Kilkenny city had
Kilkenny Tradfest drew to a close on Sunday night, after a hugely successful weekend with bigger numbers than ever before reported to have attended the four-day music festival.
Tradfest saw some of the country’s most acclaimed musicians and artists play in some of the amazing and unique venues across the city.
Highlights included: Paul Brady in St Canice’s Cathedral, Beoga in Paris Texas, The Voice Squad and Pauline Scanlon in the Medieval Mile Museum and Usher’s Island and Eleanor McEvoy in the Watergate Theatre.
The festival, which recently won ‘Best Small Live Music Festival’, exceeded all expectations this year, and it is obvious for everyone to see that it is on the cusp of becoming one of the country’s main music festivals.
Speaking following a weekend of sold out venues and what was described by many as Kilkenny’s best ever St Patrick’s Day Parade; Festival Chairperson, Cllr Malcolm Noonan said that Kilkenny is now a significant destination and is providing a real
‘We have moved up a considerable gear this year and I’m convinced we can go a lot further both with Tradfest and with the parade’ said Cllr Noonan.
‘Marian Flannery and her team backed by a
He said that Tradfest was now an established festival in
Having won best small festival at the recent IMRO Awards in Dublin, the festival is now at the forefront of promoting the best in Irish Traditional and folk music but that like the St Patrick’s Day Festival, it has immense potential to go further.
‘We would love to see two or even three acts of
Our ambition is to build one of the biggest festivals outside of Dublin in Ireland. But for
“Kilkenny is quite unique in the sense that we all come together for the benefit of the city, and it makes me incredibly proud to see business owners, locals, and the county council all working together for the collective good of our city. Kilkenny is fast becoming a festival destination and this is no small part due to the people who live and work here,” he added.