July 19, 2024
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Series of special concerts arranged across Kilkenny

After over 15 months, music is coming back to Kilkenny with an initiative to showcase some of the county’s finest musicians.

‘September Sounds,’ being hosted by Kilkenny County Council’s Arts Office and the Watergate Theatre will bring established and new or emerging local artists to the stage through three days of live music this September.

The ‘September Sounds Series’ will feature a beautiful array of music across three evenings in stunning Kilkenny venues Woodstock Gardens, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre and Kilkenny City’s Butler Gallery. 

Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Fidelis Doherty said of the initiative: “We are delighted to be given the opportunity and funding to help to get live music back in action in the City and County and to support the industry, in particular early career and emerging musicians. 

“Kilkenny is renowned for its many festivals and everyone has been missing the live performances that we were so accustomed to.  This is a wonderful initiative and will bring much enjoyment to the listener and the performer,” Cllr Doherty concluded.

Kilkenny County Council’s Arts Officer, Mary Butler said: “Musicians have been starved of opportunities to perform in front of live audiences over the past eighteen months.

“Many of them have extremely inventive in providing live-streamed events via Zoom, Facebook Live or other channels, but they are all live performers at heart and we are delighted to help them get the show back on the road,” Ms Butler concluded.


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