A stunning version of Raglan Road featuring top Irish artists has been recorded ahead of TradFest.
The recording features vocals by Paddy Casey, Davey Cashin, Eleanor McEvoy, Loah, Sive, Sibéal NíChaside, Sean O’Sé, Luan Parle, Phelim Drew and Daoiri Farrell.
All of these artists have previously performed at TradFest, which takes place in Dublin each January and celebrates traditional music in all its guises.
The track was produced and arranged by Mike Hanrahan and Gavin Glass, and the video (filmed by Kilian Broderick) was recorded at the historic St Werbugh's Church.
According to Festival Director and Temple Bar Company CEO, Martin Harte, "
"We felt that many music festivals are as much about the fringe elements as they are about the music, in TradFest we wanted to focus on what we are all about, the music, the artist, the tradition, and wonderful historic hidden places where the festival happens," said Festival Direcor and Temple Bar Company CEO Martin Harte.
"On Raglan Road was first penned in 1947, a different Dublin then, however the song is given new life with this extraordinary collection of performers, all of whom have played an important part not only in the evolution of TradFest, but in traditional and folk music generally."
TradFest 2019 will take place from 23-27 January. For more see tradfest.ie