Musici Ireland - Brahms

A  stellar line-up of international and Irish artists to perform works by a thrillingly wide range of composers including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Buckley, Britten, Elgar, Brahms and Pärt.

Classical Music

Afternoon Concert Series

Harriet MacKenzie , Jane Hackett (violin), Beth McNinch, Andreea Banciu (viola), Bill Butt, Grainne Hope (cello)

Musici Ireland - Brahms

Carlou D

Senegal’s Carlou D's powerful voice and deft guitar playing are wonders to behold, and, backed by a full band featuring acoustic guitars...

Carlou D Senegal

Chamber Choir Ireland

After its sold-out, late-night concerts exploring choral works through the ages, Chamber Choir Ireland returns to the Festival with a radical new approach.

Grete Pedersen (Conductor)

Chamber Choir Ireland


The first of two light shows at this year’s Festival is a multi-sensory spectacular taking place inside St Canice’s Cathedral.

Eat My Noise

fLux Ireland

Balaklava Blues

This year we’re delighted to welcome back the exuberant duo with a brand new show, Balaklava Blues

Mark and Marichka Marczyk

Balaklava Blues Ukraine


Famished combines Smyth’s lyrical poems with Bennett’s cinematic score and haunting vocal interventions from Kinsella.

Spoken Word

Cherry Smyth, Ed Bennett, Lauren Kinsella

Famished Ireland

Crash Ensemble

The mighty Crash Ensemble returns to Kilkenny for a series of free pop-up concerts in the atmospheric courtyard of Rothe House.

Song of the Books

Crash Ensemble Ireland

Quiet Music Ensemble

The Quiet Music Ensemble is renowned for its innovative performances of experimental music, mixing improvisation with live electronics and recorded sounds

Deep Listening Sunday

Quiet Music Ensemble Ireland


Arborist bring their entrancing brand of Americana to Cleere’s for an evening of low-fi acoustic songs filled with laidback melodies and washed with gorgeous strings.

Rollercoaster Sessions

Support by Patrick M Barrett



Cool down on a hot August night with this horror classic featuring a bone-tingling live score

with live score