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Dingle Tradfest

September 11th–14th, 2014

Dingle Tradfest kicks–off on September 11th and will run until September 14th. In its well–established 4th year, the festival will host a series of concerts, a themed session trail and outdoor events, including Tom Crean’s Expedition and session on Cnoc

a’ Cairn and the addition of a busking competition.

Dingle Tradfest promotes Irish traditional music in an innovative way, emphasising especially the creativity of young traditional musicians on the scene today. Up and coming acts featuring this year include The Paddy O’ Callaghan Trio, Cillian King & Band, Barry Tierney and the winners of the online group competition and will perform at various venues throughout the weekend. The annual Trad Disco with uber–cool DJ Conor Crimmins will take place at Club HTWO on Saturday night. The main stage festival concert will take place in Saint James Church on Saturday night and feature renowned artists such as Tola Custy and Laoise Kelly. Dingle Tradfest will certainly be the place to be in September with a host of concerts, free session trail and lots lots more. More artists and events will be announced shortly.

The organisers would like to thank their festival sponsors: Crean’s Fresh Irish Lager, Fáilte Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland & Ealaín na Gaeltachta. Bígí Linn!!

For further information contact Deirdre Granville, Tel: 086 8504551

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Gig’n the Bann Festival, Portglenone, Co.Antrim

September 11th – 14th, 2014

The Portglenone Cross Cultural Music and Dance Festival is recognised as one of the premier and much anticipated events on the festival calendar. 2014 will mark the 15th anniversary of the festival, testament, to its reputation for offering a highly impressive line–up of top performers spanning Traditional, Scottish, Gospel and Folk Music circles.

Many world renowned performers from the Irish traditional and Ulster Scots traditions have entertained the appreciative audiences who make the annual trip to Portglenone. Artists such as Sharon Shannon; Dervish; Lúnasa; Guidewires; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers; The Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band; St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band and Cullybackey Pipe Band to name but a few have graced the stage in the historic venue at the Wild Duck Inn.

Plans for the 2014 festival are well underway with artists such as De Danann, We Banjo3, Reel It In, Cúig and Niamh McGlinchey already confirmed. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with concerts; Pipe Bands; Sessions; a Family Fun Day and more to be announced very soon.

So whether you want to join a session or listen to the sound of the pipes and drums or attend one of the concerts or other events over the course of the weekend I’m sure you will agree there is something for everyone! Mark the September 11th – 14th, 2014 in your diaries and you will be assured a warm welcome and a weekend of top class entertainment on the banks of the Bann!

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