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January 27th - 31st, 2010

This year the Temple Bar TradFest will celebrate its 5th birthday in style with an expanded programme featuring many free and family orientated events.  From January 27th-31st Temple Bar will be awash with traditional music, song and dance as well as a huge range of fun events which all the family can enjoy.

Speaking of the 2010 TradFest programmer Kieran Hanrahan said: ‘Our objective for 2010 is to provide the public with the widest variety of acts, the majority of which are free, all in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar.’

Having won the title Best Traditional Festival in the 2009 Irish Festival Awrds the Temple Bar TradFest continue to go from strength to strength.  Included in the line up for the forthcoming festival is the Kilfenora Ceili Band, Matt Molloy, John Carty, Arty McGlynn, Finbar Furey, Noel Hill, Tony Linnane and many others.

Complimenting these pioneers of the tradition we also include some of the most sought after, internationally known young performers such as Beoga, Téada and the sensational, all female group, Liadán.

Mick O Connor of the legendary Castle Ceili Band, who has been chronicling the history of Irish traditional music in Dublin will have his extensive collection of photographs on display throughout the festival.

The Irish Film Institute, which is based in Temple Bar, will feature a series of films on traditional music and song as part of the festival programme.

This year also see the most extensive Family Programme to date.  ‘Siamsa Cois Life’ is entirely focused on young musicians and singers from the age of 5, while there’ll be a mixture of street performances and concerts with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann,The Young European Strings Orchestra and the Siansa 2009 winners (Spraoi).  In addition to all this there’ll be puppetry, pipe bands parades and play areas in this year’s festival.

The festival Box office will open in December and more information on the Temple Bar Tradfest can be found at

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