£2,500 has been awarded for The Trip to Birmingham TradFest: towards the promotion of Irish traditional music in a variety of ways throughout the year, aiming to foster greater levels of engagement with, and appreciation of, a shared sense of Irish heritage among young Irish people. The biggest project is the annual ‘Trip to Birmingham Tradfest’ festival in November and others include a ‘Schools Programme’, monthly participation sessions and concerts.
Birmingham TradFest is a not-for-profit organisation set up by 4 Birmingham-born Irish individuals under 25 in November 2013 with a number of aims centred on positively impacting other young Irish people in Birmingham. Their overarching aim is to promote greater levels of engagement with, and along with this a greater appreciation of, a shared sense of Irish heritage among young Irish people in Birmingham, and in turn other cities in the UK through the celebration of Irish traditional music.
Birmingham TradFest has also been awarded the Innovation Award 2016 in recognition of the enterprise and success of 4 young Irish-born Birmingham individuals establishing The Trip to Birmingham TradFest in November 2013 aiming to promote Irish Traditional Music and foster greater levels of engagement with young Irish people in Birmingham.
Birmingham TradFest’s award is supported by Culture Ireland’s donation of proceeds from Ceiliúradh, held at the Royal Albert Hall, April 2014.