by / April 3rd, 2013 /

Trócaire mini festival to mark 40th anniversary

Trócaire have announced a mini festival as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Donal Dineen’s Parish, Rarely Seen Above Ground and the Dublin Afro-Beat Ensemble will headline TrócaireLive at the Grand Social on Saturday, 27th April.

TrócaireLive will feature DJs, drummers, market stalls, food, fashion and photography as well as music from Ireland and abroad and and doors at the Liffey Street venue will open at 5pm. Joanne McGarry, Campaigns Officer with Trócaire, said: “We first held a TrócaireLive event three years ago, and we’ve expanded on the idea each year since then. 2013 marks Trócaire’s 40th anniversary, so we’re planning a bigger and better TrócaireLive than ever before, and we’re hoping to offer gig-goers a mini festival experience, right in the heart of Dublin.

“The aim of the event is to showcase Irish and world music; place a spotlight on Trócaire’s campaigning work; and mark our 40th anniversary. We’ll kick off with Nigerian folk drummers performing outside the venue from early afternoon, and the rooftop garden will be filled with market stalls, food and music from 5pm. In the earlier part of the evening, people can soak up the festival atmosphere as they listen to the sounds of the hugely popular Discovery Gospel Choir; up-and-coming Ugandan singer Justine Nantale; the ever-soulful Madu; and party DJs Groovement Soul.

Admission to TrócaireLive is free of charge before 7pm and €10 after 7pm, with proceeds going to Trócaire. Further details are available at and tickets can be purchased through