The wonderful, annual Rockfall music festival, now in it’s 24th year, will feature over 70 acts with bands, solo artistes, and djs playing in venues all over Kilkeny City during the October bank holiday weekend showcase the enormous talent that is in Kilkenny.
From rock to dance, country to folk, blues to americana, trad to pop, its all here. As well as that,Thin Az Lizzy, The Saw Doctors, A Mayfair Joe Dolan Tribute, Woody Guthrie Centennial Tribute, Devious Theatre, a busking competition (in conjunction with Savour Kilkenny Festival) and world renowned dance/progressive DJ John Gibbons (who flies in from Mexico) will all entertain over the weekend.
Nostalgia will be in the air when the Mayfair Anniversary Dance is held on Friday, October 26 in Hotel Kilkenny from 9.30pm to1.30am. Dancing to The Marble City Sounds with guest artists Paddy Hanrahan (Nomads, Black Aces); Sonny Cullen (Black Aces) and special guests - The Joe Dolan Tribute Show featuring Paschal Brennan. Tickets €10 available from Rollercoaster Records, Kieran Street and at door. Ticket bookings: 087 9582127.
A ‘Thin Lizzy’ tribute like nothing you have heard before. A band featuring a line up to die for, hallmarked for performing the classic Live and Dangerous album with all the energy and enthusiasm of the original. The attraction of ‘Johnny Fox’ and of Thin Az Lizzy heritage should inspire any ardent Lizzy fan. These guys are no strangers to the irish music circuit. The Sunday Independent once described Johnny’s deep rasping voice as close to the real thing as any singer has come. He is also a mean fender bass man. Flash needs no introduction, a veteran and one of Ireland’s leading axe men seasoned in his ability to reproduce note for note perfection in the live arena. Phil Edgar from Belfast with all the talent and flair of a young ‘Gary Moore’, the gem from Antrim’s Tizz Lizzy. Already an established performer at the annual ‘Vibe for Philo’ noted for his exquisite melodic style and sweet tone that is matchless. Eamon Ferris, the jewel from Co Derry with the most magnificatn job of all on the drum, laying down the groove and swing effortlessly in the style of the one and only ‘Brian Downey’ A show not to be missed Sunday, October 28 in Kytelers Inn, Kilkenny. Tickets €10.
Check the festival out at: http://www.rockfallfestival.com