Trad Music Festival June 2018

Trad Music Festival – Howth (June 1st -4th 2018)


Trad Music Festival sponsored by Smithwick’s is back again in Howth this June 2018 Bank Holiday weekend! With the festival now entering its third year, expect to see some of  Ireland’s finest trad scene musicians around the local Bars.

KILA, The Kilkennys, The Legend of Luke Kelly, The Bogs, Blank Bank Folk, Billy Treacey & the Scope, John Spillane, and many more acts and musicians will perform in various venues. The event will run throughout the bank holiday weekend from Friday 1st June – Monday 4th June . Howth Trad Fest 2018 promises a fun-packed weekend of live music in the following 8 venues most of which are free!

  • The Summit Inn,
  • The Bloody Stream
  • The Abbey Tavern
  • The waterside
  • McNeills of Howth
  • O’Connells
  • Findlaters
  • The House

With a wonderful weather forecasted this June Bank Holiday come and join us for a weekend and celebrate the Irish culture with this full program of traditional music.


Here is some of what you can expect from last years event:

Wild Roving for Trad!

Posted by Howth Trad Fest on Sunday, June 4, 2017






Smithwick’s Trad Fest 2017


Overall, there will be great craic around Howth with visitors both local and global so enjoy this opportunity to connect with new and existing friends. We hope to see you this bank holiday weekend and that you enjoy the chance to explore Howth and its many attractions that can be found on our website.

More information can be found via The Howth Trad Fest 2018 Facebook page here