Friday 1 DUBLIN
Isole – the music of Ireland and Crete Keyboardist Francesco Turrisi’s multicultural ensemble Tarab and Crete-based multiinstrumentalist Paul Goodman. Grand Social, 35 Liffey St 8pm 110 01-8740076 Cormac Kenevey & Chris Kenevey Father & son duo – standards and popular favourites. John Field Room, NCH 1.05pm 115 01-4170000 Honor Heffernan Heffernan sings the blues with Pat Farrell (guitar), James Delaney (keys), Jim Tate (bass) and Grant Nicholas (drums). JJ Smyth’s Aungier St Doors open 9pm 110 01-4752565
Saturday 2 DUBLIN
Kavorka Multinational contemporary jazz group. Centre For Creative Practices, 15 Lwr Pembroke St 9pm ¤8.50/¤6 01-7995416 Mike Nielsen Quartet Nielsen (guitar), Greg Felton (piano), Neil O’Loghlen (bass) and James Mackin (drums). Wine Cave, KC Peaches, 28/29 Nassau St 8pm Adm free 01-6336872 The Jazz Globetrotters Mainstream jazz. The Globe, Sth Great Georges St 4.30pm Adm free B&Q Hardcore Blues Richie Buckley (sax) and band in memory of his father Dick Buckley. JJ Smyth’s, Aungier St Doors open 9pm 110 01-4752565
Sunday 3 DUBLIN
The Merrion Gates Traditional. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney 12.30pm Adm free 01-2305400 Sweeney’s Jazzmen Traditional jazz from Paul Sweeney (trumpet), Jim Farley (clarinet/sax), Douggie O’Brien (trombone), Chris Kenevey (piano), Jimmy McKay Bass) and Des Hopkins (drums). Sweeney’s Bar, 32 Dame St 6-8pm Adm free 086-2600983 Stella Bass Quartet Jazz brunch. Café en Seine, Dawson St 2-4pm Adm free 01-6774567 Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys Nanci (vocals) and his band. Rathmines Inn 6.30-8.30pm Adm free 01-4970671; Whelans, Wexford St 9pm til late Adm free 01-4780766
Louis Stewart Quartet Stewart Classical listings: Michael Dervan email@example.com
Ulster Hall UO/Paul Watkins (cello). Beethoven: Leonore No 3 Overture; Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1; Walton: Symphony No 1. 7.45pm £8-£22 048-90239955
Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD Orpha Phelan (director), Madeleine Boyd (designer), Opera Theatre Co/Andrew Griffiths. Mozart: Così fan tutte (in English). 7.30pm 130 Also Sat, Dublin; Tues, Limerick; Thurs, Waterford St Stephen’s Church, Upr Mount St Vogler String Quartet. Mozart: Quartet in G K387; Shostakovich: Quartet No 11; Dvorak: Quartet in G Op 106. 8pm 120 01-2804676
Civic Theatre, Tallaght Julian THE MUSIC OF RAYMOND DEANE St Ann’s Church, Dublin Tomorrow 2pm Adm free RTÉ NSO/GAVIN MALONEY NCH, Dublin Tues 1.05pm Adm free 01-4170000 RTÉ VANBRUGH STRING QUARTET Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford Wed 8pm ¤10 051-855038 Composer, novelist and proPalestinian political activist Raymond Deane (above) turned 60 last month (he shares a birthday with Mozart), and the musical establishment is noting the occasion with three events.
The biggest is on tomorrow afternoon, when St Ann’s Church is the venue for presentations; performances of works from the 1970s, as well as a belated premiere of Deane’s First String Quartet of 1981; and a recorded excerpt from his opera The Alma Fetish, which will receive its concert premiere at the National Concert Hall on September 17th.
Deane is also the focus of Tuesday’s RTÉ NSO Horizons lunchtime concert, when Gavin Maloney will conduct the composer’s self-chosen programme – Carl Ruggles’s Portals preceding his own Epitomes and Ripieno. There’s also a public interview with Evonne Ferguson before the concert, at 12.30pm.
Deane also features in one of the programmes of Waterford New Music Week, where the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will play his Embers of 1973, the piece of which he is most proud (and which also features in Saturday’s offerings). In Waterford it will be heard in a programme which treats Mozart’s Quartet in A, K464 (1785), and Britten’s Second Quartet (1945) as new music, and also includes Deirdre McKay’s genuinely new Mr Shah stares to the heavens, commissioned by Sligo’s Con Brio Music Series, and premiered just last month.