ALT.COUNTRY Grant-Lee Phillips & Howe Gelb Whelan’s Dublin 8pm whelanslive.com Take Howe Gelb, a singular, experimental songwriter known for his commanding onstage presence. Add Grant-Lee Phillips, an eloquent multi-instrumentalist and refined songsmith. It all adds up to an intriguing showcase of US alt.roots practitioners. TCL CLUB Hidden Agenda Opium Rooms Dublin 11pm hiddenagenda.ie It’s amazing what a change of name and a new crew can do for a venue. The Village never gained much traction or love, but a new moniker in the shape of the Opium Rooms and the arrival of the Hidden Agenda crew has transformed that. Tonight, they’ve excellent London DJ and producer Mike “Fort Romeau” Greene spinning trippy house in the main room with support from the residents, while Irish duo Get Down Edits are the hosts in the Garden. JC WORLD
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm regionalculturalcentre.com Also Sun, Sligo; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin; Wed, Wicklow; Thurs, Kildare Fresh from the triumph of his recent collaboration with Dan Trueman on hardanger fiddle, Ó Raghallaigh embarks on a solo tour of fiddle and film: marrying audio and visuals in strange and sinuous ways.
He’s already broken boundaries across traditional and contemporary music, and now he’s returning to the multi media space in which he thrives. SL