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Online Registration is Now Closed

Walkups for events will be accepted however the Saturday night Concert is sold out - BUT - the concert CAN  be streamed live for $15 at 

Prices and info 2023 

NEW THIS YEAR: We are including an additional hour of Saturday Workshop courses, additional class offerings on Sunday and a Ceili on Friday evening.  See Schedule Page for more event details, Workshops page for class descriptions 


Full weekend Passes and Concert Tickets are no longer available. Please register for workshops a la carte via the Register Now button above, and visit the Creative Alliance website for concert tickets. 

Friday April 14 Ceili and Sessions 7:30-10:30pm

$20 general public, included in the full weekend pass

Where: The Center for the Arts (MD State Boychoir), 3400 Norman Ave., Baltimore, MD 21213

Saturday April 15th Music and Dance Workshops 9:30am-3:30pm

$95 Early Bird rate until March 15 // $110 March 16-April 10 // $130 After April 10 & Walk-Ins 

Tuition for Saturday workshops include the full day of workshops, morning warm up, all Saturday & Sunday sessions and some discounts to other events. 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 15th 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: The Center for the Arts (MD State Boychoir), 3400 Norman Ave., Baltimore, MD 21213

(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 15th Irish Music Masters Concert Featuring 2023 Trad Fest Faculty 8pm

Concert tickets now only available via the Creative Alliance website.  As of March 19, very limited number are available.

Fee: $32 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 16th Classes and Seminars

11:00am-12:30pm // Advanced Harp workshop with Lexie Boatright

$40 (included in the full weekend pass)

This workshop is for players who are familiar with the harp and would like to take a deeper dive into the approach to playing Irish traditional music on the instrument.  Harps are not provided.
@ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM (Main Level) 3600 Hickory Avenue


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

12:00pm-1:00pm // Musician Health and Wellness Seminar with Sean McComiskey, PT DPT

1:15-2:30pm Choose one: 

  • Panel: History of Irish Traditional Music and Dance in America @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM (Main Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue

  • Mindful Movement with Kieran Jordan
    @BLUEBIRD PUB (Lower Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue

2:45-4:00pm Choose one: ​

  • Tune Repertoire Class with staff TBA 
    @American Legion Post 2 - 3606 Hickory Ave

  • Irish Traditional Singing Style and Technique with Eileen Estes 
    @American Legion Post 2 - 3606 Hickory Avenue

4:15-5:30pm Choose one: 

  • History of Irish Traditional Music in Baltimore with Billy McComiskey and friends
    @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM (Main Level)

  • Song Repertoire Class with Eileen Estes & Catherine O'Kelly
    @ BLUEBIRD PUB (Lower Level) - 3600 Hickory Avenue

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 31, 2023. For cancellations received by close of business April 8, 2023, 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

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