WhaT’s on your rider? In The Willows’ Dave greene
What’s on your rider?
We’ve recently started bringing hurleys with us to gigs, especially festivals. A bit of a puck around helps relax us before playing. So, give us a ball – sorry, a sliotar – and a yard of grass. Oh, and gluten free everything.
What would be on your fantasy rider?
Shaun Ryder and Wynona Ryder would be on my fantasy Ryder.
What’s the best gig you’ve attended – and why?
King Kong Company at the recent Light Colour Sound Festival. I ended up being an unintentional backing dancer and I lost my good wax jacket, but it was all worth it.
And the worst – and why?
King Kong Company at the recent Light Colour Sound Festival. They made me dance on stage and I lost my good wax jacket.
Tour bus bunks, hotel rooms or couch-surfing?
Couch surfing with a hint of carpet cruising.
Who is the most famous person to have shown up at one of your gigs?
John Mullane, Chris Doran, John O’Shea
Frankie Gavin and De Dannan
The world’s fastest fiddle player, Gavin brings his band to launch this new autumn series of The Steeple Sessions. Catholic University Church, St. Stephen’s Green 8pm 120 steeple sessions.com and Gilbert O’Sullivan all attended a gig once. The Universe almost exploded.
Tour bus tunes? Which are your ones
Our band is big enough we don’t need an entourage!
While on tour, do you do your own laundry?
Of course not, like a good son I save up all my dirty socks to keep Mammy Greene in business.
Do you like to meet and greet fans after the gig?
Definitely. A hug and a chinwag are always needed after a gig, no matter how it goes. As Michael Harding once said, “Hugging is the business.”
Any useful stage tips?
If possible refrain from throwing your good wax jacket into the crowd. You’ll need it when it gets cold and you can’t find your tent.
What on-tour luxury would you like the most?
A spare voice box. Just in case.
Well, there was the story about the shopkeeper and his son, but that’s a different story altogether.
In conversation with Tony ClaytonLea. In The Willows plays Whelan’s Upstairs in Dublin on Thursday at 8pm ¤11. whelanslive.com responds to the Natural History Museum collections. The LAB, Foley St Until Nov 8 thelab.ie
Jack Hickey’s paintings on the vacuity at the heart of urban nightlife. The Doorway Gallery, 24 Sth Frederick St Until Sep 25 thedoorwaygallery.com
Road journeys and edge-lands in landscapes by Patricia Burns. Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare St Until Sep 20 taylorgalleries.ie
Hélio Oiticica: Propositions
Colourful retrospective of the work of a celebrated Brazilian artist (Until Oct 5) Second Sight: Works from the David Kronn photography collection (Until Nov 9) The Weakened Eye of Day: Light as metaphor in a new body of work by Isabel Nolan (Until Sep 21) Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham imma.ie
Major survey of the recent work by a leading, London-based Irish sculptor (Until Sep 21) A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin: Legacy of theosophy in contemporary art, curated by Pádraic E Moore. (Ends Sep 7) Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Sq hughlane.ie
Maria Simonds-Gooding: A Retrospective
Works centred on landscape in a welcome survey (Galleries I, II and Atrium) Penumbra: Paul Murnaghan’s dazzling geometries (Gallery III) YU: The Lost Country: Dragana Jurisic (Ashford Gallery) All until Oct 26. Selected work from the Boyle Civic Collection: A fine collection championed by the late Fergus Ahearne (Dr Tony Ryan Gallery) Gary Coyle: Worsk
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