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Paddy Casey to perform at Tradfest Temple Bar event

Kildare resident Paddy Casey will perform at the TradFest Temple Bar event later this month.

TradFest Temple Bar January 26-30 aims to celebrate Irish identity through music, bringing together established and emerging talent for a joyful time in Dublin’s cultural quarter.

Having started in 2005, TradFest has grown into a much anticipated annual event for music lovers in Ireland and abroad.

Singer-songwriter Casey will perform at The Porterhouse in Temple Bar on January 26 at 6 p.m. ET.

Other artists include Stockton’s Wing, Frankie Gavin, Ralph McTell, Phelim & The Drew House Band and Samantha Mumba,

Organizers said the venues will be equipped with air disinfection devices that cyclically disinfect the air from any harmful air pollutants, including Covid-19.

Casey’s career has taken him all over the world on tour with artists including The Pretenders, REM, Ian Brown, Blondie and Tracy Chapman. Closer to home, he has performed across Ireland including Dublin Castle, RDS and the Olympia Theater, alongside special guests with U2, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan and more.

Casey’s latest album, Turn this Ship Around ‘, a double album, was released on all digital platforms in August.

From humble beginnings in 2005, TradFest has grown into a premier cultural event in Dublin.

The audience for its January festival has grown by 50% in the five years to 2020, and more than a third of concert attendees are foreign visitors.

TradFest has expanded its reach not only in Ireland but globally through live events, videos, podcasts and social media engagement.
A global community has been created of people linked by their love of Irish music.

TradFest said it is constantly evolving its program and choosing unique historical settings such as cathedrals, castles or traditional Irish pubs.

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