Kilkenny - Kilkenny City

Butler Gallery

World Music Evening at Butler Gallery


Butler Gallery celebrates Culture Night 2021 with a collection of music and dance from around the world.

Maracatu Ilha Brilhante’ (MiB) is an ensemble of percussionists singers and performers from all four corners of Ireland specialising in the beautiful songs and powerful rhythms of Maracatu Baque Virado from Pernambuco in Brazil’s North East.

Collaborating since 2010 and performing traditional songs and music of various Maracatu Afro Brazilian traditions, the group focuses on the delivery of both the energy and spirit of the culture. The group has performed at numerous festivals, carnivals, stages and cultural events throughout Ireland, Europe and Brazil.’

Farah Elle is a singer-songwriter whose distinctive music reveals the beauty in the ephemeral everyday. Farah has eclectic influences, including North African echoes from her Libyan background. Her upcoming album FATIMA is due for release in 2021.

The South Sudanese Song and Dance Troupe will entertain guests with traditional larakaraka music and dance of the Acholi people. Dance is a central part of Acholi cultural heritage and the group will use Culture Night to introduce this distinctive art form to Irish audiences.


Time: 6pm - 9pm

Genres: Dance / Heritage / Music

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Gardens of Butler Gallery, Evans Home, John's Quay, Kilkenny


Phone: 056 7761106

No Booking Required