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Rock/Pop list­ings: Tony Clay­ton-Lea

Fri­day 3

BELFAST

Dexys Magic/mer­cu­rial/myth­i­cal – Kevin Row­land is back and at it again. Part of 14th Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Fes­ti­val Mar­quee 8pm £15 cqaf.com Christy Moore Mas­ter­ful Ir­ish folk song­writer. Wa­ter­front Hall 7.30pm £35/£30 wa­ter­front.co. uk Also Sat, Belfast

CORK

Pas­sen­ger Ris­ing singer-song­writer; fans of Ed Sheeran just might like him. The Pav­il­ion 8pm 112 pavil­ion­cork.com

DUBLIN

Dirty Beaches Give a wel­come to Mon­treal-based Alex Zhang Hung­tai. Other acts in­clude New Young Pony Club, Trop­ics, Big Deal and Wind­ings. Part of Cam­den Crawl Dublin. Whe­lan’s 7pm 120 whe­lanslive.com John Grant Su­perb singer­song­writer pro­motes new al­bum, Pale Green Ghosts. Ex­pect spe­cial guests. Vicar St 7.30pm 123 vi­carstreet.ie Also Sat, Cork; Sun, Kilkenny Pug­wash Plainly bril­liant pop mu­sic from Dublin band. As part of Phiz­zfest 2013. The Botanic House, Glas­nevin 8pm 110 Alt-J Leeds band, jus­ti­fied win­ners of last year’s Mer­cury Prize. Olympia 8pm 122.90 olympia.ie Ben Prevo & Ed Deane Dou­ble blues-gui­tar trou­ble with two pro­fi­cient pro­fes­sion­als. JJ Smyths 9pm 110 jjs­myths.com Gavin Mul­hall and Slow Eureka Band Enig­matic, en­gag­ing Dublin singer-song­writer. Sup­port is Sligo’s Pearse McGlough­lin. Odessa Club 8pm Adm free odessa.ie

GAL­WAY

Johnny Duhan One of Ir­ish mu­sic’s most un­der­rated singer­song­writ­ers? Town Hall Theatre 8pm 120/118 091-569777 tht.ie

KERRY

Rachel Ser­manni Ac­claimed Scot­tish singer-song­writer. As part of Féile na Beal­taine Fes­ti­val. See What’s On Your Rider?, page 20. McCarthy’s Bar, Din­gle 9pm 110 Also Wed/Thurs, Cork

KILKENNY

Hur­ray for the Riff Raff Sweet as a nut and tough as wood­bark – say hello to US singer-song­writer and mis­chief maker Alynda Lee Se­garra. As part of Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val 2013. Cleeres 10.30pm 115 kilken­ny­roots.com Also Tues, Dublin

LOUTH

Fionn Re­gan Wickow singer­song­writer; as sharp as a whip. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm 115 spir­it­store.ie Van­tas­ti­val 2013 Fea­tur­ing a range of Ir­ish acts, ie Damien Dempsey, ASIWYFA, Jerry Fish, Al­tan, RSAG, Cat Dowling & Mark Geary. Bellurgan Park, Dun­dalk 1pm 189/140 van­tas­ti­val.com Also Sat/Sun, Louth

Satur­day 4 BELFAST

Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse Prince Charm­ing, as was – this could be great fun. Part of 14th Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Fes­ti­val Mar­quee 8pm £20 cqaf.com Also Sun, Dublin Nathan Fake Elec­tron­ica mas­ter­mind from Nor­folk, no less. Part of 14th Cathe­dral Quar­ter Arts Fes­ti­val. Black Box

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