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VICARSPRAOÍ Vi car Street 8 pm ¤25 tick et mas­ter.ie An­nual fundraiser in aid of Gaelscoil Lios na nóg, Ranelagh at­tracts a cus­tom­ar­ily high cal­i­bre range of artists in­clud­ing two for­mer mem­bers of Al­tan: Ciarán Tour­ish and Der­mot Byrne, Cor­mac de Barra, Na Ca­saidaigh, Sibéal Davitt, Tom Mor­row & Tur­lough Cham­bers, Máire Breat­nach, Kevin Do­herty, James De­lany, Selk, Cór Cuilinn and Ka­te­rina Gar­cía. GATE­HOUSE R os com­mon Arts Cen­tre 8 pm ¤15/¤12 roscom­monarts­cen­tre.ie An ex­cep­tional four piece fea­tur­ing flute player John Wynne, along with his reg­u­lar com­padre on fid­dle John McEvoy, with con­certina player and gui­tarist Jac­inta McEvoy and singer Rachel Gar­vey. For any­one with a love of the mu­sic of Roscom­mon and north Con­naught, Gate­house are the en­sem­ble to hear and see. BER­NADETTE NI C GAB H ANN, ANTÓINMACGABHANN, F IO N NU ALA DON LON AND AIL B HE NICCÁBA Bew­ley’ sC afé Theatre, Dublin 6 pm ¤12087-2547574 Fid­dle-player Ber­nadette Nic Gab­hann, who re­cently launched her first solo al­bum Here to Play, will be joined by friends, harpist Fion­nu­ala Don­lon, multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and singer Ailbhe Nic Cába, and her fa­ther, Ca­van fid­dler An­tóin Mac Gab­hann, for an even­ing of mu­sic and song. An­other finely cu­rated in­stal­ment of Gael Linn’s monthly Si­amsaíocht @6! teatime con­cert se­ries.

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SEANNÓSCOISLIFE TheTeach­er­sClub,Par­nel­lSquare, Dubli­nall­week­end­sean­nos.ie This an­nual week­end-long singing fes­ti­val cel­e­brates the mul­ti­far­i­ous riches of our Ir­ish lan­guage singing tra­di­tion. Kick­ing off with a ses­sion that will bring singers Lif­fey­side from all over Ire­land, guests in­clude Aighne Ní Chad­hain, Seán Ó Ca­saide, Bri­ocán Bairéad, Irial Ó Ceal­laigh, Lil­lis Ó Laoire along with piper, Nol­laig Mac Cárthaigh and fam­ily. To­mor­row, work­shops will take place in sean nós singing and danc­ing in Na Píobairí Uil­leann while to­mor­row night will see the pre­sen­ta­tion of Gradam Seán Nós Cois Life to Séa­mus Mac Mathúna. Sun­day

af­ter­noon will see a singing ses­sion in Hughes’ Pub on Chancery Street. JOHNSPILLANE DC Mu­sic Club, Cam­den Row, Dublin 9pm¤16/¤14mu­si­clee.ie Sea­soned Cork song­writer, whose songs are im­bued with a strong sense of time and place re­turns to Dublin for an­other solo per­for­mance. For­merly a mem­ber of Stargaz­ers and a col­lab­o­ra­tor with poet Louis de Paor, Spil­lane weaves his love of the Ir­ish lan­guage into some of his songs with a flu­ency and ef­fort­less­ness that’s rare. Tonight, he plays a venue that’s ideally suited to his in­ti­mate per­for­mance style.

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