Tuam Trad Festival

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Tuam Trad Festival

Time: September 16, 2011 at 6pm to September 18, 2011 at 11pm
Location: Tuam, Co. galway
City/Town: Tuam
Website or Map: http://www.tuamtradfestival.c…
Phone: 0872451341
Event Type: traditional, music, festival
Organized By: TradConnect
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2011

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Event Description

Following the phenomenal success of Tuam Trad Festival 2010 the organisers have been given the inspiration and encouragement to make this festival an annual event and this year's festival will take place from the 16th to 18th September 2011.

The Festival aims to host the best of traditional entertainment, to encourage musicians to revisit Tuam and to bring together the very best of Irish musicians, singers and dancers for a weekend feast of Traditional music, song and dance.

Our Festival will start with the official opening on Friday 16th at 7pm followed by sessions in various venues throughout the town.

Our workshops are very relaxed and friendly, are open to people with prior competence in student's chosen instruments and will take place on the morning of 17th September from 11am - 1pm. Dance Workshops in both Set Dancing and Sean Os Dancing will take place on Saturday afternoon. Saturday is also a fun filled day with Farmers Market, Art Exhibition, Kid's Entertainment, Concert and Open Sessions for all visitor's while outdoor Busking Competitions will take place on Saturday from 12pm - 4pm. A Ceili will be held on Saturday Night.

Following Mass in Irish on Sunday, Sessions will resume all over town with some of the countries finest musicians; we will also be hosting a concert with a surprise guest on Sunday 18th at 3p.m. and having our Kid's Trad Disco which was a great success last year. The Committee encourage everyone to notify family and friends all over the world of our dates and perhaps get them to visit Tuam for what has been hailed one of the best festivals in the country for 2010.

All events will be announced here on the official festival website closer to the time so please check back for updates and announcements.

All enquiries to tuamtradfestival@gmail.com or Ann Coen on 087 2451341.

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Comment by Dónal Mc Cague on September 13, 2011 at 21:05
Turns out I'm playing at this on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this year!

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