FRI­DAY 19.02.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET | SEVEN DAYS - Tony Clay­ton-Lea Siob­hán Long Jim Car­roll

SINGER-SONG­WRITER Jack O’Rourke Cork singer-song­writer Jack O’Rourke caught the wave of last sum­mer’s Mar­riage Ref­er­en­dum with his fine song Si­lence. With a new sin­gle ( I’ll For­get You in the Morn­ing) out now and a de­but al­bum ( Dream­catcher) wait­ing in the wings, this guy is one to watch. TRAD Danú with Nell Ní Chróinín; Noel Hill, Frankie Gavin and Brian McGrath For­mer TG4 Tra­di­tional Singer of the Year Nell Ní Chróinín, is a guest of this year’s Gath­er­ing fes­ti­val, with Danú. Tonight she shares a bill with the inim­itable Noel Hill and Frankie Gavin.

The week­end ahead in­cludes a colour­ful mix of mu­si­cians and singers, in­clud­ing Tim Den­nehy, Me­abh Be­g­ley and Usher’s Is­land – the new four piece fea­tur­ing Donal Lunny, Paddy Glackin, John Doyle and Michael McGoldrick (of Caper­caille). SELF EX­PLANA­TORY Techno Fri­day It’s the re­turn of the night where techno (what else?) is at the heart of the show. The clo­sure of the Pav (the se­cond time that par­tic­u­lar venue has shut its doors in the space of 18 months) means Techno Fri­days moves to a new venue up­stairs at the Hanover. Their first night at AMP will fea­ture Lee­side techno stal­warts Jamie Be­han, Jon Barry and Dar­ren O’Hara. GOOD TIMES Blonde

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