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Kilkenny TradFest 2016

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TradFest Kilkenny 2016

St Patrick's Weekend

A feast of traditional music, song & dance

http://kilkennytradfest.com

In 2016, the 4th Kilkenny Tradfest will take over the city for a St Patrick’s Weekend full of craic agus ceol. The festival offers an amazing mix of live music performances, music and dance workshops & family activities and much much more…

For a taste of what to expect at a Kilkenny TradFest, find our 2015 information below


2015 Festival Schedule

Download the full Brochure of Events here.

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Friday 13th March

  • Live Music: Live Trad - Left Bank, Patrick St - 5pm to 7pm
  • Live Music: Anthony McAuley & Friends - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 6pm
  • Live Music: The Whispers (Ballads) - Kilford Arms, John St - 8pm
  • Live Music: Open Trad Session (Musicians Welcome) - Bollards Bar, Kieran St - 8.30pm
  • Live Music: Divil The Bit - Lanigans, Rose Inn St - 9.30pm
  • Live Music: Acoustic Hearts - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 10pm

Saturday 14th March

  • Sean Nos Dancing Classes for all ages & ability - Brog Maker, Castlecomer Road - 10.30am to 12.30pm & 2pm - 4pm, €5
  • Vintage Fairground on the Parade from 11am to 6pm
  • Drum Circle for all ages - The Parade - 11.30am
  • Live Music & Animation - Nell Ni Chroinin with Cartoon Saloon - Parade Tower in Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Uileann Pipes with Leonard Brady - Hole In The Wall, High St - 2pm, €10
  • Concertina with Edel Fox - Ormonde Room in Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Flute with Conor Byrne - Parade Tower in Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Fiddle Workshop with Anthony McAuley - Duchess Room in Kilkenny Castle - Beginners at 2pm, Intermediate at 3.30pm, €10
  • Live Music: Seo Linn - Workhouse Square at MacDonagh Junction - 2pm
  • Concert: Seo Linn - Biddy Early's, John St - 4pm
  • Chat: Culture Vultures with Tony Clayton Lea - Hole In The Wall, High St - 5pm, €10
  • Live Music: Sioc - The Field, High St - 5pm
  • Live Music: Last Orders (Trad Band) - Lanigans, Rose Inn St - 5pm
  • Live Music: Anthony McAuley & Friends - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 6pm
  • Concert: Away With The Fairies - Matt The Millers, John St - 6pm
  • Live Music: No Hot Ashes (non-trad band) - The Field, High St - 8pm
  • Concert: Leonard Barry, Conor Byrne, Andy Morrow & Kilkenny Pipers Club - Set Theatre, John St - 8.30pm, €15
  • Live Music: Sheelnagig - Club House Hotel, John St - 9pm
  • Live Music: Live Session with Sean & Pascal - Village Inn, Upper Patrick St - 9pm
  • Ceili: Johnny Reidy Ceili Band - Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St - 9pm, €10
  • Live Music: Dave Donohoe & Friends - Bollards Bar, Kieran St - 9.30pm
  • Live Music: Lem's Orchard - JB Burkes, John St - 9.30pm
  • Live Music: Roisin Dubh - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 10pm
  • Live Music: Blue Massey - Breathnach's, John St - 10pm
  • Concert: Cuig - Paris Texas, High St - 10pm
  • Live Music: Live Trad - Shem's, John St - 10.30pm

Sunday 15th March

  • Vintage Fairground on the Parade from 11am to 6pm
  • Drum Circle for all ages - The Parade - 11.30am
  • Live Music: Aengus Hackett & Turkish vocalist Sanem Kalfa - Cleeres, Parliment St - 1pm, €10
  • Lecture: IMRO Masterclass and Showcase - Rothe House, Parliment St - 1pm, Free (Ticketed)
  • Concert: John Spillane - O'Gormans, John St from 2pm to 3pm & Paris Texas, High St from 4pm to 5pm
  • St Patrick's Weekend Hooley with Trad Music & Dancers - Workhouse Square at MacDonagh Junction - 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Live Music: Sheelangig - Lyrath Estate Hotel, Carlow Road - 3pm
  • Live Music: Sioc - The Field, High St - 4pm
  • Story & Song: Soundings with Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan - Long Gallery in Kilkenny Castle - 4.30pm, €15
  • Live Music: Last Orders - Egans, John St - 5pm
  • Live Music: Alan Kelly (Ballads) - Lanigans, Rose Inn St - 5pm
  • Live Music: Live Trad - Left Bank, Patrick St - 5pm
  • Live Music: Local Trad Act - Christy's, Patrick St - 6pm
  • Live Music: Anthony McAuley & Friends - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 6pm
  • Concert: Away With The Fairies - Matt The Millers, John St - 6pm
  • An Evening Workshop and Concert with Ronan O Snodaigh(Kila) - Billy Byrnes, John St - 6pm to 8pm, €10
  • Concert + Dinner: Lumiere (with dinner at Anocht Restaurant) - Kilkenny Design Centre - 6.15pm or 7pm, €45 (incl dinner)
  • Live Music: Rusty Springs - The Field, High St - 7pm
  • Live Music: Mick Kennedy (Ballads & Trad) - Kilford Arms, John St - 8pm
  • Live Music: Hell For Leather (Ballads & Trad) - Lanigans, Rose Inn St - 8pm
  • Concert: Sweeney's Men (pre show features Q&A with band) - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 8pm, €18
  • Concert: Edel Fox & Neil Byrne - Cleeres, Parliment St - 8pm, €12
  • Live Music: Tomas Jackman - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 9pm
  • Ceili: Annaly Ceili Band - Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road - 9pm, €10
  • Live Music: Blue Massey (as seen on TG4) - JB Burkes, John St, 10pm
  • Live Music: Rag Trade, Breathnach's, John St - 10pm
  • Live Music: The Kitchen Sessions - Shem's, John St - 10.30pm

Monday 16th March

  • Vintage Fairground on the Parade from 11am to 6pm
  • Open House Trad Session (musicians welcome) - Colaiste Pobal Osrai - 2pm to 4pm
  • Live Music: Sioc - The Field, High St - 6pm
  • Concert: Away With The Fairies - Matt The Millers, John St - 6pm
  • Concert: Skippers Alley - Paris Texas, High St - 6.30pm
  • Irish Beats Bodhran Workship - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 6.30pm
  • Concert: At First Light - Pembroke Hotel, Patrick St - 7pm
  • Live Music: The Bodhran Boys - Kilford Arms, John St - 8pm
  • Live Music: Whiskers of Lichen (John Fogarty & Friends) - Club House Hotel, Patrick St - 8pm
  • Live Music: Raglan Rogues (Trad & Ballads) - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 8.30pm
  • Live Music: The Briars - The Field, High St - 9pm
  • Live Music: Druida Nua - Orchard House, New Orchard Road - 9pm
  • Live Music: Hee Bee Gee Bee's - Ryans, Friary St - 9pm
  • Concert: Donal Lunny & Paddy Glackin / Pauline Scanlon, Padraig Rynne & 'Notify' - Set Theatre, John St - 9pm, €20
  • Concert: Ruggedwood - Egans, John St - 9.30pm
  • Live Music: Trad Session with Mick Walsh & Friends - Cleeres, Parliment St - 9.30pm
  • Live Music: Loudest Whisper (Trad) - Lanigans, Rose Inn St - 9.30pm
  • Live Music: Roisin Dubh - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 10pm

Tuesday 17th March

  • Vintage Fairground on the Parade from 11am to 6pm
  • Drum Circle for all ages - The Parade - 11.30am
  • St Patrick's Weekend Hooley with Trad Music & Dancers - Workhouse Square at MacDonagh Junction - 12pm to 1pm
  • St Patrick's Day Parade - from St John's Church, Dublin Road - 1pm
  • Live Music: Sioc - The Field, High St - 3pm
  • Live Music: Comhaltas Ceoltoir Eireann Kilkenny Branch - Bollards, Kieran St - 3pm
  • Live Music: Whiskers of Lichen (John Fogarty & Friends) - Billy Byrnes, John St - 3pm
  • Concert: Sharon Shannon [support: Steve cooney Trio] - Kilkenny Castle Park (Outdoors) - 3pm [sup: 2.15pm], Free
  • Concert: Steve Cooney - Club House Hotel, John St - 4pm
  • Concert: Skippers Alley - Dylan Whiskey Bar, John St - 4pm
  • Live Music: Sheelanagig - The Blue Bar, Patrick St - 4pm
  • Live Music: Live Trad - Left Bank, Patrick St - 4pm
  • Live Music: Rusty Springs - The Field, High St - 6pm
  • Live Music: Barefoot (Ballad/Rock) - Orchard House, New Orchard Road - 6pm
  • Live Music: Hee Bee Gee Bee's - Ryans, Friary St - 6pm
  • Live Music: Tommy Lanigan, Martin Coughlan, Paddy Cleere & Ivan Maguire - Lanigans, Rose Inn St - 6pm
  • Concert: Away With The Fairies - Matt The Millers, John St - 6pm
  • Live Music: Keltic Kats - Langtons, John St - 6.30pm
  • Concert: Mary Black - Langton's Ballroom, John St - 8pm, €31.50
  • Live Music: Raglan Rogues - Kytelers Inn, Kieran St - 8pm
  • Live Music: Tom Walsh (Ballads) - Kilford Arms, John St - 8pm
  • Live Music: Rob Strong - The Field, High St - 9pm