Kilkenny Arts Festival

Kilkenny Arts Festival

Mid-August
Kilkenny Arts Festival, one of Ireland's oldest and largest international arts festivals, is held annually over 10 days in August in the medieval town of Kilkenny in southeast Ireland. A group of classical music enthusiasts founded the festival in 1974. It now presents an extensive program of music, including classical, jazz, world and traditional styles, as well as theatre, dance, visual art, literature, film, and young people's events. In addition, the festival features lively street performances. The non-profit Kilkenny Arts Festival is dedicated to presenting leading Irish artists, as well as international artists who would not otherwise be seen in Ireland. Drawn by the festival's reputation for innovation and high standards, about 80,000 visitors partake of the festival each year.
CONTACTS:
Kilkenny Arts Festival
9/10 Abbey Business Centre
Abbey St.
Kilkenny, Ireland
www.kilkennyarts.ie/events/index.php
Irish Tourist Board
345 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10154
800-669-9967 or 212-418-0800; fax: 212-371-9052
www.tourismireland.com
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The seed of the idea for setting Paul Muldoon's poems came when the pair were invited to collaborate and perform a piece at the Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 2011.
As Kilkenny gets ready to welcome some of the worlds most gifted performers for this years Kilkenny Arts Festival, Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film specially created to highlight one of Irelands oldest festivals and to entice prospective holidaymakers from around the world to come and experience the great programme on offer and enjoy the medieval city and its hinterland.
The award-winning artists worked with the optometrics department at the University of Montreal on the design and the construction of the helmets, which have previously been showcased at the National History Museum of Ireland and the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
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Kilkenny Arts Festival (August 10-19), a mouth-watering collection of the best home-grown and international acts including theatre, art, dance, literature and music.
The Whale heads to Kinsale Arts Week in Ireland this weekend, will be at Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 12, Terryglass Arts Festival from August 24 and The Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth on August 31 and September 1.
FORMER Virgin Prunes member Daniel Figgis is to be one of the star attractions at this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival.
THE biggest-ever range of arts activities ( covering music, theatre, dance, visual art, film and the written word ( is on offer during this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival which takes place between August 6-15.
Kilkenny Arts Festival kicks off its jam packed programme full of arts, literature and music today.
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