ROCK/POP

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

FRI­DAY 15 BELFAST

Duke Spe­cial One of Ire­land’s most in­ter­est­ing song­writ­ers? You betcha. Spe­cial guests in­clude Lisa O’Neil and Robyn G Shiels. Man­dela Hall 8pm £17.50 man­de­la­hall.com Also Sat, Dublin

CORK

Smokie UK pop band still do­ing the rounds. Opera House 8pm 133.50/131/128.50 cork­op­er­a­house.ie

Chris Smither Classy blues/roots gui­tarist and song­writer. Cough­lans 9pm

117.50 cough­lans.ie

DONE­GAL

Mary Gau­thier US singer­song­writer – one of the best out there. Re­gional Cul­tural Cen­tre, Let­terkenny 8pm 115 re­gion­al­cul­tur­al­cen­tre.com

DUBLIN

Mark Knopfler and Band See Seven Days. 3Arena 8pm

165.45/154.65 3Arena.ie

Tan­dem Felix Dublin four-piece (think coun­try mu­sic fight club­bing it with psy­chrock) launch new EP Comma.

The Work­man’s Club 8pm 110 the­work­man­sclub.com

Whe­lan’s Says YesIr­ish mu­sic acts and spe­cial guests join to­gether in this fundraiser. Acts in­clude Deloren­tos, RSAG, Wyvern Lingo, Twinkranes, and Elaine Mai. All pro­ceeds to the Yes Equal­ity cam­paign. Whe­lan’s 8pm ¤15 straigh­tup­fore­qual­ity.org/ whe­lans

Alien En­voy A full band show by Nick Kelly, who will also be his own solo sup­port act as he plays a se­lec­tion of songs by his for­mer band, The Fat Lady Sings. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm

116 but­ton­fac­tory.ie

Paul Brady The first of two shows for one of Ire­land’s most renowned song­writ­ers. Vicar

St 7.30pm 138.05 (sold out) vi­carstreet.ie Also Sun, Dublin

Hot­club of Dublin Hints of eastern gypsy from a band whose reper­toire in­cludes orig­i­nal tunes and jazzy stan­dards by the likes of Django Rein­hardt and Stephane Grap­pelli. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 9.30pm

115/113 whe­lanslive.com

Rae Mor­ris Hot-to-the-touch singer from Black­pool.

Academy 8pm 116 thea­cade­my­dublin.com

LOUTH

Tu­can Much re­garded Ir­ish band per­form songs off their two stu­dio al­bums. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm 110 spir­it­store.ie

OF­FALY

Roesy Ex-pa­tri­ate singer­song­writer on tour plays in his home town in sup­port of new al­bum, Wolf Coun­sel. Birr Theatre & Arts Cen­tre, Birr 8pm 120/118 bir­rthe­atre.com Also Sat/Sun, Cork

WICK­LOW

Doc­tor Mil­lar and Friends Highly re­spected Ir­ish song­writer Sean Mil­lar de­liv­ers a mix­ture of songs from his lengthy ca­reer. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray 8pm 115/113 mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

SATUR­DAY 16 CORK

Sleep Thieves Smart synth-pop with a neat twist. TDC/Triskel Arts Cen­tre 8pm

17 triske­larts­cen­tre.ie Also Thurs, Dublin

Roesy See Fri­day, Of­faly.

Cough­lans 9.30pm 110 cough­lans.ie Also Sun, Cork

DUBLIN

Diode/The Corded Ware Dou­ble bill of im­prov band. As part of Con­crete Soup Im­prov Mu­sic Af­ter­noons. BLOCK T

4pm 18

O Em­peror Con­sis­tently in­ter­est­ing Ir­ish band plug new EP, Lizard. The

Work­man’s Club 8pm 116 the­work­man­sclub.com

Duke Spe­cial See Fri­day,

Belfast. Vicar St 7.30pm 125 vi­carstreet.ie

Selk Ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic with a strong in­di­vid­ual base, cour­tesy of Anna Jor­dan and Den­nis Cas­sidy. As part of In­ter­na­tional Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val Dublin. Os­cars Café Bar, Fisham­ble Street 9pm Adm free (book­ing ad­vised) il­f­dublin.com

Chris de Burgh Very popular singer plays a rare Dublin show. Bord Gáis En­ergy

Theatre 8pm 144.50 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie

The Eskies Ir­ish band launch their de­but al­bum, Af­ter The

Sherry Went Round. See re­view, page 12. Whe­lan’s

8pm 114/112 (sold out) whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Fred­die White Vet­eran Ir­ish singer and song­writer on tour. Mon­roe’s Bar 8.30pm 120/118 mon­roes.ie Also Thurs, Cork

LIM­ER­ICK

No Spill Blood Gran­ite-hard rock from no-non­sense Ir­ish noise mer­chants. Kas­bah So­cial Club 9pm 18 dolans.ie

LOUTH

Ben Reel Roots/rock artist plugs forth­com­ing al­bum, 7th. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm 110 spir­it­store.ie

SUN­DAY 17 CORK

Roesy See Fri­day. Cough­lans 9.30pm 110 cough­lans.ie

DUBLIN

In­di­ana See Seven Days. The

Work­man’s Club 8pm 113 the­work­man­sclub.com

Paul Brady See Fri­day, Dublin.

Vicar St 7.30pm 138.05 vi­carstreet.ie

The Henry Girls Very ap­peal­ing folk/pop from Done­gal sib­ling group. Odessa

Club 8pm 112 odessa.ie

Mary Cough­lan Fiery, fierce and very fine Ir­ish singer and per­former. Whe­lan’s 8pm 120 whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

King Cre­osote See Seven Days. Róisín Dubh 9pm

114/112 roisin­dubh.net Also Mon, Cork; Tues, Dublin

MON­DAY 18 CORK

King Cre­osote See Seven Days. Half Moon Theatre 9pm

115 cork­op­er­a­house.ie Also Tues, Dublin

DUBLIN

The Cribs UK band play tracks and tunes off their new al­bum, For all my Sis­ters. Whe­lan’s 8pm 122 whe­lanslive.com

TUES­DAY 19 DUBLIN

Bran­don Flow­ers See Seven Days. Olympia theatre 8pm

130 olympia.ie

Mis­ter­Wives Indie pop from New York. We like. Whe­lan’s

8pm 113 whe­lanslive.com

King Cre­osote See Seven Days. See Sun­day, Gal­way.

But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm 116 but­ton­fac­tory.ie

WED­NES­DAY 20 DUBLIN

The Ra­dio­phonic Work­shop:

Out of the Tardis See Seven Days. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm 130/125 nch.ie

Vil­lagers See Seven Days. Olympia theatre 8pm

130/127.50 (sold out) olympia.ie Also Thurs, Dublin

Need­to­breathe South Carolina-based rock­ers.

Whe­lan’s 8pm 116.50 whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Belfast

THURS­DAY 21 BELFAST

Need­to­breathe See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. Man­dela Hall 6pm £16.50 man­de­la­hall.com

CORK

Mark Geary Ir­ish singer­song­writer. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm 115 cyprusav­enue.ie

Fred­die White See Satur­day, Gal­way. The Oliver Plun­kett

8.30pm 118

DUBLIN

Dol­drums US cult band alert! Spe­cial guests are Ire­land’s Mel­ty­brains? Whe­lan’s 8pm

113.50 whe­lanslive.com

Steve Gunn Brook­lyn-based singer-song­writer, one-time mem­ber of Kurt Vile’s band. Tell him The Ticket sent ya! The Work­man’s Club 8pm 115/113 the­work­man­sclub.com

Sleep Thieves See Satur­day,

Cork. Grand So­cial 8pm 113 the­grand­so­cial.ie

Vil­lagers See Seven Days. See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. Olympia theatre 8pm

130/127.50 olympia.ie

GAL­WAY

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Lon­don sib­ling act in­formed by tra­di­tion and good songs. Róisín Dubh 9pm 116/114 roisin­dubh.net

LOUTH

Daniel Ro­mano Duo Canadian singer and song­writer of the coun­try/roots per­sua­sion. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm 110 spir­it­store.ie

Mis­ter­Wives, Whe­lan’s, Dublin, Tues­day, 8pm

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