Description

Now in its third year, Newry TradFest will once again entertain audiences across many venues over St. Patrick’s weekend. Newry Business Improvement District (BID) are delighted to organise the event again this year and promote Newry City over four days. Running from March 14th– 17th Trad sessions will be in full flow with thriving Trad and Folk musicians.

With free admission to all sessions running all day in local venues such as Finegan & Son, Canal Court Hotel, The Oliver and both Shopping Centres there will be plenty of Trad music for all to enjoy. TradFest is an additional festival to coincide with Newry’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and it attracts many Trad lovers to the area and creates a cultural and vibrant atmosphere across the City.

Newry BID manager Eamonn Connolly said, ‘We are delighted to run TradFest again this year and it’s great to have local businesses involved. This year our event has expanded with many more venues and Trad groups making it bigger and better”.

In total there will be 31 venues across the City hosting sessions, including Newry Bus Station and Newry Library. Local businesses are looking forward to the celebrations with one manager saying “last year’s TradFest was a great success with many people coming out to enjoy the music. It has definitely created a great atmosphere in many bars and restaurants all weekend long across the City”.

Artists lined up include Oisin McCann, Justin Toner, as well as members from the popular Trad Band Raglan to name but a few. Petey Doran from Raglan said “TradFest is a fantastic weekend of music, song and dance where many celebrate our Irish Tradition and heritage over four days in Newry City, this TradFest event will only grow from strength to strength”.

The sessions are widespread across the City centre including both day and night time slots so that everyone will get a chance to enjoy the fantastic line up of talented Trad musicians.

Newry BID believe Newry TradFest is a perfect addition to the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, with the last two years being such a success Newry BID are committed to making this an annual festival that benefits local businesses and profiles Newry as a place to be on St. Patrick’s Day.

Related Posts

Business
March 30, 2020
We are aware that many members premises are now vacant in light of recent government advice. The BID has therefore ...
Featured
March 26, 2020
We are pleased to confirm that Land & Property Services will be making automatic payments to those eligible ...
Business
March 25, 2020
Answers to frequently asked questions to offer guidance in responding to the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 ...
X