September 28, 2023
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History of dance: Kilkenny museum raves about silent disco

An amazing space that houses the history of Kilkenny is to throw open its doors to DJ’s, decks and dancing crowds this weekend – but unless you were there, you probably wouldn’t even notice.

Following in the funky steps of renowned centres of culture across Europe, Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum is opening its doors to a ‘silent disco’ this weekend.

Architecture of Sound is a unique a DJ night that gives revellers the opportunity to lose themselves inside one of Kilkenny most compelling spaces, the former 13th-century church turned museum.

Dance music aficionados will be given a set of headphones to listen to the DJ’s mix in their own headspace while busting moves along with the crowd – all in an eerie arena of silence within the museum’s cavernous rooms.

The sets will be delivered by Seems Legit DJ Eddie Galavan, who promises a night of “modern electro with medieval instrumentation” to work in unison with the “unique architecture of the 13th-century building.”

Architecture of Sound is following in the dance steps of similar nights in London’s Natural History Museum, Newcastle’s Great North Museum, Birmingham’s Museum and Art Gallery and Amsterdam’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

The alcohol-free event takes place tonight and tomorrow night from 9pm to 11pm. Entry is €15.

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