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Belfast TradFest

Various locations across Belfast, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 1ED
Belfast TradFest


Belfast TradFest, the pinnacle of world-class traditional music concerts, fiery pub sessions, and Ireland’s fastest growing summer school of traditional music, is set to celebrate its 6th edition this July across Belfast UNESCO City of Music. The internationally renowned festival will mark this milestone with its most ambitious programme of music that will be showcased between Sunday 21st July – Sunday 28th July 2024.

Featuring concerts with the likes of Lúnasa, Lumiere, Cherish the Ladies, Moya Brennan, Pólca 4, Bow Brothers, JIGGY, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre, BIIRD, Mary Dillon, Dónal O'Connor & Neil Martin, Seamie O'Dowd, Seán Maguire Fiddle Concert, tutor concerts, céílís and the annual TITANIC CÉILÍ which attracted 6,000 last year and which the festival hopes to build towards a World Record attempt at the World's Biggest Céilí during a future Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann in Belfast. 

The week-long summer school of traditional music which takes place in the stunning new Ulster University campus in Belfast City Centre, features tutors of the calibre of Tara Breen, Padraig Rynne, Cathal Hayden, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ryan Molloy, Tara Howley, Seán Smyth, Joanie Madden, Kevin Crawford, Ed Boyd, Mary Bergin, Diane Cannon, Neil Martin, Derek Hickey, George McAdam, Mick O’Brien, Daibhidh Stiubhard, Fin Moore and many, many more..

Also featuring one of Ireland's premier session trails with the best musicians from all over the country, a highland piping solo competition, afternoon lectures, talks, screenings and taster sessions. There's something for everyone from beginners to professional musicians.


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