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The best of the rest at Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Fes­ti­val

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The best of the rest at Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Fes­ti­val

Chuck Prophet & the Mis­sion Ex­press For­mer Green on Red gui­tarist and Alex Chilton fan Prophet leaves cos­mic coun­try rock be­hind and emerges as a roots/rock act of sin­gu­lar strength. Or­monde Ho­tel, Kilkenny May 4 11pm €17.50

Baskery Three sis­ters from Swe­den – Greta, Stella and Sun­niva (pic­tured) – make a noise that can only be de­scribed as the Be Good Tanyas flirt­ing with Black Rebel Mo­tor­cy­cle Club. Three words: Thank. You. God. Ryan’s, Kilkenny May 2 9pm €12

Sam Baker What have we here? The spirit and no­bil­ity of Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Nick Cave and Townes Van Zandt fused into one per­son, that’s what. Club­house, Kilkenny May 3 4pm €12 Eilen Jewell Fresh, perky roots; think the rough and ready plain­tive­ness of Lucinda Wil­liams forged in a coun­try caul­dron with the sheer class of Bil­lie Hol­i­day. Cleeres, Kilkenny May 3 9pm €15

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