ROCK/POP TRA­DI­TIONAL

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - The Scene Be­tween. The Man who Sold the World, Me­mo­rial.

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 19 BELFAST

Sam­ple-heavy pop/rock group from Brighton plug re­cently re­leased al­bum,

The Lime­light 7pm £16 lime­light­belfast.com Also Sat, Dublin

CORK

Two dates here for very pop­u­lar Ir­ish rock/pop band. Spe­cial guests tonight are Ham­sand­wicH and Róisín O. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Cork

For­mer Ra­zorlight front­man makes his de­but solo ap­pear­ance in Cork. Cough­lans 9.30pm cough­lans.ie Also Sat, Dublin

Clon­akilty­based singer-song­writer launches her de­but al­bum. (As part of the inau­gu­ral Clon­akilty Or­ganic Arts Fes­ti­val.) DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm Adm free de­barra.ie

DONE­GAL

See Seven Days. Bun­do­ran 2pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat/Sun, Done­gal

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Olympia theatre 8pm olympia.ie Also Sat, Belfast Take three per­form­ers - Colm Mac Con Io­maire, Roesy, and Old Han­nah - sit back and re­lax. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Cal­i­for­nian roots head hon­cho de­liv­ers old time banjo and fid­dle tunes. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Dis­cov­ery Gospel Choir in part­ner­ship with Chris­tian Aid presents an up­lift­ing show to celebrate the end­ing of slav­ery in the United States. But­ton Fac­tory 8pm

but­ton­fac­tory.ie

Post-Happy Mon­days unit fronted by cun­ning lin­guist Shaun Ry­der. Academy 8pm thea­cade­my­dublin.com

GALWAY

Lovely mix of calm Amer­i­cana and folk – fans of The Jay­hawks and Whiskey­town may wish to form an or­derly queue. Róisín Dubh Up­stairs 8pm roisin­dubh.net

KERRY

Pro­fes­sional UK singer of many 60s/70s hits and, lat­terly, a re­treat into soul/R&B. Ir­ish Na­tional Event Cen­tre, Kil­lar­ney 8pm inec.ie Also Sun, Mayo; Mon, Belfast

KIL­DARE

Mullingar singer-song­writer pro­motes his ac­claimed new al­bum, Out­lines. Cun­ning­ham’s 8pm

Also Sat, Dublin

ZZ Top, Live at the Mar­quee, Cork, Mon­day 7.30pm

WEST­MEATH

See Seven Days. Ballinlough Castle 2pm

167.50/ 39.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat/Sun, West­meath

SATUR­DAY 20 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Dublin. Man­dela Hall 8pm £14 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

CORK

See Fri­day, Cork. Spe­cial guests tonight are Hud­son Tay­lor, and Lit­tle Hours, The Mar­quee 7.30pm

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DUBLIN

See Fri­day, Belfast. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

See Fri­day, Kil­dare. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com New Or­leans R’n’B with a rock twist and a soul/funk/blues spin. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

See Fri­day, Cork. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Ex­per­i­men­tal, ur­gent rock band from Chicago. Sup­port is No Spill Blood. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

Very fine and fab Ir­ish duo per­form. As part of Work­man’s Club Welling­ton Week­ender. Work­man’s Club 9pm Adm free

LOUTH

Re­doubtable Ir­ish singer-song­writer - stout of heart, sound of mind. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

WEST­MEATH

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, West­meath. Ballinlough Castle 2pm

167.50/ 39.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, West­meath

SUN­DAY 21 BELFAST

See Seven Days. Odyssey Arena 8pm £69.50/£59.50 odysse­yarena.com Also Tues, Dublin

CORK

Coun­try & Western star ups his pro­file. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

DUBLIN

Show­case of up and com­ing mu­sic acts; fea­tures the bur­geon­ing tal­ents of Fox Owl Crow, RC Lo-Fi, Blue Prints of The Heart, and more. Grand So­cial 6pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Ciara O’Flynn and Mark McLough­lin de­liver raw and del­i­cate in equal mea­sure. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Another Ir­ish duo - elec­tro-pop/rock par ex­cel­lence. As part of Work­man’s Club Welling­ton Week­ender. Work­man’s Club 8pm Adm free

MAYO

See Fri­day, Kerry. Theatre Royal, Castle­bar 8pm

theroyal.ie Also Mon, Belfast

WEST­MEATH

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, West­meath. Ballinlough Castle 2pm (Sun­day ticket only - no camp­ing) tick­et­mas­ter.ie

MON­DAY 22 BELFAST

Es­teemed Cana­dian pop/rock singer­song­writer. Em­pire Mu­sic Hall 8pm £18.50 shine.net Also Tues, Dublin

See Fri­day, Kerry. Wa­ter­front Hall 8pm £49 wa­ter­front.co.uk

CORK

US trio of beards, boo­gie and beats. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

WICK­LOW

Bos­ton singer-song­writer brings to Ire­land her ac­claimed 2014 al­bum, The Parts of us that still Re­main. The Har­bour Bar, Ark­low 8pm Also Tues, Mayo; Wed, Fer­managh; Thurs, Wex­ford

TUES­DAY 23 CORK

See Seven Days. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. See Sun­day, Belfast. 3Arena 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Mon­day, Belfast. Whe­lan’s 7.30pm whe­lanslive.com

MAYO

See Mon­day, Wick­low. Town Hall Theatre, West­port 8pm Also Wed, Fer­managh; Thurs, Wex­ford

WED­NES­DAY 24 CORK

UK pop singer As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm

(sold out) tick­et­mas-

ter.ie

DUBLIN

US band with highly re­garded back cat­a­logue; spe­cial guest is Sea­sick Steve. Royal Hos­pi­tal Kil­main­ham 6pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

In­ter­est­ing - David Bowie’s al­bum,

de­liv­ered by Spi­ders from Mars drum­mer, Woody Wood­mansey, for­mer Heaven 17 singer Glenn Gre­gory and pro­ducer, Tony Vis­conti. Bowiephiles only need ap­ply. Olympia Theatre 8pm

olympia.ie

FER­MANAGH

See Mon­day, Wick­low. Ar­dowen Theatre, En­niskillen 8pm £10 ard­howenthe­atre.com Also Thurs, Wex­ford

THURS­DAY 25 CORK

Ir­ish pop/rock band - much loved here and abroad. Spe­cial guests are hotly-tipped The Aca­demic. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 7.30pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie

DUBLIN

Amer­i­can in­stru­men­tal band re­turn to Du­bin in sup­port of their latest al­bum, Hangar 7.30pm tick­ets.ie/umack

Mighty fine Dublin rock/pop band. As part of Bul­mers Live at Leop­ard­stown 2015. Leop­ard­stown Race­course 6pm 01-2890500

Sec­ond wind from Liver­pool pop/soul group, best known for their hit songs, For­got­ten Town, Ideal World, and Born Again. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

Highly rated Dublin-based roots/folk/ blue­grass band. Whe­lan’s 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

GALWAY

For­mer Thin Lizzy gui­tarist still out and about play­ing blues and rock. Monroe’s Live 9pm mon­roes.ie

Garage rock/me­tal/drone from Tokyo. Yes, re­ally. Spe­cial guest is Lim­er­ick’s The Hitch­ers. Róisín Dubh 8pm roisin­dubh.net

KILKENNY

Ir­ish singer­song­writer - as­sured, ac­com­plished, aware. Set Theatre 8pm set.ie

WEX­FORD

See Mon­day, Wick­low. Colfer’s, Car­rig-on-Ban­now 8pm Siob­han Long slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 19 DUBLIN

Col­lette Moloney presents a lec­ture on the topic of the great mu­sic col­lec­tor, as guest of the monthly Notes and Nar­ra­tives se­ries. Na Píobairí Uil­leann, Hen­ri­etta Street 8.30pm

pipers.ie

GALWAY

Af­ter­noon ses­sion fea­tur­ing fid­dling sis­ters, Liz and Yvonne Kane, ac­com­pa­nied by pi­ano ac­cor­dion­ist, Mirella Mur­ray, home for a short break from her band, Cher­ish The Ladies. The King’s Head 3pm Adm free gal­way­ses­sions.com

Fa­ther and son duo on fid­dle and bouzouki, are guests of the Galway Ses­sions. St. Ni­cholas’ Col­le­giate Church, Galway 8pm gal­way­ses­sions.com

KERRY

Amer­i­can blue­grass mixed with Ir­ish/Celtic roots mu­sic with this seven piece fam­ily band from Nashville. St. John’s Arts Cen­tre, Lis­towel 8pm stjohn­sthe­atrelis­towel.com

LEITRIM

Cel­e­brated Gal­we­gian fid­dle player, known to con­sort with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Stephane Grap­pelli. The Glens Cen­tre, Manorhamil­ton 8pm the­glen­scen­tre.com

SATUR­DAY 20 GALWAY

Fea­tur­ing Frankie and Seán Gavin, Shas­keen, Mul­haire Céilí Band, Joe Burke and Anne Con­roy, Carl Hes­sion and many oth­ers. Town Hall Theatre 8pm gal­way­ses­sions.com

KIL­DARE

The River­bank’s June­fest hosts lo­cal hero and poly­math, Lunny with for­mer De Dan­nan singer, Shan­ley and fid­dler, Glackin. St. Pa­trick’s Church of Ire­land, New­bridge 8pm river­bank.ie

SLIGO

A cel­e­bra­tion of the love of mu­sic fos­tered lo­cally in this epony­mous pub. Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 8pm hawk­swell.com

SUN­DAY 21 CORK

Dublin singer with a fine song col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing a sig­nif­i­cant store re­lat­ing to James Joyce. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

GALWAY

Fi­nal ses­sion in this year’s Galway Ses­sions, with Sean Ryan, Greg Cotter, Mick Cre­han, Gerry D’Arcy and Said­hbh Ga­van. The Crane Bar 1pm Adm free gal­way­ses­sions.com

MON­DAY 22 GALWAY

Harpist, Lough­nane joins De Dan­nan’s bouzouki player, Finn, for another in the sum­mer con­cert se­ries, Tunes In The Church. St. Ni­cholas’ Col­le­giate Church, Galway 8pm tunesinthechurch.com

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