Roll up. Roll up. it’s Jim Car­roll’s Au­tumn gig guide,

The days are get­ting shorter – but that’s good news be­cause the nights are longer. Be­tween now and C****tmas, there are hun­dreds of bands head­ing our way – and Jim Car­roll’s gig guide will help you plan your rest-of-the-year par­ty­ing

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One sea­son ends and another be­gins. As the out­door shows run out of road, it’s time to re­turn to the in­door halls, clubs and are­nas. Many would ar­gue that live mu­sic is bet­ter suited to the in­doors any­way. You need a venue with a roof on it for a show to make a real rat­tle in the first place. While there’s a lot to be said about watch­ing a band un­der the stars, there’s also a lot to be said against stand­ing in a field watch­ing a band on one stage while simultaneously lis­ten­ing to a dodgy sound mix from another stage.

No, we pre­fer our live mu­sic in­doors. Be­tween now and the end of the year, there are umpteen acts bring­ing the party to a venue near you. Here’s The Ticket’s guide to the shows of the up­com­ing sea­son. See you there.


THE SCRIPT Dublin Cas­tle Sep 13 Launch show for No Sound With­out Si­lence al­bum.

THE SATUR­DAYS Olympia Dublin Sep 17 Hit­ting the road on the Great­est Hits tour.

BRYANADAMS Royal The­atre Castle­bar Sep 16; Water­front Belfast 17-18 You may not think it but you know all the hits.

FIRST AID KIT Man­dela Hall Belfast Sep 17; Olympia Dublin 18 Swedish sis­ters bring the folk once again.

SPIRIT OF FOLK Dun­derry Park Co Meath, Sep 19-21 One of the last out­door fes­ti­vals of the sea­son with mem­bers of Kila, In Their Thou­sands, Ar­borist, Tu­pelo and many more.

DE­CLAN O’ROURKE Dolan’s Lim­er­ick Sep 19; Pavil­ion Dún Laoghaire 26; Vicar St, Dublin Oct 11; INEC, Kil­lar­ney Dec 20 The singer-song­writer with the knack for per­fectly pitched songs con­tin­ues to do the business.

CLOUD CAS­TLE LAKE Whe­lan’s Dublin, Sep 20 Launch night for the Dublin band’s long over­due Dan­de­lion EP de­but re­lease.

VANCE JOY Lime­light, Dublin Sep 21; Academy, Dublin 22 The Aus­tralian singer be­hind the Rip­tide an­them lines ’em up.

JAMES TAY­LOR O2 Dublin Sep 23; Water­front Belfast Sep 24 Clas­sic songs done right.

YANN TIERSEN Vicar St Dublin, Sep 23 Way more to the Bre­ton mu­si­cian than the Amélie sound­track.

JOAN BAEZ Vicar St, Dublin Sep 24-25 & 27 Her songs are great but her ver­sions of other folks’ songs are even bet­ter.

VANMOR­RI­SON UCH Lim­er­ick, Sep 25 Van the Man makes a stand for the Lim­er­ick Jazz Fes­ti­val.

ALT J O2, Dublin, Sep 27 Am­bi­tious up­grade in ca­pac­ity for the Mer­cury Mu­sic Award win­ners.

GIRL BAND Joe Lee’s Tul­lam­ore Sep 19; Kas­bah Lim­er­ick 26; But­ton Fac­tory Dublin 27; Róisín Dubh Gal­way Oct 9; Spirit Store Dun­dalk 10 One of the finest new Ir­ish acts in the business.

BETH NIELSEN CHAP­MAN Whe­lan’s, Dublin, Sep 27 Singer-song­writer who has penned hits for Faith Hill, El­ton John, Wil­lie Nel­son, Bon­nie Raitt and Tr­isha Yearwood.

THEMAGIC NUM­BERS Academy, Dublin Sep 27; Man­dela Hall Belfast 28 Head along for songs from new al­bum Alias.


CORK FOLK FES­TI­VAL Oct 2-5 A feast of folk from Mozaik, John Spil­lane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scan­lon, Eddi Reader, We Banjo 3, Alan Kelly Gang and many more.

EDSHEERAN O2 Dublin Oct 3-6 You read it right – four nights in a row at the O2 for the man with the bat­tered gui­tar.

HARD­WORK­ING CLASS HE­ROES Var­i­ous venues Dublin, Oct 3-5 The 12th out­ing for the well re­garded showcase of new and new-ish Ir­ish acts.

PRIMA VOLTA Lim­er­ick, Oct 3-5 Treaty City week­ender fea­tur­ing club nights, live per­for­mances, screen­ings and much more.

MAX JURY Dolan’s Lim­er­ick Oct 3; Róisín Dubh Gal­way 4; Work­man’s Club Dublin 5 Last seen here sup­port­ing Lana Del Rey over the sum­mer.

RIP­TIDE MOVE­MENT Spirit Store Dun­dalk Oct 3; Vicar St. Dublin 4; Set Kilkenny 10; Green Room Let­terkenny 11; Spiegeltent Wex­ford 24; 5th on Teel­ing Sligo 25; Shortt’s Water­ford 31; Dolan’s Lim­er­ick Nov 7; Róisín Dubh Gal­way 8 Mark­ing a good year of sell­out shows and a chart-top­ping al­bum.

MOZAIK Cork Folk Fes­ti­val Oct 4; Vicar St. Dublin 5; Dun­caim Cen­tre Belfast 7; Strule Cen­tre Omagh 8; Balor Cen­tre Ball­bofey 9; Dolan’s Lim­er­ick 10; Róisín Dubh Gal­way 11; Hawk’s Well Sligo 12 Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny join forces with Bruce Mol­sky, Rens van der Zalm and Nikola Parov for a multi­na­tional, multi-in­stru­men­tal romp.

SYL­VAN ESSO Work­man’s Club Dublin Oct 7; Black Box Belfast 8 De­but Ir­ish show for Moun­tain Man’s Amelia Meath and Me­ga­fun’s Nick San­born in their new guise.

SAGE FRAN­CIS Cyprus Ave Cork Oct 9; Fifth On Teel­ing Oct 10; Voodoo Belfast Oct 11; Sugar Club Dublin Oct 12 Un­der­ground rap­per pitches first al­bum in four years Cop­per Gone.

KID INK Vicar St, Dublin, Oct 13 Big-room party hip-hop flavours.

GEORGE EZRA Academy, Dublin, Oct 13; Lime­light Belfast Oct 14 Bris­tol cream from the singer-song­writer with the strik­ing voice and songs.

JAKE BUGG Olympia, Dublin Oct 13-14; Odyssey Oct 16 He’s go­ing to be around for years.

ELVIS COSTELLO Bord Gais En­ergy The­atre, Dublin, Oct 16; Water­front Belfast Oct 17 Ex­pect a tune or two from his Bob Dy­lan New Base­ment Tapes set.

LADYGAGA The O2, Dublin Oct 17 Pop does not get more giddy than this.

THE HOLD STEADY Lime­light Belfast Oct 17; Academy, Dublin Oct 18 Wide-eyed tales and rous­ing cho­ruses.

MICK FLAN­NERY Olympia Dublin Oct 18; Spiegeltent Wex­ford Oct 22; Róisín Dubh Gal­way Dec 28; Dolan’s Lim­er­ick Dec 29; INEC Kil­lar­ney Dec 30; Opera House Cork Dec 31 The Cork­man takes the air with cur­rent al­bum, By the Rule.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Vicar St, Dublin Oct 20 All-ac­tion string-pluck­ing Americana, blue­grass and old-timey crew.

WEX­FORD SPIEGELTENT FES­TI­VAL Oct 22-Nov 2 Not one but two vin­tage spiegel­tents to house acts such as We Banjo 3 (23), Her­mitage Green (25), Join Me In the Pines (27), Julie Feeney (31) and many more.

SLIGO LIVE Oct 22-26 Ap­pear­ances on the Wild At­lantic Way from Sh­eryl Crow, Bell X1, Horslips and many more.

CORK JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Oct 24-26 Star­ring Lee Fields, Sharon Jones, Michel Le­grand, Carla Cook, The Drifters and many more.

IMELDA MAY Opera House Cork Oct 23-24; Ul­ster Hall Belfast Dec 13; O2 Dublin Dec 19-20 Now adding TV pre­sen­ter to her rock­a­billy bow.

JED­WARD Olympia, Dublin Oct 24

Yep, they’re still with us.

LUCIUS Whe­lan’s, Dublin Oct 25 Re­turn visit for the band who im­pressed at the Work­man’s Club in April.

PAUL HEATON &JAC­QUI AB­BOTT Nerve Cen­tre Derry Oct 26; Ul­ster Hall Belfast 27; Olympia Dublin 28; Seapoint Gal­way 30; Big Top Lim­er­ick 31; Spiegeltent Wex­ford Nov 1 Beau­ti­ful South pair play clas­sic pop.

ROYAL BLOOD Academy Dublin Oct 27 Bring­ing the rock al­bum of the mo­ment with them.

BEN WATT TRIO Whe­lan’s Dublin Oct 29 Ev­ery­thing But the Girl chap plugs solo al­bum, Hen­dra, with Bernard But­ler and Martin Ditcham.

CLAN­NAD UCH Lim­er­ick Oct 29; Opera House Cork Oct 30; Water­front Belfast Oct 31; Royal The­atre Castle­bar Nov 1; Olympia Dublin Nov 2 The Done­gal trad fam­ily hit the road for an ex­ten­sive tour.


THE GLOAM­ING Belfast Fes­ti­val Nov 1 The Ir­ish band of 2014’s fi­nal Ir­ish show for the year.

PAOLO NU­TINI Odyssey Belfast Nov 2; The O2 Dublin Nov 3 New al­bum, Caus­tic Love, is full of clas­sic soul, funk and Mo­town.

FU­TURE IS­LANDS Vicar St, Dublin Nov 2-3 You won’t see danc­ing like this ever again on Thomas Street.

THE SPE­CIALS Olympia, Dublin, Nov 3; Ul­ster Hall Belfast 4 This par­tic­u­lar Two Tone re­vival goes on and on.

MARTHA WAIN WRIGHT Spiegeltent Wex­ford Nov 2; Whe­lan’s Dublin Nov 3-4 One of those Wain­wrights.

MØ Academy, Dublin Nov 4 Sleek elec­tropop from Dan­ish singer Karen Marie Ørsted.

PAUL POTTS Opera House Cork Nov 5; Water­front Belfast 6; Olympia Dublin 7; Royal The­atre Castle­bar 8 Proof that there is life after Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent.

PA­PER AERO­PLANES Black Box Belfast Nov 7; Whe­lan’s Dublin 8; Spirit Store Dun­dalk 9 Welsh duo sling­ing folky in­die pop.

KYLIE MINOGUE The O2 Dublin Nov 8; Odyssey Belfast Nov 9 She’s come a long way from do­ing The Loco-Mo­tion.

THE WED­DING PRESENT But­ton Fac­tory Dublin Nov 8 Play­ing the Wa­tusi al­bum in full.

ERA­SURE Ul­ster Hall Belfast Nov 8; Olympia Dublin Nov 9-10 With support from Chad Val­ley.

SLASH O2 Dublin Nov 10 The cat in the hat with a gui­tar solo for ev­ery­one in the au­di­ence.

AN­DREA BO­CELLI O2 Dublin Nov 14

The Ital­ian tenor putting opera into the big halls

MAR­KET AIR GLOVA Uni­tar­ian Church,

Dublin Nov 15 Ex­pect tunes from new solo al­bum, Muna, and Swell Sea­son favourites.

LYKKE LI Vicar St, Dublin Nov 16 Swedish pop queen pre­pares to soar.

CHET FAKER The Academy, Dub Nov 18 Dex­ter­ous elec­tro-soul from Mel­bourne’s Nick Murphy.

MASTODON Academy Dublin Nov 19; Lime­light Belfast Nov 20 Metal lads thrum their way through Once More ’Round the Sun.

JAMES BLUNT O2 Dublin Nov 20 Droll tweets, bland songs.

PAS­SEN­GER O2 Dublin Nov 22; Water­front Belfast 23 Your guess is as good as ours as to the rea­son for this lad’s pop­u­lar­ity.

LA ROUX Lime­light Belfast Nov 19; Academy Dublin Nov 20 Elly Jack­son’s new al­bum, Trou­ble In Par­adise, is damn good.

THE STYLIS­TICS Vicar St, Dublin Nov 22 Clas­sic Philadel­phia soul.

WAL­LIS BIRD Half Moon Cork Nov 19; Dolan’s Lim­er­ick 20; Mon­roe’s Gal­way 21; Academy, Dublin 22 Giv­ing cur­rent al­bum, Ar­chi­tect, another shake.

DAR­IUS RUCKER Vicar St , Dublin Nov 23 The Hootie & the Blow­fish dude goes coun­try.

EN­RIQUE IGLE­SIAS The O2, Dublin Nov 23 Bring­ing sex and love (as in the new al­bum) to the docks.

ROBERT PLANT Ul­ster Hall Belfast Nov 23; Olympia Dublin Nov 24 The legend re­turns, this time with The Sen­sa­tional Space Shifters.

LIT­TLE DRAGON Vicar St, Dublin Nov 25 Play­ing slow-burn­ing, stately pop from new al­bum, Nabuma Rub­ber­band, and sundry other re­leases.

THE WHO The O2, Dublin, Nov 26; Odyssey Belfast 28 Ev­ery­one should see The Who once in their life but prob­a­bly leave it at that.


SHANE FILAN Water­front Belfast Dec 1; Olympia The­atre, Dublin Dec 2 Bank­rupt lad from Westlife ad­justs to smaller spa­ces in new solo guise.

PRINTER CLIPS Set The­atre Kilkenny Dec 4; Vicar St Dublin Dec 5; Triskel Cork Dec 6; Róisín Dubh Gal­way Dec 7 Bell X1’s Paul Noo­nan and friends hit the road.

THE BLADES Olympia, Dublin Dec 5 One-night stand for the band who did two nights on Dame Street last year.

CHRIS REA Olympia Dublin Dec 6; Water­front Belfast Dec 7 Yep, he’ll prob­a­bly play Driv­ing Home for Christ­mas.

KASABIAN The O2 Dublin Dec 8; Odyssey Belfast Dec 9 Some peo­ple do love that band, you know.

EL­TONJOHN The O2 Dublin Dec 9 C’mon, you know you love El­ton.

NICK MUL­VEY Whe­lan’s Dublin Dec 9; Lime­light Belfast 10; Triskel Cork 11 Elec­tric Pic­nic high­light re­turns for more.

PETER GABRIEL The O2 Dublin Dec 10 Pos­si­bly the most idio­syn­cratic arena act you’ll see this sea­son.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ Odyssey Belfast Dec 11-13 There’s a lad called Bub­bles who plays hurl­ing for Tip­per­ary but he’s not re­lated.

EN­NIO MOR­RI­CONE O2 Dublin Dec 12

The master at work.

MAD­NESS Odyssey Belfast Dec 15; O2 Dublin Dec 16 It would not be Christ­mas with­out a visit from the Nutty Boys.

BON­DAX Academy, Dublin Dec 20

The new Dis­clo­sure.

Au­tumn highs: (clock­wise from main pic) Ed Sheeran (Oc­to­ber), Mø (Novem­ber), Mozaik (Oc­to­ber),

Elvis Costello (Oc­to­ber)

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