PICK OF THE WEEK

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Cor­mac Larkin Lau­rence Mackin

Com­poser/im­pre­sario Dy­lan Ryn­hart’s monthly sa­lon at the Welling­ton is rapidly as­sum­ing un­miss­able sta­tus for those look­ing to know where cre­ative mu­sic is headed in Ire­land these days. This month there’s spo­ken word from Billy O Hanluain; a Ter­rry Ri­ley trib­ute from cel­list Kate El­lis and her new quar­tet; songs from pop ad­ven­turess Abi­gail Smith; Laura Hy­land’s ex­per­i­men­tal Clang Syne group; and au­dio­vi­su­als from com­poser Anna Mur­ray. So many per­form­ers will leave pre­cious lit­tle room left for the au­di­ence, so note the early start time – and ar­rive even ear­lier. ART The En­hanced Eye

FES­TI­VAL FEVER How do you get a ticket for a sold-out fes­ti­val? That’ll be the prob­lem fac­ing many a sad-faced punter to­day, with two crack­ing line-ups on of­fer in West­meath and Done­gal, and big fat “sold out” signs spat­tered across both. And any­one else who isn’t Fleet­wood Mac, and is cu­ri­ous as to why no one is at their gig, will be won­der­ing where they should be throw­ing their shade.

In the wilds of Done­gal – well, Fun­do­ran is wild enough – Sea Ses­sions will be pray­ing for crack­ing weather to give its lineup a proper beachy buzz. In the line-up are Ex­am­ple, Mav­er­ick Sabre, Black Grape, Le Galaxie, Jape, lo­cal he­roes Lit­tle Hours and Wyvern Lingo.

Back in the mid­lands – which does the coun­try’s best fes­ti­vals – Body and Soul will be cel­e­brat­ing the sum­mer sol­stice in par­tic­u­larly sparkly fash­ion. It’s rep­u­ta­tion needs no fur­ther bur­nish­ing here, thanks to a line up that this year that in­cludes Sav­ages (above), As­geir, Natalie Prass, Su­per Furry An­i­mals, Matthew E White, James Holden and Soak. Our tip for the week­end? Don’t miss Brandt Brauer Frick and check out their un­real track Ocean Drive for a taste of what to ex­pect.

As for those who don’t have tick­ets? Com­mit for the love of Goat. Scour twit­ter, es­pe­cially #tick­et­fairy on the day (fair play Nialler9 for giv­ing us that beaut); Face­book is your friend; and re­mem­ber, last-minute tick­ets al­ways crop up as peo­ple can­cel their plans, es­pe­cially those lazy sods who have wan­gled on to the guest list. The Ticket will be there all week­end, so keep an eye on irish­times.com for full cov­er­age.

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