The Gloaming are to play St Canice’s Cathedral along with special guests, as part of this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Highly acclaimed internationally as well as at home, and regarded as a super-group of Irish traditional music, these five remarkable musicians (Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Martin Hayes) will be joined by a number of special guests on August 13, at 8.00pm. Tickets from €26.
Kilkenny will also welcome Beethoven Quest: The Complete String Quartets and Piano Concertos, performed by the Heath Quartet, one of Europe’s most exciting young ensembles which this week makes its Carnegie Hall debut. The format is simple - ten one-hour lunchtime concerts in St John’s Priory from August 8 to 17.
Also just announced for Kilkenny are the Complete Piano Concertos with Barry Douglas (piano/director) and Camerata Ireland. Douglas and his ensemble return to Kilkenny with Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two evenings (August 15 and 16). These can be heard in the glorious acoustics of St Canice’s Cathedral, one of Ireland’s most beautiful medieval buildings.
Following their sold-out performances at Kilkenny in 2012 and 2013, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company return with a new production of Much Ado About Nothing, a masterpiece of comic timing and dramatic suspense featuring literature’s wittiest bickering couple. The production will open on August 8 and run for the duration in the historic setting of Castle Yard.
Tickets now on sale. The full programme for the 2014 Kilkenny Arts Festival will be announced in the coming months. Booking details: www.kilkennyarts.ie