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Fri­day 21 CORK The Stun­ning Much-loved Ir­ish band per­form their highly re­garded 1990 al­bum, Par­adise in the Pic­ture­house, in its en­tirety, plus much more. Savoy The­atre 8pm 125 021-4253000

DUBLIN Deloren­tos Bow­ing out of 2012 with a jus­ti­fied head­line gig; ex­pect their su­perb al­bum Lit­tle Sparks to be ri­fled for tunes. Guests are We Cut Cor­ners. Vicar St 7.30pm 120 0818-719390 Also Sat, Water­ford; Thurs, Kerry Turn The brief re(Turn) of one of Ire­land’s most ad­mired rock acts. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 115 01-6709202 Also Thurs, Cork Le Galaxie Ex­cel­lent elec­tropop act – ex­pect bliss to de­scend. Spe­cial guests in­clude Reid and Last Days of 1984. Work­man’s Club 8pm (sold out) 0818-719300 Also Sat, Dublin Lisa O’Neill Ir­ish singer-song­writer – and a re­cent sign­ing to a ma­jor UK-based in­die la­bel? Mum’s the word. Spe­cial guest is Mossy Nolan. Whe­lan’s 8pm 110 01-4780766/1890-200078 The Trail­blaze Top Se­cret Christ­mas Spe­cial Spo­ken word, as well as mu­sic per­for­mance from Nanu Nanu and Che­quer­board. Grand Ma­sonic Lodge, Molesworth St 6.30pm 115 (tick­ets from en­ter­tain­

GAL­WAY The Frank & Wal­ters Durable bunch of in­die-pop blokes from Cork. Róisín Dubh 8pm 115 091-586540 Also Sat, Dublin Mary Cough­lan A spe­cial preChrist­mas treat from this fine singer/per­former, who will record a live al­bum over two shows. The Crane 9.30pm 120/ 117.50 091-587419 Also Sat, Gal­way Satur­day 22 BELFAST The Priests Sea­sonal cheer and cla­sics from Frs Ei­u­gene, Martin and David. Waterfront Hall (Au­di­to­rium) 8pm £35/£33/£25 048-90334455

DUBLIN The Orig­i­nal Rude­boys Two gigs in one day from one of the main Ir­ish success of the year? You’re spoil­ing us, lads! Academy 2pm/7pm(both sold out) 0818-719300 Damien Dempsey Rugged Dubliner ends the year with a roustabout sin­ga­long of his ro­bust songs. Vicar St 7.30pm 130 (sold out) 0818-719390 Also Sun, Dublin The Frank & Wal­ters See Fri­day, Gal­way. Whe­lan’s 8pm 115 01-4780766/1890-200078 Body­tonic Live – On the Record presents 2013 As usual, Ticket bloke Jim Car­roll’s On the Record is ahead of the curve, as he co-hosts names for next year you need to be aware of: Rosie Car­ney, For­rests, Wife and Katharine Phillipa. Twisted Pep­per 8pm 112/18 Le Galaxie See Fri­day, Dublin. Spe­cial guests tonight in­clude Daithi, White Col­lar and guest DJs. Work­man’s Club 8pm (sold out) 0818-719300 R.S.A.G. Wel­come to this venue’s Christ­mas party, with a head­line per­for­mance by Kilkenny mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist act R.S.A.G. Spe­cial guests in­clude Ocho and Plu­tonic Dust. But­ton Fac­tory 8pm Adm free 01-6709202 Joe Strum­mer 10th An­niver­sary Is it really 10 years? Ir­ish bands Clash­jamwal­lop and The Lee Har­veys take to the stage to re­mem­ber The Clash’s front­man. Academy 2 7pm 112.50 0818-719300

GAL­WAY Mary Cough­lan See Fri­day. (Note early start.) The Crane 6.30pm 120/117.50 091-587419

WATER­FORD Deloren­tos See Fri­day, Dublin. The Fo­rum 8pm 120 Also Thurs, Kerry

WEX­FORD Pierce Turner and a Very Small Orches­tra In­no­va­tive Ir­ish song­writer plugs his very good al­bum, Songs for a Vvery Small Orches­tra. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8pm 115 053-9123764 Also Thurs, Dublin Sun­day 23 DUBLIN Spring Break Saucy bunch of good­time cover ver­sion mer­chants. See What’s on Your Rider?. But­ton Fac­tory 8pm 126.50 01-6709202 Damien Dublin. Vicar Dempsey St 7.30pm See Satur­day, 130 0818-719390

Wed­nes­day 26

LIM­ER­ICK Wind­ings Fine Ir­ish act plug their re­cent al­bum, I Am Not the Crow. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm 112 061-314483 Also Thurs, Cork Thurs­day 27 CLARE Jinx Len­non Pre-2013 blast from Louth man. Spe­cial guest is Fia Rua. Minogues Bar, Tulla 9pm 112/110

CORK Wind­ings See Wed­nes­day, Lim­er­ick. The Bow­ery 9pm 110 Turn See Fri­day, Dublin. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm 112.50 021-4276165

DUBLIN As­lan As al­ways, work­ing when they should be re­lax­ing – veteran Dublin band cast away the Christ­mas cob­webs. Vicar St 7.30pm 125 0818-719390 Mundy Ir­ish singer-song­writer keeps on truckin’, this time with a full band in tow. Whe­lan’s 8pm 118 01-4780766/1890-200078 Pierce Turner and a Verry Small Orches­tra See Satur­day, Wex­ford. Grand So­cial 8pm 120 01-8740090 Re­jjie Snow The rap­per for­merly known as Lecs Luther, a bois­ter­ous ad­di­tion to the Ir­ish hip-hop scene. But­ton Fac­tory 11pm 110 01-6709202

KERRY Deloren­tos See Fri­day, Dublin. Ir­ish Na­tional Event Cen­tre, Kil­lar­ney 7.30pm 120 064-6671555 Paddy Casey Highly re­garded Ir­ish singer-song­writer. INEC Acous­tic Club, Kil­lar­ney 8pm 118/115 064-6671555

LOUTH Jerry Fish & the Skele­ton Crew Post-Christ­mas stew of funk/ soul/rock from master show­man. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm 118 042-9352697

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