Tuesday 12 December 2017

Musicians scale new heights for trad fest

John O'Mahony

TALK about hitting the high notes.

Traditional musicians will take to the top of one of Ireland's highest mountains to display their prowess with a variety of instruments in an open-air session.

They will scale over 3,000 feet to the peak of Mount Brandon in Co Kerry, as one of the highlights of the inaugural Dingle Tradfest, planned for the west Kerry town from September 8-11.

The event will also feature a series of trad music concerts. Musicians and fans will have to trace the footsteps of St Brendan the Navigator as they hike their way up the mountain and they are being invited to raise funds for local charities in the process.

"We are hoping to get 100 people participating and it should prove to be a brilliant day out," said festival chairperson Deirdre Granville.

Irish Independent

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