFest will also honour folk stalwart Ralph McTell, with a very special 80th birthday celebration concert.
- Saturday night will see an all-women gala concert, hosted by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (of Altan fame) titled Transatlantic Women. It will be an evening of music celebrating women from both sides of the Atlantic including US grammy award winners Aoife O’ Donovan and Alison Brown, as well as legendary US fiddle player Eileen Ivers, The Friel Sisters, Edwina Guckian & more.
Tickets start from €14.99. There are also family tickets (admit 2 adults and up to 4 children under 16) available for the National Stadium shows.
Tickets on sale now for the 30 shows from: tradfest.com
Venues for TradFest include Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the National Stadium, The Pepper Canister Church, The National Museum of Ireland, The GPO, The Button Factory, The Grand Social and more.
Another 70 plus concerts including the Smithwicks Sessions and a new partnership with Fingal County Council will be announced later in September.