26 Jul - 1 Aug 2024

Tuesday Evening Concert

Give Me Your Hand: Music of the 1600s for a Gaelic Castle

120 mins

Tuesday July 30th

20:00 - 22:00 GMT +1

Event Overview

Described as ‘the single most important living source of Gaelic musical culture’, acclaimed Scottish piper, and singer, Allan McDonald, makes a rare Kilkenny appearance this July. He will be joined by historical harpist, Tamzin Elliott – in their Irish debut – playing the ravishing, ancient Irish harp, with its rare brass-wire strings. Also performing at this one-off Kilkenny date is rising British star of the Renaissance lute, Toby Carr, and historical-music soprano, Róisín O’Grady, in a programme of intimate music from Scotland, Ireland, England and France in the evocative surroundings of the 1000-year-old Parade Tower at Kilkenny Castle.

Concerts take place live in Kilkenny. A video of the concert will also be available to ticket holders after the festival, until 29 December, 2024. N.B. Evening concerts will not be live-streamed online. 


The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle


Tamzin Elliott, early Irish harp; Róisín O’Grady, voice; Toby Carr, Renaissance lute; Allan MacDonald, voice and Scottish smallpipes


Full price: €18

Student / Unwaged concert tickets: €12 — save €6 on a full-price concert ticket

Festival concert bundle: Enjoy both festival evening concerts for €28 — save €4 on each full-price concert ticket

N.B. Admission to festival concerts is included with All-Access tickets


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