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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT - BY JIM CAR­ROLL

FID­DLING BAL­TI­MORE FID­DLE FAIR

Twenty-two years on, and west Cork wel­comes its an­nual feast of fid­dling. In re­cent years, it has widened and deep­ened its sound adding Ca­jun, Old Timey, Breton, rock and coun­try to the trad. Acts on this year’s bill in­clude Ca­halen Mor­ri­son and Eli West, Eddi Reader (above), This Is How We Fly and the leg­endary John Shea­han with Ea­mon Keane. Var­i­ous venues in Bal­ti­more, Co Cork. From Fri­day to Sun­day. fid­dle­fair.com

BRAZIL MAR­COS VALLE

Very few Brazil­ian leg­ends hang around Lee­son St on a Fri­day night so cheers and ap­plause for the mighty Mar­cos Valle (be­low). Along with his brother Paulo Ser­gio, the pair were in the sec­ond wave of bossa nova artists to emerge from Brazil in the mid-1960s. Songs like Samba De Verão and al­bums like Garra es­tab­lished Valle’s rep as a song­writer with a yen for fresh, in­fec­tious, time­less sounds. Su­gar Club, Dublin. Fri 8pm €20/€17.50. the­sug­ar­club.com

ON TOUR RALPH McTELL

It’s been a long road for this trou­ba­dour. Now in his 70th year, McTell (above) hits the high­ways and by­ways to play some of the 300 songs in his back-cat­a­logue - in­clud­ing, no doubt, From Clare to Here and Streets of Lon­don – as part of the Celtic Cousins tour. This may well be one of your last times to see him play live. The Helix, Dublin, Fri 8pm €26/€22; Theatre Royal, Water­ford, Sat 8pm €22;Cork School of Mu­sic, Sun 8pm €20.ralphm­ctell.co.uk

JAZZ TONY MAL­ABY

Fans of post-bop jazz will have copped the New York- based sax mas­ter’s name amongst the cred­its for en­sem­bles like Char­lie Haden’s Lib­er­a­tion Orches­tra, Paul Mo­tian’s Elec­tric Be­bop Band, and the Fred Her­sch Quin­tet. Tonight, with Ol­lie Brice on bass and Jeff Wil­liams on drums, The Mal­aby Trio (be­low) will work their way through mu­sic from re­cent al­bums like 2011’s Novella and 2009’s Vo­ladores. Bello Bar, Dublin, Wed 8pm €14/€12.tony­mal­aby.net

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