BAROQUE & TRAD
Amala, Daoirí Farrell, Johnny Duhan and Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly.
Phil Murphy Weekend, Festival Marquee, Carrick on Bannow, Wexford, 8pm, adm ¤15, philmurphyweekend.com If it’s eclecticism that floats your boat, you couldn’t do any better than a schlep to this year’s Phil Murphy Weekend gathering. Passersby might presume that not much happens in this three-pub town, but they’d be missing a lot this weekend. Amala (with guitarist Paul de Grae and harpist Reidun Schlesinger) conjure a unique sound filtered through their own very particular mix of baroque, traditional and highly original compositions, and play far too few concerts in Ireland, so this is a rare opportunity to catch them in all three dimensions. Award-winning singer Daoirí Farrell joins them on the bill, along with the inimitable Sliabh Luachra duo, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly on fiddle and box with guitar accompaniment from Amala’s Paul de Grae. Wide horizons and deep wells: all on the one bill.