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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Countdown to trad festival

Louise, Olivia, Darragh and Gillian Coleman at the Skerries Trad Table Quiz in Keanes Bus Bar.
Louise, Olivia, Darragh and Gillian Coleman at the Skerries Trad Table Quiz in Keanes Bus Bar.
Paul and Susan Arthur at the Skerries Trad Table Quiz in Keanes Bus Bar.
Musicians playing at the Skerries Trad Table Quiz in Keanes Bus Bar.

The countdown to one of the county's best traditional music festivals has officially started with the annual table quiz fundraiser for the Skerries Trad Weekend which returns to the coastal town in May.

Supporters and friends of the festival turned up in numbers recently to Keane's Bus Bar in Skerries for the annual fundraising quiz to support the festival which proved to be a big success.

The festival itself returns to Skerries in May on the weekend from Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20 and promises to be one of the highlights of the traditional music calendar in Fingal where the traditional music scene is always vibrant and thriving.

Already, festival organisers have nailed down the opening act for the May weekend of traditional music and it's an eye-catching one.

Headlining the opening concert of the weekend on May 18, will be traditional music supergroup, 'KGB'.

The group are made up of Paddy Keenan, one of Ireland's finest pipers and a founding member of the Bothy Band, who is joined by Frankie Gavin of De Dannan fame, one of Ireland's greatest fiddle players and finally, Dermot Byrne who is one of the country's most outstanding according players who played for many years with Altan.

Further details of the always impressive line-up for the festival will emerge over the coming weeks and months.

Fingal Independent

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