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TRAD AT­LANTIC I/O This tran­satlan­tic project sees Ir­ish and Amer­i­can mu­si­cians join­ing forces to come up with some fresh ap­proaches to trad. The en­sem­ble fea­tures The Ol­l­lam, con­certina player Padraig Rynne, fid­dler Jeremy Kit­tel and singer Michelle Chamuel (from TV show The Voice, above). Su­gar Club, Dublin, Thu 7.30pm €15; Dolan’s, Lim­er­ick, Fri 8pm €15;Mon­roe’s, Galway, Sat 8.30pm €15;Droic­head Cen­tre, Drogheda, Sun 8.30pm ¤18/€15. face­­lanticIOpro­ject

FES­TI­VAL THE LIF­FEY BANKS This new city fes­ti­val comes from the folk, trad and roots fans be­hind the Lif­fey Banks Ses­sions. It will fea­ture per­for­mances from The While­aways (aka Noelie McDon­nell, No­ri­ana Kennedy and Ni­cola Joyce, be­low), Moxie, Al­doc, the new project from exGráda flute player Alan Do­herty, New Road and Ríona. There will also be acous­tic sets and food stalls. Whelan’s, Dublin. Sun­day 5pm ¤15/¤13. face­­feyBanksSes­sions

GOSPEL THE BLINDBOYS OF ALABAMA It was back in the late 1990s that these fa­bled gospel stars first ap­peared on an Ir­ish stage. They’ve been reg­u­lar vis­i­tors here since and, though Jimmy Carter is the one sur­viv­ing mem­ber since they set out on the road in 1944, the group are still ca­pa­ble of unit­ing and up­lift­ing any au­di­ence in a cho­rus of hal­lelu­jahs. Opera House, Cork, Tues­day 8pm, ¤31/¤28.50/¤26; NCH, Dublin, Wed­nes­day, 8pm ¤50/¤44/€38/€22.

AU­DIO VIS­UAL DJ YODA For those who missed him at the re­cent Barn Dance, Dun­can Beiny pops back to the cap­i­tal for an au­dio vis­ual shows. As DJ Yoda, Beiny (be­low) has proven his prow­ess when it comes to scratch­ing to­gether smash­ing mix­al­bums from the un­like­li­est of source ma­te­ri­als. Sup­port from DJ Kor­mac, plus the Spec­trum DnB Ses­sions fea­tur­ing Dave Owen, Nick Fury, MC Steo and Bach­e­lors of Sci­ence.Twisted Pep­per, Dublin, Fri­day 10.30pm €15/€12.twit­­daUK

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