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1 A spe­cial con­cert tak­ing place in Calary Church next Mon­day night sees Grace Toland present ‘Farewell to Del­gany, like­wise the Glen’, the mu­sic and songs of County Wick­low from The Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Ar­chive. The event has been or­gan­ised by Round­wood His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. Ad­mis­sion is €5 and book­ing is es­sen­tial. The con­cert starts at 8 p.m. To book a seat please Con­tact (01) 2818146 or (01) 2818118.

2 Film at the Mermaid Arts Cen­tre next Mon­day night is ‘The In­vis­i­ble Woman’ a Charles Dick­ins biopic star­ring Ralph Fi­ennes with Felic­ity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. It’s on at 8 p.m. and ad­mis­sion is €8 or €6.50.

3 Hardy Har Com­edy re­turns to the Har­bour Bar in Bray this Thurs­day April 24 at 9 p.m. Head­lin­ing is Al Porter (left) Ire­land's fastest ris­ing co­me­dian who has been de­scribed as 'the next Gra­ham Nor­ton.’ On the night he will be sup­ported by Tom O’Mahoney, a Laugh­ter Lounge reg­u­lar who played 'Tar­quin' in RTE's 'Damo and Ivor' and a host of Ire­land's busiest new acts will com­plete the sup­port­ing line up. Res­i­dent MC Adam Burke re­turns to his reg­u­lar MC du­ties and as ever ad­mis­sion is free.

4 Opera fans are in for a treat on their own doorstep as Mozart’s barbed comic ro­mance ‘Cosi fan Tutte’ will be streamed live from the stage of the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera in New York, and beamed by satel­lite to au­di­ences at Gai­ety Cin­ema, Ark­low. The show, to be trans­mit­ted in HD on Satur­day, April 26 at 6p.m. will af­ford opera fans ac­ces­si­bil­ity to a high end show con­sid­ered a gem of its genre at a bar­gain prices in­clud­ing half price re­duc­tions for stu­dents and chil­dren. This pro­duc­tion for the Met is as much a feast for the eye as it is for the ears and the heart. Di­rec­tor Les­ley Koenig has pro­duced a beau­ti­fully sleek pe­riod pro­duc­tion star­ring Su­sanna Phillips and Is­abel Leonard as the sis­ters, Matthew Polen­zani and Ro­dion Po­gossov as their fi­ancés, and the daz­zling Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid De­spina.

5 Uni­ver­sal Funk Orches­tra will present Bruce Spring­steen’s ‘The River’ in two County Wick­low Venues this week. On Satur­day night it’s Phil Healy’s in Wick­low Town and on Sun­day The Har­bour Bar in Bray. Tak­ing 10 songs from this clas­sic 1980 dou­ble al­bum, and then 10 from other ac­claimed Spring­steen al­bums, The Uni­ver­sal Funk Orches­tra will be joined by Emma Ni­co­lai and Dan Barry on vo­cals, Stu­art Cramp­ton on gui­tar, Mick Healy on bass and Paul Byrne on drums.

6 The beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of Castlemacadam Church, Avoca (left) will be the set­ting for a per­for­mance of Han­del’s Mes­siah on Satur­day, April 26. Found­ing mem­ber of The Three Ir­ish Tenors, Anthony Nor­ton will per­form with friends Franzita Whelan, Dara McMa­hon and Rory Musgrave from 7p.m. The funds raised will go to­wards Castlemacadam or­gan fund and the buid­ing fund for St. Saviour’s Na­tional School, Rath­drum. Tick­ets are on sale at €20 and in­clude a wine re­cep­tion. Tick­ets are on sale now from Cen­tra, Rath­drum, Hend­ley’s Store, Avoca. For de­tails email mes­siah.avoca@gmail.com or call 083 1383910.

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