ARTY MCGLYNN AND NOLLAIG CASEY TheDock,CarrickonShannon8.30pm ¤16thedock.ie McGlynn is the go-to accompanist for everyone from Van Morrison to Andy Irvine (in their Patrick Street guise), and so many others. He’s a master of understatement on guitar: attentive to every last detail and utterly self-effacing on stage. Tonight he joins his wife, fiddle player and Riverdance veteran, Nollaig Casey for an intimate performance in a welcoming venue.
Rathcoole Inn 9pm Adm free altents.ie Fiddle player Kevin Glackin and piper Seán óg Potts come together for the final concert of this year’s Des Carty Sessions, now an annual staple event in Rathcoole. The pair are a powerful example of the rude state of health of traditional music in Dublin.
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VicarStreet,Dublin7.30pm¤22.90 ticketmaster.ie This inaugural event sees a grand gathering of the great and the good in our world of folk music. Andy Irvine is the fitting recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and nominees include Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Lankum, Landless, The Whileaways and more. Christy Moore will also perform tonight, along with The Lost Brothers, Slow Moving Clouds and Daoirí Farrell.
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¤15 ion ad cult ur th a.ie Two musical siblings on fiddle and accordion, Maureen and Brendan Browne join bodhrán player and Irish step dancer Peter Vickers, lead guitar/vocalist Fabian Joyce and second guitarist Shane McGowan for an evening of music, song and dance. Their Galway/Sligo roots will colour and shade their chosen repertoire strongly.
E IL Í SK EN NEDY,MÁIRENÍ CHRÓINÍN, JERRY O’REILLY, FERGUS RUSSELL, FRANK NUGENT, MICK KEELEY& AN TAINE Ó FAR A CH Á IN
The Teachers Club ,36, Parnell Square, Dublin 9pm ¤3 goilin.com
West Kerry singer Kennedy joins this stalwart gathering of singers to celebrate and reflect on the winners in this year’s inaugural RTÉ Folk Awards.