9th | CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION

McDONNELL’S BAR AND LOUNGE | 7PM | FREE This groovy three-piece band from Kildare will entertain race goers as they return home from the Curragh. Cambrian Explosion features Dave Nolan, Alan Heffernan and Shane Pearson. Genre: Rock, Pop, Reggae, Folk, Funk

8th | SARAH RYAN & EMMA LANGFORD

BRÚ HOUSE, GEORGE’S STREET | 8PM (SHOW 9PM) | TICKETS €15 Available from the bar or www.ticketstop.ie Sara Ryan and Emma Langford have joined forces this summer to bring their award-winning music to select venues all over Ireland. Sara’s music has earned her a loyal following, having toured with Mick Flannery, John Spillane & Luka Bloom. Her EP ‘Glitter Skies’ …

7th | ST. CONLETH’S INFANT SCHOOL CHOIR

ST. CONLETH’S SCHOOL HALL | 7PM | FREE St. Conleth’s Infant School choir has 35 children from 5 to 7 years of age. The children perform regularly at the Holy Family Convent and have performed at Newbridge Day Care Centre and each Christmas at Whitewater Shopping Centre. The children practice at lunch-time and have a large repertoire of songs from …

3rd | AN EVENING OF TRAD WITH MAIREAD CARROLL AND FRIENDS

O’ROURKE’S BAR | 6:30PM | FREE Mairead Carroll (nee Harnett) is a well-known and respected fi ddle player at trad sessions throughout the country. Accompanied by a seisun of top musicians, this event will deliver quality traditional music and songs for all to enjoy.

3rd | CRACKLING VINYL

FLANAGAN’S BAR | 9PM | FREE THE CRACKLING DJ’s – Broken Home, Barrygruff & Guests will bring their much-loved all vinyl night to Flanagan’s Bar on 3rd June. They will spin an exquisite selection of new and classic tunes: indie, pop, soul, hip-hop, garage & more. Sponsored by  

2nd | STEREOFUSION

McDONNELL’S BEER GARDEN | 10.30PM | FREE Stereofusion are a popular four-piece rock band driven by strong male and female vocals, distinctive guitar solos and a lively rhythm section. Their set list caters for a wide range of tastes, featuring an eclectic mix of classic rock and blues numbers, as well as popular contemporary chart music, all of which include …

2nd | DECLAN O’ROURKE

RIVERBANK ARTS CENTRE | 8pm | TICKETS €20/€18 Book Online at www.riverbank.ie or Phone 045448327 Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul …

1st | VAGABONDS AND THIEVES

McDONNELL’S BAR AND LOUNGE | 6PM- 8PM | FREE Formed in Kildare in April 2014, Vagabonds and Thieves set-up of guitar, bass, drums and bouzouki through a Marshall has made this band stand out. The blend of rock, blues, folk and off-beat styling played with tons of energy have kept the gig goers interested, entertained and coming back for more.

1st | ANNE RYNNE – ‘SONGS FOR OUR CHILDREN’ WORKSHOP

SCOIL MHUIRE JUNIOR, BALLYMANY, NEWBRIDGE | N/A | CLOSED ‘Songs for our Children’ is a traditional song project devised and coordinated by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune. The project involves eleven traditional singers in the research, composition and performance of new songs in the traditional style suitable for children. As part of the project Kildare’s own Anne Rynne has composed …

JUNE 15th | NOEL HEAVEY AND DON NEA

  CON CUMMIN’S LOUNGE | 10PM | FREE Take a trip down memory lane with Noel and Don. Savour the songs of yesteryear including favourite hits from Radio Luxemburg and Radio Eireann. Sponsored by