The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Siob­han Long [email protected]­


Mags Maxwell Get the danc­ing shoes out for The Cob­ble­stone Céilí / Set Danc­ing which is held the first Fri­day night of the month with live mu­sic from Seán O’Broin on flute and Adrian Schaill on the box. The Cob­ble­stone 9pm 110/15 01-8721799

LEITRIM South­ern Ten­ant Folk

Union Folk rock with an un­der­cur­rent of funk and soul. The Glens Cen­tre, Manorhamil­ton 8pm 115 071-9855833 Also Sat, Tip­per­ary; Sun, Dublin


Gatehouse Flute and whis­tle player John Wynne, fid­dle player John McEvoy, singer Rachel Gar­vey and gui­tarist/ con­certina player Jac­inta McEvoy de­but their new band. Athlone Folk Club, Sham­rock Lodge Ho­tel, Athlone 9pm 115 087-3119514 SATUR­DAY 7 DUBLIN Nuascríob­h­neoireacht na

Gaeilge IM­RAM presents a show­case of new writ­ing in Ir­ish with mu­sic by Kíla’s Colm Ó Sn­odaigh. Fear an tí is Cathal Póirtéir. The Pearse Cen­tre 6pm Adm free im­

GAL­WAY Nell Ní Chróinín, Ruth Ní Ri­ada, Con­cub­har Ó Luasa, agus Doire­ann Glackin Singers and mu­si­cians from Bal­lyvour­ney. Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr 8.30pm 110 099-75150

TIP­PER­ARY South­ern Ten­ant Folk Union See Fri, Leitrim. Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles 8pm 115/112 0504-90204 Also Sun, Dublin


Al­beiz Trio See Seven Days. Harpist, Laoise Kelly, fid­dle player, Tola Custy and whis­tle player, Cor­mac Breat­neach bring their newly minted trio to Wick­low. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray 8pm 116/114 01-2724030



Mick Buck­ley Club stal­wart with a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in English folk songs and sea shanties. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

DUBLIN Gala night of Po­etry and

Mu­sic IM­RAM hosts a con­cert to cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, fea­tur­ing tra­di­tional singers Síle Den­vir, Máire Ní Choilm and Máiréad Ní Oistín. Po­ets in­clude Celia de Fréine, Biddy Jenk­in­son, Aifric Mac Aodha, Dairena Ní Chin­néide, Caitríona Ní Ch­léirchín, Nuala Ní Dhomh­naill and Ailbhe Ní Ghearb­huigh. McGrat­tan’s, Fitzwillia­m Lane 8pm 110 im­

South­ern Ten­ant Folk Union See Fri, Leitrim. Whe­lan’s, Wex­ford St.8pm 112 whe­

The Yanks Four Amer­i­cans from the Big Ap­ple play­ing tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic. The Cob­ble­stone 7pm 110 01-8727199


DUBLIN North Strand Kon­tra

Band See Seven Days. Hosted by the Five Lamps Fes­ti­val, this is an in­stru­men­tal band play­ing orig­i­nal and tra­di­tional mu­sic with strong Ro­ma­nian and Bul­gar­ian in­flu­ences. The Grand So­cial 8pm 112/110 five­lamp­ THURS­DAY 12 DUBLIN

Andy Irvine Prob­a­bly the most widely trav­elled and hard­est work­ing tra­di­tional mu­si­cian on the planet, Andy Irvine’s solo per­for­mances are a treat: in­ti­mate, ex­pan­sive and mu­si­cally ad­ven­tur­ous. The Mill Theatre, Dun­drum 8pm 120/118 millthe­

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