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A Word from the Chairperson

I would like to welcome everyone to the 2020 Sallins Tradfest experience. This year has been an unusual  one and our committee has been really challenged to deliver a Traditional Music and Culture Festival.

Because of the situation with the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions we were not able to have our usual live acts, classes and other activities. So to make up for this, in a small way, the committee has produced a Féile video featuring some of the local musicians who perform regularly in our local pubs such as The Railway Inn, Sallins, Fletcher’s in Naas and The Kilteel Inn.

We have Féilim Mac Donnacha/Piano Accordion and Pat Domican/Guitar playing four jigs. Bryan O'Connell/Small Pipes playing a slow air and two jigs. The Sexton Family playing The Mist Covered Mountains and The Walls of Lisscarroll. Our local group Sult play a few more Irish Traditional tunes and Nuala Mac Lochlainn sings An Culann. This is all complemented by a bi-lingual commentary by Barra McGoff.

I’d like to thank all the committee for their hard work and endless zoom meetings and of course the musicians for their participation. I would also like to thank Ger Loughran at Bargetrip.ie for facilitating us on board one of his fabulous barges.

I hope you all enjoy our Sallins Tradfest video, that you all stay safe and that we can look forward once more to live music sessions and be able to interact with each other at other cultuaral activities next year at Féile na Sollán 2021.

Bígí Slán

Tony Gavin

Féile na Sollán - Sallins TradFest

Welcome to Sallins TradFest / Féile na Sollán 2020, the eighth time that we will host this festival in Co. Kildare! Sult na Sollán is delighted that the festival is back again this year, although not in its usual format. Due to Covid19, we won’t have the option to come together this year as we have in recent years. But this hasn’t stopped us  - we managed to succeed in another way - by recording a special video to celebrate the talent of our area ...

Barra McGoff presents this special video as we celebrate Sallins Trad Fest 2020

Local musicians from Sallins, Kill and Naas play a selection of Irish Traditional tunes and songs for Sallins Tradfest 2020.

- Féilim Mac Donnacha/Piano Accordion and Pat Domican/Guitar play four jigs. Robin's Fancy, Fisherman's Lilt, Patsy Geary's and Tiocfaidh me abhaile thu.

- Bryan O'Connell/Small Pipes plays slow air. Hector the Hero and two jigs, The Lark in the Morning and Jig of Slurs.

- The Sextons from Sult Og , James Sexton/Button Accordion, Roisin Sexton/Concertina and Conor Sexton/Fiddle play two jigs.

- The Mist Covered Mountains and The Walls of Lisscarroll. Sult, Jess Sloane/Fiddle, James Sexton, Accordion, Tony Gavin/Banjo, Brendan Slaughter/Guitar and Dee O'Connor, Fiddle play two jigs.

The Road to Lisdoonvarna and This is My Love, Do You Like Her. Nuala Mac Lochlainn sings An Culann.