Calexico are well known as the rhythm section of desert-rockers Giant Sand and OP8. Their latest album The Black Light follows a young man’s journey from his dead-end job through the dark desert night, through sand and fire to a Mexican circus…who knows where the journey will end? Calexico’s music is like the hearing the magic of […]

Peter Bruntnell

He has been described as Britain’s greatest songwriters. His album Normal for Bridgewater has guest appearances from member of alt. country favourites Son Volt and Uncut magazine described Normal for Bridgewater as a most satisfying vehicle for his gentle, smoky voice and literate, crafted songs.

The Barr Brothers

The band features brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial. Their latest album, ‘Sleeping Operator’, explores the far reaches of folk, laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond.

John Murry

John was a highlight of the 2013 festival, when he showcased his magnificent album, ‘The Graceless Age’. It was named “Album Of The Year” by a number of European critics, as well as being shortlisted for The UNCUT Music Award Album Of The Year.

Kacy & Clayton

Kacy & Clayton perform songs from their latest album, The Day is Past and Gone, which features adaptations of traditional folk songs made popular by the likes of Shirley Collins, Lead Belly, and Sandy Denny. The album was produced by Ryan Boldt of The Deep Dark Woods – a band which also features Clayton Linthicum […]

Ryan Boldt

Ryan, singer and songwriter in The Deep Dark Woods, brings his new solo project to Kilkenny. He’s driven by influences like Shirley Collins, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Bob Dylan, and The Stanley Brothers, but even as he mines the past, he’s not trying to contemporize these sounds. He just happens to be making newly recorded […]

Cale Tyson

Cale Tyson is a singer and songwriter from Nashville and was recently listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” Tyson’s latest CD, Introducing Cale Tyson’ is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first […]

I Draw Slow

I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana. However, this is a whole new songbook of stories and melodies.

Im With Her – Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O Donovan

Following an impromptu joint performance at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, three of the hottest rising stars in contemporary US roots music – ex-Nickel Creek singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, multi-talented prodigy Sarah Jarosz and ex-Crooked Still vocalist Aoife O’Donovan – have got together for this tour, promising a mouth-watering feast of radiant voices and […]

Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires

Dereconstructed’ is Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires’ debut for Sub Pop Records and was listed at Number 9 on The 154 Best Albums Of 2014–by John Mulvey, Uncut and Number 4 on Paste Magazine, Best Live Acts 2014. “As pure a shot of adrenaline as a guitar band will release this year….. a […]