Marble City Sessions: Festival Finale

After ten days and nights of bold experiment and artistic fusion, the 41st Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Marble City Sessions climax in this unique gala bringing together many of our artists in residence for an evening of one-off collaborations.

Under the magnificent vaulted ceiling of St Canice’s, scene of so many memorable Festival moments, a wealth of stars will take to the stage, including all five members of The Gloaming, Bill Frisell, Billy Collins and Sam Amidon, among many others. Unexpected pairings and surprise guests will deliver a magical finale that is sure to live long in the memory.


Beneath The Gloaming's surface is a cut-stone foundation of extraordinary, mesmerising musicianship

- The Irish Times

Bill Frisell is the Clark Kent of the electric guitar

- Spin

The reader emerges from encounters with Collins as a wiser and far happier person

- Geoff Dyer