ROCK/POP

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Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 26 CORK

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

Sparky, funky Ir­ish per­former, song­writer and singer. Cough­lans 9pm cough­lans.ie

DUBLIN

Ma­jor open-air show for Ir­ish pop/rock suc­cess story. Spe­cial guests in­clude Hud­son Tay­lor and Lit­tle Hours. Royal Hos­pi­tal, Kil­main­ham 6.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Heavy-heavy rock band pro­mote their crit­i­cally ac­claimed al­bum,

Olympia Theatre 8pm olympia.ie Also Sat, Cork; Sun, Belfast

Dublin band launch de­but al­bum, See re­view, page 12. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

A gig to re­mem­ber much ad­mired movie critic and mu­sic writer Ge­orge Byrne, who died in April. Some­thing Hap­pens, Paul Cleary (The Blades), Pug­wash, Trou­ble Pil­grims, and spe­cial guests per­form. No beards al­lowed. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Belfast elec­tro-pop trio launch their new al­bum, Grand So­cial 11.30pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

KERRY

Ir­ish singer­song­writer con­cludes his na­tion­wide in sup­port of his re­cently re­leased al­bum,

McCarthy’s, Din­gle

9pm

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Ja­panese drone/noise out­fit. Kas­bah So­cial Club 9pm dolans.ie

SATUR­DAY 27 CORK

US soul/pop star – Hello? You’ll be danc­ing on the ceil­ing, you know. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Ir­ish roots/ coun­try/blue­grass unit of qual­ity and panache. Cough­lans 7.30pm cough­lans.ie

See Fri­day, Dublin. Savoy Theatre 7.30pm savoythe­atre.ie Also Sun, Belfast

Dublin song­writer/singer whose 2014 de­but al­bum,

was jus­ti­fi­ably praised. Sup­port is Cork’s The Great Bal­loon Race. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre, Cob 8.15pm sir­iusarts­cen­tre.ie

DUBLIN

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

Gemma Hayes, Whe­lan’s, Dublin, Satur­day, 8pm

Ex­cel­lent Ir­ish singer and song­writer plugs her latest al­bum,

Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Cork. Olympia theatre 8pm

olympia.ie

GALWAY

Ir­ish singer­song­writer plugs latest al­bum,

Róisín Dubh Up­stairs 9pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

KERRY

See Seven Days. Kil­lar­ney House Demesne, Kil­lar­ney 1.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Kerry

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Very fine pop/punk band back on track. Kas­bah So­cial Club 9pm dolans.ie

WICK­LOW

Damien Dempsey, O Em­peror, Columbia Mills, In­ter­skalac­tic, The Cujo Fam­ily, The Es­kies and more per­form as part of this fam­ily friendly mu­sic/ arts/crafts event. Wick­low Polo Arena, Kilpoole Hill (Wick­low town) 5pm eventbrite.ie

SUN­DAY 28 BELFAST

See Fri­day, Dublin. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £25 ul­ster­hall.co.uk

CORK

Bois­ter­ous, frag­ile, tough and ten­der, and fronted, as al­ways, by the mer­cu­rial Mike Scott. As part of Live at the Mar­quee 2015. The Mar­quee 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Ukulele ver­sions of con­tem­po­rary artists, from A-Ha and the Beach Boys to Lady Gaga and The Cure. This show is in aid of Just-One.org. Up­stairs @ The White Horse, Ballincol­lig 8.15pm eventbrite.ie

DUBLIN

Weekly show­case of emerg­ing bands – this week’s line up in­cludes White Line Fever, Trans­mis­sion Club, Last of the Barstools, and more. Grand So­cial 6pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Ir­ish mu­si­cian launches ac­claimed new al­bum, Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

KERRY

See Seven Days. See Satur­day, Kerry. Kil­lar­ney House Demesne, Kil­lar­ney 1.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Kerry

MON­DAY 29 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. 3Arena 7.30pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Tues, Dublin

Ir­ish singer hop­ing to make more friends and in­flu­ence even more peo­ple in 2105. Whe­lan’s 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

TUES­DAY 30 BELFAST

with Penner, co-founder of Mon­treal art-pop out­fit, The Uni­corns. Vicar St 7.30pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Class US punk/blues/soul band with fierce lead vo­cal­ist Lisa Kekaula. The pitch? How about Aretha Franklin fronting MC5? Grand So­cial 7.30pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

WED­NES­DAY JULY 1 BELFAST

See Tues­day, Belfast. Odyssey Arena 8pm £83.50/£66.50 odysse­yarena.com

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Aviva Sta­dium 6pm (sold out) tick­et­mas­ter.ie

THURS­DAY 2 CORK

DUBLIN

Noted Aus­trian trum­peter with top lo­cal band in­clud­ing pi­anist Greg Fle­ton, bassist Dan Bod­well and drum­mer Shane O’Dono­van JJ Smyths, Aungier St, 9pm, jjs­myths.com

LEITRIM

Au­then­tic vo­cal­ist with tal­ented quar­tet con­cludes a well-re­ceived Mu­sic Net­work tour The Dock, Car­rick-on-Shan­non, 8.30pm,

12, the­dock.ie

THURS­DAY 2 WEX­FORD

See Seven Days Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre, 8.30pm, 14, wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie

GALWAY

Fid­dle and ac­cor­dion duo are guests of this Tunes In The Church sum­mer con­cert se­ries. St. Ni­cholas’ Col­le­giate Church, Galway 8pm tunesinthechurch.com

LOUTH

Ir­ish Harp Fes­ti­val tu­tors gather for a gala con­cert. Fea­tur­ing Kath­leen Lough­nane, Gráinne Ham­bly, Anne-Marie O’Far­rell, Máire Ní Chatha­saigh, Cor­mac de Barra and singer Seo­saimhín Ní Bheaglaíoch. Joined by Colom­bian harpist Hildo Ariel Aguirre Diaz. Also fea­tur­ing fid­dler, Zoe Con­way and gui­tarist, John McIntyre. An Gri­anán, Ter­mon­feckin 8pm

087-2629136

TUES­DAY 30 LOUTH

Harp and flute duo are guests of the Ir­ish Harp Fes­ti­val/An Chúirt Cruitireachta. An Gri­anán, Ter­mon­feckin 8pm 087-2629136

WED­NES­DAY 1 GALWAY

Newly formed song trio fea­tur­ing Mary Ann Kennedy, Ruth Keg­gin and Eoghan Ó Ceannab­háin St. Ni­cholas’ Col­le­giate Church, Galway 8pm tunesinthechurch.com

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