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