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SATURDAY10 ENNISTRADF­EST

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.

WILLIAMKEN­NEDYPIPING FES­TI­VAL

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.

NOTES&NAR­RA­TIVES

Na Piobairí Uil­leann, Hen­ri­etta St,

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