FRI­DAY 05.02.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Jim Car­roll JC Cormac Larkin SL SL

DRUM’N’BASS Crilli Do­minic An­gas is a man with drum ’n’ bass his­tory run­ning from his fin­gers to his toes. As Dom and Roland, An­gas has been pro­duc­ing tough, heavy­weight tech-driven sounds since the 1990s. He is a pro­lific fig­ure with hun­dreds of tracks, remixes and al­bums for la­bels such as Mov­ing Shadow, Me­tal­headz and his own Dom and Roland Pro­duc­tions. Sup­port from lo­cal play­ers Bad Op­er­a­tor, Stash, Di­giac, Chill and Nephilim. HOUSE Kölsch Rune Reilly has many con­nec­tions with this coun­try, from fam­ily roots to the var­i­ous big nights he has been a part of over the years. Re­leases for Michael Meyer’s Kom­pakt and his own Tat­toorecs en­sure there is al­ways a wel­come for Reilly when he comes to town. Sup­port from Truss, Paula Tem­ple and Jon Hussey. FOLK The While­aways Singer/song­writer No­ri­ana Kennedy and her fel­low mem­bers of The While­aways (Noelie McDonnell and Ni­cola Joyce) have upped the ante with their re­cent al­bum, Salt­wa­ter Kisses. Think Ap­palachian trail cross-cut­ting the Maam Turks, with all the heath­ery colour and tex­ture that such an odyssey would en­tail. Live, this trio cre­ate a warm, in­ven­tive sound that’s all their own.

TRAD Fid­dler Zoe Con­way (above) is one of the key at­trac­tions of this lo­cal fes­ti­val, now in its se­cond year. Set in the cra­dle that is Car­ling­ford, lo­cal mu­si­cians will trade tunes with vis­i­tors who in­clude Liam O’Con­nor, Seán McKeon, Mary Ber­gin and Michelle Mulc­ahy. A long over­due ad­di­tion to the rich tra­di­tional fab­ric of Oriel. SONGS Er­go­dos Mu­si­cians The enig­mat­i­cally ti­tled Er­go­dos Mu­si­cians re­sist easy cat­e­gori­sa­tion, but their 2014 al­bum Songs) was a fresh and bold look at ma­te­rial as di­verse as re­nais­sance com­poser John Dow­land and in­die band The xx. Led by co-con­spir­a­to­rial com­posers Gar­rett Sholdice and Bene­dict Sch­lep­per-Con­nolly, and fea­tur­ing the con­sid­er­able tal­ents of vo­cal­ist Michelle O’Rourke, cel­list Kate El­lis and sax­o­phon­ist Seán MacEr­laine, it is a night to leave your pre­con­cep­tions at the door.

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