Thank you to everyone who was involved in 2017’s Kilkenny Tradfest & St.Patrick’s Festivities, we couldn’t do this without your support! The Festival and Parade were a huge success and we hope that you enjoyed your visit.  Please come back next year for all 2018 event information and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all latest updates and news.
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The Festival Team
 

 

Paul Brady is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues traditional Irish & classic pop styles into his songwriting. His live performances, whether solo or with full band, include songs from...

Following on from Eleanor’s performance we’re thrilled to present Usher’s Island. The five names in this band read like a nominations list for an Irish traditional music hall of fame; Andy Irvine (Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, LAPD, Patrick Street, Mozaik), Dónal Lunny (Bothy Band, Planxty, Moving Hearts, LAPD, Mozaik), Paddy Glackin...

First on stage for this special evening of Irish music is Award winning Eleanor McEvoy, one of Ireland's most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters. Best known for her songs Sophie, Harbour, The Secret of Living, and of course Only A Woman’s Heart, Eleanor will be performing songs from her...

The Voice Squad is made up of Phil Callery, Fran McPhail and Gerry Cullen who together have a style of singing in harmony that gives the group a unique sound. As a group they have been much in demand as studio session musicians adding their vocal textures and melodic...

We’re proud to present world-renowned Irish guitarist, producer, songwriter and Folk legend Declan Sinnott, accompanied by singer/songwriter Vickie Keating. Declan was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years and has worked as a...

"Her voice is a superb mix of china cup fragility and steely strength” The Irish Times Pauline Scanlon is a talented vocalist and songwriter who galvanized the Irish music scene with her stunning debut album, Red Colour Sun, Produced by John Reynolds over ten years ago. Deeply immersed in the...

Barry McCormack is one of Ireland’s foremost and prolific songwriters. Drawing on the rich ballad tradition Barry has, over a career spanning thirty years, honed a talent that has won him many accolades and cult status on the Dublin music scene. John has been...

Music was a way of life when Mary was growing up in East Clare. Born in the townland of Clondanagh between Tulla and Feakle, she was from an early age in the company of the great masters of Irish Traditional Music of the region such as John Naughton, Martin...

Beoga are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz...

Dermot Byrne, Brid Harper and Steve Cooney have collaborated to tour in 2017 and look forward to a re-union that only happens sporadically due to all their individual demands. They will play a series of concerts in March and we’re delighted that they’ll...

“Simply vocal heaven” The Sunday Times “A voice that’s both awestruck &tender” New York Times Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the...

Fourth Moon line-up consists of Mohsen Amini (Concertina), David Lombardi (Fiddle), Géza Frank (Whistles, Flute, Pipes) and Jean Damei (Guitar), who between them have performed globally with their own projects and also with the...

Nuadán are a four piece band from the West Waterford Gaeltacht, An Rinn. The band is made up of the remaining members of a band that won the prestigious Siansa Gael Linn Competition in the National Concert hall in 2013. They play tunes and songs in both Irish and...

Fiúntas is an entirely Laois based group, comprising members from Spink and Camross Comhaltas branches. Put together by David and Mark Vesey in September 2015, the group comprises David on piano, flute and vocals, Mark on banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar, accordion and percussion, Lily Kettle on fiddle...


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