Dingle Tradfest will run this year from September 8th – 10th. Now, well established in its 7th year, the festival will host a series of concerts, an extensive session trail and dance workshops. We are delighted to again host some of the country’s finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers and these performers will play in venues throughout the town as part of Dingle Tradfest’s Session Trail.
Dingle Tradfest promotes Irish traditional music in an innovative way, emphasising especially the creativity of young traditional musicians and new bands – this year this will be highlighted even more with the addition of a Battle of the Trad bands competition. The awe-inspiring duo Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss travel from the U.S to be at the festival and as well as performing will undertake some workshops. Velocity (David Geaney, James Devine) will also feature in the 2017 programme and returning to the festival this year are Orlaith & Brogan McAuliffe from London as well as over one hundred session trail regulars. The festival will celebrate National Asturian Culture Day in style with The Ruben Bada Trio and Irish music stalwarts Máirín Fahy (Riverdance) and Chris Kelly will also perform on the Friday of the programme. Dingle will certainly be the place to be in September with a host of concerts, free session trail and lots more. Lots more acts and events will be announced shortly.
Failtímid roimh Gaeilge le linn an fhéile agus beidh cuid mhaith dar n-imeachtai ar siul go hiomlan tri Ghaeilge no go da-theangach.Bígí Linn!!
We would like to thank our festival sponsors: Fáilte Ireland, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Kerry County Council, The Hillgrove Nightclub & Accommodation, The Dingle Pub. Without whom the festival would not be going ahead.