ENNIS TRAD FEST returns to the county town on Thursday (November 9th).

Top local, national and international traditional music stars form part of the line up for the 29th Ennis Trad Fest. Despite expanding over the years, the heart of this exuberant festival remains focused on community involvement and a love of traditional music.

Musicians including Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin, Robbie Hannon, Realta, Tony Linnane, Mary Bergin, Clare Youth Trad Orchestra with special guest Sharon Shannon, John McSherry, Brendan Quinn and Francis McIlduff will be performing at Ennis Trad Fest.

Irvine is a founding member of Planxty, Glackin a founding member of the Bothy Band and the 2022 TG4 Gradam Ceoil winner while Hannan a world-famous uilleann piper is curator
Musicology at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Concerts, sessions and CD launches are par for the course at the Trad Fest which this year has over 100 free events. There are also traditional music masterclasses, trad-discos, ceili’s, trad-quizzes and a range of children and teen events.

Ennis Trad Fest runs from Thursday November 9th to Monday November 13th. For more details see www.ennistradfest.com.

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