Further to celebrating its 1st Birthday this year, the multi-faceted Culture Vultures event travels outside Dublin for the first time, with TradFest Kilkenny hosting its inaugural visit. The event takes places at the Hole In The Wall, Saturday March 14, 5pm, and the line-up features:

Spoken Word: Writer Peter Murphy delivers his riveting version of arguably the most famous Irish short story ever written: The Dead, by James Joyce. Murphy uses his innate sense of theatricality and writing skills to make sure you won’t forget what you’ll see and hear. A perfect left-field St Patrick’s Day weekend experience.

Panel Discussion: For the weekend that’s in it, Culture Vultures curator Tony Clayton-Lea talks with uileann piper Leonard Barry and concertina player Edel Fox. From traditional backgrounds to future developments in traditional music, the panel discussion will range from here to there, and most points in-between. A perfect casual chat for those interested in listening to two of the most renowned young traditional music players in the country.

Music: Fresh from talking about music, uileann piper Leonard Barry will return centre stage for the Culture Vultures finale, as he displays his esteemed skills at coaxing melodies and lines out of what could well be be thin air... And, sure, who knows who might join him as the minutes and melodies pass!