Your 4 day Kilkenny Roots Festival Gig Guide for 2018

The May Bank Holiday has landed, bringing a world of music to Kilkenny.

Need a handy Kilkenny Roots Festival Gig Guide? We’ve got you covered.

This year’s festival brings the likes of Darlingside, Deep Dark Woods, Whitney Rose and Birds of Chicago to Kilkenny. They’ll be joined by Michael Nau, Molly Tuttle, Rachel Baiman, the Blasters and heaps more between Friday and Monday.

Kilkenny Roots Festival Gig Guide

This year’s festival opens up with a special (and long sold out) show at Billy Byrne’s, lead by Seamus Fogarty, which will also see tribute paid to the late Willie Meighan.

Saturday and Sunday gigs kick off at 1pm in Cleere’s Theatre on Parliament Street, while Monday brings more sold out shows from Rachel Baiman, Molly Tuttle and Peter Oren.

Roots Friday

Roots Saturday

Roots Sunday

Roots Monday

Warm up for the 21st Kilkenny Roots Festival with a handy playlist.

Gigging around the Roots weekend? Pop an email with your details to [email protected]


Ken McGuire

The one who kicked off back in the heady days of 2005. Now a radio head at KCLR, award-winning podcaster, producer, food blogger at Ken On Food, music nerd and everything else in between.

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