Janet Moran, whom we all loved in the TV series Trivia, stars in Swing, a comedy about dancing, music, love and being brave despite having doubts, presented by Fishamble:The New Play Company, at the Pavilion in Dun Laoghaire, from Tuesday to Saturday.
Jack Harte, novelist and founder of the Irish Writers Centre and the Irish Writers Union, makes his theatre debut with Language of the Mute, which explores how charisma and idealism can be used to exploit people, sexually, politically and socially. The play is running at The New Theatre, East Essex Street, until Saturday. www.jackharte.com
Nikki Hill, The Congo Faith Healers and The Selwyn Birchwood Band are some of the acts due to perform at the Harvest Time Blues Festival in Monaghan town, which runs from Friday to Sunday . Performers also include Leo Bud Welch and Harrison Kennedy. www.harvestblues.ie
Jellyfish is an intimate explosion of confessional new writing by Alice Malseed about what it means to be from Generation Y - through minimum wage jobs, late nights, early mornings and having a really great time. It runs at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin,from Saturday to Friday, September 11, as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe. www.projectartscentre.ie
WED WITH WILLIE
Love is in the air in Lisdoonvarna where the Matchmaking Festival will continue until October 4, giving you a chance to meet Ireland's most famous matchmaker, Willie Daly, who believes in encouraging the age old art of "courting", and has been responsible for hundreds of couples marrying. www.matchmakerireland.com