If you do one thing this week: Join Julie
TradFest Temple Bar is Dublin's premier celebration of Irish trad and folk music and runs from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 January, and highlights include Martin Hayes, Dervish and Lunasa, Julie Fowlis is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer who will perform on Thursday January 28 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, 8.30pm.
Sunday Talk: 'JMW Turner, master of 19th century British painting' with Dr Philip MacEvansoneya, Trinity College, today at the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, at 3pm. Free public lecture.
Olwen Fouéré returns to Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, with a new exploration of the evocative Beckett text, Lesser, from Tuesday January 26 to Saturday January 30, 8pm. Fouéré, a beguiling physical presence with a phenomenal vocal technique, invites us to reflect on the refractions of Beckett's words. www.projectartscentre.ie
TWIRL TO TRAD
The Ark in Temple Bar will celebrate TradFest with a jam-packed programme of concerts, workshops and sessions for all the family, running from Thursday 28 January to Sunday 31. The TradFest Family Hub will have Children's Open Trad Sessions on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31, at 12pm and 2.30pm. www.ark.ie
SING AT SIXTIETH
Dr Ite O'Donovan has long been to the forefront of choral music in Ireland, working with the Palestrina Choir at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Piccolo Lasso, and The Lassus Scholars. A special birthday concert to celebrate her 60th birthday will take place in the National Concert Hall, on Wednesday January 27, 8pm. The main work will be Mozart's Requiem K626. www.nch.ie
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