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Buille Com­poser and con­certina player Niall Val­lely and his band bring 12 new pieces to light. Ionad Cultúrtha, Bal­lyvour­ney 8.30pm 115/110 ion­ad­cul­


Michael For­tune Folk­lorist For­tune presents a sem­i­nar,

Viz­zards and Col­licks ex­plor­ing Hal­loween cus­toms. Na­tional Li­brary 10am Adm free Later, he will launch The Un­quiet

Grave, a new folk­lore project on a suit­ably spooky theme for Hal­loween. An Góilín, The Teach­ers’ Club, Par­nell Square 9pm 13


24th Pa­trick O’Ke­effe Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val The iconic Sli­abh Luachra fid­dle mas­terand teacher is re­mem­bered, with Jackie Daly, Paudie O’Con­nor, Paddy Jones, Tim Den­nehy and­many more. Var­i­ous venues, Castleis­land all week­end. patricko­ke­ef­fe­fes­ti­


Achill In­ter­na­tional Harp Fes­ti­val Pre­miere of the newly com­mis­sioned Sraith Oileán

Acla, Achill Is­land Suite, by Scot­land’s Al­lan Mac­Don­ald, ex­plor­ing the is­land’s cul­tural con­nec­tions to Scot­land. With harp, pipes and tra­di­tional en­sem­ble. With Laoise Kelly, Kath­leen McInnes, Gráinne Ham­bly, and oth­ers. Wave­crest Ho­tel, Dooagh 7.30pm 115 achill­harpfes­ti­


Sligo Live Su­perb week­end line up in­cludes Máirtín O’Con­nor Trio and RANT,Lynched and so many more. Sligo­


Cona­mara Sea Week Plethora of events in­clude a ses­sion with Mary Staunton, Mary Shan­non and Flo­ri­ane Blancke; Siob­hán Peo­ples, Mur­tyRyanand Tommy Carew andDanny O’Ma­ho­nyin Kyle­more Abbey.


24th Pa­trick O’Ke­effe Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

Aileen Roantree, along with Mickey McCon­nell, Tim Den­nehy and­many oth­ers gather for the an­nual af­ter­noon singing ses­sion. Fa­gin’s bar, Castleis­land 3pm Adm free patricko­ke­ef­fe­fes­ti­


Achill Harp Fes­ti­val Celtic Strings­fea­tur­ing Gali­cian, Ro­drigo Ro­mani, Scot­tish Mary MacMaster and Ir­ish harpist, Gráinne Ham­bly: show­cas­ing the dif­fer­ent harp styles. Wave­crest Ho­tel, Dooagh 8pm

115 achill­harpfes­ti­ The While­aways and John Hoban Classy Amer­i­cana with shades of Ir­ish folk in­ter­wo­ven. The Fox­ford Woollen Mills 7pm 120 the­while­awaysmu­


The Macalla Suite Suite com­posedby Michael Rooney, com­mem­o­rat­ing the events of 1916. Per­formed by The Macalla Or­ches­tra. The Garage Theatre, Mon­aghan 8pm 120/118 the­garageth­e­ Also Sun, Mon­aghan


Onóir Peadar Ó Ri­ada’s epic new work is a spe­cial com­mis­sion by Gael Linn as part of the 1916 com­mem­o­ra­tion. Fea­tur­ing Téada, piper Mick O’Brien, harpist Oisín Mor­ri­son, and choirs Cór Chúil Aodha and Cór Ban Chúil Aodha. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm 120


Cona­mara Sea Week An­other full pro­gramme in­cludes the high­light of Josephine Marsh, Mick Kin­sella and friends at Kyle­more Abbey.


24th Pa­trick O’Ke­effe Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val This year’s gala con­cert fea­tures a wealth of mu­si­cal tal­ent, in­clud­ing Sea­mus Be­g­ley, Matt Cran­itch and Jackie Daly. River Is­land Ho­tel, Castleis­land 8pm 120 066-7142555


Ce­ol­choirm na Samhna Achill Harp Fes­ti­val pre­mieres a per­for­mance from harpist and com­poser Is­mael Ledesma and Mayo harpist Laoise Kelly & friends. Tonight will also see the pre­sen­ta­tion of a life­time achieve­ment award to ac­claimed Ir­ish so­prano and harpist Mary O’Hara. Wave­crest Ho­tel, Dooagh 8pm 115 achill­harpfes­ti­


The Macalla Suite See Sat, Mon­aghan.The Garage Theatre, Mon­aghan 8pm 120/118 the­garageth­e­


Tunes for Johnny A trib­ute to ex­cep­tional melodeon player, Johnny Con­nolly. Molly’s bar, Let­ter­frack 4pm Adm free

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