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Tuesday 29 July 2014

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STYLE icon Jasmine Guinness will be on hand to launch the Guinness Storehouse Gathering Ambassador Programme tomorrow.

The launch will take place at the main entrance at 11am.

Dublin designer, fashion model and heiress to the Guinness fortune Jasmine will be joined by Paul Carty, manager of the popular Dublin tourist attraction.

The Gathering 2013 is a nationwide initiative to attract Irish immigrants to visit these shores with a series of events set to take place across the country during the year.

The programme for the Gathering was established by the Guinness Storehouse, set to be Ireland's number one international visitor attraction for the year.

•SUNDAY Shoutin -- Dublin's most talked about industry party -- celebrated its first birthday on Sunday night at the Grafton Lounge.

Guest DJs Al Gibbs, Steve O and Sexy Dexy entertained.

Attendees were treated to a specially commissioned first birthday CD and the popular two for one cocktails were flowing.

•SOME 17 Irish music acts will make the voyage to Austin, Texas, in March for this year's South by Southwest music showcase festival.

Among the names recently announced by Music From Ireland (MFI) to take part are Irish bands Delorentos, Ash, Kodaline, Little Green Cars and Girls Names.

Music at the festival will take place from March 12 to 17.

•ONE of Ireland's most successful musicians, Declan Sinnott, will emerge from Christy Moore's shadow for a gig in Dublin's Button factory next Tuesday.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Declan has played the guitar and produced music for Irish folk legends, such as Christy, Mary Black and John Spillane.

As a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts, two of the most influential trad bands in Ireland, he spent 13 years working with Mary Black and produced the majority of her music.

•COLE Porter's classic High Society will take to the stage at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre next Tuesday.

The new production comes from the acclaimed producers of The King And I and adapted from the hit 1956 film starring Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

The show features a host of ballads, such as True Love, You're Sensational and Did you Evah! Dynasty and Robin Of Sherwood star Michael Praed leads the cast in the role of Dexter Haven.

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