Temple Bar Tradfest 2016

Dublin, Ireland
28 Jan 2016 -01 Feb 2016

The Temple Bar TradFest has gained a reputation as the one of the biggest and best traditional Irish music and culture festivals in Ireland. The festival takes place over 5 days and 5 nights with over 200 events. The festival has been recognised for its contribution to Irish traditional music and culture with several awards including Best Traditional Music Festival in the 2008 and 2009 Festival Awards. Numerous iconic venues are used to host concerts featuring talented and beloved musicians from Ireland.

 

Our festival started out in 2006 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. We wanted to create something special – a festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next...

Notte della Taranta

Melpignano, Lecce, Italy
05 Aug 2014 -23 Aug 2014

Notte della Taranta aka ”The night of the Taranta” is the biggest festival in Italy and one of the most important folk culture events in Europe. It is held in Salento and is specifically aimed at preserving and valuing Salento traditional folk music and its contaminations with other music genres, from world music to rock, jazz and synphony music. The Festival’s grand finale is attended by more than one hundred thousand fans from all over Italy and across the globe, for a night dedicated to music and dance. The pre-concert is dedicated to the meeting of different cultures and traditions and to new musical innovations. The spectacular big concert and the folk orchestra ”The night of the Taranta” will be conducted by the Concertmaster, and will see the participation of national and...