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COPPEY AND COLLINS: French cel­list Marc Coppey and Ir­ish pi­anist Finghin Collins will per­form at Kill­rud­dery House & Gar­dens on Thurs­day, June 13 at 8 p.m. This is part of the ‘Great Mu­sic in Ir­ish Houses’ se­ries. Coppey is a pas­sion­ate mu­si­cian who has ex­ten­sively ex­plored the cham­ber mu­sic reper­toire with some of the world’s finest mu­si­cians. On this oc­ca­sion, he joins forces with Finghin Collins, who equally enjoys a flour­ish­ing in­ter­na­tional ca­reer as a soloist and cham­ber mu­sic part­ner. Fes­ti­val au­di­ences can look for­ward to mu­sic by Brahms, Martin, Beethoven, and French composers Claude De­bussy and Na­dia Boulanger per­formed by this dy­namic duo. This spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween one of Ire­land’s finest mu­si­cians and this en­gag­ing French cel­list at peren­nial favourite, Kill­rud­dery House, is bound to be a 2019 Fes­ti­val high­light. Great Mu­sic In Ir­ish Houses opened on June 11 and runs to June 16 at venues in­clud­ing the Royal Ir­ish Academy and the Na­tional Botanic Gar­dens. Tick­ets to the con­cert start at €35 at eventbrite.ie.


SUM­MER SUN­DAYS: Sum­mer Sun­days free con­certs re­turn to Bray band­stand this year, with Dublin Air­port Po­lice & Fire Band kick­ing things off on Sun­day, June 16. The Martello presents the se­ries of con­certs on the Vic­to­rian band­stand, which was re­fur­bished ear­lier this year. Each show starts at 2.30 p.m. and is around an hour and a half long. Some of the coun­try’s top big bands will en­ter­tain crowds en­joy­ing the seafront. On June 23 it’s the Garda Band and garda day, on June 30 it’s Bray Con­cert Band, and July 7 the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Work­ers Bras Band will per­form. Ardee Brass Band will play on July 14, and St Ge­orge’s Brass Band will per­form on Au­gust 4.


5K RUN AND FAM­ILY FUN DAY: Bless­ing­ton AFC will host its up­com­ing Coimín Green­way 5k and Fam­ily Fun Day on Sun­day, June 16. The 5k race trail starts at the Avon, Bless­ing­ton and leads south along the shores of Bless­ing­ton Lakes and through for­est and nat­u­ral wood­land. With cash prizes, the race is pro­fes­sion­ally chip timed and there will be medals for all race par­tic­i­pants. There’s a kids race as well.


AN­NACURRA FIELD DAY: The An­nacurra field day will take place from 2 p.m. on Sun­day, June 16, at the lo­cal GAA club. There will be chil­dren’s races and foot­ball matches, danc­ing with Declan, a bar­be­cue, duck rac­ing, welly throw­ing and a range of stalls selling books, cakes, bric-à-brac, plants and more. This will be a great day out for all the fam­ily with some­thing for ev­ery­one, young and old, to en­joy. All wel­come.


Cru­in­niún an Óg re­turns to Russ­bor­ough House on Satur­day, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a day for all the fam­ily with ac­tiv­i­ties for the young ones such as the His­toric Maze, Rugby, Bal­ance Bikes, a singing work­shop. Other ac­tiv­i­ties can be en­joyed by both young and older, the Na­tional Bird of Prey Cen­tre guided tour, a Wil­low sculp­tur­ing work­shop, mu­sic on stage, an Art work­shop and lots more. It is ad­vised to book (free) for the work­shops, but you can also come along and en­joy the at­mos­phere. The event is free ex­cept for a car park charge of €3.


BAR­BE­CUE AND PARISH FÊTE: A fête and bar­be­cue will take place at St John’s Church, Clogh­leagh, on Satur­day, June 15 from 12 noon un­til 4 p.m. There will be a gourmet bar­be­cue and plenty of stalls pro­vid­ing the likes of crepes, cakes, plants, books, crafts, raf­fle, kid’s corner and face paint­ing. Ad­mis­sion will be €5 and in­cludes tea. Chil­dren are al­lowed in free of charge. Come along and join in with the fun and en­joy some lovely food, homemade good­ies and some ex­cel­lent stalls. The fam­ily-themed day is sure to be plenty of fun for old and young alike Do­na­tions are also most wel­come on the day.


FOLK PER­FOR­MANCE: Two leading in­ter­preters of English folk tra­di­tions

– folk gui­tarist/singer Martin Carthy and squeeze­box vir­tu­oso/singer John Kirk­patrick – are com­ing to the Hot Spot Mu­sic Club in Grey­stones on Sun­day, June 16 at 8 p.m. The pair are long-time col­lab­o­ra­tors in a va­ri­ety of sem­i­nal mu­si­cal projects: from John’s iconic 1976 Morris tunes al­bum Plain Capers through Steel­eye Span to Brass Mon­key. Martin Carthy re­ceived the Life­time Achievemen­t Award at the BBC Ra­dio 2 Folk Awards in 2014. Their en­dur­ing en­joy­ment of play­ing with each other shines through in their per­for­mances – warm, nat­u­ral and charis­matic. Tick­ets are €20 at the­hotspot.ie.

Clare Stephens con­duc­tor Bray Con­cert Band, Sean Gilse­nan Chair­man Bray Con­cert Band, Conor Pearse BCB and Brian Ka­vanagh Air­port Po­lice Fire Ser­vice Band. SEE NUM­BER 2.

Pi­anist Finghin Collins. SEE NUM­BER 1.

Martin Carthy and John Kirk­patrick. SEE NUM­BER 7.

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