Another annual event is the Dublin Trad Fest (nearly typed trade there, now that would be a different type of festival).

It started in 2006 and each year there is always something there for folkies and non-folkies. It takes place over the last week of January, 27 – 31 in many venues around Dublin’s temple Bar which no doubt will be thronged by toursits for the duration. Being the centenary year of the Easter Rising there are events to celebrate that. There are also Childrens events, album launches, a Bob Dylan photo exhibition and performances by the likes of Duke Special, Stocktons Wing, Declan Sinnot culminating with two gala concerts which has Dick Gaughan on the last night


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