The Ticket gig of the week

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - Pho­to­graph: Cyril Byrne

Amer­i­can singer-song­writer John Grant re­ceived three stand­ing ova­tions last Fri­day night at Vicar Street: one be­fore the en­core, one af­ter and one when spe­cial guest Sinéad O’Con­nor for­got her words. That he re­acted by pulling her onto his feet and danc­ing en­deared him to an al­ready trans­fixed crowd. With his mix of stark synth-pop, soft rock bal­ladry and raw, darkly funny lyrics, Grant de­liv­ered a beau­ti­ful, haunting per­for­mance. Words: Kath­leen Har­ris.

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