In brief: Stewart and McMahon to play gig by the seaside for annual Prawn Festival
Louis Stewart and Neil McMahon play House restaurant in Howth, Co Dublin, next Saturday, April 2, 2pm-4pm (admission free), as part of the annual Prawn Festival.
The duo also play the last Thursday of each month in Carlucio's, Dawson St, Dublin, 7.30pm-9.30pm (adm free).
Thanksgiving service for gift of sport
The 62nd Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service for the Gift of Sport will take place today at 7pm in St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
The idea arose after discussions 62 years ago between the Rev George Crummy and Irish rugby international Bob Graves. The first such service took place in St Peter's Church, Aungier Street, long since demolished.
This year the speaker is FAI boss John Delaney, and the charity is the Mendicity Institution (www.mendicity.org).
Jedward announce extra tour dates
Following the success of their 'Bad Behaviour Tour', Jedward have added the following extra dates: Cork Opera House, April 6; Grand Canal Theatre, April 17; Victory Centre, Tallaght, April 18; UCH Limerick, April 19; Millennium, Derry (matinee), April 25. Tickets from venues or Ticketmaster.
Council extends invitation to Obama
New Ross Town Council has passed a unanimous resolution to formally invite US President Barack Obama to New Ross and the Kennedy Homestead, where plans are going ahead for a new €1.5m exhibition centre.
The centre will be dedicated to the memory of Senator Ted Kennedy. It is hoped that Mr Obama will perform the ground-breaking ceremony at the Kennedy Visitor Centre in Dunganstown, New Ross, Co Wexford, during his visit.
Buddy Greco reschedules Dublin show
Jazz legend Buddy Greco, who appeared on last night's Late Late Show with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra has rescheduled his Dublin date. The show, by the creator of The Lady is a Tramp, will now take place at the Helix on Thursday, May 5. Tickets at €29.50 are available from The Helix on 01 7007000.
Tribute concert to Clancy Brothers
A celebration concert retracing the story of the legendary Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem takes place at the National Concert Hall on April 20. Devised and presented by former RTE senior producer Cathal McCabe, the show features one of the most promising Irish ballad groups, The Kilkennys, and features all the great Clancy Brothers hits. Tickets are on sale at the National Concert Hall. Tel: 01 4170000.
More music in great Irish houses
The KBC Music in Great Irish Houses Festival runs from June 12-19. Venues include Killruddery House, the Baroque Chapel of the Royal Hospital, Hillsborough Castle and Castletown House and more. For details email email@example.com or call (01) 664 2822.