Cleere’s Trad Music Session

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Date:17 Dec 2012
Time: 9:30 PM

Tickets: € Free

Venue Details
Cleeres Bar & Theatre
28 Parliament Street
Kilkenny City

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Cleere’s Trad Music Session Details

Running every Monday night for over 20 years, Cleere’s Traditional Irish Music Monday session features a host of local musicians, singers, poets and storytellers. The lineup is always varied but the quality remains the same. Music commences between 9pm and 9.30pm.

If you’re visiting Kilkenny and have yet to experience a Monday night in Cleere’s, mark it down in your calendar. You never know what you’ll find in there.

In down town Kilkenny on a Monday night, Cleere’s Bar and Theatre to be precise. A 21 year tradition that has withstood the test of time, spiraled to new heights last week.A mix of locals and visitors drank a toast to a trade night that is probably being spoken about today in the once coalmining area of Pennsylvania.

Yes, we had four visitors from that region, young dentists who quickly pulled with locals and delighted in an unrehearsed show that highlighted all that is good, and certainly different, in local entertainment. But not all the audience had to jet across the world for an evening that might not win the prize for the greatest show on earth but would qualify for some sort of an award.

Singer and raconteur Jimmy Rhatigan travelled all the way from Riverside Drive. Poet extraordinaire Gerry Moran came from Cootes Lane with his brilliantly delivered ‘Bogman’s Ball’. Deirdre Gannon was pure magic with her rendering of Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma. Talk about ‘Stars in the Bars’. Down from the picturesque hills of Coon came Michael Somers and his ‘Stutterin’ Bum’ and then the man who could truly claim to be a cut above the rest, retired barber Seamie Bolger who for possibly the 100th successive week belted out ‘A Mother’s Love’. Musicians Michael Walsh and Pat Murray contributed to a night of wonder.