Our festival started out in 2006 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. We wanted to create something special – 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. From modest beginnings the festival has gone from strength to strength.

The past decade has has seen the festival grow in terms of size, ambition and musical breadth, with a line-up that now appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Although TradFest today is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music we now also feature artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring.

TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to 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, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. We invite you to join us, to feel every note. This is more than just trad, this is trad without frontiers…

Andy Irvine Sat 26th
Brenda Castles Wed 23th
Bríd Harper & Arty McGlynn / Seána Davey & Stephen Doherty Thurs 24th
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Sun 27th
Carlos Núñez Fri 25th
CHILDREN’S CRAFT CLUB Sat Jan 26 Sun Jan 27
CHILDREN’S OPEN TRAD SESSION Sun Jan 27
Daoiri Farrell – 2019 – Sold Out Sun 27th
David Kitt and Inni-K Thurs 24th
Dori Freeman Thurs 24th
Drops of Green TF 19 Front Row Sessions Sat Jan 26 Sun Jan 27
Eleanor McEvoy plus support Anna Mieke Sat 26th
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Bodhrán BEATS & RHYTHMS Sun Jan 27
Freddie White Sun 27th
FRONT ROW SPECIAL – STOCKTON’S WING WITH LES BARKER Fri Jan 25
Genealogy Workshop – Connect to explore your Irish roots Sun Jan 27
GIVE TRAD A TRY Sat Jan 26 Sun Jan 27
Jerry Douglas / Teddy Thompson / Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Sun 27th
Jim Page Sat 26th
John Sheahan & Michael Howard Sun 27th
Kate Rusby Sat 26th
Kathy Mattea Fri 25th
Lindisfarne Wed 23th
Liz Carroll & Jimmy Keane Fri 25th
Loah / Sive Wed 23th
Mark Redmond And Patrick Fitzpatrick Thurs 24th
Martha Guiney & Aisling Lyons Fri 25th
Martin Harley & Stephen James Smith Sat 26th
Paddy Casey Thurs Jan 24 Sun Jan 27
Phelim Drew – A Celebration of Ronnie, The Dubs & Others… Thurs 24th
TF 19 Polca 4 PÓLCA 4 Fri Jan 25 Sat Jan 26
Radie Peat Sun 27th
Ré plus support Kern Wed 23th
Ryan O’Shaughnessy Thurs Jan 24
Sibéal Ní Chasaide Sat 26th
TradFringe 2019 IFI Screening Slán leis an gCeol | Farewell to Music Sat Jan 26
TradFringe 2019 Sean Nos Workshop SONGS OF LONGING: Sean-nós Workshop
TradFringe 2019 Songwriting Workshop with Eleanor McAvoy SONGWRITING WORKSHOP with Eleanor McEvoy Sat Jan 26
TradFringe 2019 Starboard Home Starboard Home Sun Jan 27
Steeleye Span Thurs 24th
Stockton’s Wing TradFest 2018 Dublin Ireland Thurs Jan 24 Sun Jan 27
The Black Feathers and The Once Fri 25th
The Eskies Fri 25th
The Fureys Front Row Sessions TradFest 2018 Thurs Jan 24 Fri Jan 25
The Henry Girls Sat Jan 26 Sun Jan 27
The Kane Sisters & The Friel Sisters Wed 23th
The Kilkennys Thurs Jan 24 Fri Jan 25 Sun Jan 27
The Lost Brothers Wed 23th
TradFringe 2019 Origin of Irish Surnames The origin of Irish surnames Fri Jan 25
The Young Folk Thurs Jan 24 Fri Jan 25
McGoldrick Trio Danu Green Fields of America TradFest Gala 2019 TRAD GALA – Danú / The McGoldrick Trio / The Green Fields of America Sat 26th
TradHub 2019 Thurs Jan 24 Fri Jan 25
Zoe Conway & John McIntyre Sat 26th