New Traditional Music Festival Launched in Smithfield

David Prendeville

Dublin City Council recently announced a new free folk and traditional music event set to launch in Smithfield in Dublin City Centre.

The first ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ will take place this year on the 18th and 19th of June between 12pm – 6pm each day at Smithfield Square.

Smithfield Square is Dublin city centre’s largest dedicated event space, and this year’s Fleadh is the first of its kind to take place in the location.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland said “I am delighted to launch the Dublin City Council Smithfield Fleadh to give families and young people a space to enjoy the Fleadh festivities outdoors and for free. We’re also very proud to give emerging artists and musicians this platform to showcase their talents after a long pause of live music. I hope this will be an annual event at Smithfield Square, it was built for events just like this.”

The two-day event promises a programme of live music from a range of talented musicians across the Irish folk and traditional music scene, as well as workshops for all the family to enjoy.

The programme and more event information will be released over the coming weeks. This event is organised by Dublin City Council supported by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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