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1|festival| CORK MIDSUMMER

The 10-day extravaganza kicked off at the weekend, and continues until Sunday with all sorts of arts and entertainment.

Here comes #Midsummer17 day two! What will you see today?

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2|gig| ELBOW

Guy Garvey and co return to play at the Marquee in Cork, one night after Elton John.

  • Wednesday,


Clever collaborations have ensured the 23-year-old has evolved from boy wonder into bona fide recording artiste. He hasn’t always looked comfortable in a live setting, however, so hopefully he can sparkle here.

  • Wednesday, RDS, Dublin


Netflix’s comedy drama is set in California among the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and an amusing trailer indicates it might be worth a watch.

  • Netflix, from Friday

5 |festival| BODY&SOUL

Sleaford Mods and Bonobo are on the bill for the weekend event in Co Meath.


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