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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - North­ern Lights: Songs of the Sea­son

Tony Clayton-Lea tony­clay­ton­lea@ir­ish­times.com

FRI­DAY 19 CLARE

Very fine Ir­ish band on tour right up to the end of the year – busy bees, etc. Glór Ir­ish Mu­sic Cen­tre, Ennis 8pm glor.ie Also Sat, Kilkenny; Mon, Cork; Tues, Water­ford; Sun, Dec 28, Dublin

DUBLIN

Fi­nal 2014 shows for Ir­ish rock­a­billy queen. 3Arena 8pm 3Arena.ie Also Sat, Dublin

Sin­gu­lar Ir­ish singer-song­writer tips the hat to 2014. Spe­cial guest is Ye Vagabonds. Uni­tar­ian Church 8pm tick­et­mas­ter

Classy roots/ pop. The Work­man’s Club (Vin­tage Room) 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

Dublin singer-song­writer blasts his way through his fi­nal gigs of the year. Support is Lethal Di­alect. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Dec 28, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Dec 29, Kerry

Bay Area metal band – wrap up, lads, you’re in Ire­land now! Academy 8pm thea­cade­my­dublin. com

LOUTH

Ir­ish singer-song­writer – as­sured, formidi­ble. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

SATUR­DAY 20 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Kil­dare’s Jack Colleran plays a live show that will, no doubt, high­light his deft touches in and with elec­tronic mu­sic. Block B, Smith­field Mar­ket 8pm res­i­den­tad­vi­sor.net

See Fri­day, Dublin. 3Arena 8pm

3Arena.ie

Dublin band look­ing 2015 in the face and smil­ing. Spe­cial guests in­clude Tan­dem Felix and Paddy Hanna. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

See Fri­day, Dublin. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Sun, Dec 28, Lim­er­ick; Mon, Dec 29, Kerry

Dublin-based r’n’b/ur­ban/world artist – look­ing good for 2015 suc­cess. Opium Rooms, Lib­erty Lane 7.30pm

Fundrais­ing gig – mu­sic on the night from Noiaseroo, The Bloody Quills, Revo­lu­tion for Dogs, and more. Bel­loBar, 1 Por­to­bello Har­bour D8 8pm bel­lo­bar­dublin.com

KERRY

Kerry band cel­e­brate a great year with a (near enough) home­com­ing gig. It’s a long way from Din­gle, etc. INEC, Kil­lar­ney 7.30pm

inec.ie

KILKENNY

See Fri­day, Clare. (And watch out for the band above you – they’re van­dals!) Set The­atre 8pm set.ie Also Mon, Cork; Tues, Water­ford; Sun, Dec 28, Dublin

LIM­ER­ICK

Noise an­noys? No, not re­ally. Dolan’s Up­stairs 8pm dolans.ie Also Wed, Dec 31, Dublin

MAYO

Wick­low lad crown­ing a great year with a Belfast show. Spe­cial guests are Wyvern Lingo. Royal The­atre, Castle­bar 8pm theroyal.ie Also Sun, Belfast

MEATH

Ir­ish rock vet­er­ans plan a pre-Christ­mas pop/rock show – care­ful with the mistle­toe and the crack­ers, lads! Cin­ema Club Stage, Old­cas­tle 8pm leCheile.com Also Sat, Dec 27, Dublin

SUN­DAY 21 BELFAST

See Satur­day, Mayo. Ul­ster Hall 7pm £21 (sold out) ul­ster­hall.co.uk

DUBLIN

Bois­ter­ous rock from Ir­ish con­tenders. Spe­cial guests in­clude The Es­kies, and NC lawlor. Vicar St 7.30pm

vi­carstreet.ie

Lim­er­ick­based five piece take a break from writ­ing their up­com­ing de­but stu­dio al­bum. Pres­sure cooker alert! But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

MON­DAY 22 CORK

See Fri­day, Clare. Ev­ery­man Palace The­atre 8pm ev­ery­man cork.com Also Tues, Water­ford; Sun, Dec 28, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Tues, Dublin; Mon, Dec 29, Dublin; Tues, Dec 30, Dublin

No names yet, but we’re as­sured of some of Ire­land’s best known singer­song­writ­ers and mu­si­cians here. And a happy Crimbo to you, too! Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

In­no­va­tive

TUES­DAY 23 DUBLIN

Ir­ish singer de­liv­ers his themed

show. Pavil­ion The­atre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

See Mon­day, Dublin/Seven Days. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Mon, Dec 29/ Tues, Dec 30, Dublin

WATER­FORD

See Fri­day, Clare. The­atre Royal 8pm the­atreroyal.ie Also Sun, Dec 28, Dublin

FRI­DAY 26 LIM­ER­ICK

Lim­er­ick band aim­ing to blow away any Christ­mas cob­webs left be­hind. Dolan’s Ware­house 7pm dolans.ie

SATUR­DAY 27 CLARE

Fierce two­some with postChrist­mas tunes on gui­tar,

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