This year at TradFest Temple Bar we are celebrating our LGBTQ+ trad and folk artists!
Dublin Pride are collaborating with the Trad Is Amach queer trad collective to present a concert of LGBTQ+ artists and allies, with performances by Seolta, Amach is Amach, English folk singer Kit Knight, and the Pride Céilí Band.
Seolta are an exciting newly-formed girl group from Dublin and Meath, with Ciara-Lee Jenkinson on bodhrán and dance, Claire Sherry on fiddle, banjo and guitar, with traditional and folk singer Caoimhe Hogarty on vocals.
Amach is Amach is an innovative trad group with an eclectic combination of instruments with flute, cello, harp and vocals. The group comprises Cormac de Barra, Kieran Munnelly, and Aongus Mac Amhlaigh. Amach is Amach made their debut during a Trad is Amach performance for the Irish Traditional Music Archive in 2021.
Kit Knight is an English folk singer from Newcastle Upon Tyne. As transmasculine and on testosterone, Kit brings a new voice to folk song, with a wealth of experience being brought up in a well-known family of folkies. Kit’s album “From the Knee” celebrates the songs of his parents.
The Pride Céilí Band. Each year for nearly two decades, the LGBTQ+ trad community and allies have played and danced at the annual céilí or ‘géilí’ at Dublin Pride. For this special Tradfest concert, past and current members of the band come together to celebrate this much-loved part of Pride through music and dance.
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