Programme Announced for Tradition Now Weekend 2023
The National Concert Hall and the Arts Council have announced the programme for the latest edition of Tradition Now.
The two-day festival focusing on traditional Irish music and folk will take place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June at the NCH and feature a range of events each evening.
On Saturday the main stage event at 7.30pm will feature the group A Lazarus Soul (Brian Brannigan, Julie Bienvenu, Joe Chester and Anton Hegarty) who in 2019 released the album The D They Put Between the R & L, which contained the song ‘Long Balconies’. The group undertook a sold-out tour of Ireland last year and this will be their only headline show of 2023.
The British folk trio Hack-Poets Guild (Marry Waterson, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann), who have just released their album Blackletter Garland, will perform in the Studio on Saturday evening at 8.30pm, followed by sean-nós singer and flute-player Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, who recently released his solo album The Deepest Breath. The vocal group Landless will perform in the Kevin Barry Recital Room, and there will also be traditional music sessions in the John Field Room.
ITMA exploring migrations
On Sunday, the main-stage event at 7.30pm will be a collaboration with the Irish Traditional Music Archive titled Reflecting Migrations. The line-up includes Nava, Moxie, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, John Blake, Brían Mac Gloinn, Jesse Smith, Steve Cooney, Thomas McCarthy, Paul Dooley and Kseniya Rusnak, Esosa Ighodoro, Jackie, Bernadette, Marianne and Tommy McCarthy, Eimear McGeown and Libby McCrohan, Órlaith McAuliffe, and sean-nós dancer Cuthbert Tura Arutura.
Maija Sofia will be performing in the Studio on Saturday at 8.30pm, followed by fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch. Singer and accordion player Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich will be performing in the Kevin Barry Recital Room and there will also be traditional music sessions in the John Field Room.
Tickets for €25 includes entry to all Tradition Now concerts for the date purchased. Visit www.nch.ie.
Published on 4 May 2023