Portaferry singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan plays The Spirit Store Dundalk tonight. Check www.ryanmcmullanmusic.com for more dates. Travis are in the Olympia Dublin tonight and tomorrow. Sam Fender plays the Sound House on Monday. Christy Moore is in Vicar Street tomorrow and Tuesday. A resurgent Lily Allen comes to the Olympia on Tuesday. Blues vet Mary Coughlan is in the Old Punchbowl Booterstown and Snow Patrol will light up (light up) the 3 Arena. On Wednesday you’ll find Áine Cahill, pictured, in Whelan’s, Declan O’Rourke in the Old Punchbowl Booterstown, Ocean Colour Scene in the Olympia and the raucous Vernon Jane headlining the Dublin Button Factory. The always-entertaining Boxtie play Monroe’s in Galway on Thursday while Villagers come to Galway’s Black Box. Punk veterans GBH are in The Bowery Rathmines. HamsandwicH begin a consecutive three-night stand in Whelan’s. Hozier headlines the 2FM Xmas Ball in the 3 Arena on Friday. The combustible Fangclub play the Sound House Dublin on Friday. The Murder Capital are in the Workman’s while Spies play the Button Factory. The Academic play The Big Top in Limerick and two nights in Dublin’s Academy. On Saturday you’ll find The Riptide Movement in Dolan’s of Limerick and Limerick’s Bleeding Heart Pigeons are upstairs in Whelans. Mick Flannery is in the Crescent Drogheda. Mods will be out in force for The Blades gig in the Academy and Hozier begins a three-night run in the Olympia.