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Fri­day 28 DONE­GAL

John Blake, Harry Bradley, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Paula Hou­ton and Sea­mus O’Kane Flute blow out, a fea­ture of the Win­ter School each year, with some of the finest flute play­ers around. Teach Hiú­daí Beag, Bun­beg 8pm 110 087-2722648


The Dublin­ers John Shea­han et al cel­e­brate 50 years to­gether. Vicar St 7.30pm 125 0818-719390 Also Sat/Sun, Dublin


Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McG­lynn Su­perb trio on flute, fid­dle, banjo and gui­tar. Áras Inis Glu­aire, Bel­mul­let 8pm 120/118/115 097-81079


De Dan­nan Alec Finn, Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, Eleanor Shan­ley & friends. Damer Court Ho­tel, Ro­screa 8.30pm 120

Satur­day 29


Jesse Smith, John Blake & Mick O’Grady with Do­minic MacGi­olla Bhride At My Grand­mother’s Knee and Other Such Joints is the new CD from this trio, which cel­e­brates Mayo fid­dle player Mick O’Grady. With spe­cial guest sean nós singer MacGi­olla Bhríde. Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School rises to a gal­lop. An Ghailearaí, Gnó Clós Gaoth Dob­hair 4pm 110 087-2722648

Satur­day 29 DUBLIN

The Dublin­ers See Fri­day, Dublin. Vicar St 7.30pm 125 0818-719390 Also Sun, Dublin

Sun­day 30 BELFAST


Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney with Bríd Harper and Der­mot Byrne Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School presents a dou­ble bill: Cúl Aodha singer Ó Lionáird joins re­nais­sance man Cooney; & Done­gal fid­dler Harper is joined by Al­tan’s ac­cor­dion­ist supremo, Byrne. Ionad Cois Locha Dun­lewey 8.30pm 118 087-2722648 Folk the Re­ces­sion Eleanor Shan­ley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Bren­dan Be­g­ley and Mike Han­ra­han come to­gether for a re­ces­sion-bust­ing con­cert. Áras Chrónáin, Clon­dalkin 8.30pm 120/118/115 01-4574847 Barry Kerry & Ruairí Cun­nane Open House Fes­ti­val launches its monthly Folk Club. John He­witt 2pm £5 048-90233768 Caitlín NicGab­hann & Caoimhín Ó Fearghail All Ire­land cham­pion con­certina player and teacher Nic Gab­hann joins piper and TG4 Tra­di­tional Mu­si­cian of the Year, guests of the Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School. An Ghailearaí, Gnó Clós Gaoth Dob­hair 4pm 110 087-2722648 At First Light Pipers John Sherry and Fran­cie McIl­duff, fid­dler Dónal O’Connor and singer Ciara McCrickard head­line a late-nighter as guests of the Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School. An Chúirt Ho­tel 11pm 116 087-2722648


Andy Irvine & Seamie O’Dowd Un­usual meet­ing of Irvine with former Dervish gui­tarist/vo­cal­ist/ ac­com­pa­nist O’Dowd. Ionad Cois Locha Dun­lewey 8.30pm 118 087-2722648


The Dublin­ers See Fri­day, Dublin. Vicar St 7.30pm 125 0818-719390

Mon­day 31

Fran­cie Mooney Award and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta 40th An­niver­sary This year’s Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School lauds Liam Ó Maon­laí, the re­cip­i­ent of the Fran­cie Mooney Award. Joined by An Chrann Óg, a gath­er­ing of Done­gal mu­si­cians. Ionad Naomh Phádraig 3pm 112 087-2722648 Bre­an­ndán Be­g­ley, Steve Cooney and Liam Ó Maon­laí New Year’s Eve shindig, a famed an­nual gath­er­ing of the Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School is in the hands of west Kerry box player and singer Be­g­ley and his com­rades. Ionad Naomh Phádraig 9pm 125 087-2722648

Tues­day 1 DONE­GAL

Ciarán MacFeil­imí, Bre­an­ndán Be­g­ley, Do­minic MacGi­olla Bhríde, Con­nie Ó Gal­lachóir, Máire Nic Choilm and Rita Gal­lagher Af­ter­noon singing ses­sion cel­e­brates the rich store of lo­cal songs. Teach Hiú­daí Beag, Bun­beg 2pm 110 087-2722648 Al­tan Mairéad Ní Mhaon­aigh & co reprise their an­nual con­cert to mark the close of the Frankie Kennedy Win­ter School, and to pay homage to the late Belfast flute player who was one of the founder mem­bers of the band. Ionad Cois Locha Dun­lewey 8.30pm 122 087-2722648


Leonard Barry, Michelle O’Brien, Conor McEvoy and Gra­ham Guerin Na Píobairí¬ Uil­leann presents Ses­sion with the Pipers – A New Year’s Cel­e­bra­tion. Cob­ble­stone 9pm 112/18 01-8730093

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