- 13 Jun 19
The festival will take place from July 5th-7th.
John Sheahan, the last remaining member of The Dubliners is to headline this year's Traditional Music and Ballad Festival in Howth.
Dubliner, Barney McKenna was a Howth man himself so it's a no-brainer that Sheahan has returned to Howth to fly the flag high for traditional music.
Despite spending 80 years on this planet, John still enthrals audiences with his music, poetry and stories.
The festival will take place from July 5th to 7th.
Other bands such as Kíla will headline after their stint touring across Europe.
Coscán, Kern, The Crooked Jacks, The Bogs – Billy Treacy, The Scope, Celtic Breeze, Celtic Fusion, The Rattling Kind, The Crazy Goats, The Navvies, Whiskey Still, Shoe The Donkey and Paddy Cullivan’s The 10 Dark Secrets Of 1798 Show were also announced.
Running for three years, the Howth Trad Fest will have 17 gigs altogether - with 14 of them free entry. There will also be an open trad session trail so don't be afraid to join in and show off your tunes!
The list of venues include:
The Abbey Tavern
The Summit Inn
The Harbour Bar
The House restaurant.
The Howrth Trad Session is sponsored by Smithwicks and Dublin City FM.