Kilkenny Tradfest 2018 Day 1: Finbar Furey, The Bonny Men and more

It's all kicking off in Kilkenny today.

Kilkenny Tradfest 2018 is underway.

With Trad For Willie getting proceedings off to a flyer in Ryan’s on Friary Street last night, the festival is properly underway today.

You can also catch the Legacy High School (Colorado) marching band through the city at 1pm.

To get you through the day, and night, here’s a full look at all events.

Time Act Venue Tickets
6:00 p.m. Anthony & Friends (Trad) Kyteler’s Inn Free
6:30 p.m. Cat’s Trad Trail Matt The Millers Free
7:00 p.m. Finbar Furey St. Canice’s Cathedral €30
7:00 p.m. Whiskers Of Lichen Ryan’s Free
7:30 p.m. Moxie Set Theatre €15
7:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Brass & Reed Band Watergate Theatre €10
8:00 p.m. John Moore Kilford Arms Free
8:00 p.m. The Rayos Sullivan’s Tap Room Free
8:30 p.m. Musical Feast Kernel €40
8:30 p.m. Open night with Moira Home Rule Club Free
9:00 p.m. Trad Irish Fiddle Session Bollards Free
9:00 p.m. Cat’s Trad Trail O’Gormans Free
9:30 p.m. The Bonny Men Paris Texas Free
9:30 p.m. Ye Vagabonds Cleere’s €10
9:30 p.m. Divil The Bit Lanigan’s Free
9:30 p.m. Wandering Souls The Dylan Free
10:00 p.m. Cat’s Trad Session Rafter Dempsey’s Free
10:00 p.m. Acousticats Kyteler’s Inn Free

Watch: The Bonny Men

Check for all of this year’s festival details.


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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