Yulefest bandstand to bring hours of music across all weekends in December

Yulefest’s Bandstand will showcase live music performances throughout every weekend in December. The Bandstand is located on The Parade beside the Yulefest markets.

From local community groups, to rising talent and well-established local performers, free to the public performances take place at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm every Saturday and Sunday until December 23rd. Bands featuring on the Yulefest Bandstand include: The New Brass Kings, Code of Behaviour, Burnchurch, The Pinsetters, Harmania choir among many more. The Yulefest Bandstand is located on The Parade in Kilkenny city, alongside the Yulefest Christmas Market.

The full line-up includes:

Saturday 2nd December

12 noon – I.F

2pm – Trad with Derek Morrissey & Brian Mooney

4pm – Harmania Choir


Sunday 3rd December

12 noon – Spinc Comhaltas

2pm – The Savage Jim Breen

4pm – Whiskers of Lichen


Saturday 9th December

12noon – Alize’s School of Singing

2pm – The Presidents

4pm – Rhythm Riot


Sunday 10th December

12 noon – Music Generation Kilkenny – Jingle Bell Rockout

2pm – Oracle Villa

4pm – Social Dancing with The Dance Club Kilkenny


Saturday 16th December

12 noon – Kilkenny Academy of Irish Dancing

2pm – The Pinsetters

3pm – John Nolan’s Children’s Dance School

4pm – Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Croabh Osraí


Sunday 17th December

11am – Samba Katz

12 noon – Trad with Oisín MacCinnéide (Bouziki & Guitar) & Kevin Shortall (Button Accordion)

2pm – Uproar Choir

4pm – The Donnys


Thursday 21st December

Morning (time TBC) – Morning of School Choirs


Friday 22nd December

12noon – Mick Citern-Walsh

2pm – Bobbie Carey & Carole Nelson

4pm – Burnchurch

6 & 7pm – Code of Behaviour


Saturday 23rd December

12 noon – Sola

2pm – Banna Cheoil Traidisiúnta with Clann Sabhaois

3pm – John Nolan’s Children’s Dance School

4pm – Kiddies Christmas Disco – wear your Christmas Jumper!


For further information on Yulefest, see https://yulefestkilkenny.ie/

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