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By night Kilkenny comes alive as visitors and locals alike enjoy the city's vibrant cultural and entertainment life. The city offers an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan designer bars, and traditional old style hostelries. What better way to spend an evening than enjoying a meal in one of the many restaurants throughout Kilkenny? Live music and theatre takes place throughout the week, so whether your taste is for dance music, poetry, theatre or rock! - Kilkenny has something to offer you.

Kilkenny’s intimate size and wonderfully atmospheric venue make it a magical location for the many festivals that fill the calendar each year. With music spilling onto the streets and venues within walking distance of each other, the whole city celebrates. For festivals and events, Kilkenny has it all.

Whatever your heart desires, open it to Kilkenny.

E.g., 2017-03-23
Thursday 6th April 2017
Concert: Ré (ft. Liam Ó Maonlaí)

Thursday 6th April at 8pm

Set Theatre, John St

Tickets - €18.50. Having recently played a sold out concert as part of NYF Dublin in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Liam Ó Maonlaí and his all-star band take to the road this April with performances lined up in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork, Leitrim & Waterford.

Friday 7th April 2017
Live Music in Kilkenny on Friday with Divil the Bit at Lanigans Live Music: Divil The Bit

Every Friday from 9.30pm

Lanigan's Bar, Rose Inn St

If your looking for a lively traditional band who's interaction with their audience has earned them a huge following in kilkenny pubs, don't miss out on their Friday residency gig at Lanigan's

Live Trad Music every Friday at Kytelers Inn Kilkenny 3 Live Bands on Fridays at Kytelers

Every Friday from 6pm

Kyteler's Inn, Kieran St

See three live acts every Friday at Kytelers Inn. It starts at 6pm with a trad session featuring local musicians. Then in the garden area of Kytelers, Drops of Green perform from 8pm.

Morrissons Late Bar in Kilkenny every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Morrisson's Late Bar

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10pm

Morrisson's, Ormonde St

Morrissons Late Bar Kilkenny is the best late night venue in Kilkenny. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night providing revelers with the best in live DJs.

Live Trad Music at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad Band at Matt The Millers

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

Live band at Matt the Millers from Tuesday to Friday at 9.30pm with bands including The Navvies, Abbeyfolk, Bowtie, The Electrix and more.

Thursday and Friday's bands are followed by DJ's

Live Trad with Wallop The Cat at Matt The Millers in Kilkenny Live Trad with Wallop The Cat

Daily at 6.30pm

Matt the Millers, John St

John and Matt have been gigging on the ballad and trad scene for many years. John spent most of his time on the London and UK music circuit. Matt has played mostly on the Irish circuit.

Dine with live Jazz at Harpers Restaurant at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel every Friday and Saturday Live Jazz Band and Dinner

Every Friday from 8.30pm + Saturday from 11pm

Harpers Restaurant at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Enjoy dinner while a live Jazz band plays at the newly refurbished Harper's Restaurant at the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

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Trad Session at Hole In The Wall

Every Friday from 10pm

Hole In The Wall, High St

Trad Session on Friday's in one of Kilkenny's finest pubs, the Hole in The Wall.

Live Entertainment at Sullivan's Brewing Company

Friday from 3pm, Saturday from 6pm & Sunday from 1pm

Sullivan's Brewing Company, The Glasshouse, 16 John Street Lower

Soak up the atmosphere and savour the ancient craft of independent artisan brewing at our brand new Sullivan’s visitor centre in Kilkenny, Ireland. Savour a Sullivan’s Malting Red Ale in our atmospheric taproom and courtyard, and couple it with a delicious dish from our wood-fired oven.

Saturday 8th April 2017
Live Music in Kilkenny every Saturday at Rafter Dempsey's Live Band at Rafter Dempsey's

Every Saturday at 10pm

Rafter Dempsey's, Friary St

Saturday nights are very lively at Rafter Dempsey's, as we always have one of the best bands in Kilkenny belting out their tunes!

Live Trad Music every Saturday at Kytelers Inn Kilkenny 3 Live Bands on Saturdays at Kytelers

Every Saturday from 6pm

Kyteler's Inn, Kieran St

See three live acts every Saturday at Kytelers Inn. It starts at 6pm with a Trad Session featuring local musician Anthony McCauley. Then in the garden area of Kytelers, Abbey Folk perform from 8pm. Then to finish the night, Roisin Dubh perform at 10pm.

Morrissons Late Bar in Kilkenny every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Morrisson's Late Bar

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10pm

Morrisson's, Ormonde St

Morrissons Late Bar Kilkenny is the best late night venue in Kilkenny. Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night providing revelers with the best in live DJs.

Nightclub in Kilkenny every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Langtons Nightclub Langton's Nightclub

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10pm

Langton's, John St

One of Kilkenny’s most popular night clubs, the Langton Club is open every Tuesday night, Thursday night and Saturday night from 10.00pm till late!.

Live Trad at Bollards Bar in Kilkenny Live Trad & Acoustic Session at Bollards

Every Saturday from 9.30pm

Bollards Bar, Kieran St

Live Acoustic Session every Saturday from 9.30pm to 11.30pm

Dine with live Jazz at Harpers Restaurant at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel every Friday and Saturday Live Jazz Band and Dinner

Every Friday from 8.30pm + Saturday from 11pm

Harpers Restaurant at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Enjoy dinner while a live Jazz band plays at the newly refurbished Harper's Restaurant at the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

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Concert: Mary Black

Saturday 8th April at 7.30pm

St Canices Cathedral, Coach Road

Tickets - €30. For the last quarter-century, singer Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. At a time when less adventurous performers preferred to stick exclusively to the well-worn ballads from Ireland’s rich music heritage and the more obvious hits from contemporary writers, Mary explored the best work available from new composers and mined the rich seams they offered.

Concert: Little Hours

Saturday 8th April at 8pm

Set Theatre, John St

Tickets - €15. From a remote fishing port in the north west of Ireland comes the wildly talented musical duo Little Hours. 26 year old vocalist / guitarist Ryan McCloskey and 22 year old vocalist / keyboardist John Doherty announce they will return to the live circuit this coming March and April.

Concert: Samantha Crain

Saturday 8th April at 7pm

Cleeres, Parliment St

Tickets - €15.  Samantha Crain will be performing songs from her new album "You Had Me At Goodbye" at Cleeres Theatre in Kilkenny on Saturday 8th April.

Convention: Table Top Gaming & Pop Culture Convention

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April from 9am - 9pm

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde St

Black Kat Games (Based on Friry Street, Kilkenny) will be running a Table top gaming and Pop Culture convention in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny on the 8th and 9th of April 2017.

Live Entertainment at Sullivan's Brewing Company

Friday from 3pm, Saturday from 6pm & Sunday from 1pm

Sullivan's Brewing Company, The Glasshouse, 16 John Street Lower

Soak up the atmosphere and savour the ancient craft of independent artisan brewing at our brand new Sullivan’s visitor centre in Kilkenny, Ireland. Savour a Sullivan’s Malting Red Ale in our atmospheric taproom and courtyard, and couple it with a delicious dish from our wood-fired oven.

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