TUES­DAY 01.12.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - TCL AD TCL Craw­ley Peter

POP Ma­rina and the Di­a­monds Welsh-Greek per­former/ song­writer Ma­rina Dia­man­dis has de­liv­ered one of the year’s best pop albums in Froot, and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing live shows (as part of what she calls the Neon Na­ture tour)ref­er­ence her three sparkling stu­dio albums across dis­tinct ‘acts’. Gigs of the week. GREATS FOR YEATS ‘A lonely im­pulse of de­light’ 32 writ­ers and vis­ual artists mark the 150th an­niver­sary of WB Yeats’s birth. Writ­ers are John Banville, Ea­van Boland, Paul Mul­doon, Edna O’Brien and Colm Tóibín. Vis­ual artists in­clude Yoko Akino, Jean Bardon, Jon Be­han, Michael Can­ning, Diana Cop­per­white, Michael Cullen, Martin Gale, Richard Gor­man, Ed Mil­iano, Niall Naessens, Hughie O’Donoghue, Amelia Stein and Don­ald Teskey. There’s a full-colour, hard-cover pub­li­ca­tion with an in­tro­duc­tion by RF Foster and an es­say by Peter Fal­lon. SONGSTRESS Lianne La Havas Tak­ing it nice and slowly – and with some style – is what Lianne La Havas (above) is all about. A pre­vi­ous nominee of the BBC Sound of 2012 poll, she has since ad­vanced to big­ger and bet­ter things, no­tably a close (but not too close!) as­so­ci­a­tion with Prince, and this year’s rather snazzy (and quite per­sonal) al­bum Blood. Think stylish, think svelte, think smooth. THE­ATRE Rough Magic SEEDS: Un­spo­ken & Enjoy They shoot up so fast, th­ese SEEDS, now bring­ing the sev­enth crop of the­atre artists men­tored by Rough Magic with this bi­en­nial show­case. As ever, the dis­play is in­formed by the par­tic­i­pants: play­wright Shane Mac an Bhaird, di­rec­tor Zoe Ni Rior­dain, set de­signer Cait Cork­ery and com­posers, Danny Forde and Cameron Ma­caulay, which this year has re­sulted in some in­trigu­ing plat­forms and much multi-task­ing. Ma­caulay just fin­ished work as com­poser and co-di­rec­tor (with Mac an Bhaird) on Anna Bella Eema, for in­stance. Di­rec­tor Zoe Ní Riordáin now stages the Ir­ish pre­miere of Toshiki Okada’s mum­blecore por­trait of Ja­pan’s Lost Gen­er­a­tion, Enjoy, with a sen­sa­tional gen­er­a­tional cast, while Forde scores the new dance piece Un­spo­ken, with Mac an Bhaird’s play Traitor pre­sented as a re­hearsed read­ing next week. (Cork­ery’s de­sign work is every­where across the pro­gramme.) A di­verse pro­gramme, SEEDS al­ways bears en­cour­ag­ing fruit.

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