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ROCK The Hold Steady

Academy 9pm #27 thea­cade­my­dublin.com There aren’t many rock bands around th­ese days ad­dress­ing themes of drug ad­dic­tion, re­li­gious faith and re­demp­tion in as de­tailed and lyri­cal a fash­ion as Brook­lyn’s The Hold Steady (right). Yet here they are – a blue-col­lar band with a lik­ing for Hüsker Dü, and a nat­u­ral sto­ry­teller in the form of front­man Craig Finn.

TRA­DI­TIONAL Dave Flynn and the Clare

Mem­ory Orches­tra with Martin Hayes St Flan­nan’s Cathe­dral, Kil­laloe 7pm ¤25/¤20 glor.ie Com­poser Dave Flynn has as­sem­bled a for­mi­da­ble col­lec­tive of mu­si­cians, com­pos­ing crit­i­cally ac­claimed mu­sic es­pe­cially for them, and for their spe­cial guest, east Clare fid­dler Martin Hayes. With an em­pha­sis on mem­ory (and there­fore an ab­sence of sheet mu­sic), the CMO are steadily gar­ner­ing a rep­u­ta­tion for meld­ing tra­di­tional and clas­si­cal mu­sic with a twist. Siob­hán Long

TRA­DI­TIONAL

Máirtín O’Con­nor, Cathal Hay­den and Seamie O’Dowd Doo­ley’s Ho­tel, Water­ford city 8pm ¤15/¤12 imag­in­earts­fes­ti­val.com O’Con­nor’s impish, fleet-footed ac­cor­dion has found routes to the most sub­lime tunes, both tra­di­tional and newly com­posed by O’Con­nor him­self, as any­one who’s had the plea­sure of hear­ing The Road West will tes­tify. This trio bring ac­cor­dion, fid­dle, banjo, gui­tar and voice into the mix and rel­ish the out­come. Guests of the John Dwyer Trad Week­end. SL

AN­I­MA­TION Dublin An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val

Pavil­ion The­atre; Royal Marine Ho­tel; Dun Laoghaire Shop­ping Cen­tre dubli­nan­i­ma­tion­film­fes­ti­val.com ‘Toon fans should – nay, must – set sail for Dún Laoghaire to­day where in­die an­i­ma­tor Bill Plymp­ton will an­swer ques­tions and premiere Cheatin’, his lat­est fea­ture film. The ace doo­dler be­hind Kanye West’s Heard ‘Em Say video will gift a com­pli­men­tary sketch to ev­ery­one in the au­di­ence. Else­where, Will Becher of Aard­man Stu­dios will hold two mod­el­ling work­shops and there’s a master­class from Kyle Balda, di­rec­tor of the in­com­ing Min­ions. Tara Brady

THE­ATRE

Pro­to­type Project Arts Cen­tre, Dublin . All Day Hi­lary O’Shaugh­nessy’s company Make and Do takes gaming pretty se­ri­ously. This mini fes­ti­val of Play and In­ter­ac­tion at Project Arts Cen­tre cre­ates a play­ground of ideas and ac­tiv­i­ties for two days (con­clud­ing Satur­day), rang­ing from talks with game de­sign­ers and the­atre mak­ers to in­ter­ac­tive di­ver­sions. How about learn­ing to see the world through rov­ing cam­era eyes, joust­ing to Bach or a play­ing game of tag in the dark with flash­lights? Peter Craw­ley

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