The fifth annual Tuam Trad Festival has been confirmed for the weekend of
September 19th - 21st 2014.
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The Festival committee is delighted to announce that the 4th Annual Trad Festival will be taking place from Friday 20th - Sunday 22th September 2013.


  • World Class Musicians
  • Concerts
  • Workshops
  • Finals of the 2013 Young Traditional Musician of the year awards. For full details on the event and how to particiapte see here.
  • Céile
  • Busking Competitions
  • Kiddie's Day
  • Album Launches
  • Art Exhibition
  • and much more...

Latest News

  • The full programme of events is available to download HERE.
  • One of Ireland's most distinguished uilleann pipers Neillidh Mulligan returns to the festival this year.
  • We are delighted to welcome Shaskeen back to Tuam for a concert on Friday Sept 20th at Ard Rí Hotel
  • Renowned banjo and mandolin player Colm Naughton will launch his new CD 'The Space Between the Notes' during this year's Festival



This year's festival is shaping up to be a spectacular event with some of the country's best traditional entertainers performing. The town will be bursting at its seams with musicians, dancers and trad-lovers alike from across the country and overseas.

The full programme of events is available to download and print HERE.
Friday, September 20th
6pmOfficial opening of Art Exhibition
by Town Mayor Imelda Kelly.
Town Hall
7.00pmOfficial opening by Town Mayor Imelda Kelly
featuring All Ireland Champion Musicians 2013 and a host of both local and national musicians. Hall of Fame Award.
Corralea Court Hotel
More Info...
Tickets available on the door.
Ard Ri House Hotel Adm: €10
9.30pmPub Sessions:
Bridge Bar - Treasa Canney & Pat Sweeney
The Brogue - The Rambling Rogues
Canavans - Bryan Duggan & Friends
Cellar Bar - Trad Session
Harpy's Bar - The Kings of Connaught
McDonagh's Bar - The Whiskey Rovers
Reapy's - Michael Howley & Friends
Thatch Bar - Matt Keane
Corralea Court Hotel - Ann Kirrane, Gerry Hanley, Neillidh Mulligan, Regina Loughnane & Friends
The Rustic Vaults - CULTURE NIGHT with the Broderick Family & Friends
Saturday, September 21st
9-10:30amKiddies Art Workshop
Town Hall
9-1pmGalway Bay FM Live Broadcast
11-1pmKiddies Sean Nós and Ceilí Workshop
Mercy Primary School
11-1pmTraditional Music, Singing & Dance Workshops
More Info...
Convent of Mercy, Primary School, Dublin Road
2pmWorkshop Recital
The Corralea Court Hotel
2-3pmBusking Competitions
8-12 yrs, 12-16yrs and 18yrs-Senior
The Square
3pmFinals of Young Musicians of the Year
Ard Rí House Hotel, Milltown Road.
3pmLive Music
Tuam Shopping Centre, Abbey Trinity
3pm'Síocháin na Tuaithe' Album Launch by Enda Sheery
More Info...
4pm"The Gathering Session" with Ena O'Brien & Friends.
All The Way From Toronto, Canada.
Corralea Court Hotel
5pmBryan Duggan & Friends
The Rustic Vaults
6pm"The Hogan Collection" Launch with Dick Hogan
More Info...
The Abbey Music Bar & Café.
7pmLackagh Comhaltas Youth session
All musicians welcome to join in
The Galway Roast
Ard Ri House Hotel
Tickets available from Hotel Adm: €10
9.30pmPub Sessions:
Bridge Bar - Norrie Keane & Friends
The Brogue - Rí Rá
Canavans - Treasa Canney, Chris Droney, Neillidh Mulligan, Paddy Costello and Dick Hogan
Cellar Bar - Trad Session
Harpy's Bar - Bryan Duggan & Friends
McDonagh's Bar - Norman Kelly & Friends
Reapy's - CD launch by Colm Naughton
Thatch Bar - Eamonn Kitt & Pat Sweeney
The Rustic Vaults - Roxanne Meehan, 'Priority 21' debut CD launch and Gig
Sunday, September 22nd
10amTraditional Music Breakfast €5.00 PP
Brodericks & Friends.
Corralea Court Hotel
12.30pmLackagh Comhaltas Group.
Corralea Court Hotel
12.30pmGlor na hOige.
Ard Rí Hotel
5pmAn afternoon of music & song with DON STIFFE
More Info...
The Abbey Music Bar & Cafe. Free Admission
5.30pmRí Rá & Friends
5.30pmRay Coen & Ian Beordley
The Brogue
5.30pmMichael Howley & Friends
Corralea Court Hotel
6.30pmLinda Martin School of Dancing Exhibition
Corralea Court Hotel
8pmKevin Kealy & Paul Keating
Corralea Court Hotel
9.30pmPub Sessions:
Bridge Bar - Sharon Connell & Ian Bascombe
Brogue Bar - High Kings of Connaught
Canavans - Ray Coen & Ian Beordley
Cellar Bar - Trad Session
McDonagh's Bar - The Whiskey Rovers
Thatch Bar - Anita & Conor Broderick & Friends
Reapy's - Anita & Conor Broderick & Friends
Harpy's Bar - Mike Stewart
The Rustic Vaults - Pat Sweeney & Gerry Hanley

There will be other sessions in various venues throughout the weekend.

The full programme of events listed above is available to download HERE.

Times and events are subject to change.



The Workshops are given by professional musicians/dancers from around the country.
Prior competence in a student's chosen instrument is expected.
Registration on the day at the venue 30 minutes beforehand, however as spaces are limited we advise participants to register in advance to avoid disappointment. To Sign up, phone 087-2451341 or email

Workshops will be held on Saturday, 21st Sept, 11am - 1pm
at the Convent of Mercy Primary School, Dublin Road
Cost: €20.00

BanjoTom CussenDetails...
FluteEamonn CotterDetails...
FiddleÁine McGrath DroneyDetails...
ConcertinaBernie GeraghtyDetails...
Uillean PipesPat BrodrickDetails...
BodhránJohnny DonnellanDetails...
Tin WhistleGeraldine CotterDetails...
AccordionGerry HanleyDetails...
Sean Nós DancingEimeár Mulvey Details...
Traditional SingingDick HoganDetails...





Contact Us

Festival Office: Town Hall, The Square, Tuam

Primary festival organiser Ann Smith Coen can be contacted on (087) 2451341 or by email