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Tonn Nua

A festival of new Irish traditional and folk music in Berlin

On 5 and 6 May 2023, the Embassy of Ireland in Germany hosted Tonn Nua, a festival of new Irish traditional and folk music.

Tonn Nua, meaning 'a new wave' in Irish, featured exemplary and award winning artists; Cormac Begley, Thomas McCarthy, The Blackwater Céilí Band, The Len Collective, Louise O’Connor, and Iarfhlaith Ó Domhnaill and Natalie Ní Chasaide.

Dedicated to showcasing a new wave of activity and talent in the world of Irish traditional folk music and dance, the two-day celebration featured music, céilís and workshops.

Exhibiting some of the more modern nuances developing within the traditional scene, events sold out to enthuasiastic audiences across the programme.

Tonn Nua was presented in partnership with Exberliner magazine and with the support of ITMA and Comhaltas.