Join us in the Picture Gallery of Kilkenny Castle to hear music that would have entertained the earls of Ormond in Kilkenny Castle from the sixteenth- to the eighteenth century. Our special musical guest for Culture Night is Siobhán Armstrong, who will be playing evocative medieval and Renaissance music, on copies of ancient harps from Ireland and Europe. Dr Armstrong is Ireland’s foremost exponent of historical music on the early Irish (wire-strung) harp, one of Europe’s best-known early harpists, and has made a particular study of the music of the castle in the time of the tenth earl, Sir Thomas ‘Black Tom’ Butler, a cousin of the Tudor queen of England, Elizabeth I.
This will be a staggered performance in the picture gallery and can be enjoyed as part of your visit to the period rooms. No advance booking required. Follow us on our social media platform to keep up to date on all our upcoming events.