TRAD Liam O’Connor, family and friends Liam O’Connor is possibly Dublin’s finest fiddle player, and one of the best in the country. His understated style belies a rich heritage, steeped in the music of Clare, where he’s spent many a summer in thrall to such local masters as Noel Hill. Tonight he’s joined by family and friends for what promises to be a real treat. His father, the irrepressible Mick O’Connor, will make an able master of ceremonies. THEATRE The Importance of Being Earnest in the country; his dandy friend Algernon who uses an invented alibi to make regular disappearances; and others who live out parallel lives in sensational diary entries or trivial fiction. For all its famous epigrams, its most subversive conceit is to show people living a lie until it finally becomes true. Peering down on his creations, via a blown-up photographic detail of Francis O’Connor’s set, Wilde seems in command of this new production, from which set details emerge through panels and doors, as though finally emerging from the closet. Director Patrick Mason may wonder if there is much left to reveal, though: Marty Rea and Rory Nolan expertly deliver the music of the text, but efforts elsewhere to inscribe physical comedy in the margins are heavy-handed. Maybe that sentinel image of the author ought to be considered a warning. Oscar will always be the star of this show.