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Monday, 12th February 2024

Night Moves Trad Trail brings the music to Drogheda’s best loved bars

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Síle na Riain and Ian Kinsella play in Barney Macs as part of Night Moves Tradtrail in conjunction with Droichead Arts Centre. Photos: Jenny Callanan Photography.

The Night Moves Trad Trail kicked off on Saturday night in Drogheda featuring the very finest local and national traditional musicians performing in three of Drogheda’s best loved bars including The Punt, Barney Macs, and the Pheasant.

Snakebite, a musical duo comprising Mick Hussey (guitar & vocals) and Mick Dunne (mandolin and banjo) performed at The Pheasant.

Snakebite play in The Pheasant as part of Night Moves Tradtrail in conjunction with Droichead Arts Centre.

Fiddle player Síle Ryan (GRAND ,Robbed And Lynched ,Co-Director of Trad Folkin' Rocks ) was joined by good friend renowned guitar player Ian Kinsella at Barney Macs.

Meanwhile, over at the Punt Tradify and Drogheda’s very own Darragh O’Heiligh were creating an irresistible soundscape, where the bold rhythm of the Bouzouki, the mesmerizing harmonies of the whistle, and the powerful presence of uilleann pipes intertwined.

NIGHT MOVES is produced by Droichead, and delivered with curators SJ McArdle, Brian Hegarty, 33-45, Brenda McComesky & Dorothy Smith, promoters & alternative venues/bars, and in partnership with Love Drogheda BIDS, supported by the Arts Offices in Louth & Meath County Councils, and the newly established Night-Time Economy Advisor in Drogheda.

Tradify play at The Punt as part of Night Moves Tradtrail.

The programme encapsulates a vision of extending cultural offerings, fostering partnerships, and creating diverse opportunities for artists and audiences alike, and is funded under the Arts Council’s Late Night Events (Pilot Programme) in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.

TRAD TRAIL is back on March 15 with Roisin Ward Morrow & Breiffne Holohan, Tradify and Faró.

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