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And we can be zeroes, just for one day… 

The big ones this week include writer and star Mark O’Halloran coming in for a special 15th anniversary screening of Adam & Paul, New York violin rocker Deni Bonet hitting The Hot Spot, the Bolshoi Ballet gang being beamed in live for The Carmen Suite, and viral sensation Enya Martin bringing shits and giggles to the town.

As always, there are three diddley-aye fixes available each week – Tuesday’s open session in Dann’s, Brian Farrell and co gathering around the Horse fire on Wednesdays, and Ger Doyle caught in fiddle-driven time warp every Thursday in Dann’s. Forever. And ever.

On Wednesday, the big one should have been the 15th anniversary screening of Adam & Paul, quite possibly the Greatest Irish Film of the 21st Century. And to mark the big occasion, its writer and co-star, Mark O’Halloran, will be flying in for a post-screening Q&A, whilst playing in support, it’s the freshly-minted Young Filmmaker Of The Year, Sean Treacy, and his latest short, Rue, starring the bould Lennon lad. So, quite a night for €10. And that comes with free freshly-popped popcorn too.

Sadly, given the laziness of Greystonians, that screening has been postponed. Again.

On Thursdays, the bould Cat Fury normally hosts her Psychedelic Sessions over at The Mollys, making sure that your groovy weekend starts nice and early. Just been informed that night is hiatus for a few weeks though…

To make sure your Friday night is a-hoppin’, The Big Muddy will be country-rockin’ Dann’s, whilst Giz A Laugh sensation Enya Martin will be splittin’ hairs and sides at The Whale.

Bringing some much-needed class to the town tonight is Anne Randolph, mixing torch songs with ballads and laments our grandparents taught us, all in the luxurious surroundings of The Whale. Nice.

Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, Santoria are playing all de hits at The Beach House, whilst over in sunny Kilcoole, Quest For Ted will be rockin’ the shit out of Lee’s.

When Sunday comes around, over at The Whale, the latest in their satellite link-ups with the Bolshoi Ballet sees a live transmission of Bizet’s Carmen Suite, with contemporary choreographer Edward Clug putting Russian ballet through its paces. Doors 3.30pm, kick-off 4pm, and tickets are €20 and €14. And for a very different groove, you can catch New York violin rocker Deni Bonet take over The Hot Spot at 7pm, tickets €7 in advance, and €9 on the door.

As always, don’t forget to check out The Whale (including Greystones Film Club goodies and those live satellite link-ups), Pluck’sand The Hot Spot for all the groovy gigs happening over the coming weeks, May’s very fine West Wicklow Festival happening from Thurs 16th to Sunday 19th, where all the brightest young classical stars will be performing – plus, of, course, perhaps the finest bar on the planet, The Harbour Bar, which is always free, always groovy, and always should have been built in Greystones. 

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