CON­NECT FOUR

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT - by jim car­roLl

BLUE­GRASS FOLK & BLUE­GRASS FES­TI­VAL

Fans of blue­grass, old-timey, Ca­jun and folk pickin’, pluckin’, bowin’, strum­ming’, slap­pin’ and slidin’ will have West­port in mind this weekend. The eighth out­ing will en­sure the town is jam­packed for per­for­mances from the likes of Jock & Vera (above), The Corn Potato String Band, The Loose Moose String Band, Tim Rogers and many more rogues and ras­cals. West­port, Co Mayo Fri-Sun west­port­folka­nd­blue­grass.com

JAZZ FRED WES­LEY

You know Fred Wes­ley for the funk, but there’s jazz side to him as well. The trom­bone player added brass and bounce to the work of James Brown be­fore join­ing Ge­orge Clin­ton’s P-Funk ex­trav­a­ganza. He has since worked with, among other, Ray Charles and Count Basie. Wes­ley plays his first ever Ir­ish show, with his Gen­er­a­tions jazz trio, which started out as a trib­ute to or­gan­ist Jimmy Smith. Su­gar Club, Dublin Thur 8pm ¤18/¤16 the­sug­ar­club.com

FOLK DOOLIN FOLK FES­TI­VAL

Af­ter last year’s strong de­but, the Doolin folkies re­turn to ac­tion with a fine ar­ray of acts for the weekend. Head­lin­ers in­clude Damien Dempsey, So­las (above), Liam O’Flynn & Paddy Glackin and Kila. There are also per­for­mances from the Máirtín O’Con­nor Trio, Chris Droney, Séamus Be­g­ley & Jim Mur­ray, Lu­miére and Siob­hán Peo­ples. Ho­tel Doolin Mar­quee, Co Clare Fri-Sun ¤79 (weekend)/¤30 (Fri)/¤35 (Sat/Sun) doolin­folk­fes­ti­val.com

JAZZ WAYNE SHORTER

It’s a good week for jazz and funk leg­ends vis­it­ing the cap­i­tal, with a rare show here from Wayner Shorter. The sax­o­phon­ist played a vi­tal role in bands fronted by Miles Davis and Art Blakey as well as in fu­sion greats Weather Re­port. Shorter comes to Dublin with that great band – Brian Blade (drums), Danilo Pérez (piano) and John Pat­i­tucci (bass)- who have fea­tured on such al­bums as Foot­prints Live! and With­out a Net. NCH, Dublin Sat 8pm ¤45/¤40/¤35/¤25 nch.ie

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