St. Werburghs TradFest Temple Bar 2015


The first episode of our weekly Tradfest podcast, presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith and pulsing out from Temple Bar, the heart from Dublin in Ireland to the world every Monday.

This show aims to bring you a fresh flavour of Ireland every week as we share our passion for music with you. We focus on Trad, Folk and what we call Trad Without Frontiers as we bring you exclusive live recordings and interviews recorded at our Tradfest festival and also global gig news and new releases. This first show features live music and interviews with harper Se├ína Davey, Dubliner’s legend John Sheahan with his musical cohort Michael Howard’s reworking of W.B. Yeats as you’ve never heard him before, the amazing voices of The Henry Girls from Inishowen in Donegal and our host Kieran Hanhrahan’s brother and best man, otherwise known as Mike Hanrahan and Tommy Hayes from Stockton’s Wing who combine their life-long love of music and food. All of these acts and many many more play Tradfest in Temple Bar, Dublin and beyond from Jan 23rd to 27th. Tickets and info from

A bumper first show to kick us off!

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Tradfest is produced by @DonalScannell for @BornOptimistic

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