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Tonight in Dingle, the singer/songwriter Richard Hawley is staging a major gig with Other Voices. He's pulled together a line-up including Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling and Anna Calvi. They're all performing for free.

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Hawley and his crew are to music what Arthur Cox Solicitors are to legal advice. He's like the managing partner; Cocker the senior banking expert; Marling the fast-rising associate; and Calvi the apprentice headhunted from a top law school.

Why charge nothing? If Hawley was, say, the Secretary General of the Department of Finance, he'd be earning over €200,000 a year. And he'd get to negotiate with the IMF and the EU, which would be a major point in his career.

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