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If you do one thing this week: Gaze at Gemma

Published 05/10/2015 | 02:30

Gemma Ni Bhriain
Gemma Ni Bhriain

Mezzo soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain, winner of the 2014 Bernadette Greevy Bursary, will perform a warming selection of songs on Wednesday October 7, in the John Field Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, 8pm.

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She will be joined by Brazilian pianist Alfredo Abbati. www.nch.ie

BEHOLD BRID

For 20 years poet Micheal O'Siadhail's beloved wife Brid suffered from Parkinson's disease. His new sequence of love poems, One Crimson Thread, chronicles the last two years of her life, and shows how the couple's deep-rooted love searched for ways to overcome her illness. Bloodaxe Books, €18. www.osiadhail.com

GO BACK IN TIME

Back To Our Past, the popular genealogy and family/social history fair returns to The RDS, Dublin, on Friday October 9 to Sunday October 11. A must for anyone interested in tracing their Irish roots, there'll be parish registers, census returns, military records, and records of fatalities from both World Wars. www.backtoourpast.ie

BOLT TO BILLIE

"From the moment I saw you I distrusted you." In The Importance of Being Honest, Gwendolen and Cecily, Oscar Wilde's most famous ladies, meet again. It's 1913 and Cecily is whiling her life away with interpretative dance when her respectable sister-in-law, Gwendolen, visits. A comedy written by Billie Traynor, it runs at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, until Saturday, October 10. www.civictheatre.ie

FEAST ON FOOD

The 39th Kinsale Gourmet Festival takes place from October 9 to October 11, and is a foodie heaven which draws crowds to the beautiful Cork coastal town. A weekend of fine food and wine hosted by Kinsale's eleven Good Food Circle restaurants. www.kinsale.ie

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