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The Kilkenny Traditional Music Trail

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Address: Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 59 914 1067

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The best of Kilkenny, to be sure!

We signed up for this tour on the spur on the moment, and so glad we did! It was definitely one of the high points of our week in Ireland. Their playing, singing, storytelling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2012
Cindy O
East Windsor, New Jersey
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We signed up for this tour on the spur on the moment, and so glad we did! It was definitely one of the high points of our week in Ireland. Their playing, singing, storytelling, histories, and teaching are really exceptional. I have a whole new sense of appreciation for the music, that I'll have for the rest of my life.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

Had a great time learning a bit about Ireland's traditional music history and listening to the fabulous performance of the two artists who took our group from one pub to another, providing us with a delightful evening. Would definitely recommend The Kilkenny Traditional Music Trail for anyone looking for an excellent way to spend an evening in Killkenny!

9 Thank lmfsclub
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

The trad music tour introduces you to a couple of Kilkenny's finest pubs. The guides are very knowledgeable and funny and their music could be stolen from the fairies themselves! Funny stories and audience particpation helps to loosen everyone up after a few drinks. We bought their CD and have enjoyed it on the drive home.

6 Thank Celtic_Bear
California, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

Joe and Trish were amazing. They entertained me and my family with much more than just music. Starting with the friendly banter between the musicians they immediately welcome you into an intimate atmosphere where you feel comfortable interacting with them right from the start. We learned so much about music history and style from both musicians. They had the whole... More 

3 Thank Soogat
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

I found the Kilkenny Traditional Music Trail on TA and based on the reviews decided to give it a try. Trisha, Eric and Ryan did not disappoint! We only went to two pubs because the third was too crowded that night and we ended up being a large group, but that was fine, they made up for it with more... More 

5 Thank redhead8811
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

We altered pur travel plans to join this tour and were so glad we did. Jo and Trish played a variety of wonderful music from toe tapping reels and jigs to mournful ballads all the while regaling us with humourous, interesting stories and info about Trad Irish. Don't miss this fabulous experience, in fact we would recommend you alter your... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2010

The Music Trail was so much fun! We loved the music, history, and stories that were told on our trail. We had our two children with us (7 and 4) and they had a great time as well. This is a must when in Kilkenny.

1 Thank lovetotravel283
Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

Tricia and Joe were fantastic, knowledgeable and funny. Tricia on the fiddle was absolutely amazing and Joe has a fantastic voice. The information about the music and traditions interesting and good insight into its role in their culture. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone going to Kilkenny or who is going to be in the area!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

We were a bit hesitant , but joined this tour and so glad we did. The tour leader was a bevy of information about traditional Irish music, very entertaining. She was not just a fountain of knowledge but also pleasant to chat with. It was a good way to visit three nice pubs that feature traditional music. We were in... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2010

The Trad Music Trail was one of the best things we did in Ireland. Joe and Trish are very talented musicians who know a ton about traditional music and its history. They take you to a few pubs, play music and are really helpful and interesting folks. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat!

2 Thank buzzy316

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