St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

The Cathedral Church of St Canice,
The Close, Coach Rd,
Kilkenny City, Ireland.

Phone : +353 (0)56 7764971

Mobile number: +353 (0)85 2527787

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Christmas Tree Festival 2019

The 2019 Tree Festival will be held over the Weekend of 6th 7th 8th 9th December.
More details will follow.

Fridays 8p.m. Bell Ringing Practice. Please ring the Cathedral during opening hours to give your name if you would like to try out the art of campanology.

Kilkenny Art's Festival Concerts in
St Canice's Cathedral 2019


Kilkenny Arts Festival:

Tickets Available ONLY through Arts Festival

Friday 9th August 9.30pm
Eat My Noise fLux Ireland

Duration: 70 minutes Tickets €18
The first of two light shows at this year’s Festival is a multi-sensory spectacular taking place inside St Canice’s Cathedral.

Saturday, August 10th , 2019 at 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Alexander Gavryluk Concert (piano)

Tickets Zone A €30/€28 Zone B €27/€25

'If this giant visits your city,’ wrote the eminent Australian pianist Roger Woodward, ‘drop everything you are doing and go and see him.

Sunday 11th August 5.30PM
The Hubert Butler Annual Lecture: Fergal Keane

From Revolution to Resolution: War and Peace in the Modern Era Ireland
Duration: 75 minutes Tickets €17/ €15

Wednesday 14th August 7.30pm
Marble City Sessions Martin Hayes Quartet

Duration: 90 minutes Tickets€30/€27

Martin Hayes makes an eagerly awaited return to St Canice’s with his newest groundbreaking ensemble. Mixing traditional tunes with unconventional instruments.

Thursday 15 August 7.30pm
Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor, contralto), Leon Kosavic (bass)

Tickets Zone A €35/€31.50 Zone B €30/€27

Not only is contralto Nathalie Stutzmann ‘one of the great baroque singers of our day’ (Gramophone), she also enjoys a distinguished international career as a conductor (for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, among others).

Friday 16 August 7.30pm
Irish Chamber Orchestra-Zehetmair

TicketsZone A €35/€31.50 Zone B €30/€27

For the second concert in this year’s residency, the Irish Chamber Orchestra is joined by Thomas Zehetmair, who enjoys a dual career as a sought-after international conductor and an outstanding violinist whose recordings have won multiple awards.

Saturday 17th August 11am
Malcolm Proud Bach Organ Recital


No Kilkenny Arts Festival would be complete without the world-renowned organist, Malcolm Proud. For this recital he delves into the vast Bach organ repertoire for another unmissable performance at St. Canice’s Cathedral.

Saturday 17th August 8pm
Marble City Sessions: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill & Guest
Tickets €30 / €27
Closing concert from The Gloaming to The Martin Hayes Quartet, the unique partnership of Martin Hayes’ fiddle and Dennis Cahill’s guitar is one of the most enduring and fruitful in Irish music, and has been at the heart of many of the most exciting traditional music projects in recent years