Trad Festival Brings Celtic Music to CNY

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Celtic music returns to Central New York for a multi-day and multi-venue event. 

The Syracuse Trad Festival bringing traditional Irish music in time for the St. Patrick holiday, Chariperson Marty Cahill said. The festival is in its second year with a mission to educate and entertain Central New Yorkers on traditional Irish music.

“The purpose of this festival is to get this music out to people who might not heard it before , that’s why we are not just at irish pubs, we try to experiment with different places” Marty added.

Abigail Pryde is a fiddler and vocalist for the band Heron Valley. They hail from Scotland and will be in the Central New York as part of their second US tour. The band is thrilled to be back in the United States, she said. They enjoy bringing their music to the area,

The event will feature live performances, workshops education to kids about Irish music and culture. ‘Heron Valley’ performs Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30pm at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub in Armory Square.

For a full list of events, acts, and performances visit Syracuseirishfestival.com/tradfest/

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