EP LAUNCH Carriages
This gig is a double delight. Not only will Carriages be launching their Movement EP, it is also the debut release from Homebeat’s brand new record label Homebeat Presents… Tickets are ¤12, but for ¤20, you can also get a copy of the 10” vinyl designed by Nooneboy. Fumbally Stables always makes for an intimate gig so get ready to be up close and personal with Carriages boys Harry and Aaron. The free afterparty is happening in The Bernard Shaw. Consider your Saturday night sorted.
TRADITIONAL The Ace and Deuce of Piping
Liberty Hall, Dublin, 8pm, ¤25/¤20/¤60 (family) pipers.ie Broadcaster Áine Hensey MCs this year’s gala gathering of musicians, hosted by Na Píobairí Uilleann, to celebrate the grand sweep of the uilleann pipes. This year’s programme features Brian McNamara, The Dublin Lasses, Pipers Union, Edwina Guckian, John Tuohy, Seán Ó Sé, Bryan O’Leary & Colm Guilfoyle. SL
ART Water Colour Society of Ireland
The Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Until Oct 1 watercoloursocietyofireland.com The Water Colour Society of Ireland was founded back in 1870 and, in the years since, its annual exhibition showcases all the wonderful things this delicate and tricky medium can produce. Sure you can have a little sweepstakes with your friends guesstimating the number of pictures of Florence and Venice, but you can also enjoy some seriously strong works of art. Aine Divine, who wowed on Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year, is an award winner here (including Helena, left), and there’s a lot more to see besides. Move fast though, this exhibition closes at lunchtime on Sunday. GT