- 04 Jan 19
Ireland's largest festival of trad, folk and world music begins January 23 with a wealth of talent on show
Today the programme for TradFest 2019 was officially launched. This year’s festival is set to include an evening in celebration of Ronnie, The Dubs & others - performed in story and song by Phelim Drew.
Martin Harte of The Temple Bar Company who run TradFest said: "The 2019 lineup is one of our most iconic yet, with a strong international lineup featuring the likes of multi Grammy award winner Kathy Mattea, evergreen folk superstars Steeleye Span and Iberian piper Carlos Nunez, whilst celebrating the cream of established Irish talent including Eleanor McEvoy, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn, all the while supporting emerging artists through our headline programme and our showcasing events. As usual the festival strives to ensure that there is a strong female presence across the programme. We are also delighted to expand and increase the hugely popular front row sessions with more concerts, more days and more fun than ever before."
The headline gigs will include: ANDY IRVINE, BRENDA CASTLES, BRÍD HARPER & ARTY MCGLYNN / SEÁNA DAVEY & STEPHEN DOHERTY, CAOIMHÍN Ó RAGHALLAIGH, CARLOS NÚÑEZ, CATHY DAVEY, DAOIRÍ FARRELL, DAVID KITT AND INNI-K, DORI FREEMAN, ELEANOR MCEVOY plus support ANNA MIEKE, FREDDIE WHITE, JERRY DOUGLAS / TEDDY THOMPSON / LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS, JIM PAGE, JOHN SHEAHAN & MICHAEL HOWARD, KATE RUSBY, KATHY MATTEA, LINDISFARNE, LIZ CARROLL & JIMMY KEANE, LOAH / SIVE, MARK REDMOND & PATRICK FITZPATRICK, MARTHA GUINEY & AISLING LYONS, MARTIN HARLEY & STEPHEN JAMES SMITH, RADIE PEAT, RÉ PLUS SUPPORT KERN, RYAN O’SHAUGHNESSY, SIBÉAL NÍ CHASAIDE, STEELEYE SPAN, THE BLACK FEATHERS & THE ONCE, THE ESKIES, THE KANE SISTERS & THE FRIEL SISTERS, THE LOST BROTHERS, TRAD GALA – DANÚ / THE MCGOLDRICK TRIO / THE GREEN FIELDS OF AMERICA, ZOE CONWAY & JOHN MCINTYRE.
Tickets are on sale now. tradfest.ie