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Fri­day 30 BELFAST

Christy Moore Iconic singer­song­writer. Wa­ter­front Hall 8pm £35/£30 wa­ter­ Suggs – My Life Story in Words

and Mu­sic Mad­ness front­man Gra­ham McPher­son lays his life bare. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £25 ul­ster­


Elec­tric Eel Shock Ja­panese garage punks in Clon­akilty shocker! Now this I would love to see. De­Bar­ras, Clon­akilty 8.15pm 112 de­ Also Sat, Belfast


As­lan Fol­low­ing last year’s health scare for singer Christy Dig­nam, the band are back with a bang. Olympia Theatre 8pm 133.50 (sold out) Also Sat, Dublin Donal Kirk Band (fea­tur­ing Jimmy Smyth) Tigh­tasthis blues band and as pro a gui­tarist as you can find. JJ Smyth’s 9pm 110 jjs­

Codes Ir­ish band back from the brink of ob­scu­rity? Fin­gers crossed. Whelan’s 8pm 110 whe­


Amanda Shires New, in­tru­ig­ing Amer­i­cana voice plugs lat­est al­bum, Down Fell the Doves. Sup­port is Belfast’s Arc­tic Tern. Mon­roe’s 8.30pm 112.50 Also Sat, Lim­er­ick; Sun, Dublin


Come on Live Long Hotly tipped band of 2013 con­tinue to im­press. Guests in­clude We Raise Bears, Red Tem­ple and I am Ni­amh. Boyles, Slane 9pm 110

Satur­day 31


McBusted It’s ei­ther your dream or nightmare – Busted and McFly fuse to­gether for a Happy Meal, pop-style. Odyssey Arena 8pm £44/£38 odysse­ Also Sun, Belfast; Mon, Dublin

Elec­tric Eel Shock See Fri­day, Cork. Voodoo 9pm £10


For­bid­den Fruit See panel. Royal Hospi­tal, Kil­main­ham 2pm 1110/159.50 for­bid­den Also Sun, Dublin

As­lan See Fri­day, Dublin. Olympia Theatre 8pm 133.50

The Dud­ley Cor­po­ra­tion Highly re­garded Dublin band pre­view new tunes. Spe­cial guests in­clude Ske­locrats and The Run Ons. The Work­man’s Club 9pm 110 the­work­man­ The Mike Brook­field Blues Band Brook­field and band mem­bers Ja­son Duffy and Rod Pat­ter­son rip through clas­sic tunes by Ste­vie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clap­ton, Robert Cray, Rory Gal­lagher and other blues greats. JJ Smyth’s 9pm 110 jjs­

Philip Don­nelly Ir­ish mu­si­cian known as the Clon­tarf Cow­boy per­forms spe­cial in­ti­mate gig. MB Slat­terys, Rath­mines 8.30pm 115


Amanda Shires See Fri­day, Galway. Dolan’s Up­stairs 9pm 112.50 Also Sun, Dublin

Sun­day June 1


McBusted See Satur­day, Belfast. Also Mon, Dublin


For­bid­den Fruit See Satur­day. See panel. Royal Hospi­tal 2pm 159.50 for­bid­den­ Ni­cole Wil­lis & The Soul

In­ves­ti­ga­tors Su­pe­rior funk and soul act. Su­gar Club 9pm 117.50 the­sug­ar­

Amanda Shires See Fri­day, Galway. Whelan’s (Up­stairs) 9pm 112.50 whe­

Com Truise New York ex­per­i­men­tal mu­si­cian, and an ex­po­nent of (it says here) “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-mo­tion funk. Grand So­cial 11pm 110 the­grand­so­


Jack L As­sured Ir­ish singer per­forms. Spiegel­tent, Arthurs Quay Park 7pm 125

Mon­day 2


The De­lines New mu­sic side­line for Richmond Fon­taine’s Willy Vlautin – new al­bum, Col­fax, will be rav­aged, no doubt. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm 115 cyprus av­ Also Tues, Belfast; Wed, Dublin; Thurs, Kilkenny


McBusted See Satur­day, Belfast. O2 8pm 149.65

Tues­day 3 BELFAST

The De­lines See Mon­day, Cork. Er­rigle Inn 8pm £14 er­ Also Wed, Dublin; Thurs, Kilkenny


Ry­ley Walker & Cian Nu­gent Con­tem­po­rary alt.folk from two ex­per­i­men­tal ea­ger beavers. Whelan’s Up­stairs 8pm 112 whe­

Wed­nes­day 4 DUBLIN

The Ea­gles Peace­ful, easy feel­ings and more from much loved (and re­con­vened) Amer­i­can band, who play three dates here – two more at the weekend. O2 8pm 199.50/179.50

Gary Clark Jr. Much ad­mired singer/per­former of rock, R&B, blues, soul, pop. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 123 but­ton­fac­

The De­lines See Mon­day, Cork. Whelan’s 9pm 114 whe­ Also Thurs, Kilkenny

Wed­nes­day 4 KERRY

Sarah McQuaid Corn­wall-based singer-song­writer. See What’s On Your Rider? St John’s Art Cen­tre, Lis­towel 7.30pm 112 stjohn­sthe­atrelis­ Also Thurs, Cork

Thurs­day 5 BELFAST

Cliff Richard Vet­eran UK pop hit maker. Odyssey Arena 8pm £50/£40 odysse­


Sarah McQuaid See Wed­nes­day, Kerry. See What’s On Your Rider? Cough­lan’s 9pm 110


Fin­ley Quaye Ac­claimed UK singer-song­writer. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 120 but­ton fac­

Songs I Wish I’d Writ­ten Fund raiser for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis, fea­tur­ing Ni­amh and Podge (from Ham Sand­wich), The Walls, Gavin Glass, Su­per­fly and (we’ve been in­formed) “se­cret” spe­cial guests. MC is stand-up comic Fred Cooke. Whelan’s 9pm 120/116.50 whe­


The De­lines See Mon­day, Cork. Cleere’s theatre 8pm 115

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