Paddy Glackin Veteran of The Bothy Band, and of collaborations with Micheál Ó Domhnaill and Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin (above) presents a lecture on his musical recollections of Dublin in the 1960s and 1970s, followed by a recital.
Edel Fox and Neill Byrne Clare concertina player Fox and Waterford fiddler Byrne have been igniting tunes from Japan to Miltown Malbay since their debut CD, The Sunny Banks , came out in 2013. This festive performance is hosted by Kildare Comhaltas. Dunk Murphy may be best known for his work as Sunken Foal, but Press Charges is the moniker for his latest venture. Tonight’s live show marks the release of his new album, full of trademark vintage synth and drum machine wig-outs. Support from Damien Lynch, in Diamond Dagger guise, and Platinum Ray. TECHNO Dave Clarke Two Irish dates for one of techno’s most enduring big kahoonas. Support in Dublin from Perc, with Niall Power warming up in Waterford. ART If I Show You the Roses Works by Mollie Douthit, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Nick Miller, Bridget O’Gorman and Magnhild Opdel muse on life and death. INDIE Brassland@NCH New York label Brassland brings its fine wares to Dublin. Expect cross-cultural shapes to be thrown across the weekend. Saturday sees performances from Crash Ensemble, This is the Kit and Buke and Gase. Sunday’s main event is Thomas Bartlett/ Doveman’s Burgundy Stain Sessions, with Glen Hansard, Paul Noonan, Lisa O’Neill, and Anna Calvi. ELECTRONIC I Am the Cosmos It’s coming up on two years since Ross Turner and Cian