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Micah P Hin­son Róisín Dubh Gal­way 9pm ¤14/¤12 roisin­dubh.net Also Satur­day Cyprus Av­enue Cork 8pm ¤15 cyprusav­enue.ie; Sun­day, Whe­lan’s Dublin 8pm ¤16.50 whe­lanslive.com Amer­i­can singer-song­writer Micah P Hin­son (be­low) has been through sev­eral stylis­tic changes in the past 10 years, but his lat­est al­bum, Presents

the Holy Strangers, is some­thing dif­fer­ent al­to­gether. De­scrib­ing it as a “mod­ern folk opera”, Hin­son re­lates the life story of a fam­ily, from birth to death and all points, tri­als and tribu­la­tions in be­tween. Pre­pare for a full run-through of the con­cept al­bum, as well as songs across the back cat­a­logue. Sup­port on all dates is one of our favourite Ir­ish artists, Paddy Hanna. Tony Clay­ton-Lea

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