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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT | SEVEN DAYS - Ea­gle Fort Rum­ble. We’re Young. While Or­a­cle,

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 27 BELFAST

UK band plug their re­cently re­leased self-ti­tled de­but al­bum. Sub Bar 9pm £13 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Dublin

Classy UK singer-song­writer of a cer­tain vin­tage. Ban­gor Abbey 7.30pm £47.50 open­house­fes­ti­val.tick­et­solve.com

DUBLIN

The fi­nal brace of shows for the band’s iN­NO­CENCE + eX­PE­RI­ENCE tour. 3Arena 8pm 3Arena.ie Also Sat, Dublin

One of Ire­land’s more durable singer-song­writ­ers hosts a pre-Christ­mas jam­boree. Or some­thing like that. Whe­lan’s (Up­stairs) 8pm

whe­lanslive.com Renowned Man­cu­nian bass player per­forms New Or­der and Joy Di­vi­sion ma­te­rial. Acad­emy 7pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Belfast Ac­com­plished roots, rock, Amer­i­cana mu­si­cian on the star­board bow. Clon­tarf Yacht and Boat Club 9pm

Blues pro­fes­sion­als bol­stered by ex­em­plary gui­tar player Smyth. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Alt.rock/punk act ready to light up the night. Spe­cial guests are Bagels and Spines. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com Folk/rock band launch new al­bum, Spe­cial guests are Gypsy Rebel Rab­ble. Grand So­cial 8pm thegrandso­cial.ie

GAL­WAY

Dublin singer-song­writer presently making quite the name for him­self via his re­cently re­leased de­but al­bum, Pat­terns. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net

KERRY

Ir­ish band – con­trib­u­tors to the lat­est Tom Jones al­bum, no less – de­liver honed Amer­i­can coun­try and blue­grass. St John’s Art Cen­tre, Lis­towel 8pm stjohn­sthe­atrelis­towel.com

LEITRIM

Vi­brant, bois­ter­ous Dublin band plug new sin­gle,

Land­mark Ho­tel, Car­rick-On-Shan­non 9pm the­land­markho­tel.com

LOUTH

Soul band fronted by Robert Arkins, who fea­tured in The Com­mit­ments movie way back. You know what to ex­pect, don’t you? Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm

spir­it­store.ie

SATUR­DAY 28 BELFAST

See Fri­day, Dublin. Man­dela Hall 8pm £22.50 man­de­la­hall.com

DUBLIN

See Fri­day, Belfast. Acad­emy 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Pre­pare for a flurry of blues, rock­a­billy, boo­gie, ca­jun and what­ever you’re hav­ing your­self. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Ex­per­i­men­tal psy­che­delic band from San Francisco. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

See Fri­day, Dublin. 3Arena 8pm 3Arena.ie

Ir­ish elec­tron­ica de­liv­ered with sub­tlety and style as new al­bum, is launched. Uni­tar­ian Church 8pm eventbrite.ie

Folk/pop duo - ex­pe­ri­enced and ac­com­plished mu­si­cians/song­writ­ers. An­nes­ley House, Fairview 9.15pm

Trio of closely har­monised singers – rec­om­mended. Whe­lan’s 8pm

whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Ir­ish band launch new EP, Lizard. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

Cork singer­song­writer - amus­ing, in­sight­ful. Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Kin­vara 8.30pm kin­vara­mu­sic.com Also Thurs, Cork

LIM­ER­ICK

Ir­ish mu­sic act gain­ing promi­nence here, there and be­yond. Dolan’s Up­stairs 8pm dolans.ie

SUN­DAY 29 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Grand So­cial 6pm thegrandso­cial.ie

See Seven

Dublin-based mu­si­cian/film-maker per­forms songs from the back cat­a­logues of Fat Lady Sings, Alien En­voy, as well as solo work. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Span­ish noise band makes its Ir­ish de­but. Spe­cial guests are Dublin noiseniks, Hands Up Who Wants to Die. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

MON­DAY 30 DUBLIN

See Seven Days. 3Arena 8pm 3Arena.ie Also Tues, Belfast

Blues gui­tar and soul vo­cals - to­tally fit for pur­pose. JJ Smyths 9.30pm Adm free jjs­myths.com

The mu­sic of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds de­liv­ered with author­ity and char­ac­ter. The Stags Head 8pm

TUES­DAY DEC 1 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Mon­day, Dublin. SSE Arena 8pm £46 ssearen­abelfast.com

Solo acous­tic tour from highly re­garded US singer­song­writer. The Lime­light 2 7pm £17 lime­light­belfast.com Also Thurs, Dublin See Seven Days. The Lime­light 7pm £22 lime­light­belfast.com Also Wed/Thurs, Dublin

DUBLIN

Imag­i­na­tive Scot­tish band – think Beach Boys har­monies, Link Wray riffs, clas­si­cal flour­ishes, and African rhythms. Spe­cial guests are Steal­ing Sheep. Vicar St 7.30pm vi­carstreet.ie

Sim­ply Red’s Mick Huck­nall brings his Big Love tour to Ire­land. Well, he would, wouldn’t he? Spe­cial guest is Natalie Im­bruglia. 3Arena 8pm

3Arena.ie Also

Wed, Belfast

WED­NES­DAY 2 BELFAST

See Tues­day, Dublin. SSE Arena 8pm £55/£49 ssearen­abelfast.com

DUBLIN

All hail this most pop­u­lar of UK bands. No? Oh, maybe not, then. Spe­cial guest is Jack Gar­ratt. 3Arena 8pm (sold out) 3Arena.ie Also Thurs, Dublin See Seven Days. See Tues­day, Belfast. Acad­emy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Thurs, Dublin

Fast ris­ing Ir­ish folk act - think ragged glory and good fun. Grand So­cial 8pm thegrandso­cial.ie

UK fam­ily group once again make them­selves fa­mil­iar with the ge­nial Ir­ish gig-goer. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Lim­er­ick

THURS­DAY 3 CORK

See Satur­day, Gal­way. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

Chicago-based brass ensem­ble - highly re­garded and rec­om­mended. Spe­cial guests are Dublin’s Stomp­town Brass. Sugar Club 7.30pm the­sug­ar­club.com

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

Bournemouth mu­si­cian Wil­liam Doyle re­turns to Ire­land. Al­ways wel­come here, sir! But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

See Seven Days. Olympia the­atre 8pm olympia.ie See Seven Days. See Tues­day, Belfast. Acad­emy 8pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Dublin-based band with melodies and catchy songs to die for. See Seven Days. Ionad Cultúrtha, Bal­lyvour­ney 8.30pm ion­ad­cul­turtha.ie

DUBLIN

A spe­cial night to com­mem­o­rate the 20th an­niver­sary of the death of iconic Dublin singer Liam Wel­don, fea­tur­ing his wife Nel­lie, who will sing Liam’s songs. An Góilín, The Teach­ers’ Club, Par­nell Square 9.30pm

goilin.com

LOUTH

See Seven Days. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda 8.30pm droic­head.com

WATER­FORD

Singer, song­writer and mu­si­cian with one of the most di­verse song­books imag­in­able. Coast­guard Cul­tural Cen­tre, Tramore 7.30pm 051-391656

SATUR­DAY 28 KERRY

Two of the stal­warts of our tra­di­tion, veter­ans of Planxty and so much more in the in­terim, Lunny and Irvine bring an ef­fer­ves­cence to tra­di­tional mu­sic that’s with­out com­pare. INEC Acous­tic Club, Kil­lar­ney 8pm inec.ie

LOUTH

See Seven Days. Day­time in­stru­ment work­shops will be fol­lowed by Tunes in the Tholsel, fea­tur­ing fiddle and flute duo, Dave Sheri­dan and Ciaran Somers. The Tholsel, West Street 5pm

Also CD launch by Kern, (ti­tled False De­ceiver), a con­tem­po­rary folk band. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda 8.30pm Adm free droic­head.com

SUN­DAY 29 CORK

Lo­cal singer

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