join us march 15th - 19th

100 concerts and music trail sessions to choose from!

Kilkenny Tradfest is back for 2023!  Taking place in the intimate medieval city of Kilkenny, Ireland from the 15th – 19th March 2023.

Kilkenny is famed for it’s fantastic pubs and venues and we’re delighted to bring another fantastic programme of Irish traditional and folk music to the heart of Kilkenny this St. Patrick’s weekend. Nothing beats the magic of live music!

With headline gigs, the Bulmers Music Trail, and a mix of ticketed and free events. Plus St. Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny takes place on the same weekend. There is fun guaranteed from day to night!

All concert tickets are now on sale and the music trail is live – so you can start planning a great weekend of music in Kilkenny! 

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Kilkenny TradFest was established in 2013, it is organised by Kilkenny City Vintners sponsored by Bulmers, and is supported by Kilkenny County Council. It takes place alongside the ever expanding and very exciting St Patrick’s Festival Kilkenny each year.

TradFest has attracted numerous accolades and in 2016 was awarded ‘Small Festival of the Year’ award by the prestigious IMRO music body ‘in recognition of Ireland’s live music venues who provide the public with exceptional live music experiences, week in, week out’. It was nominated again in 2019.
Bígí Linn!