Lots of music entertainment in Kilkenny before Hallowe'en arrives

Live music this week and weekend

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Plenty of live music in Kilkenny this weekend

Hallowe’en is fast approaching but there’s still a bit to go and lots to do in-between.

Today (Wednesday) offers up the last of the Craic’d events as the eight-day festival focused on positive mental health comes to a close. Among the final offerings is a poetry and acoustic music session at The Involvement Centre from midday to 5pm.

On Thursday, Camphill Jerpoint has a fundraising night of music at Set Theatre at Langton’s from 7pm. It will feature Keltic Kats, Drops of Green, Tomas Jackman, Mick Hanly and MC Tracy Millea. There will also be a raffle with spot prizes too.

Friday boasts the Distillery Sessions fundraiser in aid of the Endocrine Unit at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and St Brigid’s Camogie and Graigue Ballycallan hurling club’s pitch development. It takes place at Ballykeefe Distillery from 8pm with musicians, a night of tours, tastings and finger food and raffle prizes.

As part of Rocktober at Ryan’s Bar, Dr Slack and the Palpitations make their Kilkenny debut bringing their rockin’ blues to the Friary Street venue.

While The Eskies lead the craic at John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre from 9.30pm.
On Saturday the Springhill Court Hotel hosts a Rod Stewart tribute concert. Forever Young features the singer’s songs and stories presented by Fran Farrell and a five-piece band. The Fureys play the Watergate Theatre from 8pm.

At the same time a Best of the ‘80s themed disco night will be getting underway in The Charter House, Callan as part of the build-up to Callan Goes to the Oskars. There’s a raffle and fingerfood.

The Buddies play the bar at the Home Rule Club.

Local heroes The Presidents entertain at Ryan’s Bar.

While the Rhu Glenn Hotel in Slieverue plays host to Michael Collins for music and dancing from 9pm. And there’s live music at Rafter Dempsey’s from 10pm.

Sunday sees the Soulful Spirit Choir provide the music at the Harvest Thanksgiving at Kilkenny Methodist Church from 7.30pm.

Irish stars Delorentos are at Set Theatre at Langton’s from 8pm as part of their True Surrender Tour. There’s also an 8pm start at St Canice’s Cathedral Fr Ray Kelly’s in concert in aid of The Good Shepherd Centre and marking World Homeless Day.

There’s plenty more across the city and county so keep an eye on our entertainment pages for more.