VariousvenuesthroughoutEnnis ennistradfest.com A vibrant programme features the great and the good of traditional music as Ennis Tradfest continues. Tomorrow night, a triple bill features duo Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn, The Voice Squad and Darren Breslin, Bríd Harper, Órlaith McAuliffe and Brian McGrath in the Old Ground Hotel. Tomorrow night, Martin Hayes and Steve Cooney will bring the festival to a fitting close in The Queens Hotel.
THURSDAY 15 MICK O’BRIEN, EMER MAYOCK ANDDONALSIGGINS
Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin 5.45pm ¤15 087-2547574 Gael Linn’s finely curated monthly teatime session welcomes two mighty pipers in O’Brien and Mayock (who also play flute and whistle), along with bouzouki/guitar player Siggins. Tunes from the Goodman manuscripts which featured in their excellent album of a few years ago will feature, as well as original tunes.
Variousvenues,Armaghcity armaghpipers.com A linchpin of the annual piping calendar, this grand gathering welcomes pipers from home as well as from Scotland, England, Sweden, Galicia, Greece, Cape Breton, Sardinia and France. Convened by Brian and Eithne Vallely, musicians will explore the rich past and present of pipes from all over these scattered locations. Musicians include Paddy Keenan, John McSherry, Niall, Cillian and Caoimhín Vallely, Anxo Lorenzo, Jarlath Henderson, Ross Ainslie, Andy May and Louise Mulcahy.
Na Piobairí Uilleann, Henrietta St,