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Downpatrick Folk Club offers a full weekend of concerts and sessions with such bill-toppers as d'Bize and Four Men And A Dog. Other highlights include 'Singers in the Round' with Bridget O'Neill, Gerry Creen and Gregg Coyle (tonight) and Josephine Mulvenna in concert with Mark Carmichael on guitar and bouzouki and Barbara Fitzpatrick on fiddle (tomorrow).

All events are free except for Four Men And A Dog.

For details, visit downfolk.com

19th International Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival

Various venues, Warrenpoint

Until Monday

Boasting 90 free gigs, the Bluesberry food and youth festival, with performances by the likes of Dana Masters, Pat McManus, Mirenda Rosenberg, the Suzanne Savage Trio, Shawn Jones and many more, this will ensure your bank holiday weekend will be a good one.

For details, visit bluesonthebay.com

Alan Burke, Grainne Holland, Diane Cannon

The Duncairn, Belfast

Tonight, 8pm

This triple bill is a fundraiser for the Glengormley School of Traditional Music's 1st Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music, set to take place in Ulster University's York Street Campus.

For details, visit belfasttraditionalmusic.com

Tonight's bill features Belfast's Grainne Holland, Dublin's Alan Burke and Donegal's Diane Cannon.

For details, visit theduncairn.com

Damien Murray

Belfast Telegraph

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