Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022 – Music and Opera Line-up

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2022 – Music and Opera Line-up

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 12.00pm

Kilkenny Arts Festival takes place from 4 to 14 August 2022 in venues across Kilkenny and includes a range of music, opera, theatre, dance and literary events.

The music offering includes concerts by Anne Sofie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider, Tara Erraught and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, new music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Linda Buckley and Deirdre Gribbin, Handel’s Semele, a virtual opera by Finola Merivale, a concert series co-curated by Martin Hayes, plus performances by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Crash Ensemble, the Carducci Quartet, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Bell X1, Sharon Carty, Malcolm Proud, Maya Youssef, Clang Syne and more.

For the full music and opera line-up and dates, see below. For more information, visit www.kilkennyarts.ie 

Clang Sayne
5 August 2022
Cleere’s Theatre
Tickets

Bell X1 and Dowry Strings
5 August 2022
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

Secret Garden Music
6 — 14 August 2022
More information

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
An Evening with Handel and Friends
6 August 2022
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets  

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle
6 — 11 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 
 

Irish Chamber Orchestra and Sharon Carty
Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor and Deirdre Gribbin’s ‘The Stones of Life’
6 August 2022
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle - Concert 1
6 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 
 

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle - Concert 2
7 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Ye Vagabonds
Marble City Sessions
7 August 2022
Set Theatre
Tickets 

Myles O’Reilly
Rollercoaster Sessions
7 August 2022
Cleere’s Theatre
Tickets 

Irish Baroque Orchestra and Tara Erraught
The Trials of Tenducci
7 August 2022
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

Maya Youssef
Marble City Sessions
8 August 2022
Set Theatre
Tickets 

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle - Concert 3
8 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Saíocht: a celebration of Ireland’s leading poets and Irish traditional musicians
Stephen Rea, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy, Neil Martin, Emily Cullen and Gabriel Rosenstock
8 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Dave Holland Installation
Rollercoaster Sessions
8 — 9 August 2022
Cleere’s Theatre
Tickets

Dave Holland Live Performance
Rollercoaster Sessions
8 — 9 August 2022
Cleere’s Theatre
Tickets 

Cormac McCarthy, Nell Ní Chróinín, Aoife Ní Bhriain & Kate Ellis
Marble City Sessions
9 August 2022
St Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle - Concert 4
9 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Róisín ReImagined
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Irish Chamber Orchestra
10 August 2022
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

Laoise O’Brien
For the Record
10 August 2022
The Parade Tower
Tickets 

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle - Concert 5
10 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Johnny Gandelsman
Bach’s Cello Suites
10 August 2022
The Black Abbey
Tickets 

Keeley Forsyth
Rollercoaster Sessions
10 August 2022
Set Theatre
Tickets 

Irish Chamber Orchestra and Ailish Tynan
Opera Gala
11 August 2022
St. Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets

Carducci String Quartet
Shostakovich String Quartet Cycle - Concert 6
11 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Maija Sofia
Rollercoaster Sessions
11 August 2022
Cleere’s Theatre
Tickets

Chamber Choir Ireland
Tchaikovsky’s Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
11 August 2022
The Black Abbey
Tickets 

Ériu and Amergín
Theo Dorgan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Aaron Monaghan & Bríd Ní Neachtain.
11 — 12 August 2022
Watergate Theatre
Tickets 

Sean O’Hagan with special guest Eileen Gogan
Rollercoaster Sessions
11 August 2022
Set Theatre
Tickets 

Anne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider
Songs of Love and Death: The Music of Franz Schubert and Rufus Wainwright
12 August 2022
St Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

Howe Gelb
Rollercoaster Sessions
12 August 2022
Cleeres Theatre
Tickets 

TOUCAN
12 August 2022
Set Theatre
Tickets

Malcolm Proud
Johann Sebastian Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1 - Concert 1
12 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets

Malcolm Proud
Johann Sebastian Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1 - Concert 2
13 August 2022
St. John’s Priory
Tickets 

Bas Jan
Rollercoaster Sessions
13 August 2022
Cleere’s Theatre
Tickets 

Martin Hayes & the Common Ground Ensemble
Marble City Sessions
13 August 2022
St Canice’s Cathedral
Tickets 

A Strange Beauty
The Music of Linda Buckley
14 August 2022
Set Theatre
Tickets 
 

For further information, visit www.kilkennyarts.ie.

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