Trá Pháidín

& Róis

21st Jul 2023

21:00 - 00:00

The Greyhound Bar, Tralee


Experimental folk act Trá Pháidín with support from Róis, bígí linn

Trá Pháidín:

Deirtear go bhfuil gang acu agus nach bhfuil gang acu….
Deirtear gur céilí band iad nach g’iarraidh a bheith ina chéilí band…..
Deirtear gurbh iad saibhreas agus náire na ngael….
Deirtear go bhfuil sé cineál ar nós ceol traidisíunta, jazz, kosmiche agus tobchumadh bailigh craiceáilte….
Deirtear go Trá Pháidín nó Báidín Fheilimí an t-ainm atá orthu….

Some say there’s loads and none of them…
Some say they’re an accidental céilí band…
Some say they are the pride and shame of the gaelic league….
Some say its kinda like trad, jazz, krautrock and insanity with some improv…..
Some say they’re either called Trá Pháidín or Báidín Fheilimí…..

An Ensemble of 9 heads, 18 ears, an equal amount of order and chaos is what you’d find in Trá Pháidín. Physically, mentally, politically and spiritually split between Conamara and Cork. This “on-the-fence” identity is expressed through improvisational frameworks exploring modern gaelic identity, absurdism, psychogeography and any other buzzwords that will aid the cult of world-renowned personality.



Róis (Rose Connolly) is a composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, from County Fermanagh. Her body of work includes ensemble, large-scale and small-scale works, solo pieces, electronic solo/ensemble pieces and short film/multimedia works also. Her unique sound is an idiosyncratic combination of modernist and contemporary music with inflections of Irish traditional music, folk and Jazz. Rose maintains a busy performance schedule in Ireland, performing with an array of professional musicians in both Jazz, traditional and classical contexts.



Tickets €10 on the door

Doors 9pm, ceol 9:30

This event is supported by Kerry County Council through their Arts Act Grant.