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TradFest

By Born Optimistic

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.Subscribe to our iTunes Channel here.Get in touch on Twitter @TempleBarTradWe’d love to hear from you.www.tradfest.ie

  1. 1.
    Tour of Rathfarnham Castle 01/27/2021
    22:34
  2. 2.
    An Interview with Frankie Gavin 01/22/2021
    46:35
  3. 3.
    TradFest Tour of St. Patricks Cathedral 01/21/2021
    32:30
  4. 4.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 30 with Donal Lunny12/25/2020
    56:02
  5. 5.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 29 with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh12/19/2020
    41:51
  6. 6.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 28 with Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill12/11/2020
    43:08
  7. 7.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 27 with Moya Brennan12/04/2020
    51:27
  8. 8.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 26 with Mark Redmond 11/27/2020
    37:20
  1. 9.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 25 with Andy Irvine 11/20/2020
    57:32
  2. 10.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 24 with Triona Ní Dhomhnaill 11/13/2020
    49:58
  3. 11.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 23 with virtuoso fingerstyle guitar-player Shane Hennessy 11/06/2020
    47:00
  4. 12.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 22 with John Lynch, leader from the Kilfenora Ceili Band 10/30/2020
    46:33
  5. 13.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 21 with Michelle Mulcahy 10/23/2020
    32:11
  6. 14.
    For Folk Sake Podcast Episode 20 with Davey Cashin - The Kilkennys10/16/2020
    39:02
  7. 15.
    For Folk Safe Podcast with Eleanor McEvoy one of Ireland’s foremost singer song writers 10/09/2020
    43:15
  8. 16.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 17 with Kevin Burke - PART 210/02/2020
    42:32
  9. 17.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 17 with Kevin Burke - PART 109/25/2020
    43:00
  10. 18.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 16 with Lisa Lambe09/18/2020
    39:45
  11. 19.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 15 with Zoe Conway 09/11/2020
    35:10
  12. 20.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 14 with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh09/04/2020
    45:11
  13. 21.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 13 with Martin Harley 08/28/2020
    45:02
  14. 22.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 12 with Ian Davis 08/21/2020
    39:34
  15. 23.
    TradFest temple Bar Unlocked Episode 11 with Enda Scahill 08/14/2020
    46:47
  16. 24.
    TradFest temple Bar Unlocked Episode 10 with Aoife Scott 08/10/2020
    35:37
  17. 25.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 9 with Liz Doherty, musician, TV Music producer, educator and member of the board of Culture Ireland07/31/2020
    34:02
  18. 26.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 9 with Jim Page 07/24/2020
    49:53
  19. 27.
    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.07/17/2020
    29:55
  20. 28.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 8 with Martin Cahill from Syracuse Irish Festival 07/10/2020
    28:16
  21. 29.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 7 with Dawn Beaton Festival and Programming Director of The Celtic Colours International Festival07/03/2020
    39:54
  22. 30.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 6 with Lisa Schwartz Festival Director of Philadelphia Folk Festival06/26/2020
    33:04
  23. 31.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 5 with Dr. Aileen Dillane06/19/2020
    34:55
  24. 32.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 4 with Una McAlinden Director of the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia. 06/12/2020
    32:23
  25. 33.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 3 with Brenda Willis, Director of Music City Irish Fest Nashville and Manager of music group The Willis Clan.06/05/2020
    27:36
  26. 34.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 2 with Maryann McTeague Keifer Host of: Ireland Tonight WDCB 90.9FM Chicago05/29/2020
    27:48
  27. 35.
    TradFest Temple Bar Unlocked Episode 1 with Barry Stapleton from Milwaukee Irish Fest 05/22/2020
    29:07
  28. 36.
    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! 01/20/2020
    21:07
  29. 37.
    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.01/13/2020
    38:41
  30. 38.
    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.01/06/2020
    33:01
  31. 39.
    EP53 - Happy New Year from Tradfest - we've an extended special show with the legend that is Seamie O'Dowd from Sligo!12/30/2019
    1:06:34
  32. 40.
    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.12/27/2019
    47:35
  33. 41.
    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.12/26/2019
    46:28
  34. 42.
    EP50 - a fabulous Christmas special with piper Louise Mulcahy joining Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith in the Oliver St. John Gogarty.12/23/2019
    28:45
  35. 43.
    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!12/16/2019
    28:03
  36. 44.
    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.12/09/2019
    27:42
  37. 45.
    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, Ireland12/02/2019
    28:17
  38. 46.
    EP 46 - The very talented poet Stephen James Smith joins us in the Oliver St John Gogarty to talk about his upcoming gig at Tradfest 2020!11/25/2019
    32:07
  39. 47.
    EP45 - Presenting the alt-folk duo Hidden Still from Wicklow who write amazingly haunting songs steeped in americana. They make their Tradfest debut this January. We also have another surprise guest at the Oliver St John Gogarty - Aileen Dillane from the University Of Limerick who's conducting a research project about Tradfest!11/17/2019
    24:11
  40. 48.
    EP44 - A very special Tradfest from the Oliver St. John Gogarty where we present a brand new band who are playing Tradfest 2020 and making a massive impression here in Ireland - Alfi!11/11/2019
    33:35
  41. 49.
    EP43 - Eamon Casey, Connla, Laura Cortese, Stockton's Wing, Seamus Begley & Oisin Mac Diarmada counting down to Tradfest 2020 from The Oliver St. John Gogarty, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland11/04/2019
    28:27
  42. 50.
    EP42 - Halloween Spooktacular! Kieran goes under St. Michan's Church to visit the crypts there! Happy Halloween Everyone!10/31/2019
    13:50
  43. 51.
    EP41 Lisa Lambe special in honour of her forthcoming second album and headline show at Tradfest on Jan 25th! Live from the Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland10/28/2019
    32:52
  44. 52.
    EP40 - Shane Hennessy joins us live as special guest in Oliver St John Gogartys as he displays hus guitar skills which are wowing the globe and which audiences will get to see live at Tradfest 2020 in January. We also have music from Cua and Kevin Burke who'll be joining us also next year.10/21/2019
    26:52
  45. 53.
    EP39 Mike Hanrahan from Stockton's Wing on his brand new book and Stokcton's Wing and Friends live at Tradfest 2020 plus live music from Green Fields Of America.10/14/2019
    36:22
  46. 54.
    EP38 - A Daoirí Farrell special to celebrate the gig he's put together for Tradfest 2020 - Daoirí Farrell & Friends present The Dublin Session with Kevin Glackin, Robbie Walsh, Paddy Kiernan, Sean Potts, Sean Keane, Cathy Davey and Caoimhe Hogarty - tickets and more info at Tradfest.ie10/06/2019
    43:15
  47. 55.
    EP37 - a very special episode to mark the second anniversary of the passing of Eamon Campbell - a key member of The Dubliners - Ireland's greatest ever folk group. Kieran Hanrahan visited visited Eamon in his home shortly before his passing for an interview that grows more poignant as more time passes. RIP Eamon Campbell.09/30/2019
    38:27
  48. 56.
    EP36 - Ruth Smith presents a Milwaukee Irish Fest special where she meets The Kane Sisters. The Whileaways, Connla, Realta, Shane Hennessey, Minister Ciaran Gannon, Colleen Kennedy Ward, Maryann McTeague Keifer, Jeff Ksiazek, Jane Walrath, Seo Linn and more at the world’s largest Irish Festival.09/22/2019
    1:01:23
  49. 57.
    EP35 - Legendary piper Sean Potts lifts the roof off the Oliver St. John Gogarty as he plays live for us and talks about his upcoming gig at Tradfest 2020 - we've got exclusive live music from Zoe Conway and John McIntyre plus our gig guide!09/15/2019
    31:08
  50. 58.
    EP34 This week we have a very special dedicated to Phelim Drew and his very special show at Tradfest inspired by his father Ronnie Drew and his band The Dubliners. This is a show overflowing with great songs and stories!09/09/2019
    37:59
  51. 59.
    EP33 - Amazing new Trad Folk live from The Oliver St. John Gogarty plus more great news on Tradfest 2020 and an amazing Luke Kelly story and song from Phelim Drew plus a live exclusive from Ailie.09/02/2019
    35:30
  52. 60.
    EP32 - coming to you from Oliver St John Gogarty's in Temple Bar, Dublin with lots of great Irish music and chat and news of our festival in January including exclusive recordings from Niamh Regan, The Silken Same, Zoe Conway & Jon McIntyre plus Phelim Drew08/25/2019
    26:12
  53. 61.
    EP31 Bumper show to celebrate the announcement of the line-up for Tradfest 2020 featuring Stockton's Wing and friends, Saoirse Casey and much much more live from The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland08/18/2019
    28:18
  54. 62.
    EP30 - There's fierce excitement in this episode as Kieran and Ruth look forward to the Fleadh in Drogheda and The Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend! Show looks forward with live music from Boxing Banjo, Back West, Ailbhe Reddy and Daoiri Farrell plus special guest Sean Burke from The Porterhouse Group! 08/12/2019
    29:23
  55. 63.
    EP29 Brenda Castles plays for us live in the Oliver St John Gogarty Pub, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland as we count down to Milwaukee Irish Fest and The Fleadh in Drogheda!08/04/2019
    30:09
  56. 64.
    EP 28 Temple Bar Tradfest coming to you live from The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Dublin with exclusive live music from Daoiri Farrell, Eleanor McEvoy, The Kane Sisters and Sive plus our gig guide!07/29/2019
    23:23
  57. 65.
    EP27 Temple Bar Tradfest live from The Oliver St. John Gogarty with exclusive music from Liz Carroll, Cua, Mark Redmond & Patrick Fitzpatrick and Martin Harley with Stephen James Smith. Plus we have a visit from historian Eamon Casey and our gig guide!07/21/2019
    23:17
  58. 66.
    EP26 - Tradfest regular Aoife Scott joins us live at The Oliver St. John Gogarty for an exclusive preview of her new album which doesn't come out until next January! We also have our gig guide and more exclusive live music from Cua and Daoiri Farrell. 07/15/2019
    28:52
  59. 67.
    EP25 - Dubs legend Tony Hanahoe joins us in The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar, Dublin. Plus exclusive live music from Boxing Banjo, Back West and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh. Not forgetting our Trad and Folk gig guide. Presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith. 07/08/2019
    27:14
  60. 68.
    EP24 - Temple Bar Tradfest Podcast presented by the newly appoint chairperson of Culture Ireland Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith. Coming to you from The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar where Clare Sands joins us to play some music and announce her participation in Tradfest 2020. Plus exclusive live music from Stockton's Wing and Andy Irvine recorded at this year's Tradfest. 07/01/2019
    30:58
  61. 69.
    EP23 - Exclusive interview and live music from the legendary Andy Irvine recorded live at Rathfarnham Castle during Tradfest. Also music from Cua, Martha Guiny & Aisling Lyons plus our amazing gig guide! Trad Without Frontiers coming to you from The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith.06/24/2019
    26:40
  62. 70.
    EP 22 - Temple Tradfest Trad Without Frontiers with exclusive live music from Stockton's Wing , Corner Boy and Carrie plus Kieran Hanrahan talks about the great teacher Frank Custy plus our gig guide featuring news about The Jim Dowling Uillean Pipe Festival, The Knocklane festival all of this weekend's county Fleadhs. Brought to you live from the Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland06/17/2019
    38:34
  63. 71.
    EP21 - Celebrating Bloomsday from The Oliver St John Gogarty in Temple Bar Dublin. Trad Without Frontiers from Tradfest with live music from Kern, Eleanor Mc Evoy and Jim Page. Presented by Ruth Smith and Kieran Hanrahan.06/10/2019
    35:08
  64. 72.
    EP20 - Another swashbuckling musical journey where Trad Without Frontiers is our compass spanning as we bring you music from Ailie., The Lost Brothers and The Silken Same plus news of The Chieftains and Carlos Nunez live in Spain. Brough to you from our home in The Oliver St. John Gogarty, in Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin. Hosted by Ruth Smith and Kieran Hanrahan.06/03/2019
    29:56
  65. 73.
    EP19 - The finest of Trad Without Frontiers coming to you from The Oliver St. John Gogarty in Temple Bar, Temple featuring exclusive live music from Corner Boy, Boxing Banjo and Niamh Regan plus news of all the Fleadhs around Ireland plus Rosie Carney, Malojian, The Blades and Saint Sister and Masters Of Tradition in our gig guide - presented by Ruth Smith and Kieran Hanrahan.05/27/2019
    34:12
  66. 74.
    EP18 - Beaming Trad Without Frontiers to you from our spiritual home of Oliver St John Gogartys in Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland. This week's show overflows with live and exclusive goodness from Martha Guiney & Aisling Lyons, Karrie and David Kitt plus live news about The Fleadh Nua in Ennis, The Orkney Folk Festival and The East Durham Irish Festival 05/19/2019
    34:22
  67. 75.
    EP17 - The Kane Sisters from the foot of the Diamond Mountain in North Conemara are interviewed and we have two more exclusive live tracks from them plus live music from Andy Irvine and new music from The Man Whom and live news from Lankum, Fairport Convention, Soak plus Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella. It's another overflowing installment of Trad Without Frontiers presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith recorded at The Oliver St. John Gogarty in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin.05/12/2019
    32:56
  68. 76.
    EP16 - This week's infusion of Trad Without Frontiers direct to you from Temple Bar, Dublin City, Ireland features an exclusive interview and live tracks from Kern plus Susan O'Neill live and a brand new track from Colm Mac Con Iomaire plus gigs news from We Banjo 3, Mary Black, Eleanor McEvoy and Mick Flannery plus news of Comhaltas County Fleadhs happening all over! Presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith.05/05/2019
    33:30
  69. 77.
    EP15 - The return of Freddie White to the Irish live scene is marked with two live tracks and interview plus Kern live and new music from Davy Lyons. Our gig guide features news about Martin Hayes US solo dates plus Altan and The High Kings. It's another weelk of jam packed Trad Without Frontiers from The Oliver St. John Gogarty Pub in Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland. Presented by Ruth Smith and Kieran Hanrahan.04/28/2019
    29:46
  70. 78.
    EP14 - Easter Monday extended edition with Anna Mieke live and interview, Sive and Brenda Castles live and gig news from It Takes A Village Festival, Féile Na Bealtaine in Dingle, Flook, Brid Harper and Fleadh news. This is Tradfest - Trad Without Frontiers coming to you from The Temple Bar, in Temple Bar, in Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith.04/21/2019
    39:49
  71. 79.
    EP13 - Dori Freeman live and interview, Susan O'Neill Live, New music from Saoirse Casey & Bronna Mc Vittie plus live news from Moya Brennan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, The Conifers, Haley Heynderickx and It Takes A Village. It's Trad Without Frontiers presented by Kieran Hanrhan and Ruth Smith. Recorded in The Oliver St. John Gogarty, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland. A Born Optimistic Production for Tradfest. 04/14/2019
    30:56
  72. 80.
    EP12 - The Friel Sisters, David Kitt, Glen Hansard and Jiggy on this week's show representing the full spectrum of Trad Without Frontiers plus loads of festival news from Ballydehob to Baltimore Maryland. Tradfest's weekly podcast presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith coming to you from The Temple Bar, in Temple Bar, Dublin Ireland04/07/2019
    42:51
  73. 81.
    EP11 - Aprils Fools Day Special featuring The Friel Sisters, Ailbhe Reddy and Brenda Castles with gig news on tonight's Gig for Gavan, Glen Hansard, Inni-K and Interference plus Simple Minds! Presented by Ruth Smith and Kieran Kavanagh and coming to you from The Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland. Trad Without Frontiers!04/01/2019
    33:46
  74. 82.
    EP10 - Trad Without Frontiers and an attempted Gorey take over this week as Mark Redmond and Patrick Fitzpatrick storm the show with fresh combinations of instruments. They share the show with more live music from Caoimhin O Raghallaigh plus gig news from The Gloaming's US tour, The Eskies in Europe and new music from Ye Vagabonds! Recorded in The Oliver St. John Gogarty in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland with your hosts Ruth Smith and Kieran Hanrahan03/25/2019
    34:48
  75. 83.
    EP9 - This week’s Tradfest show presented by Ruth Smith and Kieran O'Hanrahan features a host of amazing talent including Ailbhe Reddy, The Lost Brothers, Mark Redmond with Patrick Fitzpatrick plus gig news for Christy Moore, Lunasa and Altan live from The Temple Bar in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.03/18/2019
    23:42
  76. 84.
    EP8 - Bumper St. Patrick's Week edition feat bumper extended edition including Liz Carroll, Jimmy Keane, Aisling Lyons and Martha Guiney recorded live at Milwaukee Irish Fest Day at Tradfest plus an epic set from Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh from The Gloaming and gig news about Kila, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, Lankum, Malojian and Chicago St Patrick's Day Parade!03/11/2019
    1:02:35
  77. 85.
    Ep 7 feat World exclusive new tracks live by Ailbhe Reddy and Jim Page plus a rousing set of jigs from The Friel Sisters and news and chats on Luke Kelly, Glen Hansard and more. Presented by Ruth Smith & Kieran Hanrahan and recorded at Tradfest and The Temple Bar in the heart of Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland03/04/2019
    35:10
  78. 86.
    EP 6 feat Brenda Castles, The Kane Sisters, The Lost Brothers, The Black Feathers, Christine Sisk from Culture Ireland, Inni K, David Keenan, Kern and many more fine examples of Trad Without frontiers pumping out to you from Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland. Recorded at Oliver St. John Gogarty's Pub!02/25/2019
    43:51
  79. 87.
    Ep5 featuring The Black Feathers, The Conifers, Eleanor McEvoy, ZoDoMo, The Gloaming & The Russell Memorial Weekend in Doolin. Presented by Kieran Hanrahan & Ruth Smith. Recorded at The Temple Bar. Produced by Donal Scannell from Born Optimistic for The Temple Bar Company.02/18/2019
    28:07
  80. 88.
    EP4 recorded in The Oliver St. John Gogarty, Temple Bar, Dublin featuring Inní K, David Kitt, Seána Davey & Stephen Doherty plus live dates from David Keenan, Saint Sister and many more. Presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith02/11/2019
    26:26
  81. 89.
    Ep 3 recorded at The Temple Bar, in Temple Bar Dublin featuring The Eskies; our Oliver Hughes Milkwaukee Irish Festival bursary winner Susan O'Neill; David Keenan UK tour news and another supergroup: The Tradfest Big Band made up of Stockton's Wing. The Henry Girls, Seána Davey and Stephen Doherty, Michael Howard and John Sheehan from The Dubliners! Presented by Kieran Hanrahan and Ruth Smith, live sound recordings by RTÉ and K Recording, produced by Donal Scannell from Born Optimistic for Tradfest.02/03/2019
    32:23
  82. 90.
    Tradfest Ep 2 feat. Ré, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, The Young Folk plus reviews of Phelim Drew, Steeleye Span, Susan O'Neill, Cua, Friel Sisters, Kane Sisters, Seana Davey & Stephen Doherty, The Once, Black Feathers, Carlos Nunez, Loah, Sive, Ailbhe Reddy and The Conifers01/28/2019
    46:50
  83. 91.
    Tradfest EP 1 feat live music and interviews with harper Seána Davey, Dubliner's legend John Sheahan with his musical cohort Michael Howard's reworking of W.B. Yeats as you've never heard him before, the amazing voices of The Henry Girls from Inishowen in Donegal and our host Kieran Hanhrahan's brother and best man, otherwise known as Mike Hanrahan and Tommy Hayes from Stockton's Wing01/09/2019
    40:05

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