Whats On


Matts really is the centre of Live Music in Kilkenny.  Experience our lively atmosphere and eclectic performances by talented local artists and popular Irish Bands.  Our varied Live Entertainment Venue hosts a variety of events including daily Traditional Irish Music, Rock Sessions & Top Class DJ’s. 


Matts love Mondays!  We take what can be the glummest day of the week and switch it on its axis with Live Traditional Music followed by our amazing resident band, After Dark, then top it all with a banging DJ set from DJ Eddie Hughes providing the perfect backdrop to dance till dawn in our Late Late Bar.  #MondaysAtMatts is a Kilkenny institution and we don’t care what the Boomtown
Rats say, we LOVE Mondays!

Traditional Irish Music

Our In-House Traditional Irish Duo, Wallop The Cat, provide the best in both Traditional & Contemporary Irish Music Monday to Thursday from 6.30pm.  John & Matt are such talented musicians you will find yourself singing along to their soulful Irish sounds

After Dark

Exhilarating, exciting, engaging, and evoking, are just some of the words used to describe the After Dark experience by their many fans.

After Dark’s quirky rhythms and soulful sounds and eclectic mix of classics and swinging hits will have you on your feet all night!

One of the best party bands on the Irish Music scene, these passionate musicians must be hear to be believed.

Late Bar DJ

If you are looking for the best DJ’s then you’ve found them in Matts.  Our incredible DJ Eddie Hughes along with the best of local DJ’s provide the perfect soundtrack to your night and keep our regulars coming back for more each week.

  John Keane (@johnkeaneevents) Instagram photos and videos

DJ Mick Conway | Waterford