Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

Calexico, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, The Barr Brothers and Sons Of Bill and a songwriting circle of Aiofe O’Donovan, Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz are just some of the acts been announced to play Kilkenny Roots Festival this year. The festival, now in its eighteenth year and held across a number of venues in the city between 1st – 4th May has always attracted the cream of the roots scene and this year is proving to be no exception. Also on the bill Ryan Boldt head honcho of Canada’s Deep Dark Woods, who will be playing a solo set, rising traditional country singer-songwriter Cale Tyson, country-folk pairing Kacy and Clayton, and a rare Irish date for the acclaimed US songwriter Eef Barzelay. Irish band I Draw Slow head up the homegrown acts, whilst US band Daddy Long Legs will close the festival on the Monday night with their unique brand of primitive rock n roll.

As ever there will be a number of free gigs around town all weekend as part of the Kilkenny Roots heritage trail.

Tickets and general information can be found here.

Here’s a selection of what’s on offer.

Sons of Bill – Euro Dates & New Video

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Sons of Bill have just released a new video with a great version of the Big Unknown a track from their latest album Love & Logic, the album get’s its official Euro release on Jan 26th and the band are touring in The Netherland, Germany, Spain and the UK right through February.



Feb 5 Poppodium Grenswerk Venlo, Netherlands
Feb 6 Roots on the Road Borger, Netherlands
Feb 7 Molotow Bar Hamburg, Germany
Feb 8 Bang Bang Club Berlin, Germany
Feb 9 Ampere Munchen, Germany
Feb 10 Luxor Koln, Germany
Feb 11 Qbus Leiden, Netherlands
Feb 12 Metropool Hengelo, Netherlands
Feb 14 The Bullingdon Oxford
Feb 15 Railway Inn, Winchester,
Feb 16 The Tunnels, Bristol
Feb 17 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham,
Feb 18 Brudenell Social Club Leeds,
Feb 19 Stereo Glasgow
Feb 20 The Cluny Newcastle, United Kingdom
Feb 21 The Maze Nottingham,
Feb 23 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen London,
Feb 25 Kafe Antzokia Bilbao, Spain
Feb 26 Loco Club Valencia, Spain
Feb 27 Boite Live Madrid, Spain
Feb 28 La Ley Seca Zaragoza, Spai
Mar 1 RockSound Barcelona, Spain



Sons of Bill / Facebook / Twitter

Sound & Vision – Sons of Bill – Bad Dancer + Euro Tour





Sons of Bill / Facebook / Twitter

Euro Dates
Feb 05 Poppodium Grenswerk Venlo, Netherlands
Feb 07 Molotow Bar Hamburg, Germany
Feb 08 Bang Bang Club Berlin, Germany
Feb 09 Ampere Munchen, Germany
Feb 10 Luxor Koln, Germany
Feb 11 QBus Cologne, Germany
Feb 12 Metropool Hengelo, Netherlands
Feb 14 The Bullingdon Oxford
Feb 15 Railway Inn Winchester
Feb 16 The Tunnels Bristol
Feb 18 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Feb 19 Stereo, Glasgow
Feb 20 The Cluny, Newcastle
Feb 21 The Maze, Nottingham
Feb 23 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

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