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Rock/Pop list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea

Fri­day 14 ANTRIM

Duke Spe­cial One of Ire­land’s most in­no­va­tive song­writ­ers? Oh, yes. At­lantic, Portrush 8pm £15 048-70822991 Also Sat, Down; Sun, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Cork


Lower Dens Psychedelia-in­clined in­die-folk out­fit from Baltimore. Aun­tie An­nie’s 8pm £9.50/£7 048-90501660 Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Cork


Deloren­tos Fine Ir­ish band con­tinue to plug fine al­bum, Lit­tle Sparks. Ma­sons 9pm £11 Also Sat, Belfast; Thurs, Louth


The Coro­nas Much liked Dublin band have truly ar­rived with this pres­ti­gious head­line show at city’s largest in­door venue. O2 8pm 141/139 0818-719300 Horslips Driv­ing the cold win­ter away? Let’s hope so. Spe­cial guests are The Ra­di­a­tors from Space (see What’s on Your Rider?). Olympia 8pm 133.50 0818-719300 Also Sat, Dublin Beth Orton UK singer-song­writer – calm, col­lected, cool. Pep­per Can­nis­ter Church 7.30pm 122 The Stun­ning Much ad­mired Ir­ish band per­form their al­bum, Par­adise in the Pic­ture­house, in its en­tirety, as well as other choice tunes. Guests are The Pale. Vicar St 7pm 128 0818-719390 The Rub­ber­ban­dits Christ­mas party fun and games from as­tute com­edy/mu­sic duo. Academy 8pm 120 0818-719300 Grant Hart Ex-Hüsker Dü main­stay per­forms with full band. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm 111 01-4780766 Also Mon, Cork


Mick Flan­nery It’s been a good year for the Cork­man - here’s to 2013? Róisín Dubh 9pm 123 091-586540 Also Sat, Lim­er­ick; Sun, Kerry

Satur­day 15 BELFAST

Mum­ford & Sons Wow­ing them in Amer­ica, UK folkies re­turn to Ire­land. Guests in­cludes Dawes. Odyssey Arena 8pm £35.50/ £31.50 (sold out) 048-90739074 Also Sun, Dublin Deloren­tos See Fri­day, Derry. The Lime­light 9pm £11 048-90325942 Also Thurs, Louth


Na­tive Math-rock from In­di­ana? Gimme a pen and I’ll try to fig­ure it out. Guests in­clude Cork’s Ter­ri­ers, and Lim­er­ick’s We Come in Pieces. Fred Zep­pelin’s 9pm 17


Duke Spe­cial See Fri­day, Antrim. Hol­ly­wood Arts Cen­tre, Newry 8pm £15 Also Sun, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Cork


Rel­ish Re­ju­ve­nated trio from Co Down; pre­sum­ably roy­al­ties from a song of theirs that was cov­ered by Westlife has given them time to gather their thoughts. Sea­mus En­nis Cul­tural Cen­tre, The Naul 7.30pm 116 01-8020898 Horslips See Fri­day, Dublin/ What’s on Your Rider?. Olympia 8pm 133.50 0818-719300 God Is an As­tro­naut 10th an­niver­sary show for cult Ir­ish band. Vicar St 7.30pm 123 0818-719390 Ham sand­wicH One of our favourite bands rounds off a good year. All to­gether now: “give me sun­shine...” Academy 8pm 117 0818-719300 Lower Dens See Fri­day, Belfast. Grand So­cial 8pm 116 01-8740090 Also Sun, Cork John Tal­abot Game-chang­ing blend of afro beat, techno, house, disco and north­ern soul. Sup­port acts in­clude David Kitt’s New Jack­son side project and Nanu Nanu. But­ton Fac­tory 9pm 120 01-6709202

The Holy Sparks!!! Launch party for this band’s de­but EP, Plots of the Pa­tri­archs. Guests in­clude Fur Im­mer, and I Heart the Mon­ster Hero. Ad­mis­sion incl free CD. The Cob­ble­stone 8.30pm 18 01-8721799


Mick Flan­nery See Fri­day, Gal­way. Dolan’s Ware­house 9pm 122 061-314483 Also Sun, Kerry


Bell X1 One of Ire­land’s most suc­cess­ful bands sad­dle up for Crimbo. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 125 (sold out) 042-9352697

Sun­day 16


Glen Hansard Some­time Frames man per­forms tunes from his de­but solo al­bum, Rhythm and Re­pose. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £28/£25 048-90334455 Also Mon/Tues, Dublin Bjorn Again Abba-ori­ented fun from the orig­i­nal (trib­ute band) of the species. Waterfront Hall (Au­di­to­rium) 8pm £29/£27.50/ £25/£22.50 048-90334455


Lower Dens See Fri­day, Belfast. Half Moon The­atre 9.30pm 115 021-4270022


Saucy Sun­days Wel­come weekly show­case of emerg­ing Ir­ish acts. Act in­clude Tree Sleep­ers, The Fresh Kills, Galia Arad and Vann. Grand So­cial 5pm Adm free 01-8740090 Mum­ford & Sons See Satur­day, Belfast. O2 8pm 139.05 (sold out)

0818-719300 The Pro­claimers Durable Scot­tish duo – still good, too. Olympia The­atre 8pm 130/129 0818-719300


Mick Flan­nery See Fri­day, Gal­way. INEC, Kil­lar­ney 7.30pm 123 064-6671555


Duke Spe­cial See Fri­day, Antrim. Lime Tree The­atre 8pm 115 061-774774 Also Mon, Cork


Brian Kennedy Solo show, no safety net, from pop­u­lar Ir­ish vo­cal­ist. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 117.50 042-9352697

Mon­day 17 CORK

Duke Spe­cial See Fri­day, Antrim. Opera House 8pm 122/118 021-4270022 Grant Hart See Fri­day, Dublin. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm 115 021-4276165


Glen Hansard See Sun­day, Belfast. Vicar St 7.30pm 130 0818-719390 Also Tues, Dublin Clowns With­out Bor­ders Christ­mas Ben­e­fit Fundraiser in­cludes Kíla’s Brian Ho­gan with his band Preacher’s Son, Pete Pamf, Gar­diner St Gospel Choir and co­me­dian Eleanor Tier­nan. Up for auc­tion is a Le­in­ster Rugby Jersey signed by 30 play­ers. Whe­lan’s 7pm 110 01-4780766/1890-200078

Tues­day 18


Ac­tion Bron­son NYC via Al­ba­nia– say hello to hip-hop’s new rhyme king. Sup­port acts in­clude Lethal Di­alect. Twisted Pep­per 8pm 120/118 Glen Hansard See Sun­day, Belfast. Vicar St 7.30pm 130 (sold out) 0818-719390 The Strypes Best thing out of Ca­van since con­struc­tion of the road to Dublin? See panel. Whe­lan’s 8pm 117.50 01-4780766 Fionn Re­gan Pretty good Ir­ish singer-song­writer ends a de­cent year with an in­ti­mate per­for­mance with tracks from re­cent al­bum, Bunkhouse Vol 1: An­chor Black Tat­too. Uni­tar­ian Church 8pm 115 1890-200078

Wed­nes­day 19 DUBLIN

Pug­wash/Ken Stringfel­low Pair­ing of ex­pert power-pop geezers – the gig of the week? Whe­lan’s 8pm 112 01-4780766


Jack L Ir­ish singer and per­former con­tin­ues tour­ing his lat­est the­atre/mu­sic piece, The 27 Club. Town Hall The­atre 8pm 120 091-569777

Thurs­day 20 LOUTH

Deloren­tos See Fri­day, Derry. Spe­cial guests tonight in­clude The Raglans and Third Smoke. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 114 042-9352697

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