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What's on: David Meade's back in Antrim, Mary Coughlan sings the blues in Belfast

Come and see David Meade at the Old Courthouse, Antrim, on Friday
Jacqueline McGonigle

DOWN

A weekly Saturday Market is held in Conway Square, Newtownards, with a range of stalls including local fruit and vegetables, seafood and meat, tools, clothing and accessories, toys, flowers and plants. Next date Saturday January 5.

ARMAGH

Bagatelle have shared stages with legends like Bob Marley, John Denver, The Pogues, Duran Duran, Van Morrison, George Micheal, U2, Jose Feliciano and UB40. See them perform live on stage this Saturday at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh.

FERMANAGH

Lose the January blues by getting out in the fresh air and helping the rangers remove and burn the invasive rhododendron bushes at Crom Estate in Newtownbutler this Saturday, finishing the day off by toasting some delicious marshmallows on the fire. Tools and training provided by the rangers. Suitable for children aged five and above. This is a free event and booking is not required – 10am to 3.30pm.

TYRONE

In his new show Nobody Shouted Stop Jake O’Kane will be casting his caustic, comedy eye on the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. Jake will be joined by Terry McHugh, one of Ireland’s finest young comedy talents. Show contains adult reference for ages 16-plus only. Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Saturday January 5.

DERRY

Vienna! Ah, Vienna! Let the Ulster Orchestra and guest performers take you to the glittering world of Strauss for the waltz of your life at the Millennium Forum this Sunday. Welcome the new year with an uplifting and enchanting evening of much-loved Viennese music, from the Merry Widow to the Blue Danube and all-time favourite the Radetzky March.

ANTRIM

Just returned from the USA to deliver his most incredible show yet, mind reader David Meade will blow your mind as he does the impossible live on stage. Grab your tickets now for the Old Courthouse, Antrim, this Friday, January 4, and look forward to a jaw-dropping performance that your whole family – of all ages – will never forget.

BELFAST

This Saturday The Crescent Arts Centre welcomes one of Ireland's greatest female jazz and blues singers, Mary Coughlan. Described as 'Ireland’s Billie Holiday’ Mary has overcome trauma and addiction to become a musical force like no other. Her glorious husky voice pulls every ounce of emotion from the music.

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