Dublin City Council has announced ‘Smithfield Fleadh’, a free, folk and traditional music event that will take place in Smithfield Square this June 18-19, writes Rachel Cunningham.
Among the performance will be sean-nós dancers, The Dublin Lasses (Sibéal Davitt and Friends) on the main stage, a new children’s traditional music and puppet show called ‘TREEHOUSE’ by Ceol Connected and Cormac Begley & Friends. Doireann Ní Ghlacáin, TG4 presenter and fiddle player, will MC over the weekend.
The event will include an outdoor street performance area called ‘An Stáitsín Fánach’, where there will be performances from The Fingal Mummers, a group continuing a traditional carnival-styled play in masquerade.
As well as showcasing emerging Irish talent, the programme welcomes well-known legends of the folk and traditional music scene. The two-day event will kick off at midday and finish at 6pm both days.