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Various locations around the city

Baltimore Irish Trad Fest 2024

A WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES AND SESSIONS IN IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC, DANCE AND SONG Some of the world's finest traditional Irish musicians will gather in Baltimore to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions.

Baltimore Irish Trad Fest 2024
Baltimore Irish Trad Fest 2024

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2024, 7:30 PM – Apr 14, 2024, 7:30 PM

Various locations around the city, Baltimore, MD, USA

Guests

About the event

A WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES AND SESSIONS IN IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC, DANCE AND SONG TAKING PLACE AT SEVERAL VENUES AROUND BALTIMORE!

Some of the world's finest traditional Irish musicians will gather in Baltimore to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Highlights include an all-star concert on Saturday evening at the Creative Alliance, workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and sessions all weekend long. 

See Schedule Page for event details, Workshops page for class descriptions

Below is a list of Trad Fest events with fees. We work hard bringing in and hiring some of the best Irish traditional performers and teachers and ticket sales only cover a portion of the costs so we greatly appreciate donations!  Sessions are all free and open to the public so if you're just here for the "craic", please consider a donation (on the Donations page) - and  THANK YOU for supporting live music and dance!

​Prices and info 2024

FULL WEEKEND PASS: 

$175 Early Bird ($190 after March 15). Full weekend Passes include EVERY event over the weekend: Workshops, Concert, Sessions, Ceili and Sunday events. Available until the Concert sells out or April 7th, whichever comes first.

Friday April 12 Welcome Ceili and Sessions 7:30-10:30pm

$20 general public, included in the full weekend pass

Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD

 Saturday April 13th Music and Dance Workshops 9:30am-3:30pm 

$95 Early Bird rate until March 15 // $110 March 16-April 8 // $130 After April 8 & Walk-Ins

Tuition for Saturday workshops include the full day of workshops, morning warm up, all Saturday & Sunday sessions. They do not include the Concert or Sunday Classes/Seminars

What: A fun and intensive small group class in one of the many classes described on the Workshops page PLUS lunchtime intermediate session. This is a great opportunity to meet other musicians and learn from the masters! It's recommended that students enroll in just one class for the day however half days may be possible - contact Laura to inquire.

When: Saturday April 13th Start the day with a 9:30am orientation to get your bearings, learn about the instructors and warm up with a tune or two. Class starts at 10:00am. Lunch will be from 12-1:30 . Class resumes 1:30-3:30 pm and there will be a session during lunch

Where:

(Gourmet sandwich lunch boxes available to purchase during the lunch break. $15 please bring cash, exact change)

See Workshops for class descriptions, Performers for instructor bios and Schedule for more event details.

 Saturday April 13th Irish Music Masters Concert Featuring 2024 Trad Fest Faculty 8pm 

This always sells out early - get your tickets soon!

Fee: $35 Tickets to the Saturday evening faculty concert tickets are not included in workshop fee unless you have signed up for the "full weekend pass".  Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD

 Sunday April 14th Classes and Seminars 

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12-5:30 pm // SEMINARS & REPERTOIRE CLASSES ON THE AVENUE

$20 per class or $50 for a Sunday Afternoon Pass (Included in the Full Weekend Package) ​

1:15-2:15pm Choose one:

  • Panel: History of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare to Boston with Patrick Ourceau, Joey Abarta, Kathleen Conneely and friends @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM (Main Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue
  • Kids Tin Whistle Class @BLUEBIRD PUB (Lower Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue
  • Tune Repertoire Class with staff TBA @American Legion Post 2 - 3606 Hickory Ave

2:30-3:30 pm Choose one: ​

  • Panel: History of Irish Traditional Music in London and around England with John Skelton, Pauline and Kathleen Conneely @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM (Main Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue
  • Kids fiddle Class @BLUEBIRD PUB (Lower Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue
  • Health and Wellness for musicians and dancers with Sean McComiskey PT, DPT @American Legion Post 2 - 3606 Hickory Ave

3:45 - 4:45 pm Choose one:

  • Panel: NY Sligo style with Brian Conway, Rose Conway Flanagan and Billy McComiskey @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM (Main Level)
  • Song Repertoire Class with Eileen Estes & David McKindley-Ward @ BLUEBIRD PUB (Lower Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue
  • Slow Session with Staff TBA @American Legion Post 2 - 3606 Hickory Ave

 Refund - Transfer Policies 

Workshops: To qualify for a workshop or weekend package full refund, a written cancellation must be received by close of business March 28, 2024. For cancellations received by close of business April 5, 2024, a 50 percent (50%) refund will apply. After April 8th, no refunds will be issued. Any “no-shows” will not be issued a refund. Registrations are transferable. Requests to transfer must be made in writing to the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest Director by April 10th and a separate registration form must be completed and signed by the new registrant. All requests for refunds will incur a $10.00 administrative fee per registration.

Cancellations for medical emergencies after the above deadlines will be considered on an individual basis and will require a physician's signed letter.

Concert tickets to the Concert at the Creative Alliance are non-refundable.

Programming subject to change

Schedule


  • 3 hours

    Welcome Ceili and Session

    Creative Alliance

  • 6 hours

    Music and Dance Workshops

    Center for the Arts
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Tickets

  • Ceili/Welcome Session (Fri.)

    Everyone will be arriving Friday and we're excited to start the weekend with a ceili and a few tunes! . Workshop registrants can pick up their packets at the session between 8-10pm. Led by staff TBA Ceili called by Megan Downes. Refreshments offered for sale.

    $20.00
  • FULL WEEKEND PASS (Best Value)

    Sale ends: Mar 16, 7:30 PM

    (Lunch sold separately) Enjoy all events taking place over the weekend at the early bird rate and save! This includes the Friday Ceili, Saturday Workshops, Saturday Evening Concert, All Sessions and the Sunday Classes & Seminars - (Does not include the Saturday lunch option - please add that option to your order if you wish to have lunch provided)

    $180.00
  • Lunch @ Saturday Workshops

    A delicious lunch box from Yes Chef! with canned/bottled drink. A menu will be sent in advance to participants who purchase lunch with their registration form. Yes Chef is able to accommodate most dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegan etc.)

    $15.00
  • Workshops - Saturday

    (Lunch sold separately) $110 until April 10. (Walk-ins $130 subject to availability). A fun and intensive small group class in one of the many classes described on the Workshops page PLUS lunchtime intermediate session. This is a great opportunity to meet other musicians and learn from the masters! I

    $110.00
  • Concert - Sat. 8PM

    Irish Music Masters Concert at The Creative Alliance A highlight of the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, this all-star concert features some of the world's greatest performers of traditional Irish music, song and dance. This rarely equaled array of internationally known talents from around the U.S. and Ireland. This includes your ticket to the Creative Alliance. Your name will be held at Will Call the evening of the performance

    $35.00
  • Sunday Full Day Pass

    Fee: $50 Attend all events, classes and panels on Sunday April 14th.

    $50.00
  • 1 Class/Seminar Only -Sunday

    Fee: $20 Attend one Sunday class, panel, or seminar

    $20.00

Total

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