ROCK/POP

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Ho­tel Ala­mar. Light. Em­brac­ing New Hori­zon.

Tony Clayton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@ir­ish­times.com

FRI­DAY 31 BELFAST

Ac­claimed Ir­ish group con­tinue their na­tion­wide tour. Spe­cial guests are the Henry Girls. Water­front Hall (Au­di­to­rium) 8pm £30 water­front.co.uk Also Sat, Mayo; Sun, Dublin

Dutch prog-rock band from back in the day. Be­ware of the flute! Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £20 the­belfastem­pire.com Also Sat, Dublin

CORK

Cork singer­song­writer launches new al­bum, Cough­lan’s 8pm Sat, Cork cough­lans.ie

DUBLIN

Also Be­guil­ing sounds and rhythms from a band pre­vi­ously seen at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Fest. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

You loved his Elec­tric Pic­nic show? You’ll love this, too, we reckon. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Soul/blues from one of the most repected per­form­ers in the business. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 9pm Clever pair­ing of soul vo­cals and blues gui­tar. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

LIM­ER­ICK

Smart, lit­er­ate and sarky pop tunes from for­mer mem­bers of Beau­ti­ful South. Big Top, Lim­er­ick city 7pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Wex­ford

LOUTH

E-Street sax­o­phon­ist & multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist bashes out tunes from his solo EP,

Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm spir­it­store.ie Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Gal­way; Tues, Done­gal; Wed, Belfast

Vir­gini­abased rootsy band breaths new life into old-time, blue­grass and folk tunes. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda 8pm

droic­head.com Also Sat, Done­gal; Sun, Gal­way; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin

SATUR­DAY 1 CORK

See Fri­day, Cork. Blue Haven Ho­tel, Kin­sale 8pm blue­haven­col­lec­tion.com

DONE­GAL

See Fri­day, Louth. Re­gional Cul­tural Cen­tre, Let­terkenny 8pm re­gion­al­cul­tur­al­cen­tre.com Also Sun, Gal­way; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin

DUBLIN

Nicely boozy alt-rock band plug new al­bum, Too Rich for our Blood. The Pop Inn 8pm

See Fri­day, Belfast. The Vil­lage 9pm wavtick­ets.ie

Steely, soul­ful disco-pop from Hot Chip’s Joe God­dard and Raphael Run­dell. Opium Rooms, Lib­erty Lane 11pm res­i­den­tad­vi­sor.net

Highly re­garded Mon­aghan-based act plug their re­cently re­leased al­bum, JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

See Fri­day, Louth. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Sun, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Gal­way; Tues, Done­gal; Wed, Belfast

KILKENNY

Ir­ish band cruis­ing smoothly with the ac­claim af­forded to their lat­est al­bum, Night Be­comes Light. Set The­atre 8pm set.ie Also Thurs, Louth

LIM­ER­ICK

Ir­ish duo tour their new al­bum, New Songs of Dawn and Dust. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm dolans.ie Also Sun, Wick­low; Mon/Thurs, Kil­dare

LOUTH

Ir­ish singer-song­writer – a man with heart, pas­sion and a boom­ing voice. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm (sold out) spir­it­store.ie

MAYO

See Fri­day, Belfast. Royal The­atre, Castle­bar 8pm

theroyal.ie Also Sun, Dublin

WEX­FORD

See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. Spiegeltent, Wex­ford town 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

SUN­DAY 2 BELFAST

See Seven Days. Odyssey Arena 8pm £38 odysse­yarena.com Also Mon, Dublin

DUBLIN

Elec­tronic mu­sic pop band. You like OMD? You’ll love this lot, then. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Mon, Dublin

See Fri­day, Belfast. Olympia the­atre 8pm olympia.ie

Mother. Of. Divine! Five, Blue, 911, A1 and more “boy” bands come out of the wood­work in an at­tempt to re­live their salad days. Crisp or limp? Or just cheesy? 3Arena 8pm 3Arena.ie Rich­mond, Vir­ginia singer in ca­hoots with multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists Wil­loughby and Sands. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 9pm

GAL­WAY

See Fri­day, Louth. Sta­tion House The­atre, Clif­den 8pm Also Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin

KILKENNY

Much loved Ver­mont/Brook­lyn-based singer-song­writer. Spe­cial guest, Rachel Ries. Set The­atre 8pm set.ie Also Mon, Cork; Wed, Belfast; Thurs, Dublin

LIM­ER­ICK

See Fri­day, Louth. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm dolans.ie Also Mon, Gal­way; Tues, Done­gal; Wed, Belfast

WICK­LOW

See Satur­day, Lim­er­ick. The Har­bour, Bray 8pm Also Mon/Thurs, Kil­dare

MON­DAY 3 CORK

See Sun­day, Kilkenny. Cough­lan’s 8pm (sold out) cough­lans.ie Also Wed, Belfast; Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre 8pm (sold out) bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

See Seven Days. See Sun­day, Belfast. 3Arena 8pm (sold out) 3Arena.ie Coura­geous, forth­right singer-song­writer. She has fam­ily is­sues, ap­par­ently. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Tues, Dublin

See Seven Days. Olympia the­atre 8pm

olympia.ie Also Tues, Belfast

See Sun­day, Dublin. Vicar St 7.30pm

vi­carstreet.ie

GAL­WAY

See Fri­day, Louth. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net Also Tues, Done­gal; Wed, Belfast

KIL­DARE

See Satur­day, Lim­er­ick. Mick Mur­phys, Ball­more Eus­tace 8pm Also Thurs, Kil­dare

MAYO

See Fri­day, Louth. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar 8pm

the­li­nen­hall.com Also Tues, Dublin

TUES­DAY 4 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Mon­day, Dublin. Ul­ster Hall 7pm £45 (sold out) ul­ster­hall.co.uk

DONE­GAL

See Fri­day, Louth. McCrory’s, Culdaff, Inishowen 8pm Also Wed, Belfast

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Academy 8pm thea­cade­my­dublin.com al­bum The Un­car­ved Block is only avail­able at th­ese gigs. Set The­atre 8pm set.ie

THURS­DAY 6 DUBLIN

Three co-head­line Ir­ish acts worth your time and money. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

See Sun­day, Kilkenny. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

KIL­DARE

See Satur­day, Lim­er­ick. Mid­dle Earth, Naas 9pm

LIM­ER­ICK

See Seven Days. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm dolans.ie

LOUTH

See Sat, Kilkenny. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm spir­it­store.ie

WICK­LOW

Hard work­ing Ir­ish band em­barks on a na­tion­wide tour. Har­bour Bar, Bray 9pm Lifetime con­tinue their tour. Sup­ported by The Henry Girls. Water­front Hall 8pm £30 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Mayo; Sun, Dublin

DUBLIN

Open singing ses­sions with songs in any lan­guage. An Góilín, The Teach­ers’ Club, Par­nell Square 9.30pm goilin.com

LOUTH

Straight from the Ap­palachian moun­tains, this band come with a for­mi­da­ble rep­u­ta­tion for tight blue­grass and rootsy Americana. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda 8.30pm

droic­head.com Also Sat, Done­gal; Sun, Gal­way; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin

SATUR­DAY 1 CLARE

In­au­gu­ral award hon­our­ing the mem­ory of the late Muiris Ó Rócháin, a linch­pin of the Wil­lie Clancy Sum­mer School: for Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to tra­di­tional mu­sic in Co Clare. This year’s win­ner is the Co­rofin Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Con­cert fea­tur­ing Derek Hickey, Cyril O Donoghue, Geral­dine and Ea­monn Cot­ter, Chris Droney, Michael O’Con­nor, Kieran Hanrahan and many more. Glór, Ennis 8pm glor.ie

DONE­GAL

See Fri, Louth. Re­gional Cul­tural Cen­tre, Let­terkenny 8pm

re­gion­al­cul­tur­al­cen­tre.com Also Sun, Gal­way; Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin

MAYO

Fri, Belfast. Royal The­atre and Events Cen­tre, Castle­bar 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Dublin

SUN­DAY 2 CORK

Duo who per­form oc­ca­sion­ally with a wide reper­toire and rich har­monies. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

DUBLIN

See Fri, Belfast. Olympia The­atre

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

GAL­WAY

See Fri, Louth. Sta­tion House The­atre, Clif­den 8pm sta­tion­housethe­atre.com Also Mon, Mayo; Tues, Dublin

MON­DAY 3 MAYO

See Fri, Louth. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar 8pm the­li­nen­hall.com Also Tues, Dublin

TUES­DAY 4 DUBLIN

See Fri, Louth. Pavil­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.com

In­trigu­ing pipes, fid­dle and harp trio. Monthly

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