TradFest Temple Bar 2015

2015 will mark the 10th year of TradFest – a festival based in Dublin’s Temple Bar, showcasing the full spectrum of traditional & folk music in some of Dublin’s most unique venues. The Festival presents both established and up and coming artists, giving new voices a chance to be heard as part of this internationally renowned musical celebration, as well as offering a full programme of events suitable for families.

The festival’s line up is shaping up to be one of its strongest ever, with a roll-call of trad legends and new artists who are reinventing their genres.

Acts include Sweeney’s Men, Liam O’Flynn, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin & Neil Martin, Levellers, Hot House Flowers, The Undertones, Beoga & Big Band, Danú, Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn, Mick Flannery, Irish Conertina Ensemble, Cara Dillon & Band, DeBarra, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Marc O’Reilly & The Hard Ground and many more.

Tips For Choosing Bedroom Furniture

Tips For Choosing Bedroom Furniture

The bedroom is the most personal area in the house. It is a place where one relaxes after a long day of work or other activities. Therefore, the bedroom atmosphere should be able to absorb the stress and worries of the day. It is imperative to embellish your bedroom with good furniture that will bring about a positive vigor. These tips shed some light on how you can choose the right furniture for your room to make it magnificent. Below are some of the tips that should be considered;

The Space Of The Room

The space of the room is a significant factor to consider. A small room should not be filled because the area will become congested. Moreover, you will not have the luxury of moving around. A small room should be fitted with a small or medium sized bed and the relevant furniture. Consider the length, width, and height so as to make a deliberated decision on how to furnish it. A big room will look odd with few items. You can hire an interior designer to help if furnishing the room yourself will not give you satisfaction.


Whether you are shopping in an online store or an actual store, we all look for the best deals. When shopping on a budget, it is advisable to shop online. This is because most people have embraced online shopping hence a high number of online shoppers. That prompts dealers to have deals that attract more shoppers. Therefore, they offer attractive discounts. Go for furniture that is of good quality yet it is affordable. There is no need of buying substandard items that are less expensive only for them to wear out after a short time.


The material of the furniture will have an effect on its durability. For example, bed frames are made of either metal or woods. The hardwood ones are stronger hence more durable. However, they are a bit costly. The metal frames weigh less and can stand the test of time.
When getting a mattress, it is important to keep in mind that the type of mattress you sleep on has an effect on the quality of sleep you get. Choose a mattress that is comfortable and durable to get better sleep. It is advisable to check for the certificate of its safety and compliance. Also, the nightstands and bed stands should be strong enough to withstand loads.