The Ticket gig of The week

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There’s a beau­ti­ful mo­ment dur­ing James Tay­lor’s two-hours-plus set at Dublin’s O2 when he sings – fi­nally – his “cow­boy lul­laby”, Sweet Baby James. The crowd, which has been bliss­fully silent up to that point, be­gins to croon along qui­etly, care­fully. It must be heart­break­ing for the man who has spent the en­tire time shout­ing “Sweet Baby James!” from the back of the arena, but for the rest of us it’s tes­ti­mony to Tay­lor’s last­ing, la­tent tal­ent – a voice that has grown sweeter with time, and a song­writ­ing abil­ity that has pro­duced some of the 20th cen­tury’s most iconic, time­less tunes. Words: Rose­mary Mac Cabe Pho­to­graph: Matt Ka­vanagh

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