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Fri­day 1 CLARE Mary McPart­lan Leitrim singer who scored huge crit­i­cal ac­claim with her solo de­but, The Hol­land Hand­ker­chief, with lo­cal guests Frank Kilkelly on gui­tar and sto­ry­teller Paddy Hynes. Rus­sell Cul­tural Cen­tre, Doolin 8pm ¤10/¤8 086-8534900 Also Sat, Meath; Thurs, Of­faly CORK Con “Fada” Ó Drisceoil and friends The 15th Éigse Dhiar­muid Uí Suil­leab­háin kicks off. Áras Éa­monn Mac Suib­hne, Cuil Aodha 8pm Adm free 087-2439776 WEX­FORD Tim Lyons and Fred Mor­ri­son Wex­ford’s Pipe and Song Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Week­end kicks off, fit­tingly, with a pip­ing and singing duo. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm ¤14/¤12 053-23764 Satur­day 2 CORK Jackie Daly and Sea­mus Creagh, Peter O’Lough­lin and Ro­nan Browne and friends Cul Aodha’s in­fa­mous Éigse Dhiar­muid Uí Suil­leab­háin reaches a crescendo with a grand con­cert, also fea­tur­ing Tim Den­nehy, Peadar Ó Ri­ada and Cór Cul Aodha, and many more. Áras Éa­monn Mac Suib­hne, Cuil Aodha 8pm ¤20 087-2439776 MEATH Mary McPart­lan See Fri­day, Clare. With spe­cial guests, Eil­ish Ní Chong­haile & Mairéad Ní Fh­latharta. Sol­stice Arts Cen­tre, Na­van 8pm ¤12 046-9092300. Also Thurs, Of­faly WEX­FORD Ni­amh Par­sons with Gra­ham Dunne and friends Wex­ford’s Pipe and Song Week­end con­tin­ues with Dublin singer Par­sons, her ac­com­pa­nist on gui­tar, Dunne, and Gali­cian gaita player Javier Te­je­dor, and many more. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm ¤14/¤12 053-23764 Sun­day 3 WATER­FORD Danescas­tle School of Tra­di­tional Mu­si­cians Car­rick-On-Ban­now’s fledg­ling mu­si­cians cross the border from Wex­ford for a gala con­cert. St Olaf’s, Water­ford Noon ¤10/¤5 051-874402 Tues­day 5 DUBLIN Andy Irvine Surely the very per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of the trou­ba­dour, for­mer Planxty and Sweeney’s Men stal­wart Irvine re­turns to a venue in which he shines. Whe­lan’s, Wex­ford St 8pm ¤16 1890-200078. Also Wed, Cork Maitiú Ó Ca­saide, John Carty with John Blake Pipes, fid­dle and gui­tar trio are guests in this stal­wart Smith­field venue, guests of Na Píobairí Uil­leann. Back­room @ The Cob­ble­stone 9pm ¤15 01-8721799 Wed­nes­day 6 CORK Andy Irvine See Tues­day, Dublin. Cy­press Av­enue 8pm ¤15 021-4276165 DUBLIN Thom Moore For­mer Mid­night Well mem­ber and suc­cess­ful singer-song­writer goes it alone. Back­room @ The Cob­ble­stone 9pm ¤13/¤10 01-8721799 Sharon Hussey Rush fid­dle, whis­tle and flute player. O’Shea’s, Tal­bot St. 9.30pm Adm free 01-8365670 LIM­ER­ICK Edel Fox and Ro­nan O’Fla­herty Clare/ Gal­way duo de­but their epony­mous CD. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm ¤13/¤11 065-314483 Thurs­day 7 DUBLIN Ronán Ó Sn­odaigh and friends Alone ben­e­fit con­cert fea­tur­ing also Rat­tle and Hum, Traic and Grupa Tí Sult. The Vil­lage, Wex­ford St. 8.30pm ¤15 1890-200078 KERRY Matt Molloy & John Carty, Mick McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly Su­perb ses­sion fea­tur­ing Chief­tains’ flute player Molloy along­side fid­dle and banjo mas­ter Carty, fol­lowed by Ca­per­caille piper McGoldrick and fid­dler Donnelly. Un­miss­able. St. James’s Church, Din­gle 8pm ¤10 087-8176304 OF­FALY Mary McPart­lan See Fri­day, Clare. Joined by lo­cal sto­ry­teller At­tracta Doo­ley. Birr Theatre and Arts Cen­tre 8pm ¤12/¤10 0509-22911 Tra­di­tional list­ings: Siob­hán Long slong@ir­ish-times.ie

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