The best country picks, Feb. 1

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  • Other highlights: • Also Saturday, Asheville’s Red June performs at the Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen. And the always enjoyable Arlo Guthrie brings Woody’s songs and more to Durham’s Carolina Theatre Wednesday.

Solas (meaning “light” in the Gaelic tongue) is arguably the finest Irish traditional band to sprout from American soil. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Seamas Eagan in 1995, the band gained prominence through its 1996 appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Known for blending traditional and original tunes and songs, and for instrumental virtuosity, the band features Eagan, Cherish the Ladies fiddler Winifred Horan, and other acclaimed musicians who entertain and delight. On Saturday, Solas brings its lively stage show to the ArtsCenter. www.artscenterlive.org

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