The perfect gift!
The Marble City has become renowned country wide for its diverse range of festivals most of which take place on an annual basis. Kilkenny’s intimate size and atmospheric setting make it an ideal location for the many festivals and events it has become so famous for. 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.
As well as world-renowned festivals such as Kilkenny Arts Festival and The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, there are many smaller events happening throughout the year in both city and county. From horse-racing to conker festivals, it’s a great way to experience some local colour and very unusual traditions.
April 06, 2018
Friday 6th April 2018
Ben Portsmouth -The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist.
Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the "Taking care of Elvis" band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent.
He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists.
In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title.
Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country.
April 08, 2018
From 8th April 2018
Kilkenny Musical Society proudly present Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy, from 8-14 April at the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny.
April 14, 2018
Saturday 14th April 2018
The true heirs of Ireland's Folk heritage, The High Kings are Internationally acclaimed singers of Irish folk songs. A quartet of accomplished musical pedigrees, the band first exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008. They have sold out hundreds of shows, in Ireland and the US, and appeared on numerous TV shows.
The High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between the four of them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favourites. Their first 'Best Of' Compilation 'DECADE' was released in November 2017.
April 18, 2018
Wednesday 18th April 2018
On 18th April we welcome 'The Irish Country Stars Concert' with Brendan Shine, Mary Duff, John McNicholl, Trudi Lalor, Gerry Guthrie, The Ryan Turner Band and MC Johnny Barry from KCLR.
April 20, 2018
Friday 20th April 2018
Aslan' s debut album Feel No Shame was released in 1988 and the band are celebrating the albums 30th anniversary with The Feel No Shame Tour. These gigs will see the band dusting the cobwebs off songs from the album that have not been played in a very long time. But don’t worry they will also be playing the songs that everyone loves to sing along to.