Traditional Irish Music
Time: October 6, 2017 at 6pm to October 8, 2017 at 11:45pm
Location: Sallins, Co. Kildare
City/Town: Sallins, Co. Kildare
Website or Map: http://www.sallinstradfest.com
Event Type: festivval
Organized By: Sult na Sollán
Latest Activity: Sep 27
Sallins in Co. Kildare will be the place to be for lovers of Irish music and language from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October. The Féile na Sollán festival will be back with a feast of Irish traditional music and cultural activities crammed into a weekend that celebrates all aspects of Irish Culture – Language, music, dance and song.
The highlight of the festival will be a Saturday evening gig with Full Set, a hugely popular Irish trad group that are taking Europe by storm this year and who boast a number of local musicains in their lineup. This concert will take place upstairs in The Bridgewater at 8.30 pm. Tickets are €15 and are selling out fast. Tickets are available from www.sallinstradfest.com ,The Bridgewater or 0871834406.
Irish language events this year will include the amazing Guido Fanzini. Ireland’s only proper Italian Kerryman, will enthral the audience with his interactive comedy circus on Saturday 7th at noon in the local National School. We also have arts and crafts for children, Bricfeasta as Gaeilge, a treasure hunt and storytelling for young children.
There will be many traditional music sessions taking place in the local pubs led by well known luminaries such as Tom Moran and Jenny Dillon. All musicians are welcome and encouraged to come along and join into any of the open sessions .
We will also have an expo of Irish dancing, a barge trip on the Grand Canal, music master classes in a choice of instruments, and bilingual workshops in céilí dancing, singing and drumming.
On Sunday we will see the return of the popular Gradam na Sollán inter-school competition, where schools from North Co. Kildare, go head-to-head in singing and music competitions, with the winners taking home the Gradam na Sollán award.
There is something for everyone in this year’s Sallins Tradfest so come along and enjoy this weekend of craic agus ceoil.
The festival will take place from Friday 6th October to Sunday 8th October.