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REPRO FREE:Kerry footballer Marc O'Se joins musicians Aoife Granville, Darran Roche and Patrick Hazelton from MOXI, Christine McGrattan,  World Dancing champion David Geaney and Jerry O'Sullivan, Tom Crean Brewery to launch this years Dingle Tradfest in association with Crean’s Fresh Irish Lager which kicks off on September 12th and will run until September 15th.  Marking its third year, the festival will host a series of concerts, a themed session trail and outdoor events, including Tom Crean’s Expedition and session on Cnoc a’ Cairn.  Photo: Don MacMonagle Dingle Tradfest promotes Irish traditional music in an innovative way, emphasising especially the creativity of young traditional musicians on the scene today. Up and coming super groups MOXIE, The Full Set and The Low Tone Trio will perform at various venues throughout the weekend. The annual Trad Disco with uber-cool DJ Conor Crimmins will take place at Club HTWO on Saturday night. The festival will also host a Tribute to renowned songwriter and songster Tony Small that will be curated and presented by Pauline Scanlon. Dingle Tradfest will certainly be the place to be in September with a host of concerts, free session trail and lots lots more. More guests to be announced shortly. The Tradfest will also field a team of musicians for Tommy Griffin’s Over 35s Football Tournament, which will take place on the same weekend.  Bígí Linn!! All enquiries to: Deirdre Granville  Email: dingletradfest@gmail.com www.dingletradfest.comOrganisers have indicated the previously cancelled Dingle Tradfest festival will now go ahead.

The traditional Irish music festival – founded by musicians Aoife and Deirdre Granville – has taken place annually in the West Kerry town for the past five years.

Last May organisers released a statement indicating the festival in its current format would not go ahead this year.

This was, the statement said, due to the absence of Arts Council funding.

Today organisers have indicated Dingle Tradfest will go ahead this year on September 9th and 10th.

It was also announced that six-time world champion Irish dancer David Geaney will curate a number of events during the Dingle Tradfest weekend with more acts to be announced in coming days.