The Watergate Theatre
Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny


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Sep 29 2023


8:00 pm - 9:30 pm



Kila in Concert

Spanning 5 decades, Dublin octet Kíla have been vanguards of trad-fusion since they began in 1987. Such is the multi faceted nature of their music that they have performed at jazz, rock, Irish and world music festivals in 35 countries on 5 continents. The band has worked extensively in TV and film. In 2009 they were approached by composer Bruno Coulais to work on Cartoon Saloon’s animated feature The Secret of Kells (2010) which was nominated for an Oscar®. This collaboration continued on Cartoon Saloon’s next two films – Song of the Sea (2015) and WolfWalkers (2020), both of which won multiple awards worldwide and were also nominated for Oscars®. Join Kíla live in concert as they kick off this year’s festivities and perform against a backdrop of stunning animation.