August 13-16, 2020

August 13-16, 2020

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Susan O'Neill, Winner of TradHub Competition to Perform at Festival


Milwaukee Irish Fest TradFest Partnership

Milwaukee Irish Fest joined forces in 2018 with the world renowned TradFest Temple Bar (Dublin, Ireland) to start an initiative aimed for supporting emerging Irish & Folk artists. 

Together, they have turned TradFest's annual 'TradHub' showcase (formerly called Live at the Hub) into a competition, where the act with the most stand-out performance wins the opportunity to perform at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2019 and TradFest 2020. 

The showcase offers a platform for artists to propel themselves to the next level of their career. All acts selected to perform as part of the showcase have a unique sound and talent, and most importantly, a passion and love for the music. 

This year, seven showcase artists performed at the historic Old Storehouse Bar in Dublin during TradFest Temple Bar. The showcase artists were:

  • Elkin
  • Susan O'Neill
  • Drops of Green
  • The Conifers
  • Lisa Loughrey
  • Mules & Men
  • Hoodman Blind

The 2019 TradHub winner is Susan O'Neill! Originally from Ennis, Susan is a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her debut album 'Found Myself Lost' debuted in 2017. HotPress describes her solo album as a "bluesy debut...showcasing her truly phenomenal husky voice, often reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin or ballsier Adele."

Save the date for August 15-18; come on out and support a TradFest artists and celebrate all things Irish and Celtic!

Listen to the showcase winner, Susan O'Neill

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