Temple Bar TradFest sessions to go global

26 Jan 2012

Sessions of the 2012 Dublin Temple Bar TradFest will be streamed online between today and Sunday to a worldwide audience.

The sessions will be streamed on Magnet’s Aertv Music – the service’s free music channel – and can be accessed using a PC, smartphone or tablet.  

The Irish music and culture festival is centred around the Temple Bar area of the capital, runs from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th January and showcases a musical ensemble of bands, solo artists and dance groups performing at an array of venues throughout the capital.  

The festival was named Best Traditional Music Festival in the 2008 and 2009 Festival Award.

A total of three live sessions, recorded in The Button Factory in the capital’s Temple Bar, will be available to view online from any location in the world.

The Aertv streamed sessions kick off with the ever-popular musician and vocalist Cathy Jordan on Thursday 26th .  Cathy is a long-time member of award-winning and legendary traditional Irish band Dervish. She will exclusively be launching her debut solo album ‘All the Way Home’ as part of this performance and will be joined on stage by the musical siblings The Henry Girls.

Friday 27th brings the now world renowned Inish Turk Beg Sessions. As they climbed to the dizzy heights of musical celebrities they played with the best and it is now the best in the business that queue to play with them.

The culmination of the streamed sessions presents a grand finale of Fidil and Solo Cissokho with Special Guest Tarab, Sunday 29th January. Bringing a real sense of globalism to the close of the festival the music on offer here embraces the folk traditions of Ireland, West Africa and the Balkans. An engaging dialogue between Donegal and Senegal highlights the appeal of Irish traditional music across the globe.

The sessions include:

26 Jan @ 8pm: Jordan with Special Guests The Henry Girls

27 Jan @ 8pm: Inish Turk Beg Sessions

29 Jan @ 8pm: Fidil and Solo Cissokho with Special Guest Tarab

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years