Your weekend guide to Kilkenny’s nightlife

Friday

Friday

After Work Club, Bridie’s Bar, 5pm.

Trad session, Kyteler’s Inn, 6.30pm.

Live Trad, Matt the Miller’s, 6.30pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Ed Romanoff, Cleere’s, 7pm, €12.

Music, Kyteler’s Inn.

Piltown Ladies Gaelic Football & Camogie Clubs Table Quiz, GAA Complex, Piltown, 9.30pm. €20 (tables of four).

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Trad Music, Bollard’s Bar, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Breathnach’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Howlin’ Johnny and the 59 Sound, Clubhouse Hotel, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Loudest Whisper, The Kilford Arms, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Tin Box Company, Langton’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Meatmen, Lanigan’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Blue Horyzon, The Pumphouse, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Rye River Band, Rafter Dempsey’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Road Trouble, The Field, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: TV Jones & The Tomahawks, Shem’s Bar, 10pm.

Wizzards of Sonic & DJ Paul, Matt the Miller’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Les Harpies, Marble City Bar, 10:30pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Midnight Union Band, Ryan’s Bar, 10:30pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Hurray For the Riff Raff, Cleere’s, (sold out).

Saturday

Kilkenny Roots: Hurray For The Riff Raff, Cleere’s, 1pm, (sold out).

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Midnight Union Band, Ryan’s Bar, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Blue Horyzon, Breathnach’s, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Les Harpies, Hotel Kilkenny, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Howlin’ Johnny and the 59 Band, Biddy Early’s, 4pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Ha Ha Tonka, The Pumphouse, 4pm, €10.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Joe Fury & The Hayride, The Left Bank, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Meatmen, Langton’s, 5pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Ben Reel Band, Lanigan’s, 5pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Hurray For The Riff Raff, Cleere’s, 5pm, €15.

Kilkenny Roots: Angel Olsen, Billy Byrne’s, 6pm, €12.

Film Dinner 4/6, Fennelly’s, Callan, 7pm, €30.

Kilkenny Roots: The Lost Brothers, Ryan’s Bar, 7pm, €10.

Kilford Karaoke, PV’s Bar, O’ Faolain’s.

Bealtaine Festival: The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Watergate Theatre, 8pm, €14/11.

Kilkenny Roots: John Murry, Kyteler’s Inn, 9pm, €15.

DJ Brian Hennessy, Matt the Millers, 9.30pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Loudest Whisper, O’ Gorman’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Les Harpies, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Howlin’ Johnny and the 59 Sound, Leyden’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Rye River Band, Breathnach’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Joe Fury & The Hayride, Cleere’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Woodbine, Clubhouse Hotel, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Meatmen, Egan’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Ben Reel Band, Kyteler’s Inn, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Blue Horyzon & The Kilo 1977, Billy Byrne’s, 10pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Set Theatre, 10pm, €17.50.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Road Trouble, Brennan’s Bottling Store, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Paul Creane & The Changing Band, The Pumphouse, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Rockets, Rafter Dempsey’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Quakers, Shem’s Bar, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Memphis Cats, The Kilford Arms, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: TV Jones & The Tomahawks, Ryan’s Bar, 10.30pm.

DJ, Marble City Bar.

Sunday

Kilkenny Roots: John Murry, Cleere’s, 1pm, €15.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Needables, The Playwright, 2pm.

Kilkenny Roots: John Grant with band, The Watergate Theatre, 3pm, €20.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: John Blek & The Rats, Billy Byrne’s, 3.30pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Meatmen, The Left Bank, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Les Harpies, Rivercourt Hotel, 4pm.

Kilkenny Roots: The Lost Brothers, The Pumphouse, 4pm, €10.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin, Cleere’s, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Tin Box Company, Biddy Early’s, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: TV Jones & The Tomahawks, Ryan’s Bar, 4pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Howlin’ Johnny and the 59 Sound, Lanigan’s, 5pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Joe Fury & The Hayride, Langton’s, 5pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Ben Reel, Breathnach’s, 5pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Angel Olsen, Billy Byrne’s, 6pm, €12.

The O’Dwyer Brothers & Tomas Jackman, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Blue Horyzon, The Field, 6.30pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Loudest Whisper, Syd Harkins, 6.30pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Phosphorescent, Set Theatre, 7pm, €17.50.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Broken Spokes, Ryan’s Bar, 7pm.

Kilkenny Roots: The Deep Dark Woods, Kyteler’s Inn, 9pm, €15.

Kilkenny Roots: Dead Flamingoes, Ryan’s Bar, 9pm, €12.

Bank Holiday Special with DJ Eoin, Matt the Millers, 9pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Blue Horyzon, Brennan’s Bottling Store, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin, O’ Gorman’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Siomha Brock, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Road Trouble, The Pumphouse, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Adela & The Meanits, Rafter Dempsey’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Loudest Whisper, RIvercourt Hotel, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Paul Creane & The Changing Band, Leyden’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Meatmen, Matt the Miller’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Joe Fury & The Hayride, Kyteler’s Inn, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Memphis Cats, Hotel Kilkenny, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Howlin’ Johnny and the 59 Sound, The Kilford Arms, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Tin Box Company, Egan’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Woodbine, Springhill Court Hotel, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: John Blek & The Rats, Cleeere’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Les Harpies, Bollard’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Quakers & DJ Bootsy, Billy Byrne’s, 10pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Needables, Marble City Bar, 10.30pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Larry & His Flask, Set Theatre, 10.30pm, €15.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Ben Reel, Ryan’s Bar, 10.30pm.

Spring Break, Langton’s, 10.30pm, €10

Monday (Bank Holiday)

Kilkenny Roots: Mama Rosin, The Pumphouse, 1pm, €8.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Meatmen, Rafter Dempsey’s, 3pm.

Kilkenny Roots: Dead Flamingoes, Cleere’s, 4pm, €12.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: Joe Fury & The Hayride, Ryan’s Bar, 4pm.

Matt’s Mad Trad Session, Matt the Millers, 6.30pm.

Smithwick’s Music Trail: The Bar Flies, Ryan’s Bar, 7.30pm.

Evening with David Walsh: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong, Rhu Glen Hotel, Slieverue, 8pm, €20.

Kilkenny Roots: Mama Rosin, Kyteler’s Inn, 9pm, €8.

Kilkenny’s longest running trad session, Cleere’s Bar, 9.30pm.

After Dark & DJ Eddie Hughes, Matt the Miller’s, 10pm

Tuesday

Bealtaine Festival: Musical Production, Day Care Centre, St Columba’s Hospital, Thomastown.

Wallop The Cat, Matt the Miller’s, 6.30pm.

Bealtaine Festival: Rambling House, Castlecomer Library, 7.30pm.

Live Trad, Matt the Miller’s, 9.30pm.

Any day

Bealtaine Festival art exhibitions, St Columba’s Hospital, Thomastown, until May 31.

Mise an Tír, Upstairs Gallery, Watergate Theatre.

Bridget O’Gorman: We Are Suddenly Somewhere Else exhibition, Butler Gallery, from Sunday to June 9.

GAA/ICA Wall Hanging, Cillin Hill.

Kilkenny Omniplex has a wide variety of films to suit all ages and interests on show at a number of times each day. See our entertainment ads page for full details.