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Each January, Dublin’s Temple Bar comes alive with a series of festival concerts and a rich line-up of musical performances, workshops, high quality street theatre, family events and much more in a celebration of traditional Irish music and culture.

TASCQ, the Temple Bar Traders Association, has appointed the well-known musician and RTÉ Radio 1 broadcaster, Mr Kieran Hanrahan, to the position of programmer at the Temple Bar Trad Festival.
Kieran Hanrahan brings with him an extensive knowledge of Irish Music along with a lengthy track record of programming experience. From Ennis in Co Clare he is best-known as a radio presenter and musician. Kieran co-founded the famous Stockton’s Wing in 1977, has toured and recorded as a soloist and also appeared as a guest musician with the Chieftains. He has been associated with a number of traditional bands including Inchiquin, Temple House Céilí Band and is also producer of the world famous Kilfenora Céilí Band. He has also acted as musical director for the Eigse Mrs. Crotty Festival. Kieran currently hosts Céilí House on RTÉ Radio 1.
“His extensive experience of Traditional Irish Music will be an invaluable asset to Tradfest,” according to Martin Harte, Trad Fest Director.
The Temple Bar TradFest 2010 will run from 27th - 31st January. Now in its fifth year the festival will hope to build on its previous success. Having won the coveted title of ‘Best Traditional Music Festival’ in the 2008 Irish Festival Awards, the sky is the limit as far as festival organisers are concerned. The 2009 Trad Festival was organised by TASCQ and sponsored by Bushmills and Dublin City Council.

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