Harpist Seana Davey and Irish dancer Ruth Charles pictured ahead of the first TradFest@Home concerts which will stream over 4 nights from 28th January as part of the reimagined TradFest events which will happen this year. Photo: Mark Stedman

Tradfest comes into your home this week

TradFest@Home, normally the Temple Bar Tradfest, runs from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st January with four star-studded concerts featuring some of Ireland's most talented artists recorded live from Dublin Castle to enjoy from home anywhere in the world.

The line-up includes Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, Dervish, Altan, Hothouse Flowers, Eleanor McEvoy, The Mulcahy Family, Zoe Conway and John McIntyre and many more. Performances will stream at 8pm Irish Time (GMT), however events are available to watch on demand for three days after the release times and dates for the international audience.

Thursday sees Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny and friends; Friday is Dervish and friends; Saturday sees a night of fantastic music with Hothouse Flowers with Clare Sands, and on Sunday Altan and friends will perform. See tradfest.ie/events/

This concert series is just one part of a series of TradFest events which are planned to take place over the coming months. While bringing great music to audiences at home TradFest is also conscious that it is vital to support artists and those in the industry at such a challenging time for live entertainment. TradFest, run by Scurlogstown man Martin Harte's Temple Bar Company, made possible by the businesses in Temple Bar in Dublin City's Centre. While this has been a really difficult year for many of those businesses too, they remain committed to TradFest and supporting artists.