Music, St Patricks Festivities  / 

Kíla are bringing their hip-shaking, smile-making, funky, groovy brand of trad to Kilkenny TradFest on St. Patrick’s Day for an outdoor concert in the magical grounds of Kilkenny’s Castle Park.

This year they have been celebrating the continued success of their recent album Suas Síos, the remarkable film Song of the Sea which they co-wrote the score for, and the most recent news that the music they wrote for the documentary about the Shannon Ireland’s Secret River was nominated for an Emmy award.

Suas Síos

Every year Kíla produce something magical, something memorable, something special and this year they haven’t let us down.

Suas Síos (Up Down) is their new album and was released nationwide in Ireland in January. It is a work of beauty, a work of maturity, a work that encapsulates their exuberance, their quietness and their sheer talent.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by the ubiquitous Mr. Karl Odlum (Ham Sandwich, Lisa O’Neill, Mic Christopher) the album is bristling with energy, passion and incisive musical intelligence. The last couple of years have seen Kíla return to their globetrotting ways (Croatia, Malaysia, France, Spain, Switzerland) and it was during these gigs abroad that these songs and tunes were given an opportunity to breath and gain nuances that might not have emerged ensconced in the studio environment.