Whats on in Kilkenny this weekend
As Kilkenny prepares to say goodbye to one city venue this weekend, there’s lots going on across the next few days.
Friday sees the return of Bagatelle. The renowned Irish group play the Springhill Court Hotel with doors open from 8pm. The band, which is celebrating forty years of original music, are bound to play their globally known hits which include Summer in Dublin, Trump Card and Second Violin.
For something different, Billy Byrne’s Bar hosts a night of ska and reggae music to celebrate the end of the summer. The Backyard End of Summer Ska Picnic event features live band The Pinsetters, a new outfit that excels in old-school Jamaican style ska an dub reggae idnstrumental grooves, featuring Thierry Millet on saxophone, Toby Millie on organ, Brian Butler on guitar, Joe Corcoran on bass and James Taylor on drums. There will be sets too from DJs Bootsy, Tay, Congo Lizard and Toby Millie between them spinning the finest Ska and Reggae from 8pm.
Meanwhile, Morrisson’s late night venue has the last of its Friday Night Sessions with Chris Ward. The DJ from regional youth station Beat has been running weekly Oldskool Parties and for this last outing before the venue closes on Sunday night, he’s promising a four-hour set.
Saturday sees Seamus Nugent playing in the bar at the Home Rule Club.
At the other end of the city Kilkenny group The Low Fi’s have their album launch at John Cleere’s Bar dan Theatre from 8pm.
The recording, which is titled Songs of Attack, will also be available to buy on the night with the gig in the back room.
While there’s music and dancing with Gerry Guthrie at the Rhu Glenn Hotel in Slieverue from 9pm.
Sunday could be the last chance to catch the weekly summer time Jazz Sessions at MacDonagh Junction shopping Centre. Enjoy the music there from 1pm to 3pm.
The Left Bank’s Sunday Sessions meanwhile kick off at 5pm.
On Monday the weekly social dancing at the Springhill Court Hotel continues, this time with music from Checkers. Doors open from 9.30pm for that.
And the regular Matt the Miller’s party kicks in with After Dark and DJ from 10pm.
So whatever your plan make sure you get to support some of the local venues and acts across the next week.