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


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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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Milwaukee, WI
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Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee, WI


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