The Kilkennys Smithwick's Sessions TradFest 2020

The Kilkennys

Date: Jan 22, Jan 23, Jan 24, Jan 26

The Kilkennys have been going strong for almost two decades, ‘but don’t tell anyone’ says founding member Davey Cashin. Initially called Uisce Beatha before they decided to change their name in 2008 for something more recognisable and ‘pronounceable’. Drawing influence from The Dubliners, they named themselves for their home county and haven’t looked back since. Although Davey, Robbie and Tommy Mackey remain the founding members, new recruit Mick Martin has been brought in to bring the uileann pipes to the band’s sound. That sound has evolved over the years into a unique high-energy hybrid of folk and trad that always generates a huge amount of audience participation. Their Smithwick’s Session will be sure to generate a lot of interest.

The Porterhouse
Wednesday Jan 22nd, 6pm (Doors 5pm)

The Old Storehouse
Thursday Jan 23rd, 6pm (Doors 5pm)

The Auld Dubliner
Friday Jan 24th, 6pm (Doors 5pm) – SOLD OUT 

Sunday Jan 26th, 3pm (Doors 2pm)

Tickets are FREE but must be booked:



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