Traditional Irish Music
The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest is the UK's newest Traditional Irish Music Festival. Building on the overwhelming and tremendous success of the festival in both 2014 and 2015, the festival is back once again in November 2016! The festival is held in the Irish Quarter of the city (Digbeth) and will exhibit a colourful celebration of Irish culture with activities including sessions, gigs, concerts, workshops and album launches. The name of the festival is derived from the famous reel written by Sligo flute player Josie McDermott about a trip to the city in the 1960's.
The festival is to appeal to a variety of different audiences from the city's Irish community youth, right through to the older generations, whilst embracing a diverse range of different cultural backgrounds. The festival plans to draw on widely acclaimed artists from across the UK and Ireland, giving the festival an exciting brand of sounds that will appeal to a variety of people's tastes whether they be rooted to core traditional or whether modern fused traditional takes their fancy.
The TradFest will also link up 'the old' and 'the new' up and coming musicians, produced on the Birmingham Trad scene. This year’s lineup includes Dervish, Ulaid, Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch, Alan Doherty, Tola Custy, Danny O’Mahony & Liz Kane, Athrú and many more. We include a playlist below.
Visit www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk for all the details.
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