With a few performances across the Kilkenny Arts Festival, Mr. H was one of the highlight acts on the street entertainment side of the festival for 2013.
Pictured here at The Canal Square, I’ll have to hand it to him, he’s some man to balance on a variety of tubes, chairs and tables.
All said and done though, spare a thought for the couple in the rear of the shot, all eyes on them for 30 minutes as they took a seat for a Saturday afternoon meal.
On display at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny during the 2013 Kilkenny Arts Festival. One of the many works of Bob And Roberta Smith in Kilkenny for the festival stretch. Video to follow of the piece in rotation…
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. Continue reading “Tujacques, The Fall at Set Theatre”
BITCHES (@peaceandbitches) kicked off the musical proceedings at Billy Byrne’s on night seven of the 2013 Kilkenny Arts Festival, the band making their festival debut.
Continue reading “BITCHES, Fight Like Apes at Kilkenny Arts Festival”
New Music Night has turned up some great acts over the years as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival and this year the hand dealt contained The Cold Draw (formerly The Thomas Donoghue Band), Seti The First and Biggles Flys Again. Continue reading “Seti The First, Biggles Flys Again at Kilkenny Arts Festival”
When I first started covering the Arts Festival back in 2008/09, I was a complete newcomer to classical music. Flash forward to 2012 and into 2013 and presenting The Arts Show for KCLR96FM and I’ve got a totally different appreciation of all things classical.
So much so, that last night, even from the back of the cathedral filming, I was absolutely in my element, music-wise.
Granted, I had to get as close as I could to the action when the Shostokavich piece was being performed, featuring trumpet player Alison Balsom (pictured below).
Even from the opening few minutes, the entire first act felt like you were in the most epic of movies but it has to be said, that first half performance alone was one of the best things to happen to the programming of the classical strand in years (and I’ve been to almost all the classical gigs in the past five festivals). More of the same for next year, please.
The result of the filming? Check it out below…
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band absolutely lifted the roof of Set Theatre last night. It’s been a while since I’ve shot photo and video in front of an absolutely belting speaker stack, but the results will make for great additions to the festival highlights coverage.
Here’s two select stills from last night’s stomping gig, with video on the way over on YouTube.
The semi-seated affair seemed to last all of a few minutes before the dancefloor at Set filled for a relentless, funky, 90 minutes-or-so-ish bout of dancing and all kinds of body-shape-moving and throwing.
A cracking way to wind out day 2 of this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival.