TRA­DI­TIONAL

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FRI­DAY 17 DUBLIN

Caoimhín Ó Raghal­laigh Ó Raghal­laigh boldly ex­plores the beauty and hu­mour of tra­di­tional mu­sic, aided and abet­ted by his 10-string fid­dle, a film pro­jec­tor, and a host of “vir­tual” guests. Pavil­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm

116/114 pavil­ionthe­atre.ie Also Sat, Cork; Sun, Tip­per­ary

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Dublin City IMRAM fes­ti­val of Ir­ish lan­guage lit­er­a­ture marry po­etry, mu­sic, song and dance with fid­dler Liam O’Con­nor, piper Noel Po­cock, flute player Sally Corr and gui­tarist Padraig Maith. Smock Al­ley The­atre 8.30pm 110 en­ter­tain­ment.ie/imram

De Danann Alec Finn, Eleanor Shan­ley and their com­padres are guests of The Steeple Ses­sions. Catholic Univer­sity Church, St. Stephen’s Green 8pm 120 steeple­ses­sions.com

Dáithí Kear­ney Notes and Nar­ra­tives, a se­ries of monthly per­for­mance-based lec­tures on tra­di­tional mu­sic, song and dance con­tin­ues. Na Píobairí Uil­leann, Hen­ri­etta Street 8.30pm 110/15 01-8730093

KIL­DARE

Féile na Sol­lán Open­ing ses­sions in this week­end fes­ti­val of tra­di­tional mu­sic, song and dance, fea­tur­ing Sult and Fonn Nua. Lock 13, Sallins 9pm Adm free sallinstrad­fest.com

WATER­FORD

John Dwyer and friends With Có­nal Ó Gráda on flute, Ciarán Ó Maon­aigh on fid­dle, Caitlín Nic Gab­hann on con­certina and dance, Louise Mulc­ahy on pipes and many more. Noc Noc at the Reg, Water­ford City 8pm 115/112 imag­in­earts­fes­ti­val.com

John Dwyer Ses­sion Trail

Free open trad ses­sions are a core fea­ture of this week­end- long fes­ti­val, run­ning un­til Sun­day. Mu­si­cians in­clude Josephine Marsh, Mick Kin­sella, Damien O’Reilly and many more. Var­i­ous venues through­out Water­ford city imag­in­earts­fes­ti­val.com

SATUR­DAY 18

CLARE

Dave Flynn and the Clare Mem­ory Orches­tra with Martin Hayes Premiere of the new Brian Ború-themed work by com­poser Dave Flynn, as well as a per­for­mance of The Clare Con­certo. St Flan­nan’s Cathe­dral, Kil­laloe 7pm

125/120 glor.ie

CORK

Caoimhín Ó Raghal­laigh See Fri, Dublin. Triskel Christchurch 8pm 115/112 triske­larts­cen­tre.ie

GAL­WAY

The Pipers Union Cona­mara Sea Week kicks off with a con­cert fea­tur­ing Donal Clancy on gui­tar and vo­cals, David Power on pipes and Ciarán Somers on flute. Kyle­more Abbey 8pm 110 ceecc.org

KIL­DARE

Féile na Sol­lán Grand con­cert marks the high­light of this week­end fes­ti­val, with a host of lo­cal and vis­it­ing mu­si­cians. Lock 13, Flana­gan’s Mill 8.30pm 115 sallinstrad­fest.com

WATER­FORD

Máirtín O’Con­nor, Cathal Hay­den and Seamie O’Dowd John Dwyer Trad Week­end con­tin­ues with the peer­less O’Con­nor, com­poser and ac­cor­dion­ist, along with his com­padres on fid­dle, banjo, gui­tar and voice. Doo­ley’s Ho­tel, Water­ford City 8pm

115/ 112 imag­in­earts­fes­ti­val.com

WICK­LOW

Bray Singing Cir­cle George Hen­der­son and friends. Strand Ho­tel Bray 9pm Adm free 086-3251121

SUN­DAY 19 CORK

Shamie Roche Lo­cal singer with an in­ter­est in Aus­tralian folk songs and bal­lads, as well as those from the Ir­ish tra­di­tion. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

DOWN

Néil­lidh Mul­li­gan and

Fi­achra Ó Mao­lagáin Fa­ther and son pipes and fid­dle duo from Dublin. The Gallery Folk Club, New­cas­tle 7.30pm Adm free 048-43722009

TIP­PER­ARY

Caoimhín Ó Raghal­laigh See Fri, Dublin. Tip­per­ary Ex­cel Cen­tre, Tip­per­ary town 8pm 115/112 tip­per­ary-ex­cel.com

THURS­DAY 23 WEX­FORD

We Banjo 3 Three ban­jos and a fid­dle make the finest of mu­sic from home to Ap­palachia. Spiegeltent Fes­ti­val, Wex­ford 10pm 122 wex­ford­spiegel­tent.com

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