I paid £100 to see Bob Dy­lan. Never again.

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Any use­ful stage tips? Make sure you’re in tune and make eye con­tact with your au­di­ence. What’s the worst thing ever thrown at you? Glass bot­tles. Never funny, never cool. If you could be in any other band, which one? Most of my favourite bands are ac­tu­ally ex­am­ples of per­fect chem­istry – I wouldn’t ac­tu­ally want to join Fugazi, I’d fuck it up. That said, Larry & His Flask have more fun on stage than any other band I’ve seen, and they’re friends, so that’d be cool I’m sure. hosts Bruce Mol­sky, Casey Driessen and John Doyle. Glebe Gar­dens Am­phithe­atre, Bal­ti­more 3pm 115 fid­dle­fair.com Máirtín Ó Con­nor, Zoë Con­way and Dónal Lunny See Fri­day, West­meath. Re­gional Cul­tural Cen­tre, Let­terkenny 8pm 112/ 110 074-9129186 Also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Roscom­mon

CORK

Guth Binn agus Téada Óir Gal­way Early Mu­sic Fes­ti­val fea­tures harpist and his­to­rian Ann Hey­mann with Char­lie Hey­mann on vo­cals and Si­mon O’Dwyer on pre­his­toric and me­dieval Ir­ish horns. Augh­na­nure Cas­tle, Oughter­ard 5pm/ 7pm 115/112/15 gal­wayearly mu­sic.com

KERRY

Blaz­ing Bows See Fri­day, Sligo. Si­amsa Tíre, Tralee 8pm 119/116 066-7123055

SLIGO

The Casey Driessen Sin­gu­lar­ity and Cedric Wat­son and Bi­jou Creole Amer­i­can fid­dle ge­nius and Ca­jun/Creole band are guests of Bal­ti­more Fid­dle Fair. Fid­dle Fair Mar­quee 9pm 125 fid­dle­fair.com

DONE­GAL

Sun­day 12

Toner Quinn & Malachy Bourke Bal­ti­more Fid­dle Fair show­cases an­other fine fid­dle duo. Dún na Séad Cas­tle, Bal­ti­more 1pm 110 fid­dle­fair.com The Nordic Fid­dlers Bloc, Colm Mac Io­maire and guests The Frames’ fid­dler, Mac Io­maire joins Scan­di­na­vian trio and spe­cial guests. Glebe Gar­dens Am­phithe­atre, Bal­ti­more 3pm 120 fid­dle­fair.com Una Pal­liser and Marco Hat­lak and Ca­per­caille Cork/Slove­nian duo share a bill with Scot­tish su­per­group, guests of Bal­ti­more Fid­dle Fair. Fid­dle Fair Mar­quee 9pm 125 fid­dle­fair.com

GAL­WAY

Máirtín Ó Con­nor, Zoë Con­way and Dónal Lunny See Fri­day, West­meath. Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 8pm 115 071-9161518 Also Mon, Mayo; Tues, Roscom­mon What’s your best tour story? I have hun­dreds to choose from; this has ba­si­cally been my en­tire life since 2004 (and my first run was 1998). Off the top of my head, I can think of the time when I lit­er­ally had to travel by train, plane and au­to­mo­bile to make it through a snow­storm from Paris to Lon­don for a Christ­mas show. I made it to the venue about five min­utes af­ter I was due to play and ran in the back doors and onto the stage and started with­out catch­ing my breath. Crazy day.

In con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Clay­ton-Lea. Frank Turner plays Dublin’s Acad­emy on Satur­day Clas­si­cal list­ings: Michael Dervan mder­van@irish­times.com

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BELFAST

Ul­ster Hall UO/Howard Shel­ley (pi­ano). Beethoven: Eg­mont Over­ture; Mozart: Pi­ano Con­certo No 24 in C mi­nor K491; Beethoven: Eroica Sym­phony. 7.45pm £8-£22 048-90239955

CORK

Bantry House, Bantry Cre­mona String Quar­tet. Beethoven: Quar­tets Op 59 Nos 1-3 (Razu­movsky). 8pm 118 027-52788

DUBLIN

NCH Dearbhla Collins, Hugh Tin­ney (pi­ano), RTÉ NSO/Finghin Collins (pi­ano). Mozart: Pi­ano Con­cer­tos No 5 in D K175; No 27 in B flat K595; Con­certo for three pi­anos. 8pm 110-135

GAL­WAY

Chapel of the Poor Clares, Gal­way Adrian Mantu (cello), John Feeley (gui­tar). Pas­toral Mu­sic and Po­etry through the Ages. 1pm 115 An Taib­hd­hearc, Gal­way Son­nets for the Cra­dle. 8pm 118

WEX­FORD

St Iberius Church, Wex­ford Brid­get Knowles (mezzo so­prano), Mal­colm Proud (pi­ano). Wag­ner: We­sendonck Lieder; plus Poulenc, Pur­cell, Mozart, Schu­bert. 8pm 115

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