Beat the January blues with this five-day festival celebrating the eclectic sounds of traditional Irish music. What better way to beat off the January blues than a five-day festival celebrating the wholesome and eclectic sounds of traditional Irish music, Celtic rock, folk, nufolk and world music. The festival is a not-for-profit event and is one of the few fully independent music festivals in the country – an ethos that ensures ticket prices are kept low alongside many free events.

TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall, the intimacy of St Werburgh’s and the historic backdrop of Dublin city, TradFest is a feast for the eyes and ears.

Knit into this a line-up that boasts artists such as Judy Collins, Big Country and Martha Wainwright and Dublin’s Temple Bar is sure to liven up the post-Christmas lull in January.

Tickets are already on sale and available from so why not browse a taster of artists performing at next year’s festival to start 2018 in toe-tapping style.

The line-up will include: Judy Collins, Martha Wainwright, Big Country, Shirley Collins, Pierre Bensusan, Trad Gala with Téada, Blazin Fiddles and Frankie Gavin, Wallis Bird, Steve Wickham, Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill  / Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, Jarlath Henderson, Kaia Kater, Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Jack O’Rourke/Sound of the Sirens, Maria Kennedy Doyle, The 4 of Us, The Oh Hellos, This is How We Fly, Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh /Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh with Cathal Ó Curráin, Laoise Kelly, Tim Edey, David Power, The Mulcahy Family & The O’Brien Family, The New Folk with Ciara Sidine & Karrie, The Dhol Foundation plus more acts to be announced.

The venues will include: Dublin City Hall, Dublin Castle, House of Lords, St Michan’s Church, St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Werburgh’s Church, The Cutlers Building, Whelans & Rathfarnham Castle.