The Kilkennys bring the best of Irish folk to Motherwell

One of the finest folk and ballad groups in Ireland is set to serenade their audience in Motherwell next month.

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 1:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th August 2018, 1:43 pm
Irish folk group The Kilkennys are playing Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre on Sunday, September 16.

The Kilkennys play Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre on Sunday, September 16.

The group take their name from their home town of Kilkenny – a city steeped in music, history and folk culture.

Famous for its long history of brewing fine Irish ale and beer, the brewery may be gone, but the music plays on.

The band’s following has been sure and steady, with a growing international reputation based on playing old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own with their pride and passion.

The band was established between schoolmates and began touring the length and breadth of Ireland in 1998.

Now based in South East Ireland, the group have evolved through the years and are anchored by founding members Davey Cashin (vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar, whistles), Tommy Mackey (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals), long time member Robbie Campion (banjo, guitar, madolin, vocals) and newest member Mick Martin (bodhran, uilleann pipes, low whistles, guitar, vocals).

The Kilkennys pour their hearts into their music, and were named Ireland’s Most Successful International Folk Band in the Sunday World’s Country Music and Entertainment Awards in February.

Davey Cashin said: “We love touring and getting the chance to share traditional Irish folk songs with the history behind those songs to all of our fans across the globe.”

Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office on 01698 403120.