WhaT’s on your rider? In The Wil­lows’ Dave greene

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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

The Nocturnes

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

Novem­ber Paint­ings

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

Eva Roth­schild

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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