BALL Shapeshifters’ Ball A new addition to the Body & Soul menu to go with the collective’s midsummer festival in Co Westmeath and the alternative universe at the Electric Picnic. Acts such as Young Fathers, Tim Sheridan, East India Youth, Alex Do, Loah, Simon Bird, Téada and others will bring a touch of the gothic to IMMA. Naturally, there’s also a fine array of other attractions, including open-air opera and fancy dress courtesy of the Abbey Theatre’s wardrobe department. TRADITIONAL Mike McGoldrick Quartet Manchester-born and Capercaillie veteran McGoldrick’s piping, flute and whistle playing, not to mention his tune compositions, have set him apart. Tonight’s billing at the Sligo Live festival promises to be something very special, with Dezi Donnelly on fiddle, Ed Boyd on guitar and John Joe Kelly on bodhrán. INDIE The Frank and Walters Cork indie favourites (right) celebrate 25 years in the biz they call show. Expect brightly coloured shirts and ties, and resilient pop-indie tunes such as After All and Fashion Crisis Hits New York. Special guests include The Renegade Brass Band. As part of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. CULT Lee Ranaldo Sonic Youth guitarist in South-east Ireland? Why weren’t we informed of this months ago? An extremely rare opportunity to see a bona fide alt.rock star perform a solo acoustic show in an intimate venue? Beam me up, Scotty! As part of Imagine Arts Festival. THEATRE The Vampire with No Teeth (and other stories) As part of the International Concert Series, Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flórez performs a selection of French and Italian arias. aided by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conductor Sebastian Rolli.