May 22, 2019
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MARBLE CITY NIGHTS: Roots Festival rocks Kilkenny all May Bank Holiday weekend

IT’S that time of year again folks!

Kilkenny Roots Festival hits our streets this weekend with a musical mix of swing, bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and more. Attracting some the most famous names in Americana/Roots canon the festival offers free and ticketed gigs throughout the city.

So here’s a taste of what’s on offer on The Smithwick’s Music Trail …

You can catch Canadian singer-songwriter Joey Landreth in Billy Byrnes on tonight, or maybe Skinny Elvis at the Left Bank is more your style.

Biddy Earlys starts early on Saturday with Isolated Frequency at 4pm or ramble over to Rafter Dempsey’s where Two
Time Polka are performing at 10pm.

The weekend will still be in full swing on Sunday with Beef Supreme at Brogans Bar at 3pm or check out Fentons and The Phantoms at John Cleeres at 11pm.

John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre still has tickets available for their gigs on Monday so be advised to book your tickets quick!

Don’t miss out on this musical spectacle in the Marble City, it’s the perfect way to kick off your summer!

For the full list of venues and acts on the Smithwick’s Music Trail, click: https://kilkennyroots.com/smithwicks-music-trail-2019/#1490629690538-2af4ab1f-7843


Friday, May 3

Biddy Early’s, DJ from 9pm.
Billy Byrnes, Joey Landreth at 7.30pm €15.
Brogan’s Bar, Live Music from 10pm and DJ until late.
The Dylan Whiskey Bar, The Wandering Souls at 9pm.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, William The Conqueror at 10.30pm SOLD OUT.
Kyteler’s Inn, Trad Session with Antony McAuley and Friends at 6pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Drops of Green at 8pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Acousticats at 10pm.
Lanigans, Devil A Bit at 10pm.
Left Bank, Skinny Elvis at 10pm.
Matt the Miller’s, Radiostar at 10pm.
Rafter Dempsey’s, Jezzelle at 10pm.
Hackett’s Bar, Harvest (a tribute to Neil Young)

Saturday, May 4

Biddy Early’s, Isolated Frequency at 4pm and DJ from 9pm.
Billy Byrnes, Joey Landreth at 6pm €15, Ben Reel at 10pm.
Brogan’s Bar, Jezebelle at 3pm, Garden Party at 5pm, Pump Up The Jam at 9pm.
The Dylan Whiskey Bar, Theme Time Radio at 9pm.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, River Whyless at 1pm, SOLD OUT
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, The Delines at 9pm, SOLD OUT
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, Psychedelic Pill at 11pm, SOLD OUT
Kyteler’s Inn, The Accidentals at 5pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, AbbeyFolk at 8pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Susto at 9pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Roisin Dubh at 10pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Fenton and The Phantoms at 11pm.
Langton’s Nightclub from 10.30pm.
Left Bank, Two Time Polka at 4pm, The Backyard Band at 10pm.
Lanigan’s, Fenton and The Phantoms at 5pm, DJ at 9pm.
Marble City Bar, Saturday Club.
Matt the Miller’s, DJ at 10pm until late.
Rafter Dempsey’s, Two Time Polka at 10pm.

Sunday, May 5

Biddy Early’s, Turquoise Orange at 4pm and DJ from 9pm.
Billy Byrnes, Psychedelic Pill 3pm, William The Conqueror 5pm €15, Deadbeatz 10.30pm.
The Dylan Whiskey Bar, Kevin and Eugene at 9pm.
Brewery Corner, DJ Cleveland Mike and DJ Swiss at 8pm until late.
Brogan’s Bar, Beef Supreme at 3pm, Garden Party at 5pm, Live Music at 8pm.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, River Whyless at 1pm €15.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, Deadbeatz at 4pm.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, Michael McDermott at 7pm €15.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, Fenton and The Phantoms at 11pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Generation 5 at 6:30pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Susto at 9pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Tomas Jackman at 10pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Psychedelic Pill at 11pm.
Lanigans,One Horse Pony at 5pm, Popland at 9pm.
Left Bank, Isolated Frequency at 4pm, The Shadow Shakers at 10pm.
Matt the Miller’s, Delta Dogs at 10pm.
Rafter Dempsey’s, One Horse Pony at 10pm.


Monday, May 6

John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, I Draw Slow at 4pm €15.
John Cleere’s Bar and Theatre, Dori Freeman at 7:30pm €15.
Kyteler’s Inn, Trad Session at 6pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, Drops of Green, 8pm.
Kyteler’s Inn, The Sadies at 9pm €15.
Lanigans, Live Music at 9:15pm, Irish Dancing at 9:30pm.
Rafter Dempseys, The Savage Jim Breen at 3pm.



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