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SATURDAY15 AREYOUABUTTONMAN?

EPIC The Ir­ish Em­i­gra­tion Mu­seum 7.30pm ¤7.50 mac­darayeate­sp­re­sents. events­mart.com A col­lab­o­ra­tion of sto­ry­telling, mu­sic and song in cel­e­bra­tion of Dublin’s for­mer dock work­ers, pre­sented by Mac­dara Yeates and the Dublin Dock Work­ers’ Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety. Lisa

JIMDOHERTYTRIOWITHRICHIE BUCK­LEY

Arthurs,Dublin,9pm,¤10 arthur­spub.ie The ap­ple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and there’s a rea­son why pian­ist Jim Do­herty’s sons, Mark and David, are both suc­cess­ful co­me­di­ans. Here’s a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the orig­i­nal Do­herty in fes­tive mood with his cur­rent trio and spe­cial guest sax­o­phon­ist Richie Buck­ley, ush­er­ing in the fes­tive sea­son with mu­sic and ban­ter. With Dave Flem­ing on bass and Myles Dren­nan on drums, the chal­lenge, as al­ways, will be to think of a song that the ven­er­a­ble pian­ist can’t re­call in an in­stant.

SUN­DAY 16 SOUNDINGSEAMS

Ir­ishNa­tion­alHer­itagePark,Wex­ford, 4pmAdm­free face­book.com/ir­ishna­tion­alher­itagepark Wex­ford mu­si­cal al­chemist Laura Hyland is an ex­plorer of the hid­den paths and less-trav­elled by­ways that con­nect folk and tra­di­tional mu­sic with con­tem­po­rary jazz and the avant-garde. Sound­ing Seams is an imag­i­na­tive col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Hyland’s ex­cel­lent Clang Sayne quar­tet and French black­smith and

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