Newry Business Improvement District (BID) are delighted to establish the first TradFest in the City to coincide with the St Patrick’s Day weekend celebrations.

Running from March 16th-18th across 12 venues within the city, this new festival has been designed to highlight the thriving trad and folk artists within the Newry area while promoting this genre of music to all generations.

St Patrick’s Day is always a busy time for the city, with the annual parade and fun fair, and Newry BID wanted to add to the celebrations by offering some of the top trad artists including Finbar Magee & Briege Quinn and Draiocht. Newry BID manager, Eamonn Connolly said, “We are excited to bring something new and exciting to the events calendar within the city, especially on such a busy weekend when we have so many visitors to Newry, and it is great to have some many local businesses on board as venues.

With free admission to all sessions, and with sessions running all day long in venues such as Bridge Bar, Synge & Byrne and both shopping centres there will be plenty of opportunity to avail of some traditional music over the weekend.

Check out full list of venues and schedule here

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