Ennis has a long and illustrious tradition in Irish music, and this annual event is one of the premier dates in the traditional music calendar, bringing together the very best of Irish traditional musicians in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Whie there are always big names playing, Ennis isn’t so much about headline acts as the sheer amount of top quality traditional music that you’ll hear. Ennis is the place where the traditional music world comes to meet, relax and play and as a result some of the best musicians in the country are invariably in attendance, even if they are not on the official programme.
Events take place in over 20 venues around Ennis, several concerts, recitals and ceilis, workshops and most of all sessions – expect more than 100 sessions over the five days, and that’s just the ones that are organised, there will be plenty of informal ones also.
Any visitor to Ireland at this time is strongly advised to get to Ennis for at least a day or two of this festival and even those with only a passing interest in Irish music will have the time of their lives.
Details for 2017 are not yet confirmed.
Here’s a session in a pub to whet your appetite:
Event information & Location Map for Ennis Trad
For full programme details, visit the festival website. Events take place in numerous venues around the town – just arrive in Ennis and you’ll have no problems finding the festival, it’s everywhere.