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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 6 BELFAST

Key­west Dublin band slowly but surely grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity. Man­dela Hall 8pm £17.50 man­de­la­hall.com

CORK

Inni-K Tour dates com­mence for Ir­ish singer/per­former, who per­forms tracks from her al­bum, The King has Two Horse’s Ears. Cough­lans 9pm 110 cough­lans.ie Also Sat, Kerry

Brian Mooney & Dy­lan Tighe Clever pair­ing of in­no­va­tive and ex­per­i­men­tal Ir­ish mu­si­cians. Plugd Records, Triskel Arts Cen­tre 8pm Adm free Also Sat, Dublin

DUBLIN

Ryan Adams Sec­ond sold-out show from US singer-song­writer. Olympia theatre 8pm 144.05/

139.05 (sold out) olympia.ie

Karen Egan Ir­ish per­former launches her lat­est al­bum,

Char­la­tanne. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 whe­lanslive.com

This is the Kit Shape-shift­ing alt.rock/folk. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 112 the­work­man­sclub.com

Leo Drez­den De­but al­bum launch show for freshly minted Ir­ish band. Line-up in­cludes Rían Trench, mem­ber of So­lar Bears. The Twisted Pep­per 8pm 110 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Gal­way

Clean Ban­dit UK elec­tro-pop­per­most of the top­per­most. Academy 8pm 119.90 thea­cade­my­dublin.com

GAL­WAY

Booka Brass Band Ir­ish en­sem­ble act chan­nel­ing New Or­leans funk. Róisín Dubh 9pm 116/114 roisin­dubh.net

KIL­DARE

The Strypes See Seven Days. JRBs, New­bridge 8pm 112 Also Sat, Done­gal; Tues/Thurs, Meath

KILKENNY Ea­monn Dowd and the

Rack­e­teers Dowd takes his gothic coun­try rock’n’roll on a short Ir­ish tour. Brew­ery Cor­ner 056-780 5081

OF­FALY

Join Me in the Pines BellX1 mem­ber con­tin­ues to plug his very fine side project. Birr Theatre 8pm 116 bir­rthe­atre.com SATUR­DAY 7 CLARE Clive Barnes and Ed Ro­manoff (with Seth Parker Woods) In­ter­na­tional trio of as­tute mu­si­cians and song­writ­ers. The High­way Bar, Crusheen 9.15pm 115 claregigs.com

CORK

Thin Air Mag­a­zine launch See Seven Days. Crane Lane Theatre 8.30pm Adm free cranelan­ethe­atre.ie

DONE­GAL

The Strypes See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Kil­dare. McCrory’s,

Culdaff, Inishowen mc­gro­rys.ie 8pm Also

112/110 Tues/Thurs, Meath

DUBLIN

Lady An­te­bel­lum Ma­jor US coun­try act head­lines the two-day Coun­try to Coun­try Fes­ti­val; guests tonight in­clude Ja­son Aldean, Brant­ley Gilbter, and Kip Moore. 3Arena 8pm 149.50 3Arena.ie

Joan Armatrading In­ti­mate, solo shows from a Bri­tish singer-song­writer bow­ing out from ma­jor bouts of tour­ing. Vicar St 7.30pm 139 vi­carstreet.ie

The An­swer North­ern Ir­ish rock­ers launch new al­bum,

Raise a Lit­tle Hell. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 whe­lanslive.com

Brian Mooney & Dy­lan Tighe See Fri­day, Cork. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 110 whe­lanslive.com

State Faces of March On­line mu­sic mag­a­zine, state.ie, show­cases its tips for the tops this month; acts fea­tured in­clude Kobina, Old Hannah, Beni­hana Mu­sic, and The Dead Sets. The Mer­can­tile 8pm Adm free mer­can­tile­ho­tel.ie

Vann Mu­sic Ir­ish band very much on the up launch their brand new EP, Run­ning. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 110/18 but­ton­fac­tory.ie Also Thurs, Gal­way

GAL­WAY

Leo Drez­den See Fri­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 9pm 16 roisin­dubh.net

KERRY

Inni-K See Fri­day, Cork. An Lab, Din­gle 8pm 110

WICK­LOW Ea­monn Dowd and the

Rack­e­teers See Fri­day, Kilkenny. The Bridge Tav­ern, Wick­low 9pm brid­getav­ern.ie SUN­DAY 8 BELFAST

Royal Blood See Seven Days. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £21.50 ul­ster­hall.co.uk Also Mon/Tues, Dublin

DUBLIN

The Dark­ness See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm 122 (sold out) whe­lanslive.com

Luke Bryan The sec­ond day of the Coun­try to Coun­try Fes­ti­val; Luke Bryan head­lines a bill that in­cludes Florida Ger­gia Line and Brandy Clark. 3Arena 8pm 149.50 3Arena.ie

Markus Fee­hily It’ll be in­ter­estng to see if the smartest bloke from Westlife can ram the venue with per­for­mances of orig­i­nal songs, won’t it? Olympia theatre 8pm 127.90 olympia.ie

South­ern Ten­ant Folk Union UK roots band on tour to plug lat­est al­bum, the won­der­fully-ti­tled Chuck Nor­ris Project. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm

114/112 whe­lanslive.com

WICK­LOW Ea­monn Dowd and the

Rack­e­teers See Fri­day, Kilkenny. Har­bour Bar, Bray 9pm the­har­bour­bar.ie MON­DAY 9 DUBLIN

Royal Blood See Seven Days. See Sun­day, Belfast. Olympia theatre 8pm 130.40 (sold out) olympia.ie Also Tues, Dublin TUES­DAY 10 BELFAST

Lionel Richie One of con­tem­po­rary Mo­town’s com­mer­cial greats re­turns to Ire­land for more danc­ing on ceil­ings. Odyssey Arena 8pm £57.50/ £44 odysse­yarena.com Also Wed, Dublin

DUBLIN

Art Gar­funkel

An evening of song and sto­ries from one of the most renowned voices in pop/folk mu­sic. Vicar St

7.30pm 160.45 vi­carstreet.ie

Royal Blood

See Sun­day, Belfast.See Seven Olympia Days. theatre 8pm 130.40 olympia.ie

PHILM

trio, fea­tur­ing Highly Slayer’s re­garded Dave metal Lom­bardo, makes its Ir­ish de­but. Spe­cial guests in­clude Ir­ish band New Se­cret Weapon. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 116 but­ton­fac­tory.ie

MEATH

The Strypes See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Kil­dare. Boyle’s, Slane 8pm 112/110 Also Thurs, Meath WED­NES­DAY 11 DUBLIN

Walk­ing on Cars See Seven Days. Olympia theatre 8pm

125/122.50 olympia.ie Also Thurs, Gal­way

Lionel Richie See Tues­day, Belfast. 3Arena 8pm

176/160.45/144.05 3Arena.ie

Hob­bie Stu­art Brighton singer-song­writer tipped for main­stream suc­cess. Academy 8pm 114.65 thea­cade­my­dublin.com

Mon­ster Mon­ster Dublin band that scored a hit last year in Liver­pool with, of all things, a fes­tive song ( Christ­mas in

Liver­pool). Stranger than fic­tion, etc. Whe­lan’s 8pm

18/15 whe­lanslive.com THURS­DAY 12 BELFAST

Ella Eyre UK singer/ per­former/song­writer – out on her own now, fol­low­ing pre­vi­ous links with the likes of Pro­fes­sor Green, Naughty Boy, Tinie Tem­pah, and Rudi­men­tal. Man­dela Hall 8pm £13 man­de­la­hall.com

DUBLIN

The Un­thanks See Seven Days. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8.30pm 126 nch.ie

Lucky Peter­son Blues man through and through plugs lat­est al­bum, The Son of a

Blues­man. The Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com 135

Gigonom­e­try Presents… Regular show­case of emerg­ing Ir­ish acts: say hello to Grounds for In­va­sion, The Ob­jec­tives and Cloud Cul­ture. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 18/15 the­work­man­sclub.com

GAL­WAY

Walk­ing on Cars See Seven Days. See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. Sea­point 8pm 123/121 (sold out) roisin­dubh.net

Vann Mu­sic See Satur­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 11.30pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

MEATH

The Strypes See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Kil­dare. Tara Na Ri, Na­van 8pm 112/110

Blues steel: Lucky Peter­son, The Sugar Club, Dublin, Thurs­day, 8pm

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