SINGER-SONGWRITER Adam Cohen
Whelan’s, Dublin 8pm ¤23 whelanslive.com Yes, you’ve guessed it – he’s the son of Leonard, but Adam is very much his own man and his own singer-songwriter, something fully proved by his 2013 album, Like a Man, and his new record, We Go Home. He’s building his own tower of song; why don’t you help him out on the chorus? TCL
ART The Talking Earth
Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny Until Dec 14 butlergallery.com The vast night skies above New South Wales and the mines beneath the surface inspired the video and photographic works in Dubliner Amy Walsh’s show. To look at the stars is to look into the past, she notes, and inspires an awareness of the turning earth, day by day. The miners used locally felled tress to support their tunnels. When they began to creak – the earth talking – they got out of there, fast.
THEATRE The Way Back Home
Black Box Theatre, Galway 11am & 3pm A collaboration between Ireland’s Branar Téatar do Pháistí and Denmark’s Teater Refleksion, The Way Back Home has been scooping up plaudits from the young (it’s pitched at ages 3-8) and old for its combination of non-verbal performance, puppets and music. Finishing today at Galway’s Baboró festival, it then tours to Dublin, pursuing a new version of the Oliver Jeffers story about a boy who flies into outer space and makes an emergency landing on the moon. PC