The Clock is ticking.....

Sincere thanks to everyone who came along. It was a blast from start to finish.

We’ll take a short rest and then start on the daunting task of matching it next year.

Big thanks to our wonderful technical crew who made sure everything went so smoothly, our volunteers, sponsors, patrons.

To the bar and restaurant staff around town: thanks for keeping everyone fed and watered.

We may have won Best Irish Small Festival Award 2014, but if there was an award for Best Audience it would go to all of you who attended the festival.

Thanks again and we’ll keep you updated with news on 2016!

Rollercoaster Radio

Box Office Location

Rollercoaster Records, 
Kieran Street,Kilkenny, Ireland. 

Tel: 00 (353) 56 77 636 69

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About Kilkenny Roots Festival

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. 

Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the 30 plus venues, hosting over 40 Irish and international acts, with over 90 ticketed and free shows from early afternoon until late into the night.

There’s a mixture of old and new acts on the free pub gig trail and all styles are catered for, from swing to bluegrass, rockabilly to cajun, folk, blues and beyond.


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