There’s so much on this week­end, you’re spoiled for choice no mat­ter what part of the coun­try you’re in. Con­tin­u­ing with its sec­ond week of good­ies is Belfast’s CQAF, which fea­tures shows by Dexys (tonight), Adam Ant (to­mor­row), and Thee Oh Sees (Sun­day)

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9pm £10 Christy Moore See Fri­day, Belfast. Wa­ter­front Hall 7.30pm £35/£30 wa­ter­


John Grant See Fri­day, Dublin. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm 118.50 cyprusav­ Also Sun, Kilkenny Satur­day and Sun­day, while Co Louth has its two main towns very much in ac­tion: Drogheda Arts Fes­ti­val (fea­tur­ing, oddly enough, Mundy on Sun­day) and Dun­dalk (which gath­ers to­gether the likes of Damien Dempsey, ASIWYFA, Jerry Fish, Al­tan, RSAG, Cat Dowling, Mark Geary and many more in Bellurgan Park as part of Van­tas­ti­val).

And don’t for­get Kilkenny


Thee Oh Sees Psychedelia/pop/ folk from Cal­i­for­nia. Whe­lan’s 9pm 116.50 whe­ Also Sun, Belfast Cam­den Crawl Dublin 2013 Tonnes of band play across Dublin. Var­i­ous venues/times 155/120 Also Sun, Dublin cam­den­crawl Roots, which pro­vides classy roots/rock/folk mu­sic in the form of shows by John Grant, Chuck Prophet, Hur­ray for the Riff Raff and too many oth­ers to list.

And that’s just the fes­ti­vals. Stand­alone gigs over the week­end in­clude Alt-J (Dublin, tonight) and The Spe­cials (Belfast, Sun­day; Dublin, Mon­day). Hooli­gan Sturdy Ir­ish punk rock – en­joy! Spe­cial guests in­clude Job­seek­ers and Mo­hi­can Jack. Thomas House 8.30pm 15


Chuck Prophet & the Mis­sion Ex­press Classy rock/roots act, a high­light of the week­end, we reckon. As part of Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val 2013. Set Theatre 10pm


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