Line up for TradFest 2014 revealed

The line-up for Dublin’s Temple Bar TradFest has been revealed.

Eleanor McEvoy photo by John Pegg

Eleanor McEvoy

Top Irish stars will be joined by some of the world’s leading traditional acts for the annual festival which takes place this year from Wednesday 22nd Jan to Sunday 26th Jan.

Some of the biggest names to have signed up include Eleanor McEvoy, Johnny Duhan, Frances Black, Seth Lakeman, Macalla, The Ollam and Melo-M.

They will joined by several other traditional acts from abroad to give this year’s TradFest an international flavour.

It is expected to be a huge event with up to 15,000 people heading to Dublin for the occasion. The performances will take place in over 40 venues in Temple Bar.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn said: “The importance of Irish Music in our culture and traditions is paramount and can be found in every community around Ireland.

“Dublin City Council recognises the significance of this annual Irish music festival that brings artists and music lovers from home and abroad together to enjoy the very best of Irish music.

“I’ve no doubt this year will be a fantastic festival with more people enjoying the many different acts and events on offer as part of Temple Bar Tradfest”.

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Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.

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