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The pre Christmas announcements for this year’s Kilkenny Roots Festival have been joined by the first post Christmas announcements for the festival with two more acts added to the bill.

On 1 & 2 May, Eef Barzelay will be entertaining the masses in Kilkenny City while Daddy Long Legs are down for the festival’s closing gig on the bank holiday Monday night.

Eef Barzelay

Nashville-based Eef Barzelay is the frontman for Clem Snide, an alt-country/indie band that issued a handful of records in the ’90s and 2000s, as well as provided the theme music for the television show Ed. Barzelay formed the band in 1991 and briefly disbanded it in 1994. Clem Snide regrouped a few years later and released their first album in 1998. The band signed on with major label Sire for their second record, but was quickly dropped before finding a home with spinART. In 2006, Barzelay put out Bitter Honey, a solo album of sparse folk featuring Barzelay’s voice and acoustic guitar.

Daddy Long Legs

Like the last burning of the flame, Daddy Long Legs step into the coveted festival closing gig slot where only the hardcore will have survived. They should be hitting the stage around 9pm on the bank holiday Monday night, with full details to be released yet. Check them out above.

For more, don’t forget our dedicated Kilkenny Roots Festival section.