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It really has been a busy week of announcements around next year’s Kilkenny Roots Festival. First there was the Calexico announcement with tickets going on sale this week, with Deep Dark Woods’ Ryan Boldt also added to the bill.

This afternoon saw Cale Tyson announced for 2015’s festival, the 18th year for the Roots in Kilkenny.

With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson’s latest EP, High On Lonesome is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child – Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few.