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Trad for Trócaire

Organise a Trad for Trócaire session in your locality to help support people in the world's poorest regions to live with independence and dignity.

Trad for Trocaire at Electric Picnic 2012

Calling musicians, singers and dancers!

Trad week 2017 will run from Monday 25th of September to October 1st.

Up to 2,000 Trad for Trócaire events have taken place across Ireland and also in the UK and USA since 2010.

The money raised is now supporting communities in many countries across the developing world who are struggling daily with extreme poverty and injustice.

You can play your part!

No matter how big or small the event, your seisiún has the power to change lives.

Support and fundraising materials

If you'd like to organise a Trad for Trócaire event in your locality, we're here to help.

Please get in touch to keep us posted on your events at [email protected] or 01 6293333.

If you have materials that you have used for your sessions in previous years, we encourage you to use them again! We also have useful materials for download to help you plan and organise your event:

Step by step guide: Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Your one stop shop guide to organising a successful Trad for Trócaire event.

Trad Event Poster
You can personalise this poster to let your community know about your upcoming trad event.

Fundraising Ideas
We have lots of tried and tested ideas to help you raise money during your Trad for Trócaire session.

Supporting materials
Trad for Trócaire poster and Trad for Trócaire leaflet

About Trad for Trócaire

Trad for Trócaire is a partnership between Trócaire and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann that celebrates Ireland’s deep musical heritage and our long history of goodwill towards people facing poverty.

The campaign began after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010 when well-known trad band, The Usual Suspects, busked from Dublin to Galway collecting donations to help Trócaire carry out vital emergency work and rebuilding projects.

Soon after, Trócaire and Comhaltas joined forces spreading the generosity of Ireland’s traditional Irish music community far and wide.

Dervish in Zimbabwe

Trad icons Dervish travelled to Zimbabwe in March 2014 and visited Trócaire funded schools and healthcare projects. Watch this great video of Dervish playing a Trad for Trócaire set for the children in a Trócaire supported school. Your support works!