Olympia Theatre, Dublin (00 353 1 677 7744) 7.30pm
The current tour by socialist songwriter Billy Bragg (right) sees him draw most of his material from the recent and wonderful Mermaid Avenue album of songs written by the highly politicised American folkie Woody Guthrie. There will also be room for a few of Bragg's own standards, and a plug for the GMB union's campaign to extend the proposed minimum wage to young workers. A good undercard features Eliza Carthy and Hefner.
Academy, Manchester (0161-275 4815) 7.30pm