TRA­DI­TIONAL

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FRI­DAY 12 CLARE 4th An­nual Con­certina Cruinniú

The home or tra­di­tional con­certina play­ing, Clare, hosts its now an­nual gath­er­ing in the in­stru­ment’s hon­our. West­bridge pub, Mil­town Mal­bay 7.30pm Adm free oac.ie

DUBLIN Jerry O’Reilly, Frank Nu­gent, Fer­gus Rus­sell, Máire Ní Chróinín, Róisín Gaffney and friends

Weekly singing club where all are wel­come to sing tra­di­tional songs in any lan­guage. An Góilin, The Teach­ers Club, 36, Par­nell Square West 9.30pm €3 goilin.com

LEITRIM

The Leitrim Equa­tion

The cul­mi­na­tion of a res­i­dency in Leitrim with mu­si­cians Eleanor Shan­ley, Dave Sheri­dan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin who have been re­search­ing and sourc­ing Leitrim mu­sic and song. To­gether with Dó­nal Lunny they present beau­ti­ful ar­range­ments of th­ese tunes. Also fea­tur­ing Leitrim poet and playright, Vin­cent Woods and sean nós dancer, Ed­wina Guck­ian. Sa­muel Beck­ett Theatre, Trin­ity Col­lege 8pm

€20 leitrime­qua­tion.ie

SATUR­DAY 13 CLARE

Noel Hill and Frankie Gavin

Clare con­certina mae­stro meets Gal­way fid­dle and flute mae­stro for what prom­ises to be a sub­lime evening of tunes, guests of this year’s Con­certina Cruinniú. West­bridge pub, Mil­town Mal­bay 8.30pm €15 oac.ie

WATER­FORD

Tionól Nio­cláis Tóíbín

An­nual gath­er­ing to cel­e­brate the life and songs of the late Ring singer. This year’s con­cert fea­tures a wide spec­trum of mu­si­cians in­clud­ing Carmel O’Dea, Murty Ryan, John Kelly, Derek Hickey, Maitiú Ó Ca­saide and many oth­ers. Ionad Pobail na Rinne, An Rinn 7.30pm €12 086-8565569

SUN­DAY 14 CORK

Mícheál Mar­ri­nan

Singer and song­writer who has one CD, ‘Be­tween Mil­town and En­nisty­mon. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

WED­NES­DAY 17 DUBLIN

Jon Pickow

Jon Pickow be­gan his singing ca­reer at a very early age, ap­pear­ing with his mother, Ap­palachian folksinger Jean Richie. Jon en­joys per­form­ing and shar­ing the tra­di­tional mu­sic of his Ken­tucky moun­tain fam­ily, mostly ac­com­pa­ny­ing him­self on banjo gui­tar and moun­tain dul­cimer. In­tro­duced by Mary McPart­lan who re­leased her trib­ute to Jean Ritchie, From Moun­tain To Moun­tain, this month. The Clé Club, Cois Life Bar, Lib­erty Hall 8pm €5 087-2387015

THURS­DAY 18

DUBLIN Johnny Óg Con­nolly, John Blake and Síle Den­vir

A rare Dublin per­for­mance by vir­tu­oso box/melodeon player and com­poser, Con­nolly, in the com­pany of multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Blake, and sean-nós singer/harpist, Den­vir. Siamsaíocht @ 6, monthly Gael Linn ses­sion. Pow­er­scourt Town House Theatre, South Wil­liam St 5.45pm €15 087-2547574

KERRY

The Gath­er­ing

Fea­tur­ing Deirdre Granville and Brendan McGre­anor, Ben Len­non, Sea­mus Quinn, Brian McGrath and Gabriel McAr­dle, in the open­ing con­cert of this an­nual fes­ti­val. INEC, Gle­nea­gle Ho­tel, Kil­lar­ney 8pm €15 the­gath­er­ing.ie

The Kilken­nys

Four piece band fea­tur­ing banjo, whis­tle, gui­tar and bodhrán. St.John’s Theatre, Lis­towel 8pm €15 stjohn­sthe­atrelis­towel.com

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