Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan Presents Women in Trad and Folk featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter, T with the Maggies, Sí Fiddlers, BRÍDÍN and more
Imbolg – A celebration of women in Music. Associated with St. Brigid, goddess of fertility in Irish mythology, and Ireland’s female patron saint, Imbolg is a Spring festival that celebrates the turning of the year from darkness into light. The feast day symbolises the reawakening of Mother Earth, where growth begins from deep within to nourish and grow. Imbolg/Imbolc, meaning ‘in belly’ where reproduction happens to give birth to the new. This coming St. Brigid’s Day on February 1st 2023, the Irish Government will mark the new bank holiday to honour our frontline workers and all those who died from COVID 19 during the pandemic. This year to anticipate the new holiday on the Irish calendar, a few days beforehand, on January 28th TradFest Temple Bar will celebrate the rising feminine in music with a gala concert of female artists from all over Ireland and abroad. This concert will be curated by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan; with strong female guest list including Mary Chapin Carpenter, T with the Maggies, Sí Fiddlers and BRÍDÍN. Taking place at historic Dublin venue, the National Stadium, Imbolg will be a major highlight of TradFest Temple Bar 2023.