FRI­DAY 12.02.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET SEVEN DAYS - Jim Car­roll Cormac Larkin

KEEP IT UN­REAL Mr Scruff You know what you get when Andy Carthy (right) pays his an­nual visit to town. For the past two decades or so, the Manch­ester DJ has been mak­ing dance­floors move with a killer mix of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, reg­gae, Latin, Afrobeat, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks and what­ever else comes to hand. Away from the clubs, his stu­dio pro­duc­tions con­tinue to bloom, while a cuppa in his Teacup Kitchen cafe in Manch­ester comes highly rec­om­mended. POST-COLTRANE JAZZ The Tommy Halferty Trio w/Sea­mus Blake Gui­tarist Tommy Halferty con­cludes his all-too-brief Ir­ish tour with heavy­weight New York sax­o­phon­ist Sea­mus Blake this af­ter­noon (Cork) and to­mor­row night (Dublin). A flu­ent and force­ful voice, Blake is one of the most sought-af­ter side­men on the US scene and Halferty’s hard-swing­ing trio is the per­fect foil for his fiery post-Coltrane im­pro­vis­ing. Not to be missed. AMER­I­CAN SONG­BOOK Su­san­nah De Wrixon with Strings At­tached Dublin thes­pian and ex-Nuala Su­san­nah De Wrixon in­jects her singing with the nu­ances of an

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