Kilkenny Roots Festival
May 4 - 7, various venues, Kilkenny city
A little bit of Americana comes to the Irish South East in May as the 14th annual Kilkenny Roots Festival serves up its jam-packed schedule of country, folk, blues, bluegrass and rockabilly treats. With over 80 ticketed and free shows to explore, including performances by Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin and hotly-tipped soul rockers Alabama Shakes, there’s no excuse not to join the gig trail at this mini-SWSX.
ACTS: Willy Vlautin & Dan Eccles, Hiss Golden Messenger, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, Rod Picott, Amanda Shires, Israel Nash Gripka, Richard Buckner, Danny And The Champions ...