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Attend Kilkenny’s Trad Fest & Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Kilkenny TradFest showcases the best of Irish traditional music, in a variety of unique venues across Kilkenny city. Held across St.Patrick’s Day weekend, the festival is accessible to everyone, with both free and ticketed events.

Join Tradfest to see world-class acts, fantastic traditional Irish musicians and bands, as well as all of the St. Patrick’s Festivities including the Parade. There are events for all ages, with the TradTrail, music & dance workshops, family activities and more.

The 7th Kilkenny Tradfest is set to bring its standards up to a whole new level with some of the country’s world-famous acts taking to the stage while also showcasing the best of local talent in the city’s theatres, pubs and public spaces.

The highlights include the first Tradfest appearance by Donegal’s finest and one of Ireland’s true supergroups, Altan, in St. Canice’s Cathedral and the first concert performance by the Banner county’s national and world champion Kilfenora Céilí Band in the Watergate Theatre. Others returning include Inistioge resident and Gloaming lead singer Iarla Ó Lionáird with his long-time collaborator Steve Cooney and Téada with West Kerry’s finest Séamus Begley leading the young and energetic band who appeared at the very first Tradfest. The KGB are also coming to town, made up of trad legends, Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin and Dermot Byrne in a unique fundraiser for the new Kilkenny CBS school.

Theres' a programme of workshops with some of Ireland’s finest musicians and this year, instrument makers including local manufacturer Paddy Cleere means that visitors can go away with new skills to improve their own playing, dancing and singing. Maybe some will even be inspired to become the next generation of instrument makers.’

The all-in festival ticket is fantastic value for just €90...not to mention the fact that there are dozens of free gigs during the weekend too! 

For more details of the festiva programme log onto www.kilkennytradfest.com

Looking for a great base in the heart of Kilkenny City so you can attend the Kilkenny Tradfest. Stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Our 118 contemporary guestrooms offer comfortable space for you to relax in after spending time exploring the great city of Kilkenny. Our rooms are generous in size and have a bright and airy feel with all the comforts you’d expect in a contemporary, urban hotel. Guests also enjoy free access to our hotel’s Leisure Centre which includes a 21m pool, children’s pool, fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room while there is also an opportunity to treat yourself to a pamper day at KO Spa.

Attend the Kilkenny Tradfest and stay at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. Book your stay with us direct on our site by clicking here.