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Tradfest is one of those annual events that you have saved in your calendar, afraid of ever double booking and being denied the opportunity to revel in the marvels of some rollicking trad and folk. The festival occurs at the beating heart of Dublin’s arts and culture district, Temple Bar. It’s a place where buskers traditionally test out their newest songs and galleries open late for exhibition openings. In January, Meeting House Square is set alight with the luminescent joy that Irish traditional music brings to proceedings. There will be international acts performing shoulder to shoulder with the most awe-inspiring session musicians you’ve ever heard. You’ll be moved by lilting celtic airs or perhaps you’ll let your feet do the talking with a jig or a reel. Either way, Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 is a weekend to dive into, heart and soul. Experience the true essence of Irish life, with good times soundtracked by great music. Tom Doorley – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Big Country – St. Patrick’s Cathedral , Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 The Mulcahy Family & Mick O’Brien and Family – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Radiant […]

They released an EP, Soft Animals on July 8, 2016.The EP includes “Drinkee”, “Matadora”, “Awoo”, Déjà Vu Affair, Moon Tattoo and “Hey Lion”.The title comes from a Mary Oliver poem (“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves”). Their song “Drinkee” from the Soft Animals EP was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Dance Recording.”Drinkee” is adapted from a poem written by the Brazilian poet, Chacal, sung sensually amidst cowbells, bongos, electric guitars and deep driving bass. Their song “Drinkee” is featured in The Incredible Jessica James. Their song “Johny” is featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 17,and was adapted from a poem by Brazilian poet Paulo Leminski. Their 2017 song, “Best Friend” was played during the iPhone X full commercial reveal at the Apple Event on September 12, 2017.It is also included in the soccer game FIFA 18, the second straight year that a song of theirs has been included on the soundtrack of FIFA.

After a SELL OUT show in the Button Factory in July 2017 with rave reviews, ZOOROPA are back! Ireland’s #1 U2 Tribute Band will perform on Friday March 16th to kick off the St. Patricks Weekend celebrations in Rock’N’Roll style. ZOOROPA will return to the home of the Rock’N’Roll museum, the Button Factory, right in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, Temple Bar. Their 2+ hour performance include every U2 classic including songs from their brand new album. This is a night not to be missed.

Alanis Morissette began her entertainment career as a child actress – a Canadian version of America’s Debbie Gibson. For her third album however she signed to Madonna’s then-new Maverick record label, and released Jagged Little Pill. Backed by singles including You Outta Know, Hand In My Pocket and Ironic, the album became a worldwide smash hit, earning her several Grammy Awards in 1996, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Since then, Alanis has released the follow-up Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and recent smash So-Called Chaos, as well as acting in films such as Dogma.

The The are an English post-punk band. They have been active in various forms since 1979, with singer/songwriter Matt Johnson being the only constant band member. The The achieved critical acclaim and commercial success in the UK, with 15 chart singles (seven reaching the Top 40), and their most successful album, Infected (1986), spent 30 weeks on the chart. They followed this with the Top Ten albums Mind Bomb (1989) and Dusk (1993)

After spending the majority of this year making waves in the US, Westmeath indie rockers The Academic return for what will be their first and only Irish headline show of 2017, at Vicar Street on November 4th. The 4 piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since releasing their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ just under 2 years ago. A Choice Music Prize nomination for their debut single ‘Different’ was followed by sold out shows and tours across Ireland, the UK and Europe, millions of streams online, and radio airplay across the world most recently with their hit song ‘Bear Claws’ an “indie banger” according to Clash Magazine.

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