NEW YEAR GIGS

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YANN TIERSEN French­man best known over here for his lovely Amélie sound­track. The Vil­lage, Dublin, Apr 21 JUSTIN TIM­BER­LAKE Sur­pris­ingly, there are still tick­ets on sale for Mr Sexy­Back’s sec­ond show in Belfast and for the out­door show in Dublin. Odyssey, Belfast, Apr 24-25 LOUDON WAIN­WRIGHT III The elder lemon of the Wain­wright clan shows that Ru­fus and Martha don’t nec­es­sar­ily have all the best songs. Wa­ter­front, Belfast, May 4; UCH, Lim­er­ick, May 5; Olympia, Dublin, May 6 SHAYNE WARD No, we didn’t re­alise he was this pop­u­lar ei­ther. Last year’s X Fac­tor win­ner shows the mak­ers of You’re a Star how it’s re­ally done. Point, Dublin, Jan 21-23; Arena, Mill­street, Co Cork, Jan 26-27; Odyssey, Belfast, Jan 29 THE WATER­BOYS Mike Scott and friends bring the big mu­sic around the land. Point, Dublin, Mar 18; UCH, Lim­er­ick, Mar 20; Radis­son, Gal­way, Mar 21; Radis­son, Sligo, Mar 23; Wa­ter­front, Belfast, Mar 25 ROGER WA­TERS You may well want to hear the Pink Floy­der per­form Dark Side of the Moon in its en­tirety, but do you want to shell out silly money for the priv­i­lege? Point, Dublin, May 14 WESTLIFE An­other 10-night run at the big­gest shed in the cap­i­tal for the most ruth­less pop ma­chine in the busi­ness. Odyssey, Belfast, Apr 13-16; Point, Dublin Apr 19-21, 23-24, 26-28, 30, May 1 AMY WINE­HOUSE Sassy, sexy and ever-so-slightly soz­zled soul from the lady be­hind the fan­tas­tic Back to Black album. Ul­ster Hall, Belfast, Mar 1; Am­bas­sador, Dublin, Mar 2 X FAC­TOR LIVE TOUR Fea­tur­ing the X Fac­tor 2006 fi­nal­ists. You know, the ones you’ll have forgotten all about by the time th­ese shows come around. Odyssey, Belfast, Mar 20; Point, Dublin, Mar 21

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