Sounds of Summer at Butler Garden

Kilkenny’s Butler House in partnership with Music Generation Kilkenny would like to announce the “Sounds of Summer” series a showcase of young, emerging local talent in the beautiful surroundings of the walled garden, adjacent to Kilkenny Castle.

Running over three Saturdays in June, all events will be *Free* to the public and will take place in the stunning surroundings of Butler Garden in the heart of Kilkenny City.


Sinéad Blanchfield, Music Development Officer at Music Generation Kilkenny commented “I’m delighted to partner with Butler House for the ‘Sounds of Summer’ concert series. It’s a wonderful opportunity for young musicians in our programmes to perform in the exquisite setting of Butler Garden and show off their musical skills and creativity. I invite Kilkenny music lovers to come and support these emerging young musicians.” 

Saturday June 4th | Saturday June 11th & Saturday June 25th |12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Join us in the Garden Saturday June 4th ,12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. for a String Performance with students from Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Clontubrid, Co. Kilkenny and St. Kieran’s NS, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny. Both Schools take part in the Music Generation Kilkenny Primary School String Programme and are taught by musician educator Carl Rochford. The young musicians are very much looking forward to performing in the garden at Butler House.

Saturday June 11th & Saturday June 25th | 12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. each day

Young musicians from the ‘Creative Music Space’ will perform a selection of songs for the ‘Sounds of Summer’ series in Butler House Gardens on the 11th of June and the 25th of June at 12pm.

About Music Generation:

Music Generation is a national music education programme for children and young people, initiated by Music Network, co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, and The Department of Education & Skills. Music Generation Kilkenny is managed by Kilkenny Music Education Partnership, a partnership between Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board and Kilkenny County Council.

About Creative Music Space:

An after-school rock and pop music hub run in partnership with Foróige at the DRUM, MacDonagh Shopping Centre on Thursdays delivering small group lessons in ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums and singing.

Please note as these are outdoor events, each date will run weather permitting.

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