Howth Trad Festival is back under the new name 'Féile Binn Éadair', May 19th - 21st 2023
One Weekend, Over 20 Free gigs
MAY 19 - 21, 2023
A mostly free Irish and traditional Music Festival in the fishing village of Howth. For one weekend in May, Howth will be filled with Irish music of the past and present. Wander from gig to gig like you're at Electric Picnic but without any entry fee thanks to our sponsors Rockshore Lager and Fingal County Council. There will be almost 30 FREE GIGS and sessions in total. On Saturday we will have Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy in a special candlelit ticketed Concert in the beautiful 19th century St. Mary’s Church at the gates to the Castle. We will also have ticketed concerts in the wonderful medieval Abbey Tavern featuring Daoirí Farrell on Saturday and The Legend of Luke Kelly Dubliner on Sunday. In addition the highly respected local trad musician Leo Rickard will be giving an Uilleann Pipe Workshop on Saturday morning.
Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy - Bog Bodies - Daoirí Farrell - The Legend of Luke Kelly Dubliner - Sin A Deir Sí - Saltaire - Noiníní - The Beermats - Manglam PI - Flog The Dog - The Crooked Jacks - The Bogs - Leo Rickard - Billy Treacy & The Scope - Green Waves - The Macks - Tradify - Strings & Things - The Dead Irish - Eachtra - The Dublin Rovers - Howth Chamber Orchestra - DJ Danny Deepo - Niamh Parsons & Siobhan Moore - Derek Copley - Folk Alley - Celtic Breeze - Trad Session Trail
Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy and Matthew Berrill
Headlining the festival is the wonderful Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy and Matthew Berrill. Iarla, known to many as the lead singer with world famous band The Gloaming, is one of Ireland’s finest traditional singers while Cormac is known for his unique jazz piano style interpretations of traditional music. This is a once in a lifetime concert opportunity.