20th Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017

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Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2017

Since 1998 the festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon, including Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Guy Clark, Chuck Prophet, Ray LaMontagne, Richmond Fontaine, Rodney Crowell, Phosphorescent, Sturgill Simpson and Alabama Shakes.

The much-loved Kilkenny Roots Festival celebrates its twentieth year from 28th April to May 1st, 2017 with a stellar line-up including country-noir favourites The Handsome Family, alt.country rockers Marah and the celebrated singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.

Also confirmed for 2017 are the legendary songwriter Chip Taylor, rising country singer-songwriter Andrew Combs, acclaimed Belfast-based band Arborist, and Holly Macve, a heavenly voice couched in spell-binding country & western ballads, with a devastating emotional delivery.

Los Angeles’ The Americans make their European debut, so too emerging country gospel star Paul Cauthen, the ‘Queen Of Oklahoma’ Carter Sampson, Ireland’s own David Kitt and Western Centuries, a straight-ahead country band featuring Jim Miller (Donna The Buffalo) and Cahalen Morrison.

Be there to see the city come alive to the sounds of bands and solo artists from the USA, Canada, the UK and Ireland, at an event that has prompted Mojo magazine to declare that 'Kilkenny Roots might just be the best pound for pound festival of its kind anywhere'

Kilkenny Roots - Winner of the IMRO Best Small Live Music Festival 2014 award!

Visit kilkennyroots.com for full details




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