Mega Trad Smithwick's Sessions TradFest Temple Bar 2020

Mega Trad

Date: Jan 24, Jan 25, Jan 26

MEGA-Trad is comprised of two brothers from the musical O’Dalaigh family and Dennis McAuliffe, a local legend on the mandolin to the regions of West Clare. All are graduates of University of Limerick’s renowned BA Irish Music and Dance.

The concept for MEGA-Trad came about when the trio were asked to provide entertainment for The Glen Tavern in Limerick. They decided to try something new, and so brought whatever pedals and stompbox/beat’n’bass machines they had lying around – no rehearsal, no discussions, just pure feel for the music. That is what MEGA-Trad is all about: improvisation around concepts, playing while listening instead of to an arrangement sheet, and tailoring each performance to the occasion at hand. Every performance of MEGA-Trad is completely unique and never to be heard in that particular arrangement again, guaranteeing each audience  a once in a lifetime experience of immersive, contemporary, rich and lively Irish Traditional Music of the 21st Century.

The Arlington
Friday Jan 24th, 6pm (Doors 5pm)

Merchant’s Arch
Saturday Jan 25th, 4pm (Doors 3pm)

The Temple Bar
Sunday Jan 26th, 3pm (Doors 2pm)

Tickets are FREE but must be booked:



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