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TradFest Temple Bar 2023

TradFest Temple Bar is a joyful celebration of Irish music and culture that takes place each January in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland. Experience live music in the best pubs and music venues in Dublin.
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About TradFest

Our story: celebrating Irish identify through live music in dublin

TradFest Temple Bar is a joyful celebration of Irish identity through music. Each January, it showcases the best of established and emerging musical talent at a landmark festival which is rooted in the historic and atmospheric setting of Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter. Over 50 live music concerts take place in some of the best pubs in Temple Bar, as well as key historical landmarks in Dublin.

TradFest is reimagining and redefining Irish music and reaching growing Irish and international audiences at live events and through digital channels. It adopts a fluid approach to programming and is constantly curating the best of established Irish traditional and folk musicians with emerging performers, some of whom got their career breaks and opportunities to perform at international events through TradFest Temple Bar.

A unique event like no other, TradFest Temple Bar is the best place to experience live Irish music in January.

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What's On at TradFest

Our January concert series is the pinnacle of the TradFest year, featuring an array of folk and trad artists at the peak of their powers in stunning, historic locations in Dublin. But there’s so much more to the festival. The Smithwicks Sessions offers an intimate alternative, with free ticketed gigs in the best pubs in Temple Bar. Our Showcase Nights do just that – giving the best new talent an opportunity to shine for industry insiders while TradFringe gives folks a chance to explore the interesting stuff that happens on the periphery, with a programme of cultural events in Dublin city. There’s something to surprise and delight around every cobbled corner and for the littlest visitors our friends at The Ark, Temple Bar have arts and craft workshops to spark their imaginations.

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Jan 25 2023
Doors open:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Sorcha Costello

Awarded with the prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2021, Sorcha Costello...
Wednesday
Doors open:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Awarded with the prestigious Gradam Ceoil TG4 Young Musician of...
Jan 25 2023
Doors open:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Women of Note

Women of Note in association with Tradfest Temple Bar is curated and presented by Aoife Scott....
Wednesday
Doors open:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Women of Note in association with Tradfest Temple Bar is curated...
Jan 25 2023
Doors open:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Matt Molloy & Seán Keane

MATT MOLLOY Matt Molloy was born in Co. Roscommon, into one of the long lines...
Wednesday
Doors open:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MATT MOLLOY Matt Molloy was born in Co. Roscommon, into...
Jan 26 2023
Doors open:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Conor Connolly

TG4 Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year) for 2019, Conor Connolly is...
Thursday
Doors open:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
TG4 Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year)...
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2023 Venues

Because this is a festival like no other and because we want to create indelible experiences, our headline venues are historical landmarks, many of them bound up in the very fabric of Irish cultural identity. Explore our iconic music venues in Dublin below.

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Tradfest Temple Bar Podcast

Listen to our latest podcast

Hear from your favourite trad and folk artists.

The TradFest Temple Bar Podcast is hosted by festival artistic director, Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran is an Irish radio host and musician, known for being one of the founding members of Stockton’s Wing as well as hosting Céilí House, a weekly radio program on traditional Irish music aired on RTÉ Radio 1. 

Join Kieran as he delves into the world of Trad and Folk music, going behind the scenes and uncovering insight from interviews with artists, venues and festival organisers.

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Temple Bar TradFest 2023 LINE UP

Plus many more to be announced!

FAQ

Festival FAQ's

You can view our full line up for 2023 here.

You can buy your tickets online here.

Unfortunately no, our ticket prices are set as low as possible. For some concerts there might be availability for a group discount when booked in advance. You can contact us here for more information.

Temple Bar has a huge variety of accommodation which you can explore on Dublin’s official tourism website here.

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