Posted 25/09/2019

Sallins Tradfest 2019 - Féile na Sollán

This weekend, Sult na Sollán proudly presents the 7th Sallins Trad Festival. 

Féile na Sollán 2019

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

Féile na Sollán 2019 has an exciting programme of events filled with music, song and dance for all age groups to enjoy.

Many of the festival events are bilingual (i.e. English and Gaeilge).

This presents a great opportunity to use whatever Irish you may have, be it a lot, a little, or none - they aim to include everyone.

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

Friday 04 October

On Friday evening in The Bridgewater Inn there is the main concert event which has proven to be a sell out in recent years. 

This year’s concert features Bunoscionn, a local traditional music group who have enjoyed success internationally in recent years. 

Special guests on the night are Luascadh, a four piece Irish Traditional music and vocal group. 

One of the highlights of this year's festival is a talk by Linda Ervine. 

Linda is a language rights activist from East Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

She is a speaker and supporter of the Irish language and is the project leader of the "Turas" Irish language project which "aims to connect people from Protestant communities to their own history with the Irish language".

There are masterclasses in fiddle and accordion with Michael Harrison and Janine Redmond of trad band Full Set, a singing workshop with Antaine Ó Faracháin, a history walk on the Grand Canal with Liam Kenny, a barge trip.

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

Saturday 05 October

On Saturday there is a dance extravaganza with the Sutton school of Irish Dancing, DDI Fashionistas-African Dance Group, World Champion Irish Dancer Danielle Walshe and a Ceili with Rita Doyle and Hayden's set dancers.

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

Sunday 06 October

On Sunday there is Gradam, a schools singing and dancing competition between many of our local schools.

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

For Children

For younger children there is a circus workshop and performance with Stephen McGinley in the National School, an arts and crafts workshop, Rhymes and songs for younger kids with Julie Anne de Brún in Cafe Grange.

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

Trad Sessions

There is also an open trad sessions on Saturday and Sunday evenings in The Railway Inn featuring Tom Moran and Jenny Dillon. 

All musicians are welcome to come along and join with us playing a few tunes and songs.


This year's Tradfest runs from Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th October. 

Sallins Tradfest 2019 -Feile na Sollan

For further details on events, bookings and tickets please visit or contact 087 1834406

Féile na Sollán
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Sult na Sollán
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Bunoscionn - Facebook: bunoscionnband  - Website:
Luascadh - Facebook: luascadhmusic
Full Set - Facebook: FullSetBand  - Website:
Antaine Ó Faracháin - YouTube: Singing in Irish & Sean Nós Cois Life
Sutton school of Irish Dancing - Facebook: Sutton-School-Of-Irish-Dancing-194445430600532 
DDI Fashionistas-African Dance Group
World Champion Irish Dancer Danielle Walshe
Ceili with Rita Doyle
Hayden's Set Dancers
Tom Moran and Jenny Dillon

Linda Ervine - Twitter: @ErvineLinda
Turas" Irish language project - Website:

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