ROCK/POP

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Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 29 CORK

Ir­ish roots/pop/world band pre­view new sin­gle, and other tunes. The Yard, Mitchel­stown 9pm Also Thurs, Dublin

DERRY

Broth­ers Harry and Al­fie pro­mote their de­but al­bum,

Nerve Cen­tre 9pm £14 nerve­cen­tre.org Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Cork

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. (To­day’s acts in­clude Fat­boy Slim, Ni­cholas Jaar, Dis­ci­ples, and Idris Elba.) Royal Hos­pi­tal, KIl­main­ham 2pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat/Sun, Dublin

Well de­served head­line show at this pres­ti­gious venue for a fine Ir­ish band. (Please note early doors for this gig.) Olympia theatre 7pm

olympia.ie

For­mer Dr Feel­good gui­tarist brings his aptly ti­tled Still Kickin’ tour to Dublin. Amaz­ing gui­tarist – a must see/hear. Academy 8pm

thea­cade­my­dublin.com

Solo out­ing for Swell Sea­son and The Frames fid­dle player, whose very fine new al­bum is And Now the Weather (Agus anois an Aim­sir). Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm

pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

Dublin im­prov band launch new self-ti­tled al­bum; ad­mis­sion fee in­cludes copy of the record. Fair deal, or what? Arthur’s Pub, Thomas Street 7.30pm

Much ad­mired UK singer-song­writer. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com Also Sat, Gal­way; Tues, Cork

GAL­WAY

Ace elec­tropop from Cork. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

KIL­DARE

Say hello to pur­vey­ours of classy pop/rock. Spe­cial guests in­clude Raglans, Vann Mu­sic, and Loop Cul­ture. As part of Court­yard Leixlip Fes­ti­val. Court­yard, Leixlip 2pm court­yard.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Cork singer­song­writer – think in­ti­mate folk tunes ex­pertly de­liv­ered. Speigel­tent 8pm cul­ture­and­chips.com

WEST­MEATH

See Seven Days. Belvedere House, Mullingar 2pm life-fes­ti­val.com Also Sat/Sun

WEX­FORD

Coun­try/rock star and a Grammy Award-win­ning artist on tour. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie Also Sat, Dublin

Young Won­der, Róisín Dubh, Gal­way, tonight, 9pm

BELFAST

Aus­tralian pop/punk band af­ter the One Di­rec­tion fan­base. Odyssey Arena 7.30pm £35.50/ £30 odysse­yarena.com

DUBLIN

Lit­tle Miss Suzi re­turns to Ire­land, tot­ing her fondly re­mem­bered 1970s hits 48 Crash, Can The Can and Devil Gate Drive. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie

See Seven Days. (To­day’s acts in­clude Wu Tang Clan, Jamie xx, Earl Sweat­shirt, Float­ing Points, and Booka Brass Band.) Royal Hos­pi­tal, KIl­main­ham 2pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Dublin

Folk/pop vet­er­ans – classy, as­sured, ac­com­plished. An­nes­ley House, Fairview 9.15pm

See Fri­day, Wex­ford. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie Fi­nal Nighthawks show be­fore the sum­mer kick in; acts per­form­ing in­clude Sub­plots, Sean Nolan (com­edy), and Lewis Kenny (spo­ken word). Cobalt Café, 16 North Great Ge­orges Street 7.45pm eventbrite.ie

See Fri­day, Derry. Olympia theatre 8pm

olympia.ie Also Sun,

Cork

Gal­way band launch de­but al­bum,

See al­bum re­view, p12. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Sun, Gal­way

GAL­WAY

See Fri­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net Also Tues, Cork

KIL­DARE

Me­teor Choice nom­i­nees – al­ways up for a good time. Spe­cial guests in­clude The Min­utes, Ho­gan, and Fang­club. As part of Court­yard Leixlip Fes­ti­val. Court­yard, Leixlip 2pm court­yard.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Bell X1 front­man Paul Noo­nan teams up with Ir­ish singer-song­writer Gemma Hayes in a de­light­ful pop/folk side project. Speigel­tent 7.30pm cul­ture­and­chips.com

MEATH

See Seven Days. Slane Cas­tle, Slane 1pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

WEST­MEATH

See Fri­day, West­meath. See Seven Days. Belvedere House, Mullingar 2pm life-fes­ti­val.com Also Sun, West­meath

WEX­FORD

Revered Ir­ish song­writer and singer re­turns to Ire­land – from his Aus­tralian base – for a short tour. Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre 8.30pm wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie Also Sun, Lim­er­ick

SUN­DAY 31 CORK

See Fri­day, Derry. Savoy Theatre 8pm

savoythe­atre.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie Also Mon, Dublin; Thurs, Cork

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Dublin. (To­day’s acts in­clude Richie Hawtin, Run the Jew­els, Cyril Hahn, Sleep Thieves, and Trinity Orches­tra.) Royal Hos­pi­tal, KIl­main­ham 2pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Es­teemed Ir­ish singer/song­writer/ gui­tarist launches his new al­bum, Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

See Satur­day, Dublin. See re­view, page 12 Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

KIL­DARE

Old hands adept at get­ting the crowds go­ing? You bet. Spe­cial guests in­clude The Har­ley’s, The Young Folk and Jelly Bean. As part of Court­yard Leixlip Fes­ti­val. Court­yard, Leixlip 2pm court­yard.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

See Satur­day, Wex­ford. Dolan’s Up­stairs 8pm

dolans.ie

WEST­MEATH

See Fri­day, West­meath. See Seven Days. Belvedere House, Mullingar 2pm life-fes­ti­val.com

MON­DAY JUNE 1 CORK

Male a capella group cover con­tem­pory hits and pop/soul stan­dards. Opera

Rox­ette, 3Arena, Dublin, Mon­day, 8pm

House 8pm cork­op­er­a­house.ie Also Tues, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Royal Hos­pi­tal, Kil­main­ham 5pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

What? The 30th an­niver­sary of this Scan­di­na­vian pop act? Al­ready? Flip! 3Arena 8pm 3Arena.ie

See Sun­day, Dublin. Vicar St 7.30pm

vi­carstreet.ie Also Thurs, Cork

TUES­DAY 2 CORK

See Fri­day, Dublin. The Pav­il­ion 8pm

tick­ets.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Vicar St 7.30pm

vi­carstreet.ie Also Wed, Dublin

See Mon­day, Cork. Olympia theatre 8pm

olympia.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Scot­tish singer-song­writer – al­ways a firm favourite in Ire­land. Speigel­tent 8pm cul­ture­and­chips.com

WED­NES­DAY 3 DUBLIN

27-strong mem­ber vo­cal en­sem­ble that in­fec­tiously de­liv­ers African spir­i­tual, folk/tra­di­tional mu­sic and dance. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

See Tues­day, Dublin. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie

The band for­merly known as Chil­dren of the Sun re­turn with a more prag­matic name. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

THURS­DAY 4 CORK

See Sun­day, Dublin. Opera House 8pm

cork­op­er­a­house.ie

Racon­teur, Weekly singing ses­sion wel­comes singers with songs in any lan­guage. An Góilín, The Teach­ers’ Club, Par­nell Square 9.30pm goilin.com

GAL­WAY

Mayo duo are tonight’s guests in this sum­mer con­cert se­ries. St Ni­cholas’ Col­le­giate Church 8pm tunesinthechurch.com

This sec­ond week­end of Cona­mara Bog Week kicks off with two ses­sions. Josephine Marsh and Mick Kin­sella on box and har­mon­ica in Vel­don’s Bar, and Colm Gan­non, Kelly Gan­non and Liz Kane on box, con­certina and fid­dle in Molly’s Bar, Let­ter­frack 9.30pm Adm free ceecc.org

KIL­DARE

See Seven Days. Open­ing night in this in­au­gu­ral week­end tra­di­tional fes­ti­val. Tonight fea­tures Damien Dempsey, Be­g­ley & Cooney, Lynched, Harry Bradley, Jesse Smith and John Blake. Salmon Leap Inn, Leixlip 5pm (week­end ticket)/ salmonleapfes­ti­val.com

SATUR­DAY 30 GAL­WAY

To­day’s packed pro­gramme in­cludes an in­ti­mate ses­sion with Seán Tyrrell in Molly’s bar at 5pm. Der­mot Byrne, Flo­ri­ane Blancke, Seamus O’Flatharta and friends head­line the gala con­cert in Kyle­more Abbey 8pm ceecc.org

KIL­DARE

This week­end fes­ti­val rises to a gal­lop to­day with an im­pres­sive line up in­clud­ing Altan, Mundy,Kíla, Máirtín O’Con­nor trio, Lisa O’Neill, The While­aways and many more. Salmon Leap Inn, Leixlip 11.30am

(week­end ticket)/ salmonleapfes­ti­val.com

SUN­DAY 31 CORK

A mar­itime themed ses­sion in cel­e­bra­tion of bank hol­i­day events sup­ported by Cork Har­bour. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. AIC’s Ir­ish Com­posers on Ir­ish Mu­sic con­cert se­ries fea­tures won­der­ful harpist, O’Far­rell play­ing both the pedal harp and the Ir­ish harp. 12, Hen­ri­etta Street 4.30pm Pre­ceded

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