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People seeking a true taste of traditional Irish festivities have a few weeks left until the annual Temple Bar Trad Festival of Irish Music and Culture begins.

From Wednesday January 28th until Sunday February 1st 2009, the Temple Bar cultural area on the south bank of the River Liffey in Dublin is set to come to life with a range of exciting concerts and feature workshops, musical performances, showcases and much more.

Over the course of the five-day extravaganza, many of the pubs and bars in the historic district - which is internationally renowned for its unique and vibrant atmosphere - will play host to musicians from around the country.

They will take part in trad and folk music sessions, which are completely free for people to enjoy. Other free events include street performances.

Initial acts confirmed for the 2009 event include some of Ireland's most accomplished instrumentalists - including Sean McKeon, Liam O Connor, Ciaran O Maonaigh and Aidan O'Donnell - as well as talent from overseas, including fluting maestro Michael McGoldrick.

Full details about the festival's events and ticketing information will be made available soon, but given the extraordinary reputation TradFest has earned over the years, it may well be advisable for people to get their Dublin hotels booked well in advance to ensure they are able to attend.

For visitors in search of accommodation offers over 140 hotels in the Irish Capital ranging from serviced apartments to exclusive boutique hotels.

Standard double rooms can be booked for £78 per night at the Temple Bar Hotel - it is a 3 star hotel with an average customer rating of 5/6.

For guests wanting luxurious accommodation the Fitzwilliam Hotel, rated 5 stars, has executive double rooms from £167. This modern property has received fantastic reviews and has an average customer rating of 5/6. Also it has been voted one of the top 21 coolest hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.

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