ROCK/POP

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

FRI­DAY 8 BELFAST

Laura Mar­ling UK singer­song­writer plugs lat­est al­bum,

Short Movie. Wa­ter­front Hall 8pm £24 wa­ter­front.co.uk

The Prim­i­tives Mid-1980s buzzsaw pop band re­turn to the party. Spe­cial guests are Belfast’s Sabre­jets. As part of CQAF 2015. RAOB 8pm £10 cqaf.com Also Sat, Dublin

CORK

Peter Brod­er­ick Se­ri­ously good folk/pop guy – go see. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre, Cobh 7.45pm 115 sir­iusarts­cen­tre.ie

Pierce Turner In­no­va­tive Ir­ish singer and song­writer who divides his time be­tween New York and Wex­ford. Cough­lans 9.30pm 115 cough­lans.ie Also Tues, Dublin

DUBLIN

Take That

pop group de­liver Su­per­chargedthe hits and UK very, guest veryis Ella few Hen­der­son.misses. Spe­cial

178 3Are­naAlso Sat, 8pm Dublin 3arena.ie

Old Hannah

old coun­try, folk Sligo and band roots fus­ing

Iron and Wood. launch But­ton new Fac­tory EP, 7.30pm

110 but­ton­fac­tory.ie Also Sat, Sligo

The Lost Broth­ers Ir­ish roots/pop duo per­form songs off their lat­est al­bum, New Songs Of Dawn and Dust. Uni­tar­ian Church 8pm 116 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Sarah McQuaid US singer­song­writer concludes Ir­ish tour pro­mot­ing her lat­est al­bum,

Walk­ing into White. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 9pm

115/113 Also Sat, Gal­way; Sun,

Ty­rone In the Round with Rachel Ser­manni, Rose Cousins,

and The Mae Trio A 3-4-1 evening, with a batch of su­perb fe­male singer-song­writ­ers. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm 113.50 whe­lanslive.com

Gangs Nifty Dublin band – think The Blades crossed with Arc­tic Mon­keys. The Work­man’s Club 11.30pm 16 the­work­man­sclub.com

Daddy Long Legs Hot-hothot rock’n’ blues unit from New York. Spe­cial guests are Dublin bands The Urges and Slim Jim & the Bone­break­ers.The Grand So­cial 8pm 115 tick­ets.ie

Vann Mu­sic Ir­ish band very much on the rise – keep an eye/ear out for this lot. Whe­lan’s 8pm 115/112.50 whe­lanslive.com

KILKENNY

Le Galaxie Ir­ish group launch new al­bum, Le Club. Set Theatre 8pm 112.50 set.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Gaz Coombes See Seven Days. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm

122 dolans.ie Also Sat, Belfast

SATUR­DAY 9 BELFAST

Wilko John­son The man who can play lead and rhythm gui­tar at the same time? You’d bet­ter be­lieve it. As part of CQAF 2015. Fes­ti­val Mar­quee 8pm £17.50 cqaf.com

Gaz Coombes See Fri­day, Lim­er­ick. See Seven Days. As part of CQAF 2015. Black Box 8pm £15 cqaf.com

DUBLIN

Sun­set Sons An­glo-Aussie quar­tet de­liver propul­sive indie-rock - so there! Whe­lan’s 8pm 113 whe­lanslive.com

Take That See Fri­day, Dublin. 3Arena 8pm 178 3Arena.ie

The Prim­i­tives See Fri­day, Belfast. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 113 the­work­man­sclub.com

Mick Flan­nery Rare acous­tic gig from much re­spected Cork singer-song­writer. Spe­cial guest is Niall Con­nolly. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm

123 pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

Retro Re­vival Indie Club See Seven Days. Sweeney’s Bar 9pm 15

Tom Pax­ton Leg­endary US singer-song­writer once more de­liv­ers clas­sic folk tunes. Vicar St 7.30pm 136.50 vi­carstreet.ie Also Sun, Belfast

GAL­WAY

Sarah McQuaid See Fri­day, Dublin Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Kin­vara, 8pm 110 kin­vara­mu­sic.com Also Sun, Ty­rone

LIM­ER­ICK

Mundy Ir­ish singer-song­writer ups the ante with new self-ti­tled al­bum. Dolan’s Ware­house 8pm 120 dolans.ie

LOUTH

Ham­sand­wicH Fine Ir­ish band, ex­cel­lent new al­bum,

Sto­ries from the Sur­face. Go see. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm

110 spir­it­store.ie

SLIGO

Old Hannah See Fri­day, Dublin. Model Arts Cen­tre 8pm

110 the­model.ie

SUN­DAY 10 BELFAST

Mary Gau­thier As­sertive, in­sight­ful US singer-song­writer. Spe­cial guest is Ben Glover. As part of CQAF 2015. Fes­ti­val Mar­quee 3pm £14 cqaf.com Also Mon, Derry; Wed, Cork; Thurs, Dublin

Tom Pax­ton See Satur­day, Dublin. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £26.50 ul­ster­hall.co.uk

DUBLIN

Spirit Rid­ers Coun­try rock band delvier se­lec­tions of orig­i­nal tunes as well as songs by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jen­nings, Townes Van Zandt, JJ Cale and John Prine. Sup­port is Dublin-based trio Pine Marten. Ton­ers, Lower Bag­got St 4pm 18 ton­er­spub.ie

To­bias Jesso Jr See Seven Days. Uni­tar­ian Church 7.30pm

116 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

TY­RONE

Sarah McQuaid See Fri­day, Dublin An Crea­gan, Creg­gan, Omagh 8.30pm £10/£8 an-crea­gan.com

MON­DAY 11 DERRY

Mary Gau­thier See Sun­day, Belfast. Flow­er­field Arts Cen­tre, Port­stew­art 8pm £18 flow­er­field.org Also Wed, Cork; Thurs, Dublin

TUES­DAY 12 DUBLIN

Pierce Turner See Fri­day, Cork. John Field Room, NCH 7.30pm 123 nch.ie

WED­NES­DAY 13 CORK

Rose Cousins Solo show by Canadian singer-song­writer, whose al­bum, We have made a

Spark, is an acous­tic gem. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 8.45pm

110 debarra.ie

Mary Gau­thier See Sun­day, Belfast. Cough­lans 9pm 115 cough­lans.ie Also Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

Viet Cong See Seven Days. The Work­man’s Club 8pm 115/113 the­work­man­sclub.com

Songs in the Key of D Real Dublin­ers sing real Dublin songs writ­ten by the likes of Glen Hansard, Phil Lynott, and Ron­nie Drew. NCH 8pm 120 nch.ie

Roesy Ir­ish singer-song­writer (now living in Australia) re­turns home to pro­mote his new al­bum Wolf Coun­sel. Whe­lan’s 8pm 113 whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Gal­way

MAYO

Foghorn String­band Highly re­garded US blue­grass/folk band. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar 8pm 116/114 the­li­nen­hall.com

THURS­DAY 14 CORK

Wyvern Lingo Fe­male trio with sub­lime voices and

har­monies. The Oliver Plun­kett 8.30pm 112.50 cough­lans.ie

Fred­die White Cork singer and song­writer – still do­ing the busi­ness. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 8.30pm 115 debarra.ie

DUBLIN

All the Young Dudes: Songs

for Tony Fen­ton See Seven Days. Vicar St 7.30pm 126 vi­carstreet.ie

Mary Gau­thier See Sun­day, Belfast. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 119.10 but­ton­fac­tory.ie

Chris Smither Su­perb ex­po­nent of Amer­i­can folk/blues mu­sic. Whe­lan’s 8pm 128 whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Roesy See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 9pm

112.50/110 roisin­dubh.net

WICK­LOW

April Verch Band See Satur­day, Cork. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray 8pm 116/114 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

The Lost Broth­ers, Uni­tar­ian Church, Dublin, tonight 8pm

Wyvern Lingo, Cork, Thurs­day, 8.30pm

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