Beethoven Quest: The Complete String Quartets The Heath Quartet (UK)
St. John’s Priory
One of Europe's most exciting young quartets takes up residence in St John’s to perform a full cycle of Beethoven’s extraordinary string quartets in ten captivating lunchtime concerts.
Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's Globe (UK)
Castle Yard at Kilkenny Design
One of the world’s great theatre companies returns to the Castle Yard with this masterpiece of comic timing and dramatic suspense featuring literature’s wittiest bickering couple.
Deep Raymond Scannell (Ireland)
Raymond Scannell takes us on a journey through the dry ice and raised arms of SWEAT – Ireland’s first House music club – in this award-winning one-man show exploring 1990s dance culture.
Butler Gallery: Marilyn Lerner (USA) Circle In The Square
The Butler Gallery hosts Ireland’s first exhibition of the work of this extraordinary New York-based abstract painter.
Marble City Sessions: Dan Trueman (USA) & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Ireland) Laghdú (World Premiere)
Rothe House & Gardens
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh joins American composer Dan Trueman for a unique fiddle partnership that takes traditional airs in exciting new directions.
Stargaze (Germany) with The Dodos (USA), Shara Worden (USA) & Special Guests
St Canice’s Cathedral
One of Berlin's coolest ensembles hosts a spectacular evening in St Canice's fusing art-pop and electro-orchestral sounds. The dazzling line-up includes a host of international guest stars in Terry Riley's iconic "In C", San Francisco indie band The Dodos with newly commissioned orchestral arrangements, and cult singer Shara Worden in the Irish premiere of new songs by David Lang.
Outside In Max Streicher (Canada)
St. Mary’s Hall
A unique opportunity to explore the stripped-back interior of St Mary’s Hall, filled with shimmering cloud forms created by acclaimed Canadian artist Max Streicher.
Resonance Róisín de Buitléar & Karen Donnellan (Ireland)
National Craft Gallery
Resonance brings together two artists whose innovative work explores the sonic qualities of glass.
Pentalum Architects of Air (UK)
Kilkenny Castle Park
Architects of Air return to Castle Park with another extraordinary ‘luminarium’ filled with magical spaces for all ages to explore.
Inspired by Marilyn Lerner’s exhibition at the Butler Gallery, explore explosive colour, playful pattern and fascinating form at these creative workshops for children aged between 5 and 12.