That fes­tive feel­ing is con­ta­gious

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The glut of in­de­pen­dent fes­ti­vals that took place last week­end all ran rel­a­tively smoothly. Just be­cause the Bank Hol­i­day week­end has passed, how­ever, doesn’t mean that fes­ti­val sea­son has ended. Along with Elec­tric Pic­nic, there are plenty more indoor and out­door events tak­ing place over the next month.

The Kilkenny Arts Fes­ti­val kicks off to­day and runs un­til Au­gust 15th. Some of the names vis­it­ing in­clude Tin­der­sticks, Andy Irvine, Mick Flan­nery, Damo Suzuki, Halves and Adrian Crow­ley.

The Border coun­ties are get­ting in on the act, too. The 60th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉire­ann takes place in Ca­van for the first time since 1954, from Au­gust 16th-22nd, and will com­bine a cel­e­bra­tion of trad with com­pe­ti­tions, céilí and im­promptu ses­sions.

Mon­aghan town, mean­while, will host the Har­vest Time Blues fes­ti­val from Septem­ber 3rd-5th, fea­tur­ing a host of in­ter­na­tional blues acts.

Krautrock comes to Kilkenny: ex-Can leg­end Damo Suzuki

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