Kilkenny Gig Guide, August 15 - 22: All the live entertainment this week

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Part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, Loosysmokes perform The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, Castle Park

Wednesday
KAF Revolutionary Kilkenny, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 11am, €12/10
KAF Brahms in the Afternoon Organ Preludes with Malcolm Proud, St Canice’s Cathedral, 1pm, €19/17.
AKA State of Suspension, John Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, 1:15pm, €5.
KAF Loosysmokes The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, Castle Park, 2pm & 4:30pm.
Roisin Dubh, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad Music, Paris Texas, 6pm.
KAF Diplomacy in the Age of Trump, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 6pm, €14/12.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
AKA The God Who Hated Women, Brewery Corner, 6:30pm, €10/7.
KAF One County One Book, Fennelly’s, Callan, 7pm (sold out).
KAF & AKA There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Canice’s Cathedral, 7:30pm, €26.
KAF Shining Armour, Watergate Theatre, 8pm, €25/22.50.
KAF Rough Magic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Castle Yard, 8pm.
Jim Maher Story Teller & Seanchaí, Club House Hotel, 8pm.
Raglan Rogues, Kyteler’s Inn, 8:30pm.
Folk & Ballads, Dylan Whiskey Bar, 9pm.
Open Trad Session, Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, 9pm.
KAF: Chris Guilfoyle’s Superumbra, Set Theatre at Langton’s, 10pm, €25.

Thursday
Line Dancing, Home Rule Club, 10:30am.
KAF Timothy Ridout & Pavel Kolesnikov, St John’s Priory, 1pm, €19/17.
AKA State of Suspension, John Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, 1:15pm, €5.
KAF Loosysmokes The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, Castle Park, 2pm & 4:30pm.
KAF Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 3pm.
KAF Guilfoyle/Engel/Jacobson, Billy Byrne’s Bar, 6pm.
KAF The Liberators: Daniel O’Connell to Martin Luther King Jr, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 6pm, €14/12.
Drops of Green, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad Music, Paris Texas, 6pm.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
KAF Martin Hayes Quartet, St Canice’s Cathedral, 7:30pm, €30/27.
KAF Rough Magic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Castle Yard, 8pm.
Druida Nua, Club House Hotel, 8pm.
Roisin Dubh, Kyteler’s Inn, 8:30pm.
AKA Women Together, Ryan’s Bar, 9pm, €5.

Friday
KAF Wellington’s Irish Army, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 11am, €14/12.
KAF Quatuor Voce & Forent Héau, St John’s Priory, 1pm (sold out).
KAF Loosysmokes The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, Castle Park, 2pm & 4:30pm.
TGI, Bridies, 5:30pm.
AKA Off the Ground Theatre Sinbad the Sailor, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, 5:30pm, €17/14/7.
KAF Stephen Rea New York Time, Watergate Theatre, 6pm, €25/22.50.
KAF Oxygen Thief, Billy Byrne’s Bar, 6pm.
KAF Irish Modern Dance Theatre Inventions, Carlton Ballroom, 6pm & 10pm, €18/16.
Trad with Antony Maculey & friends, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad & Ballad, Radiostar & DJ Matt the Miller’s, 6pm.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
Music, The Worlds End.
AKA Dreamstuff Youth Theatre Aarrgghh!!, St Canice’s Community Hall, 7:30pm.
AKA James McDonald, Home Rule Club, 7:30pm, €10.
Drops of Green, Kyteler’s Inn, 8pm.
KAF Rough Magic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Castle Yard, 8pm.
Benjamin Appl & Pavel Kolesnikov, St Canice’s Cathedral, 8pm, €25/22.50.
AKA Cult Theatre All My Sons, Medieval Mile Museum, 8pm, €10/8.
AKA Wagnu, Kelly & Doyle, Brewery Corner, 8:15pm, €5.
Moira’s Open Night, Home Rule Club.
The Mamma Mia Experience, Kilford Arms Hotel, 9pm, €10.

Saturday
KAF Celebrating Derek Mahon, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 11am, €14/12.
KAF Quatuor Voce & Hélene Desaint, St John’s Priory, 1pm (sold out).
KAF Loosysmokes The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, Castle Park, 2pm.
KAF Stephen Rea New York Time, Watergate Theatre, 4pm, €25/22.50.
Yard Beats, Brogan’s Bar, 6pm.
Trad with Antony Mcauley, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad & Ballad, Party Night &
DJ, Matt the Miller’s, 6pm.
KAF Brexit: What Next?, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 6pm, €14/12.
KAF Irish Modern Dance Theatre Inventions, Carlton Ballroom, 6pm & 10pm, €18/16.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
Music, The Worlds End.
AKA Dreamstuff Youth Theatre Aarrgghh!!, St Canice’s Community Hall, 7:30pm.
AKA Freddy Walsh & James McDonald, Home Rule Club, 7:30pm, €10.
KAF Irish chamber Orchestra, Carolin & Jorg & Widmann, St Canice’s Cathedral, 7:30pm, €35/31.50/30/27.
AKA Hudson Taylor, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, 8pm, €25.
AKA Dr Mindflip’s Emotional Menagerie, Brewery Corner, 8pm, €12.
AKA Cult Theatre All My Sons, Medieval Mile Museum, 8pm, €10/8.
KAF Rough Magic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Castle Yard, 8pm.
Abbeyfolk, Kyteler’s Inn, 8pm.
The Buddies, Home Rule Club.
Brendan Shine, Rhu Glenn Hotel, Slieverue, 8:30pm, €15.
KAF Glen Hansard, Set Theatre at Langton’s, 9pm (sold out).
Saturday Club, Marble City Bar.
Roisin Dubh, Kyteler’s Inn, 10pm.
Music, Rafter Dempsey’s, 10pm.
KAF Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hillier, St Canice’s Church, 10pm, €25/22.50.
Langton’s Night Club, 10:30pm.
Papa Zitas, Left Bank, 10:30pm.

Sunday

KAF Liam Byrne & Cleek Schrey, Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle, 11am, €19/17.
KAF Loosysmokes The Lightkeepers’ Last Stand, 12pm. 
KAF Quatuor Voce & Hélene Desaint, St John’s Priory, 1pm, €20/18.
Sunday Jazz Sessions, MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, 1pm.
AKA Kilkenny Famine Experience Talk with Dr Jonny Geber, MacDonagh Junction, 4pm.
KAF Irish Modern Dance Theatre Inventions, Carlton Ballroom, 4pm, €18/16.
Sunday Summer Sessions, Left Bank, 5pm.
Trad with Antony Mcauley & friends, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
Trad Music, Paris Texas, 7pm.
AKA Dreamstuff Youth Theatre Aarrgghh!!, St Canice’s Community Hall, 7:30pm.
KAF Festival Finale, St Canice’s Cathedral, 7:30pm, €35.
Tomás Jackman, Kyteler’s Inn, 9pm.
DJs, Left Bank.


Monday 
Abbeyfolk, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad Music, Paris Texas, 6pm.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
AKA Dreamstuff Youth Theatre Aarrgghh!!, St Canice’s Community Hall, 7:30pm.
Roisin Dubh, Kyteler’s Inn, 8:30pm.
Irish Music Session, Cleere’s Bar & Theatre, 9pm.
Davey Cashin & Pete Fagan, Left Bank, 9:30pm.

Tuesday
Abbeyfolk, Kyteler’s Inn, 6pm.
Trad Music, Paris Texas, 6pm.
Trad Music, Langton’s, 6:30pm.
Swing Dancing, Home Rule Club, 8pm.
Raglan Rogues, Kyteler’s Inn, 8:30pm.
 

Any Day
Heritage Week, various venues, from Saturday to August 26.
Festival of Early Irish Harp, Coláiste Pobail Osraí.
Kilkenny Arts Festival, various venues, to Sunday.
Thomastown Creative Arts Festival, to Sunday. 
Alternative Kilkenny Arts Festival, various venues, to Sunday. 
Exhibition: MADE in Kilkenny, Butler House, to Sunday.
Exhibition: OBJ – Digital Handmade, National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, to November 11. 
Exhibition: I Smelled a Raw Recruit, Butler Gallery at Kilkenny Castle, to October 7.
Kilkenny Cinema 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 pages for full details.