“She shoots moody beams from her moody gun”, with the ap­pro­pri­ate hand ges­tures), a guy called Ogo, and the pro­pri­etor’s son, some sort of mute id­iot sa­vant who did some in­sane non-stop acous­tic gui­tar shred for half an hour. It was sur­real.

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Beer, whiskey, ap­ples, peanut but­ter (crunchy). How do you get to the gig – limo, taxi, walking? We trun­dle. B&Q Hard­core Blues Ace blues act fea­tur­ing Richie Buck­ley, John Quear­ney, Ed Deane and Noel Bridgeman. JJ Smyths 9pm 110 01-4752565 Kelly, Bren­dan Be­g­ley and Mike Han­ra­han hit the road with new songs and tunes. Ramor The­atre 8pm 120 049-8547074


Sara Watkins Solo show from former singer and fid­dle player of Grammy-win­ning, blue­grass­folkies Nickel Creek. Tracks from her Sun Mid­night Sun al­bum will be aired. Whe­lan’s 8pm 116.50 01-4780766 Also Sun, Belfast The Rye River Band Amer­i­cana/roots quin­tet, fea­tur­ing former Spud mem­ber, Don Knox, on fid­dle and har­mon­ica. A real bar band in a real bar? Now there’s a shock! Brazen Head 10pm Adm free

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Sara Watkins See Satur­day, Dublin. Black Box 7.30pm £14.50/£12 048-90244400


Al­bert Ni­land Highly re­garded singer-song­writer/per­former.

It was up­stairs in an In­dian restau­rant. I was do­ing some ses­sion work for a Liver­pool duo called TJ & Murphy. We thought we were the only band on the bill. Turns out we weren’t. The other acts were a duo called Eb & Flow (whose show­stop­per was their self-penned hit, She’s Moody:

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