Tujacques, The Fall at Set Theatre

The Fall at Set Theatre, Kilkenny (C) Ken McGuire

The Fall at Set Theatre, Kilkenny (C) Ken McGuire

Mark E Smith’s The Fall took to the Set stage as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival last night with Dublin-based Toujacques opening the proceedings around 10.15pm or so.

Toujacques, live at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuire

Toujacques are fronted by Trinity College Dublin professor, Matthew Causey (above).

Toujacques, live at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuire

While The Fall, as a band (minus Mark E Smith) were rocking, my thumbs up for the night goes to Tujacques. Cracking tunes with a gritty country blues feel underlying their set.

The Fall at Set Theatre, Kilkenny (C) Ken McGuire

When The Fall did finally appear on stage, the hardcore fans and followers were all about the show but musically as a whole, it’s not for me.

The Fall at Set Theatre, Kilkenny (C) Ken McGuire

I will say one thing though, he’s some character to see on stage and I’ll only wonder what they were like starting out some 30 albums ago.

Author: Ken McGuire

Runs Event Media and The Devious Theatre Company and writes about food at Any Given Food. You’ll find me on Twitter here and here.