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The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest

November 27th–30th, 2014

The eyes of the Irish music world will all be on Birmingham towards the end of the year as it ushers in the arrival of a brand new major Traditional Music festival.

Between November 27th and 30th, the city’s Irish Quarter in Digbeth will welcome hundreds of traditional music lovers, as it plays host to a colourful programme of concerts, sessions and workshops; the festival’s name derives from a famous reel composed by Sligo flute player, Josie McDermott, after a trip to the city in the 1960’s.

In an exciting and varied line–up, both core traditional and more contemporary tastes will be catered for, as some of the biggest names in the genre are showcased: Frankie Gavin and De Dannan; the Brian Finnegan Trio; the reunion of 1980’s Birmingham band Long Acre (featuring Kevin Crawford of Lunasa); Siobhan Peoples and Murty Ryan; along with many others. What’s more, the weekend will also include many sessions, a festival club which will run well into the early hours after concerts have taken place, and workshops on a broad range of instruments taught by experienced tutors from across the UK and Ireland.

This will be a unique celebration of Irish culture, with something to offer to all Irish music fans, and the chance to enjoy hearing some of the biggest names on the circuit in this vibrant city. Don’t miss out on this very exciting venture.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the website

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