We caught quite a few gigs at the Kilkenny Roots Festival. We started out at The Left Bank in mid-afternoon.Ben Reel was playing in the corner but we could barely see due to the size of the crowd. We caught a glimpse of his signature cap from outside. Since the sun was shining, we decided to move on and get a breath of fresh air before catching the next gig.
We stopped at Breathnach's next.Blue Horyzon, a Scottish Bluegrass band, turned pop hits into Hillbilly classics. I couldn't believe how young they were! Amazing talent!
The crowd was having an amazing time dancing to their high energy rockabilly sound.Ryan's where we saw The Lost Brothers perform melodic and soulful classics.
Rye River Band.
We popped into Shem's Bar but the promised entertainment didn't materialize.
The banjos looked promising but we didn't wait around to see if the act would finally show up.
Les Harpies were playing in a local hotel bar. Their vocals were amazing and they truly deserved a bigger audience than they got at this particular venue. It was the best performance of the night for us!