Christ Church Cathedral is delighted to announce that it will be a TradFest Headline Venue for the third year running. Now in its eighth year Temple Bar TradFestis a firm favourite on the festival calendar and brings to Dublin City Centre a real celebration of Irish music and culture each January. The 2013 festival has been extended to 6 days and 6 nights and features Christ Church Cathedral as a hub of activity and includes a new additional iconic heritage building, St Werburgh’s Church as a festival venue.
Experience some of the best of Irish Music in a truly unique setting with highlights of the festival in Christ Church Cathedral including, A Stor Mo Chroi – A Musical Gathering on Tuesday 22nd of January, then Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill (pictured) on Wednesday 23rd of January and Maura O’Connell on Thursday 24th of January. Finally finishing off a magically week of music, with an evening with The De Cuellar Suite on Saturday 2thJanuary 2012.
On the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, we will play host to our very own Irish village and farm with Meath Beo and Wooly Ward’s Farm. We will also have Ireland’s biggest communal drum on the grounds, guaranteed entertainment for all the family. We are delighted to have story telling in our Crypt with renowned storytellers, Nuala Hayes and Cormac De Barra on Saturday the 26th of January.
While over in St Werburgh’s Church, which dates back 1178, there will be a diverse mix of Traditional Irish, Classical and Choral Music. A new venue for TradFest 2013, it will play host to O’Riada Re-Imagined, The West Ocean String with special guests Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Stephen Rea and one of the most inspirational collaborations in traditional Irish music with T with the Maggies.