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Temple Bar Tradfest announces programme of live events for 2022

Pictured above: Kate Rusby, one of the impressive array of artists appearing in Tradfest.

TradFest returns to Dublin for five days in January (26-30) with an impressive programme combining many rising stars with veterans of the traditional and folk music scene in Ireland and Britain. Gradam winners, Thomas McCarthy, Séamus Begley, Laoise Kelly and Frankie Gavin feature alongside veterans of British folk, Martin Carthy (with daughter Eliza), Kate Rusby, Peggy Seeger, Ralph McTell and Fairport Convention.

Long established Irish artists like Altan, Four Men and A Dog, The Dublin Legends, Seán Ó Sé, Kíla, Anúna, Karan Casey, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Stockton’s Wing will be joined on the festival bill by former All-Ireland champions, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brenda Castles and BBC Folk Award winners, Dervish. and recent Scots Trad award winner, Tim Edey. Among the younger generation of Irish performers are siblings, Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, Aoife Scott, Brídín and Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin and Ultan O’Brien. The schedule for the major concerts is outlined below.

In addition to the headline concerts, a number of free events are also on offer featuring performers like the Henry Girls, Paddy Casey, Phelim Drew, The Kilkennys and George Murphy.

Tradfest will also include a seminar entitled The Futures of Irish Music which aims to discuss how Irish music can centre equality, diversity and inclusion moving forward both as an artform and as an industry. The panellists for the seminar include Niamh Ní Charra and Jack Talty along with Ola Majekodunmi, Enda Gallery and Mamobo Ogoro.

In an effort to anticipate any ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 virus, Tradfest is partnering with Novaerus to equip all of the festival venues with air disinfection devices to eliminate any harmful airborne pollutants including Covid-19.

Tickets may be booked at https://tradfest.tickets.ie/

Niamh Ní Charra

Niamh Ní Charra

with Kevin Corbett

January 26  1.00pm

Collins Barracks

Remedy Club

The Remedy Club

January 26  6.30pm

Lost Lane

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The Dublin Legends

Stockton's Wing & Raplh McTell

January 27  6.00pm

National Stadium

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Kíla

January 28  6.00pm

National Stadium

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Boxing Banjo

January 28  6.30pm

Lost Lane

Martin Carthy Eliza Carthy

Martin & Eliza Carthy

January 29  3.00pm

Pepper Canister Church

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

January 29  6.30pm

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Seán Ó Sé & Cór Cúil Aodha

January 30  2.30pm

Pepper Canister Church

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Tribute to Joe Burke

Frankie Gavin and friends

January 26  6.30pm

Pepper Canister Church

Peggy Seeger

Women of Note

with Aoife Scott & Peggy Seeger

January 26 6.30pm

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Anúna

M'anam

January 27 6.30pm

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Laoise Kelly

January 28 6.00pm

Castle Hall

Tim-Edey

Tim Edey

January 29  1.00pm

Pepper Canister Church

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Dervish

Four Men & A Dog, Altan

January 29  5.00pm

National Stadium

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The Lost Brothers

January 29  6.30pm

Pepper Canister Church

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Karan Casey & Band

January 30  6.30pm

Pepper Canister Church

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Thomas McCarthy

January 26  6.30pm

Castle Hall

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Séamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta

January 27 1.00pm

Collins Barracks

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Séamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada with Samantha Harvey

January 27  6.00pm

Castle Hall

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Kate Rusby Band

January 28  6.30pm

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Brenda Castles

January 29  1.00pm

Collins Barracks

Caoimhin O Raghallaigh

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

January 29  6.30pm

Castle Hall

Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin (left) and Ultan O'Brien

Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O'Brien

January 30  1.00pm

Collins Barracks