Ireland’s largest trad and folk music festival invites audiences to experience extraordinary live music in the historic and atmospheric setting of Temple Bar across the city and now for the first time expanding into picturesque Fingal.
Trad everywhere you go, from the city to the coast!
Showcasing the best of established and emerging musical talent since 2005, this joyful celebration of culture is reimagining and redefining Irish music and bringing it to growing Irish and international audiences.
This year TradFest Temple Bar is reaching further across Dublin city & County with performances in a range of venues including The National Stadium, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The Pepper Canister Church, GPO Museum, The Button Factory and The Grand Social.
And for the first time the festival will extend its reach into historic Fingal with weekend performances in Swords Castle Chapel & The Great Hall at Malahide Castle.
In 2023, TradFest Temple Bar will celebrate the Mná na hÉireann featuring a number of female led and curated Trad and Folk performances.
TradFest aims to greatly increase women’s participation across the festival programme, building balanced representation in terms of pure numbers.
The festival also continues to welcome new voices and works in ways to increase accessibility and diversity across the programme and in trad and folk.
As well as the fantastic music on offer, audiences can also enjoy film screenings in the IFI, family fun in The Ark, an opportunity to trace your family history at the Family History Centre and explore Epic, The Irish Emigration Museum.
Celebrating its 18th year TradFest Temple Bar has programmed an incredible lineup of trad and folk for 2023.
Audiences will get to see old festival friends returning in 2023 as well as performers making their TradFest Temple Bar debut.