Dervish. Photo by Collin Gillen

7:30 p.m. Saturday. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St.,$42 in advance, $48 day of show.
You’ll have a chance to see a real-deal Irish folk act when Dervish whirls into town for a night of music in Camden. The County Sligo musicians have performed around the globe, and their sound features accordion, flute, whistle, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle and vocals. Dervish has several albums of material to play from, and their repertoire includes their own versions of classics like “There’s Whiskey In The Jar” and “Molly Malone.”

Teada. Photo by Brendan Duffy

7:30 p.m. Saturday. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
Get good and ready for St. Patrick’s Day a week early with a trip to Boothbay Harbor to see traditional Irish band Téada. They’ve traveled all over the world, and performances include festivals in Canada and Zimbabwe as well as the island of Borneo. The word téada translates to strings in Irish, so you can expect to hear plenty of them as the band weaves its way through spirited jigs, reels and ditties.

Deb Talan. Photo courtesy of the artist

Deb Talan
8 p.m. Sunday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
Indie folk-pop duo The Weepies disbanded in 2021 after releasing five albums over the course of two decades. But you can still hear plenty of their tunes Sunday, along with solo ones from band member and singer-songwriter Deb Talan. The Massachusetts native released the album “Lucky Girl” in 2017, and it’s home to stellar songs like “Bring Water” and “Son Volt Came to Town.”

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