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Traditional Irish Music Festival – Dublin Weekend: 28 Jan- 1 Feb 2016


What you will see

  • TradFest is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music featuring artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and rock and roll
  • You can experience a variety of Traditional Irish Music performances, workshops, film screening and exhibitions, from free to paid events – Ask Tailor Made Tours for a list of activities to personalise your itinerary
  • Panoramic tour of Dublin City
  • Stoneybatter, Dublin’s original inner-city urban village
  • Old Jameson Distillery
  • Ireland’s musical history walking tour
  • Wall of Fame
  • Grafton Street’s buskers
  • James Joyce Centre
  • Francis Street Dublin’s antiques quarter
  • City Hall Family Concerts
  • Experience Gaelic Games
  • Choose to attend one of the numerous paid-for concerts in the city

What you will experience

  • A festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next generation of Irish musicianship
  • Experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall
  • Discover ‘underground’ Dublin – how the locals live around Stoneybatter, Dublin’s original inner-city urban village
  • Relive the story of John Jameson and Son through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste
  • Experience the very best in Irish music taking place in the intimate setting of a traditional Irish pub
  • Learn about Ireland’s rich and varied musical history from U2, Phil Lynott, Rory Gallagher, The Dubliners, Luke Kelly, Van Morrison; Christy Moore, Famous music venues of Dublin, Rebel Songs: A Songbook to Ireland’s road to independence.
  • Enjoy the many buskers that enliven the streets from classical to rock music
  • Learn about the life and works of James Joyce, one of Ireland’s most influential and celebrated writers
  • Visit Dublin’s arts and antiques quarter
  • Participate and learn about Gaelic football, hurling and handball ranked as “The Top Thing to do in Dublin” by Trip Advisor reviewers for 2014
  • Participate in a choice of music workshops, songwriting Masterclass, City Hall Family Concert, Gospel Choir, Pipe Band, Film Screening, Cathedral Choir or numerous children’s activities


Dublin City panoramic tour
Dublin City panoramic tour

Stoneybatter, Dublin’s original inner-city urban village
Stoneybatter, Dublin’s original inner-city urban village

Relive the story of John Jameson at the Old Jameson Distillery
Relive the story of John Jameson at the Old Jameson Distillery

Attend one of the Front Row Sessions Pub Concerts
Attend one of the Front Row Sessions Pub Concerts

Visit the Wall of Fame
Visit the Wall of Fame

Walking tour of Ireland’s musical history and musical genres
Walking tour of Ireland’s musical history and musical genres

Grafton Street buskers
Grafton Street buskers

Gain an insight into the Dublin that inspired James Joyce’s work
Gain an insight into the Dublin that inspired James Joyce’s work

Discover the arts and antiques quarter running the length and breadth of Francis Street
Discover the arts and antiques quarter running the length and breadth of Francis Street

Choose from various concerts to attend with artists such as: Duke Special; Luka Bloom; The Stunning; TradFest Gala: featuring Lunasa/Dervish/Triad.
Choose from various concerts to attend with artists such as: Duke Special; Luka Bloom; The Stunning; TradFest Gala: featuring Lunasa/Dervish/Triad.

Participate and learn about Gaelic football, hurling and handball
Participate and learn about Gaelic football, hurling and handball

Choose from a variety of music workshops, song writing Masterclass, Gospel Choir, Pipe Band, Film Screening, Cathedral Choir or numerous children’s activities
Choose from a variety of music workshops, song writing  Masterclass,  Gospel Choir, Pipe Band, Film Screening, Cathedral Choir or numerous children’s activities

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