Music, Kilkenny and the Sixteenth Century

Music, Kilkenny and the Sixteenth Century

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 6.30pm

Siobhán Armstrong

What music was to be heard in Kilkenny Castle in the sixteenth century? This multi-media presentation explores the rich history and cultural life of Kilkenny’s magnificent Tudor aristocrat, the tenth earl of Ormond, Sir Thomas ‘Black Tom’ Butler (1532–1614), cousin to Queen Elizabeth I of England and possibly the most influential man in Renaissance Ireland. With historical images and music performance.

An event of Scoil na gCláirseach—Festival of Early Irish Harp, August 14-20, 2019

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