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LIM­ER­ICK

Ir­ish rock/roots act host the ‘Hello 2016!’ cel­e­bra­tions. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm dolans.ie

LOUTH

Fea­tur­ing Ele­phant, David Keenan, Just Mus­tard, We the Oceanog­ra­phers, Fran­cis Wat­ters and the Fu­ture West, and Hunt­ing Hall. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie Cor­mac Larkin clarkin@irish­times.com

SAT 19 DUBLIN

Pop­u­lar guitarist rus­tles up a Christ­mas brew of jazz and panto with sax­o­phon­ist Richie Buck­ley. JJ Smyths, Aungier St., 9pm

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SUN 20 DUBLIN

Vol­u­ble sax­o­phon­ist with a front rank quin­tet in­clud­ing pi­anist Phil Ware and bassist Paul Moore. JJ Smyths, Aungier st., 5pm, jjs­myths.com

WICK­LOW

Af­ter­noon ses­sion with wide-rang­ing reper­toire, fea­tur­ing singer Aran McMa­hon. Hotspot Mu­sic Club, Grey­stones, 4pm, No CC (do­na­tions), the­hotspot.ie

THU 24 SLIGO

Evening of fes­tive song from vo­cal­ist Sinéad Con­way and friends Strand Bar, Sligo, 5pm, No CC, sligo­jazz.ie Siob­han Long slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 18 DUBLIN

Singers gather for the an­nual ‘pud­din’ night’. An Góilín, The Teach­ers’ Club, Par­nell Square 8.30pm goilin.com

GAL­WAY

Fiddle and con­certina duo con­tinue their tour. The Crane 8pm the­cranebar.com Also Sat, Kerry; Sun, Cork

WICK­LOW

Sonny Con­dell and Leo O’Kelly. Hot Spot Mu­sic Club, Beach House pub, Grey­stones 9pm the­hotspot.ie

SATUR­DAY 19 KERRY

See Fri, Gal­way. St. John’s Arts Cen­tre, Lis­towel 8pm stjohn­sthe­atrelis­towel.com Also Sun, Cork

SUN­DAY 20 CORK

See Fri, Gal­way. The Mine Mu­seum, Al­li­hies 8pm acmm.ie

WICK­LOW

Fi­nal singing gath­er­ing of the year. Strand Ho­tel Bray 9pm Adm free 086-3251121

MON­DAY 21 MEATH

Clan­nad’s singer and harpist plays a solo Christ­mas con­cert. St. Pa­trick’s Church, Slane 7.30pm tick­et­stop.ie

SUN­DAY 27 DONE­GAL

Open­ing night of this land­mark Win­ter School. Tonight’s mu­si­cians in­clude Danny Mee­han at the Cran­nóg at 5pm and Mairéad Ní Mhaon­aigh and friends. Teach Jack, Bun­beg 8.30pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

MON­DAY 28 DONE­GAL

Gath­er­ing of fid­dlers, in­clud­ing Bríd Harper, Cathal Hay­den and spe­cial guest, Danny Mee­han. Teach Hiú­daí Beag 8.30pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

GAL­WAY

A funky brand of hip-shak­ing, smile-making groovy trad. Mon­roe’s Live, Do­minic Street

Tra­di­tional singing ses­sion with four Clare-based singers. Clare Mu­sic Makers/ Oidhreacht Aras an Ch­lair, Mil­town Mal­bay 8pm do­na­tions wel­come oac.ie

DONE­GAL

live show from the win­ners of the Ticket Awards Tra­di­tional Al­bum of the year. Guests of Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dob­hair. Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dob­hair 5pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

GAL­WAY

Fine ac­cor­dion player is joined by spe­cial guests Don Stiffe and Tanya McCole. Mon­roe’s Live, Do­minic Street 8pm mon­roes.ie

WED­NES­DAY 30 DONE­GAL

Téada guitarist McEl­wain is joined by Mona- Hot on the heels of his re­cent tour, Byrne re­joins Cooney and Hutchin­son on gui­tar and dou­ble bass, and by singer Hol­land. Teach Hiú­daí Beag, Bun­beg 4pm scoil­gheimhridh.com Oisín MacDiar­mada and his band of ex­cep­tional mu­si­cians (now in­clud­ing west Kerry singer and box player Sea­mus Be­g­ley) are guests of tonight’s New Year’s Eve con­cert. CLG Ghaoith Dob­hair, Na Doirí Beaga 9.30pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

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