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TradFest Kilkenny 2017

St Patrick's Weekend - Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th March

A feast of traditional music, song & dance

http://kilkennytradfest.com

2017 TradFest Brochure (8.8mb PDF)

The 5 day festival will host events for all ages, including workshops, the Bulmers music trail, Ceili’s, St Patrick’s Day festival and more

The 2016 Festival has been nominated in the IMRO awards as one of the Best Small Festivals in Ireland in 2016

For full details please visit www.kilkennytradfest.com.

Schedule

Wednesday 15th March

  • Concert: DeKalb High School Marching Barbs (from Illinois, USA) - Kilkenny Castle Grounds - 2pm, free

Thursday 16th March

  • Stories & Craft based on St Patrick & Irish Heritage - Library's at Castlecomer, Loughboy, Ferrybank & Graignamanagh - 10am to 12.30pm
  • Concert: Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Marching Band - Kilkenny Castle Grounds - 3.15pm, free
  • Concert: Paul Brady - St Canice's Cathedral, Coach Road - 7pm, €35
  • Concert: St Patrick's Brass & Reed Band 135th Anniversary Concert - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 7.30pm, €10
  • Live Trad Sessions in pubs across the city from 8pm

Friday 17th March

  • Visit the new Medieval Mile Museum, High St - 10am to 4.30pm, €7
  • Vintage Fairground - The Parade - 11am to 6pm
  • Live Music: Pre-Parade Entertainment - MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Hebron Road - 11.30am
  • Culture: James Stephens Barracks Museum Open Day - Castlecomer Road - 11am to 4pm
  • St Patrick's Day Parade - from St John's Church(Dublin Road) to Market Yard via High St - 1pm
  • Street Performers on the Parade & in the Castle Park - 1pm
  • Concert: John Spillane - The Festival Review Stage, The Parade - 3pm
  • Concert: Eleanor McEvoy / Usher's Island - Watergate Theatre, Parliment St - 7pm, €25
  • Live Trad Sessions in pubs across the city from 8pm
  • Concert: Mary MacNamara, Sorcha Costello & Andrew MacNamara - Home Rule Club, John's Quay - 9pm, €10

Saturday 18th March

  • Visit the new Medieval Mile Museum, High St - 10am to 4.30pm, €7
  • Vintage Fairground - The Parade - 11am to 6pm
  • Workshop: Sean Nos Singing with Clare Horgan - Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Workshop: Fiddle Workshop with Sorcha Costello - Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Workshop: Concertina Workshop with Mary MacNamara - Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Conversation & Performance: Barry McCormack & John Hegarty - Town Hall, High St - 3pm, €15
  • Concert: The Voice Squad - Medieval Mile Museum, High St - 8pm, €15
  • Live Trad Sessions in pubs across the city from 8pm
  • Concert: Declan Sinnott and Vickie Keating - Cleeres, Parliment St - 9.30pm, €15
  • Concert: Pauline Scanlon & Band - Medieval Mile Museum, High St - 10pm, €15

Sunday 19th March

  • Visit the new Medieval Mile Museum, High St - 10am to 4.30pm, €7
  • Vintage Fairground - The Parade - 11am to 6pm
  • Workshop: Bodhran for Beginners with Tommy Lanigan - Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Workshop: Harmonised Singing Workshop with The Voice Squad - Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle - 2pm, €10
  • Concert: Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Brid Harper - Paris Texas, High St - 6pm, free
  • Concert: Heidi Talbot - Cleeres, Parliment St - 7.30pm, €15
  • Live Trad Sessions in pubs across the city from 8pm
  • Concert: Fourth Moon - Billy Byrnes, John St - 9pm, €10

 


More Events over St Patrick's Week....

St Patrick's Day Festivities Brochure

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St Patrick's Day in Kilkenny

 

 

DeKalb High School Marching Barbs (from Illinois, USA)

Kilkenny Castle Grounds

Wednesday 15th March, 2pm, free

 

Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Marching Band (from Washington & Oregon, USA)

Kilkenny Castle Grounds

Thursday 16th March, 3.15pm, free