Temple Bar Tradfest Begins Today

Despite the changes in the Covid-19 regulations on Saturday the Temple Bar Tradfest is going ahead with the earlier timings planned before the change. However, guests will not have to leave venues serving drinks at 8pm.

Tickets – available for many events

The headline concerts and events this year will feature

Anuna and M’Anam

The Dublin Legends Ralph McTell and Stockton’s Wing 

Kila and friends, and they will have some exciting circus acts at the show

A tribute to Joe Burke with Frankie Gavin, Daithí Gormley and Catherine McHugh

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Cór Cuill Aodha

Fairport Convention

Venues include Collins Barracks, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Pepper Cannister Church, and the National Stadium. 

The Smithwick Sessions

The sponsored Smithwicks Sessions will provide free access to lots of well-known artists appearing at the festival. They include Paddy Casey, George Murphy and the Rising Sons, the Kilkennys, Victoria Keating and the Colonials and lots more. 

These events will be in pubs in the Temple Bar area. The Sessions are free and entry is on a first come basis. All gigs will be seated with table service. Visitors can stay on in pubs when the sessions end. comply with Covid-19 regulations.

Tradfringe and Tradkids

Events in Tradfringe including the showing of the documentary about accordion players Faith and Branco, the history of Irish dance and a genealogy workshop. There will be events for children in the Ark in Eustace Street.

Tickets are from €9.99 to €34.99 and can be bought online here. There a useful option to buy tickets for a number of events together. 

Funders and supporters of the Temple Bar Tradfest also include Fáilte Ireland, The Temple Bar Company, The Arts Council, Culture Ireland, OPW, Dublin City Council and more.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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