A Kilkenny To Rival Edinburgh?

Edinburgh, Shmedinburgh… There’s a serious new festival rival to the Scottish behemoth. It’s Kilkenny, where “what used to be a local arts week has transformed into an international festival that is becoming a viable alternative to its bigger, brasher Scottish counterpart. Last year, Kilkenny acquired a dynamic new director in the shape of Claudia Woolgar, who has tilted the festival towards eastern Europe.”