What’s on your rider? The raglans CORK DERRY DUBLIN CARLOW KILKENNY WICKLOW
What’s on your rider?
Whatever they give us. We’re not fussy.
What would be on your fantasy rider?
Everything and anything. Water, fruit, beer, pizza, hummus.
What’s the best gig you’ve attended?
It’s not really a gig, but last year’s Electric Picnic was amazing.
And the worst?
Ste thought he saw Public Enemy once but it turns out it was just their roadies sound checking.
Tour bus bunks, hotel rooms or couch-surfing?
We can only speak from experience, so we’ll go with air mattress on a kitchen floor. That or the van.
Who is the most famous person to have shown up at one of your gigs?
Chris Moyles, Keith Allen, John Cooper Clark and King Nidge are a few “famous” people who have come to see us.
Tour bus tunes? Which are your ones for the road?
A bit of everything, depending on whose iPod is plugged in.
Chatting between songs – good or bad?
Nothing wrong with it. But nobody wants to hear your life story or how you wrote that song about that girl while sitting behind a shed during the best summer of your life.
How big is your entourage?
It’s mainly just us, but we have a few helping hands music. Deighton Hall 8.30pm 114 carlowartsfestival.com
See Tuesday, Belfast. As part of Live at the Marquee 2014. The Marquee 7.30pm 196/186/ 176/158.65 ticketmaster.ie
See Friday, Wicklow. Waterside Theatre Cafe Bar 7.30pm £10 waterside theatre.com
Boisterous Irish band alert! As part of Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2014. See What’s On Your Rider?. Leopardstown Racecourse 6pm ¤15
Salon-themed evening of spoken word (Peter Murphy reading his “cover version” of James Joyce’s The Dead), public interview (novelist Oona Frawley) and music (BellX1 member Dave Geraghty’s side project, Join Me in the Pines). Odessa Club 8pm ¤10 odessa.ie
The Felice Brothers
Much praised rock/soul unit from New York City, Whelan’s 8pm 120
here and there.
While on tour, do you do your own laundry?
Life is too short for laundry.
Do you like to meet and greet fans after the gig?
Always. The fact that people come out to see us is amazing.
Any useful stage tips? Frank Nugent, Antaine Ó Faracháin and friends
Singing club welcomes singers with songs in any language. An Góilín, The Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq 9.30pm 13 goilin.com
Just be prepared. Something is going to go wrong so it’s just a matter of dealing with it.
What on-tour luxury would you like the most?
Somewhere you can lie down. Flat. And a van with really comfy seats and good speakers.
What’s your best tour story?
Nearly being ripped out of our van by a gang of Na Conneries, Dillon’s bar 9pm Adm free 087-0640542 not-so-savory characters in Leeds was an experience. It all got a bit a bit 28 Days Later meets A Clockwork Orange. And not being able to find the keys to lock the van really added to the drama.
In conversation with Tony ClaytonLea, The Raglans play Dublin’s Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday plerentur; Gibbons: Hosanna to the son of David; Purcell: Remember not, Lord, our offences; Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer; Steven Stucky: O Sacrum Convivium; Tavener: Hymn to the Mother of God; Michael Ostrzyga: Iuppiter; John McLachlan: Here be dragons; Jonathan Dove: Seek him that maketh the Seven Stars. 8pm 112 087-9048190
Raphaela Mangan (mezzo soprano), Christopher Cull (baritone), Yseult Cooper-Stockdale (cello), David Adams (organ), Carlow Choral Society/Niall Kinsella. Vierne: Messe solennelle; Duruflé: Requiem. 8.15pm 115
St Mary’s Cathedral Chapter Room, Kilkenny
Laoise O’Brien (recorder), Michael O’Toole (guitar). 4pm
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Ela -Evelina Jianu (flute), Eimear Saunders (oboe), Sinéad Finegan (violin), Eamon Sweeney (guitar), Pupils from St Brigid’s National School, Greystones, St Laurence O’Toole National School, Roundwood, Newtownmountkennedy National School/Elaine Agnew. Mostly Me! – A concert of songs and Percussion. 8pm Adm free 01-2724030