TradFest The Podcast

TradFest

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This week we chat to The henry Girls.

Nov 19

32 min 25 sec

On this week’s podcast, eclectic folk duo Zoe Conway + John Mc Intyre tell us about their creative process and their unique project collaboration with Julie Fowlis and Éamon Doorley, that fuses old and new Gaelic poetry and music from Ireland and Scotland – sounds intriguing! Never miss a Note, Follow us on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagram

Nov 12

40 min 58 sec

Kieran chats to “the only rocking Celtic/Mexican/Bluegrass/Roots/Ska/Pop band you know” - the Paperboys from Vancouver, Canada! Tune in to hear about the unique and thriving culture of trad music in British Columbia, and the craft of melding Irish trad with Mexican folk.Never miss a Note, Follow us on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagram

Nov 5

42 min 27 sec

This week Kieran chats to Ray Hughs and Sian Chandler from UK based Folk/Americana crossover duo The Black Feathers. They talk about their musical background, playing together, their TradFest Temple Bar 2019 performance, the band name and so much more. Enjoy some tunes from the band too. Never miss a Note, Follow us on Social Media:FacebookTwitterInstagram

Oct 29

35 min 36 sec

This week Kieran chats to Aileen & KJ better know as The Remedy Club on how they met, their musical influences and what led them to evolve their sound from Blues to Americana. Here’s a chance to get to know them ahead of their 2022 performance at TradFest Temple Bar 2022 in LoSt LaNe Dublin! Never miss a Note, Follow us on Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagram

Oct 22

38 min 34 sec

We've made some incredible TradFest memories in Rathfarnham Castle over the years. This iconic 7 beautiful building dates back from Elizabethan times & has an incredible interesting history. Listen back to this 2018 Podcast to learn all about it.

Jan 27

22 min 34 sec

An incredible interview with Frankie Gavin.

Jan 22

46 min 35 sec

Kieran Hanrahan and Louis Parmirton takes you on an audio tour of the historic St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Jan 21

32 min 30 sec

Tune in to this week’s Podcast to hear our renowned musician Donal Lunny .Kieran chats to Donal about playing with Planxty, The Bothy Band, his musical partnership with Andy Irvine, his work as a producer & more.Tune in.

Dec 2020

56 min 2 sec

Delighted to have renowned singer and fiddle player Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh on our Podcast today. Kieran and Mairead speak about her musical career, playing as part of SíFiddlers, recording a solo album & much more…tune in 

Dec 2020

41 min 51 sec

Start the weekend with our latest podcast. Kieran chats with singer Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill. Being part of Skara Brae while still in school, balancing a nursing and music career & performing with her sister Triona Ní Dhomhnaill.Tune in

Dec 2020

43 min 8 sec

Delighted to have the Moya Brennan - First Lady of Celtic Musicon this weeks Podcast. Kieran and Moya chat about Clannad Irish Band, her musical upbringing, performing with Cormac de Barra and being a part of Irish Women in Harmony Tune in

Dec 2020

51 min 27 sec

Delighted to have Uilleann piper Mark Redmond Music on this week’s Podcast. Kieran & Mark chat about his music career, teaching music, the honour of playing Eamonn Ceannt’s pipes in Kilmainham Gaol at TradFest 2020 & much more. Tune in

Nov 2020

37 min 20 sec

We’re delighted to have musician, singer & songwriter Andy Irvine on this week’s podcast. Kieran & Andy chat about his incredible 50-year music career, playing with bands including Sweeny’s Men & Planxty & collaborating with Paul Brady & Donal Lunny.

Nov 2020

57 min 32 sec

We’re delighted to have the very talented multi-instrumentalist and singer Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill on this week’s podcast. Kieran and Tríona chat about her time with seminal Irish bands Skara Brae & The Bothy Band, composing music & much more. Tune in

Nov 2020

49 min 58 sec

We are delighted to have virtuoso fingerstyle guitar-player Shane Hennessy on this week’s podcast. He chats to Kieran about his musical beginnings, his musical influences and heroes and what he’s been up to during lockdown.

Nov 2020

47 min

Fascinating podcast today with John Lynch, leader of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, Ireland’s oldest Ceili Band. John & Kieran chat about the history of the band, the music styles over the years, playing at festivals around the world & TradFest & more. 

Oct 2020

46 min 33 sec

Kieran Hanrahan talks to multi-instrumentalist & Queen of the Harp Michelle Mulcahy on this week’s For Folk Sake Podcast. Michelle discusses teaching & making an album during Covid, her love for the harp plus the harp tradition of Burma.Loads to learn this week!

Oct 2020

32 min 11 sec

For Folk Safe Podcast with Davey Cashin lead singer with one of Ireland’s most popular Ballad groups The Kilkennys

Oct 2020

39 min 2 sec

This week Kieran chats to Eleanor McEvoy

Oct 2020

43 min 15 sec

On Today's 'For Folk Sake' Kieran talks to one of the finest living Irish fiddlers, Kevin Burke.

Oct 2020

42 min 32 sec

On Today's 'For Folk Sake' Kieran talks to one of the finest living Irish fiddlers, Kevin Burke. In Part 1 of our podcast they talk about the many Irish musicians he played with in 60’s London and his time with The Bothy Band and Patrick Street.

Sep 2020

43 min

Delighted to have Lisa Lambe as our guest on this week’s ‘For Folk Sake’ Podcast. Kieran chats to her about launching her new album just before lockdown, her acting and music career, her performance at TradFest 2020 & much more. Tune in.

Sep 2020

39 min 45 sec

This week we ‘re delighted to be chatting with Zoe Conway, one of Ireland’s leading fiddle payers to talk about her music career in the trad & classical worlds, what she’s been up to during the lockdown, her performance at TradFest, touring with Riverdance & much more. Tune in

Sep 2020

35 min 10 sec

Great Podcast this week with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, one of Ireland's most creative fiddler players, who’s played several times at TradFest. He chats to Kieran about his music beginnings & career, playing the unique Hardanger fiddle, as well as playing with groups The Gloaming & This is How we Fly.

Sep 2020

45 min 11 sec

This week Kieran chats to Martin Harley.

Aug 2020

45 min 2 sec

This week we are delighted to chat to Ian Davis about his Irish roots, his beginnings in the music industry, TD Sunfest history & making it a virtual festival. Plus, a great tune from Kern. Tune in & Enjoy.

Aug 2020

39 min 34 sec

On this week’s podcast we are joined by Enda Scahill, leading banjo player & teacher and fouding member of WeBanjo 3. They chat about Enda’s music background, WeBanjo 3, #FollowTheLight Festival & much more. Tune in 

Aug 2020

46 min 47 sec

On this weeks Podcast Kieran chats to the lovely Aoife Scott about her album launch at TradFest 2020, her online converts during lockdown, her staycation in Ireland, the future of live gigs & more. 

Aug 2020

35 min 37 sec

Delighted to have Liz Doherty on this week’s podcast. Liz and Kieran chat about her new business ITeachTrad, the Fleadh 2020 virtual edition, the Sífiddlers & so much more. Tune in & enjoy. 

Jul 2020

34 min 2 sec

Kieran Hanrahan talks to the legendary singer songwriter Jim Page about his music career and using music as a political and social expression on this week’s TradFest Unlocked Podcast. A truly fascinating episode, tune in. 

Jul 2020

49 min 53 sec

TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 9 with Joanie Madden leader of Cherish the Ladies and one of the greatest musicians and personalities in the history of Irish music in America.

Jul 2020

29 min 55 sec

On this week’s episode Kieran is joined by Martin Cahill of The Syracuse Irish Festival. Listen to some great stories, music, up and coming artists and much more. Tune in.

Jul 2020

28 min 16 sec

On this week’s Podcast Kieran speaks to Dawn Beaton @Celtic_Colours Festival, Cape Breton, Canada and member of The Beaton Sisters Band. She speaks about the rich Scots Gaelic roots of her hometown Mabou, this year’s festival & much more. Tune in 

Jul 2020

39 min 54 sec

We are delighted to have Lisa Schwartz Festival Director of Philadelphia Folk Festival on our Podcast this week. She shares the history of the festival, insight about the 2020 digital edition this August & more. Enjoy

Jun 2020

33 min 4 sec

TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 5 with Dr. Aileen Dillane

Jun 2020

34 min 55 sec

TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 4 with Una McAlinden Director of the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia. 

Jun 2020

32 min 23 sec

Together with our friends in Failte Ireland we’ve decided to create this series of Temple Bar TradFest podcasts to connect with our listeners from around the world about see how they are coping during the Covid-19 lockdown. And we wanted to share these stories and experiences with you our listener wherever you are. Each week we’ll have a chat with different people from the music industry across the globe. And of course, you can’t have a TradFest podcast without a track or two. Until we’re all Together again in music.This week Kieran chats to Brenda Willis about her Irish heritage, her Irish music journey and Music City Irish Fest in Nashville. Tune in & enjoy.

Jun 2020

27 min 36 sec

Together with our friends in Failte Ireland we’ve decided to create this series of Temple Bar TradFest podcasts to connect with our listeners from around the world about see how they are coping during the Covid-19 lockdown. And we wanted to share these stories and experiences with you our listener wherever you are. Each week we’ll have a chat with different people from the music industry across the globe. And of course, you can’t have a TradFest podcast without a track or two. Until we’re all Together again in music.Delighted to have Maryann McTeague Keifer on this week’s TradFest Podcast. Raised to treasure her Irish heritage, Maryann is the host of IRELAND TONIGHT on WDCBPublicRadio & has been part of the Irish music community in Chicago for years. Enjoy.

May 2020

27 min 48 sec

Together with our friends in Failte Ireland we’ve decided to create this series of Temple Bar TradFest podcasts to connect with our listeners from around the world about see how they are coping during the Covid-19 lockdown. And we wanted to share these stories and experiences with you our listener wherever you are. Each week we’ll have a chat with different people from the music industry across the globe. And of course, you can’t have a TradFest podcast without a track or two. Until we’re all Together again in music.We’re delighted to have our first guest with us today, Barry Stapleton, from Milwaukee Irish Fest. Barry is the programmer for Milwaukee Irish Fest which I’m sure you are all very familiar with. 

May 2020

29 min 7 sec

EP56 - Tradfest 2020 is only two days away and kicks off this Wednesday Night when Screaming Orphans, this week's guests, play a show at the Olympia Theatre with Hothouse Flowers plus Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings! 

Jan 2020

21 min 7 sec

EP55 - Hothouse Flowers - a very special Tradfest show with Liam and Peter from the 'Flowers in conversation with Kieran Hanrahan and playing live at the Tradfest Launch - they play The Olympia Theatre on Jan 22nd, the opening night of this year's Tradfest Festival.

Jan 2020

38 min 41 sec

EP54 Boxing Banjo live and interview from Tradfest 2020 launch in Iveagh House, Dublin. Tradfest is just weeks away and we're celebrating with a deep dive into the magical world of Boxing Banjo as we speak with them and share their full set from the Tradfest 2020 Launch.

Jan 2020

33 min 1 sec

EP53 - Happy New Year from Tradfest - we've an extended special show with the legend that is Seamie O'Dowd from Sligo!

Dec 2019

1 hr 6 min

EP52 - In Memorium - Ed Ward (1945-2019) - Part two of a very special two part tribute to the Milwaukee Irish Fest founder who passed away in Oct. We're very proud to share Ed in conversation with Kieran Hanrahan.

Dec 2019

47 min 35 sec

EP51 - In Memorium - Ed Ward (1945-2019) - Part one of a very special two part tribute to the Milwaukee Irish Fest founder who passed away in Oct. We're very proud to share Ed in conversation with Kieran Hanrahan.

Dec 2019

46 min 28 sec

EP50 - a fabulous Christmas special with piper Louise Mulcahy joining Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith in the Oliver St. John Gogarty.

Dec 2019

28 min 45 sec

EP49 Eamon Casey joins us with more fascinating insights into Oliver St. John Gogarty and we meet the amazing Megatrad from Limerick who play a brand new take on Trad augmented by loops and pedals - they make their Dublin debut at Tradfest next month!

Dec 2019

28 min 3 sec

EP48 - Caoimhe Hogarty, a fabulous singer and collector of songs from Dublin joins us and sings three gorgeous songs - one with a very special surpise guest! Caoimhe is part of the line-up for Daoirí Farrell and friends present The Dublin Session in Dublin Castle on January 23rd during Tradfest.

Dec 2019

27 min 42 sec

EP47 - Presenting the amazing Brídín from Sligo - an artist who embodies the spirit of Trad Without Frontiers. Using Trad as a starting point she takes her music to a place unexplored since the heights of Enya's success but with her own very unique and modern twist. A star of the future who we're delighted to be featuring at Tradfest 2020. Brídín in conversation with Ruth and Kieran in Oliver St. John Gogarty's Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Dec 2019

28 min 17 sec