Kilkenny festival’s spirit of adventure

Kilkenny festival’s spirit of adventure
Quatuor Mosaïques: the Austrian quartet will play a trio of concerts in the Black Abbey

When the director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, Eugene Downes, announced his departure before last year’s festival there was general disappointment in the ranks, for he had kept a very steady hand on the tiller during his term of office.

Downes departed with many positives in his legacy, all delivered with an innovative and adventurous spirit. In particular, he restored classical music to its former - and indeed rightful - status.

One might have been...

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