ROCK/POP TRA­DI­TIONAL JAZZ

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Be­fore we For­got how to Dream. Plain Speech, To Ashes. Ashes With Bells On.

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 12 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. The Academy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Belfast

Scot­tish hip-hop unit makes its Ir­ish de­but. Grand So­cial 8pm Adm free the­grand­so­cial.ie

Fes­ti­val favourites add big band twists and turns to old-school Ja­maican ska. Whe­lan’s 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Derry singer-song­writer pro­motes her be­guil­ing de­but al­bum,

Spe­cial guests are Rainy Boy Sleep, and Rousseau. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net Also Sat, Cork

LIM­ER­ICK

Ir­ish singer-song­writer – as­tute, ob­ser­vant, melodic. Dolan’s Up­stairs 9pm

dolans.ie

SATUR­DAY 13 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Dublin. The Lime­light 8pm £23.50 lime­light­belfast.com

CORK

See Fri­day, Gal­way. Triskel Christchurch 8pm triske­larts­cen­tre.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. The Academy 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Belfast

Very fine US singer-song­writer plugs Ticket-ap­proved new al­bum, But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

Pretty darned good Je­sus & Mary Chain/Pri­mal Scream mix. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Ex­pect vi­brant songs from all eras of New Or­leans-style mu­sic, as well as orig­i­nal ma­te­rial. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Sharp Ir­ish lyri­cist and mu­si­cian – go see. Bello Bar, Porta­bello 8pm

GAL­WAY

Much re­garded Ir­ish acous­tic pop/rock act. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net Also Thurs, Cork

LAOIS

One day multi-arts event fea­tur­ing Roots Manuva, Jon Gomm, RSAG, Sleep Thieves, Lit­tle x’s for Eyes, and many more. Gar­ry­hinch, Por­tar­ling­ton, 1pm ¤55/¤43.50 bare.ie

SUN­DAY 14 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Satur­day, Dublin. The

James McVey and Bradley Simp­son of The Vamps, Live at the Mar­quee, Cork, Thurs­day, 7.30pm

Lime­light 8pm £22 lime­light­belfast.com

DUBLIN

Blues/rock gui­tarist Dave McHugh keeps the mem­ory of Ire­land’s Rory Gal­lagher well and truly alive. (Crum­lin’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Can­cer Unit will re­ceive a do­na­tion from the prof­its of this show.) Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie

MON­DAY 15 CORK

Dirty, pedal-to-the-metal rock mu­sic from Ken­tucky. The Pav 8pm Also Tues, Dublin; Wed, Belfast

TUES­DAY 16 CORK

See Seven Days. The Mar­quee 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Wed, Dublin

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Olympia theatre 8pm olympia.ie Also Wed, Dublin

See Mon­day, Cork. The Academy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Wed, Belfast Ex­per­i­men­tal Amer­i­can mu­si­cian/song­writer Ha­ley Fohr brings her lat­est al­bum, In

to Ire­land. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Cork

KIL­DARE

Well, it is Blooms­day, isn’t it? Classy folk/roots from very es­tab­lished Ir­ish singer­song­writer. River­bank Arts Cen­tre, New­bridge 8pm river­bank.ie

WED­NES­DAY 17 BELFAST

Amer­i­can death­core band con­tinue to plug their third al­bum,

Bar Sub 8pm £12 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Mon­day, Cork. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £18.50 ul­ster­hall.co.uk

CORK

See Seven Days. Opera House 8pm cork­op­er­a­house.ie Also Thurs, Dublin

Bri­tish rock star with a sneer and some de­cent 1980s tunes. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. See Tues­day, Cork. Royal Hos­pi­tal, Kil­main­ham 6.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Ber­lin-based com­poser/pi­anist who spe­cialises in beau­ti­ful min­i­mal­is­tic swathes of sound. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm nch.ie

See Seven Days. See Tues­day, Dublin. Olympia theatre 8pm olympia.ie

Funk, rock, blues mu­si­cian from Cork plugs lat­est al­bum, Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

THURS­DAY 18 CORK

Multi-mil­lion sell­ing teen-scream band. Ear plugs alert! As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Tues­day, Dublin. Gulpd Café 7.30pm triske­larts­cen­tre.ie

See Satur­day, Gal­way. The Pav 9pm cough­lans.ie

DUBLIN

Good time Ir­ish rock’n’roll band. As part of Bul­mers Live at Leop­ard­stown 2015. Leop­ard­stown Race­course 6pm 01-2890500

Ro­nan Guil­foyle (bass), Mar­got Daly (vo­cals), Michael Buck­ley (sax­o­phones), Joe O Cal­laghan (gui­tar), Izumi Kimura (key­boards) and Bren­dan Do­herty (drums) pay trib­ute to Cream’s Jack Bruce. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Spe­cial fundrais­ing night fea­tur­ing mu­sic-re­lated auc­tion, and per­for­mances from the likes of Hud­son Tay­lor, Gavin Glass & the New Shak­ers, Cry Mon­ster Cry, Carol Keogh and the City Fa­thers, and Dy­lan Tighe. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

See Seven Days. See Wed­nes­day, Cork. Olympia theatre 8pm olympia.ie

KIL­DARE

For­mer white-jeaned singer of Ra­zorlight makes his solo Ir­ish de­but ac­com­pa­nied by pi­anist Za­zou. Judge Roy Beans, New­bridge 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Siob­han Long slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 12 CORK

Sli­abh Luachra fid­dle and ac­cor­dion duo of in­com­pa­ra­ble grace. Vil­lage Arts Cen­tre, Kil­worth 8.15pm

vil­lagearts­cen­tre.com Also Sat, Cork

Con­certina player and com­poser launches his book of 101 tunes, with spe­cial guest, Micheál Ó Suil­leab­háin. The Cor­ner House, Coburg St 6pm Adm free 021-4500655

DUBLIN

Rich col­lec­tion of Ir­ish, English and Amer­i­can folk songs and tunes are fea­tured in this English band, who mix gui­tar, har­mon­ica, flute, pipes, banjo, per­cus­sion and vo­cals. DC Club, 20, Cam­den Row 9pm mu­si­clee.ie

SLIGO

Cel­e­brat­ing Yeats day 2015, an evening of mu­sic and con­ver­sa­tion with Dr. Mar­garet Harper, Mark Pa­trick He­d­er­man, Su­san Hiller and Vin­cent Woods, with mu­sic and song per­formed by May­ock and McPart­lan. The Model, Sligo town 9pm the­model.ie

Felip Car­bon­nel and his band of merry mak­ers cel­e­brate Yeats Day with a con­cert ti­tled ‘Magic Mu­sic at Dusk’. Sligo Abbey 7.30pm Adm free yeats­day.com

SATUR­DAY 13 CORK

See Fri, Cork. Fast­net Mar­itime and Folk Fes­ti­val work­shop Bal­ly­de­hob 12.30pm fast­net­mar­itime.com

DUBLIN

Artis­tic Direc­tor of the City Theatre Dublin Michael Scott will present his new song cy­cle ex­plor­ing the po­etry of WB Yeats. Pav­il­ion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 8pm pavil­ionthe­atre.com

GAL­WAY

Coole Har­monies with piper, Eu­gene Lamb. Coole Park, Gort 3pm Adm free yeats­day.com

SUN­DAY 14 CORK

Hus­band and wife duo on fid­dle and gui­tar in­vite Han­ni­gan for this con­cert ti­tled ‘Hap­pi­ness is be­ing to­gether’. The Bal­ly­maloe Grain­store 8pm bal­ly­maloe­grain­store.com

Ur­ban sto­ry­teller and singer with a wide reper­toire is tonight’s guest. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

SLIGO

Cel­e­brat­ing the tra­di­tional songs and Moore’s melodies that in­spired Yeats, with so­prano Eun­joo Goh, harpist Ra­mona Sakalauskaite and pi­anist Aen­gus Kerin. The Model 6pm the model.ie

MON­DAY 15 GAL­WAY

Week-long fes­ti­val. This year cel­e­brates the mu­sic, singing, Con­nemara trio with vi­brant rep­u­ta­tions: piper and sean nós singer Meataí Joe joins sub­lime melodeon player, Con­nolly and sean nós dancer and ac­cor­dion player Ó Neach­tain. The Crane bar 9pm Adm free gal­way­ses­sions.com

LEITRIM

Trevor Hutchinson, Kevin Craw­ford & co bring their spine-tin­gling live per­for­mance to a su­perb venue. The Dock, Car­rick On Shan­non 8.30pm the­dock.ie Also Thurs, Gal­way

THURS­DAY 18 GAL­WAY

See Wed, Leitrim. Guests of this year’s Gal­way Ses­sions. Mon­roe’s Live 8.30pm gal­way­ses­sions.co Cor­mac Larkin clarkin@irish­times.com

FRI 12 WICK­LOW

Folk meets jazz meets at­ti­tude from all-fe­male Dublin quar­tet. Hot Spot, Grey­stones, 9pm, 7, the­hotspot.ie

TY­RONE

Blues-soaked jazz vo­cal­ist with a tal­ented group on an is­land-wide tour Strule Arts Cen­tre, Omagh, 8pm, £12, strulearts­cen­tre.co.uk

SAT 13 DUBLIN

New Or­leans-style R&B and Boo­gie Woo­gie from well-trav­elled pi­anist. JJ Smyths, Aungier st., 9pm, jjs­myths.com

FER­MANAGH

See Fri­day. Ard­howen Theatre, En­niskillen, 9pm, £10, ard­howenthe­atre.com

SUN 14 DERRY

See Fri­day. Ben­ni­gans, John st., 9pm, £8/5, movin­gon­mu­sic.com

DUBLIN

Renowned UK gui­tarist meets lo­cal gui­tar hero. JJ Smyths, Aungier st., 5pm, jjs­myths.com

TUES 16 DUBLIN

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