ROCK/POP TRA­DI­TIONAL JAZZ

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - | SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Sus­pect De­vice Ul­ster. Beat the Champ. Days Gone By. Al­ter­na­tive I Give Up. NocBlack Pan­thers: Van­guard of the Revo­lu­tion. Ac­ci­dents. The Art of Happy

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 13 CORK

Com­poser and artist Wal­she over­sees a per­son­alised au­dio/vis­ual per­for­mance with guest mu­si­cians MC Schmidt and Nick Roth. As part of the Cork Film Fes­ti­val. Triskel Christchurch 9pm triske­larts­cen­tre.ie Also Mon, Dublin

DUBLIN

Hugely pop­u­lar US rock band per­forms two sets – yes, Dave Matthews Band is sup­port­ing Dave Matthews Band. 3Arena 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Still thrash­ing out the likes of

and Acad­emy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Belfast

Ac­com­plished Ir­ish song­writer, singer and per­former. dlr LexIcon Li­brary, Dun Laoghaire 8pm

pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

Orig­i­nal tunes and stan­dards by the likes of Django Rein­hardt, Stephane Grap­pelli, and the Mills Broth­ers. DC Mu­sic Club, 20 Cam­den Row 9pm

Dublin-based rhythm‘n’blues group launch their de­but sin­gle, Grand So­cial 9.30pm thegrandso­cial.ie

GAL­WAY

North­ern Ir­ish band – Westlife cov­ered one of their songs, you know. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

LAOIS

Dublin dudes chan­nel pop en­ergy and ef­fi­ciency. Ka­vanaghs, Port­laoise 8pm

Also Sat, Dublin; Sun, Car­low

SATUR­DAY 14 BELFAST

See Seven Days. Man­dela Hall 7pm £12 man­de­la­hall.com

See Fri­day, Dublin. Ul­ster Hall 8pm £25/£22.50 ul­ster­hall.co.uk

DUBLIN

US alt.band per­form tracks off new al­bum Sub­mit! Whe­lan’s 8pm (sold out) whe­lanslive.com

Two-man live act (Tom Howie and Jimmy Val­lance) plug new al­bum,

Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie

See Fri­day, Laois. Acad­emy 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sun, Car­low

Pul­veris­ing amal­gam of blues, punk, rock and coun­try. Grand So­cial 8pm thegrandso­cial.ie

Ir­ish band launch de­but al­bum

Talib Kweli (plus Black Pan­thers: Van­guard of the Revo­lu­tion). Sugar Club, Dublin, 7.30pm, Sun­day

turnes. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Brighton band in­flu­enced by 1970s Krautrock as well as Stere­o­lab, Broad­cast, Aphex Twin and The Orb. We like. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

SUN­DAY 15 CAR­LOW

See Fri­day, Laois. Dinn Ri Ho­tel, Car­low, 8pm din­nri.com

CORK

For­mer mem­ber of And So I Watch You From Afar – say hello to a rather qui­eter Tony Wright. Spe­cial guest is jazz-ori­ented David Lyt­tle. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 8pm de­barra.ie

Neil O’Con­nor plays a rare gig in sup­port of his lat­est al­bum, Or­a­cle. TDC – Triskel Arts Cen­tre 8pm

triske­larts­cen­tre.ie

DUBLIN

Nifty and noisy ren­di­tions of The Clash’s back cat­a­logue. Yep, we’re on for this, al­right. Toners, Bag­got St 4pm ton­er­spub.ie

See Seven Days. Vicar St 7.30pm

(sold out) vi­carstreet.ie

Crit­i­cally suc­cess­ful rap­per makes a rare live ap­pear­ance in Ire­land. Kweli’s per­for­mance is pre­ceded by a screen­ing of

7.30pm

Neat enough blend of folk, roots and rock. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

LOUTH

Sugar Club the­sug­ar­club.com

Scot­tish DIY four-piece chan­nel Buz­zcocks and C86 com­pi­la­tion tapes. Spe­cial guest band is Just Mus­tard. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

MON­DAY 16 BELFAST

See Seven Days. Wa­ter­front Hall 7.30pm £37 wa­ter­front.co.uk Also Tues/Wed, Dublin

DUBLIN

Tasty baroque pop from Los An­ge­les. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

See Fri­day, Cork. Grand So­cial 8.30pm

thegrandso­cial.ie

TUES­DAY 17 BELFAST

Rock/pop act from Las Vegas try their luck on this side of the At­lantic. SSE Arena 8pm £33 ssearen­abelfast.com Also Wed, Dublin

DUBLIN

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

WED­NES­DAY 18 BELFAST

See Seven Days. SSE Arena 6.30pm £170/£95/£60/£33 ssearen­abelfast.com Also Thurs, Belfast

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Na­tional Con­cert Hall 8pm

nch.ie

See Tues­day, Belfast, 3Arena 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Seven Days. See Mon­day, Belfast. Olympia the­atre 8pm olympia.ie

Vir­tu­oso hus­band and wife team blend old-time, post-mod­ern blues­grass/ jazz/clas­si­cal and what­ever else comes to mind. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie

Much ad­mired solo project of Los An­ge­les-based song­writer Jimmy LaValle. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com Also Thurs, Gal­way

THURS­DAY 19 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Wed­nes­day, Belfast. SSE Arena 6.30pm £170/£95/ £60/£33 ssearen­abelfast.com

CORK

The broth­ers Reid, all the way from Auchter­muchty, Scot­land, make an al­ways wel­come re­turn. Savoy The­atre 8pm savoytheatre.ie

DUBLIN

Dun­dalk per­former/song­writer/ag­i­ta­tor. Spe­cial guest is fel­low Dun­dalk song­writer Pete John­son. Leeson Street Lounge 9pm Adm free

Ir­ish group get into the win­ter spirit by invit­ing some of their mates along for an evening of har­mony, peace, love and un­der­stand­ing. The friends in­clude Young Folk, Niamh Re­gan, The Eskies, Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Ir­ish singer-song­writer fuses Amer­i­cana with canny pop sen­si­bil­i­ties. Spe­cial guest is Rachael Sage. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

GAL­WAY

See Wed­nes­day, Dublin. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net

LOUTH

Highly en­gag­ing jazz/ cabaret/torch hy­brid. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie Siob­han Long slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 13 BELFAST

Piper John McSherry, fiddle player Donal O’Con­nor and guitarist Seán Óg Gra­ham con­tinue on their tour to cel­e­brate the launch of their epony­mous de­but CD. With spe­cial guest, Mary Dil­lon. Dun­cairn Arts Cen­tre 8pm the­dun­cairn.com Also Tues, Mayo; Wed, Sligo; Thurs, Lim­er­ick

CORK

East Clare’s in­com­pa­ra­ble fiddle player Hayes and his long-time com­padre, Chicago-born guitarist Cahill bring their reper­toire to the heart of the Cúl Aodha Gaeltacht. Ionad Cultúrtha, Bal­lyvour­ney 8.30pm 026-45733 Also Sat, Sun, Cork; Mon, Kerry; Thurs, Mayo

DUBLIN

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

SATUR­DAY 14 AR­MAGH

Week­end-long gath­er­ing to hon­our the mem­ory of mas­ter sto­ry­teller Micheal Ned Quinn. The GAA Club, Mul­lagh­bawn 9pm Adm free goilin.com

CORK

See Fri, Cork. The Inkwell, Mi­nane Bridge, Car­ri­ga­line 8pm trac­tonarts.org Also Sun, Cork; Mon, Kerry; Thurs, Mayo

LEITRIM

See Seven Days. Cel­e­brat­ing the life and mu­sic of fiddle player and piper Tom Mul­li­gan. Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Drum­keeran 8pm Adm free 086-1089952

SUN­DAY 15 CORK

See Fri, Cork. The Grain­store, Bal­ly­maloe House 8pm 021-4656511 Also Mon, Kerry; Thurs, Mayo Broth­ers with a wide reper­toire and strong har­mony singing. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

MON­DAY 16 DUBLIN

One of Dublin’s finest record la­bels cel­e­brates its eclec­tic ros­ter, with Jen­nifer Wal­she, Nick Roth, David Stalling, An­thony Kelly and The Wa­ter Project. The Grand So­cial 8.30pm di­a­tribe.ie

KERRY WED­NES­DAY 18 DUBLIN

Per­for­mance and book launch by this most quin­tes­sen­tial of Cork­men: Songs from the Beau­ti­ful City. The Clé Club, Lib­erty Hall 8pm

087-2387015

KERRY

Iconic singer/song­writer will per­form songs from the Wild At­lantic Way and much else be­sides. St. John’s Arts Cen­tre, Lis­towel 8pm 068-22566

SLIGO

See Fri, Belfast. Coleman Ir­ish Mu­sic Cen­tre, Gur­teen ce­o­laras­cole­man.ie Also Thurs, Lim­er­ick

THURS­DAY 19 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Pow­er­scourt Town House The­atre 5.40pm (in­cludes com­pli­men­tary nib­bles) 087-2547574

LIM­ER­ICK

See Fri, Belfast. Ir­ish World Acad­emy, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick 1.15pm Adm free 061-202917

Eilís Kennedy and Pauline Scan­lan bring sub­tle har­monies to play on a rich mix of roots and tra­di­tional songs. With Donogh Hen­nessy on gui­tar. Lime Tree The­atre 8pm ¤18/¤16 lime­treethe­atre.ie

MAYO

See Fri, Cork. Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar 8pm

the­li­nen­hall.com SOLD OUT Cor­mac Larkin clarkin@irish­times.com

FRI 13 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. JJ Smyths, Aungier st., 9pm, jjs­myths.com

Poppy-jazz duo, vo­cal­ist Maria Walsh and sax­o­phon­ist Ca­role Nel­son, launch their new al­bum,

Pa­tri­ots Inn, Kil­main­ham, 10pm, Adm free, zrazy.com

SAT 14 BELFAST

See Seven Days Cres­cent Arts Cen­tre, Univer­sity rd., 8.30pm, £15, cres­cen­tarts.org

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