Tradkids at Tradfest 2017

Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th January 2017

Family Events Tradkids at Tradfest 2017Dublin city will be toe-tapping this January as the Tradfest comes back to town. As usual there are lots of events for families to enjoy.

Family Concerts at Dublin Castle
Enjoy new young musical acts on the trad scene along with performances from Dublin Ukulele Band and the Chinese Spring Festival Performers, a children’s group who will be performing using traditional instruments and dance.
When: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Jan, see performances times here
Where: Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
How much: Free
Ages: All ages

Childvision Petting Farm
Meet the cuddliest and friendliest pets from Childvision petting zoo.
When: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Jan, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Temple Bar Sq, Dublin 2
How much: Free
Ages: All ages

Tradfest Children’s hub at the Ark
A range of brilliant trad events for kids at the Ark, Temple Bar, listed below:
Moxie – Trad gigs for Kids
When: Fri 27th Jan (10.15am & 12.15pm) Sat 28th Jan (2pm & 4pm)
Duration: 50 minutes
How much: €12/€9. Book here 
Ages: All ages

The Quiet Tree
Meet Ornaith the Owl, Sorley the Snail and Faolan the Frog in a musical performance designed specially for young children and their families.
When: Sun 29th Jan, 10.30am & 11.45am
Duration: 45 mins
How much: €12/€9. Book here
Ages: 2 – 6 years

Family Workshop: Jim Jam Jugband 
Learn to use a range of fun household objects to create music as you form your own family folk band for an afternoon!
When: Sun 29th Jan 3pm
Duration: 75 mins
How much: €11/€8. Book here 
Ages: 7+

Children’s Craft Club
Try your hand at a variety of fun traditional crafts using different natural materials
When: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Jan, 12pm – 5pm (last session 4.30pm)
Duration: 30 mins
How much: Free, drop-in sessions on first come first served
Ages: 4+

Give Trad a Try
Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at these fun drop-in sessions for beginners.
When: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Jan, 11am – 1pm
How much: Free. Places allocated on the day
Ages: 6+

Children’s Open Trad Session
If you play an instrument, come along and join a real trad session.
When: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Jan 12 – 2.30pm
How much: Free. Places allocated on the day
Ages: 6+

See more information on Tradfest events and Tradfest Children’s Hub at the Ark