Temple Bar Tradfest announces programme of live events for 2022

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 full line-up is outlined below.

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/

January 26
1:00pm
Collins BarracksNiamh Ní Charra with Kevin Corbett
January 26
8:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchTribute to Joe Burke: Frankie Gavin, Daithí Gormley & Catherine McHugh
January 26
8:00pm
Castle HallThomas McCarthy
January 26
8:30pm
Lost LaneThe Remedy Club
January 27
1:00pm
Collins BarracksSéamus & Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta
January 27
8:00pm
Castle HallSéamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada with Samantha Harvey
January 27
8:00pm
National StadiumThe Dublin Legends, Ralph McTell & Stockton’s Wing
January 27
8:30pm
St. Patrick’s CathedralAnúna & M’Anam
January 28
1:00pm
Collins BarracksBrídín
January 28
8:00pm
National StadiumKíla
January 28
8:00pm
Castle HallLaoise Kelly
January 28
8:30pm
St. Patrick’s CathedralKate Rusby and her band
January 29
1:00pm
Collins BarracksBrenda Castles
January 29
1:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchTim Edey
January 29
4:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchMartin & Eliza Carthy
January 29
8:00pm
National StadiumDervish, Four Men & A Dog – Altan
January 29
8:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchThe Lost Brothers
January 29
8:00pm
Castle HallCaoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
January 29
8:30pm
St. Patrick’s CathedralFairport Convention
January 30
1:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchEoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O’Brien
January 30
4:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchCór Cúil Aodha & Seán Ó Sé
January 30
8:00pm
Pepper Canister ChurchKaran Casey with Niall Vallely, Niamh Dunne & Sean Óg Graham
January 30
8:00pm
National StadiumWomen of Note – Aoife Scott presents a celebration of female folk voices (including Peggy Seeger)

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