ROCK/POP TRA­DI­TIONAL

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - Dark. Light up the Don’t Feel Like Day­light

Tony Clay­ton-Lea tclay­ton­lea@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 19 BELFAST

UK singer per­forms tracks from her lat­est al­bum,

Man­dela Hall 7pm £16 man­de­la­hall.com Also Sat, Dublin

On the rise Belfast band - ones to most as­suredly watch. Bar Sub 8pm £8 man­de­la­hall.com

CORK

Front­man of Brook­lyn’s Au­gustines de­liv­ers an evening of songs, sto­ries and all-round good vibes. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm cyprusav­enue.ie Also Sat, Dublin

US Amer­i­cana and roots singer-song­writer tours her new al­bum, Barely. White Horse, Ballincol­lig 8pm

white­horse.ie Also Wed, Dublin

DUBLIN

All your favourite X Fac­tor fi­nal­ists (and win­ner, Louisa John­son) in one handy dis­pos­able pack­age. 3Arena 7pm tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Sat, Dublin

Ir­ish hip-hop – qual­ity, vi­tal, in­sight­ful. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm

whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Cork

If you fancy a de­cent mish-mash of R’n’B, coun­try, blues, rock, jazz, and boo­gie woo­gie – well, you know what to do. JJ Smyths 9pm

jjs­myths.com

Ir­ish funk act launch de­but EP. Feet start mov­ing. Hands start shak­ing. Head starts nod­ding. Nurse – the screens! Sugar Club 8pm

the­sug­ar­club.com

Dublin in­die rock band launch de­but al­bum

(which will be avail­able at the gig on CD and on lim­ited-edi­tion vinyl). Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

GAL­WAY

Three-piece New York­ers – big on charm and wit. Go see. Róisín Dubh 9pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net Also Sat, Lim­er­ick; Sun, Dublin

LEITRIM

Clas­sic rock/blues tunes de­liv­ered by Johnny Fean, Ed Deane, John Quear­ney and Noel Bridge­man. Duig­nans Bar, Drum­sna 9pm

LIM­ER­ICK

Cork band launch their de­but al­bum, In Heat Not Sorry. Kas­bah So­cial Club 9pm dolans.ie

MEATH

Ir­ish singer-song­writer worth your time and at­ten­tion. Beggy’s Bar, Na­van 9pm

New York­ers The Pret­tiots, Gal­way, Lim­er­ick and Dublin, see list­ings for de­tails

liveat­beg­gys.com

WATER­FORD

Ir­ish singer­song­writer trav­els from his base in France for a se­ries of gigs to pro­mote his lat­est al­bum. Spe­cial guest is vi­o­lin­ist, Marja Gaynor. Coast­guard Cul­tural Cen­tre, Tramore 8pm Also Thurs, Cork

SATUR­DAY 20 BELFAST

Two nights at this splen­did venue for one of Ire­land’s most re­spected song­writ­ers. Grand Opera House 8pm £30/£27.50/£19 goh.co.uk Also Sun, Belfast

DUBLIN

See Fri­day, Belfast. Olympia theatre 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Fri­day, Dublin. 3Arena 7pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie

See Fri­day, Cork. Grand So­cial 8pm

the­grand­so­cial.ie

See Seven Days. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

Boo­gie-woo­gie, swing and funk fused with touches of jazz, coun­try and blues. JJ Smyths 9pm jjs­myths.com

Detroit hip-hop trio - in­flu­en­tial, in­spi­ra­tional. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com

Tony Wright, for­mer mem­ber of And So I Watch You From Afar teams up with Lyt­tle, a MOBO-nom­i­nated drum­mer and pro­ducer. Re­sult? Very in­ter­est­ing. The Work­man’s Club (Vin­tage Room) 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

GAL­WAY

Free form tunes from wil­fully in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic Ir­ish band. Róisín Dubh 8pm Adm free roisin­dubh.net

LIM­ER­ICK

See Fri­day, Gal­way. Kas­bah So­cial Club 9pm dolans.ie Also Sun, Dublin

SUN­DAY 21 BELFAST

See Satur­day, Belfast. Grand Opera House 8pm £30/£27.50/£19 goh.co.uk

CORK

Up and com­ing Ir­ish singer-song­writer - worth a look/lis­ten. Cyprus Av­enue 8pm cyprusav­enue.ie

DUBLIN

In which The Clash share a se­lec­tion of mu­si­cal molo­tov cock­tails with The Dublin­ers. DJ Karl Tsigdi­nos sets the de­bris­rid­den scene be­fore and af­ter. Ton­ers 4pm ton­er­spub.ie

See Fri­day, Gal­way. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

SLIGO

Wel­come re­union of the singing duo that hit the main­stream over 20 years ago. Hawks Well Theatre 8pm

hawk­swell.com

MON­DAY 22 DUBLIN

Song­writer/ per­former Dal­las Green brings his much re­garded fu­sion of pop/rock and folk to Dublin. The Helix 8pm the­he­lix.ie Also Tues, Belfast

Solo per­for­mance from Chris Baio, best known, quite likely, for play­ing bass gui­tar in Vampire Week­end. Could be a good one, this. The Work­man’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

Soul/blues pair team up for a reg­u­lar evening of much ad­mired mu­sic. JJ Smyths 9.30pm jjs­myths.com

TUES­DAY 23 BELFAST

See Seven Days. The Lime­light 7pm £14.50 lime­light­belfast.com Also Wed, Dublin

See Mon­day, Dublin. Man­dela Hall 7pm £24 man­de­la­hall.com

DUBLIN

Scot­tish pop/ soul band de­liver their many hits of yes­ter­year. 3Arena 8pm

tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Wed, Belfast

See Seven Days. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com Also Thurs, Belfast

Smart in­die rock band from Austin, Texas, fronted by Jonathan Meiburg, singer-song­writer and - yes! - or­nithol­o­gist. But­ton Fac­tory 7.30pm but­ton­fac­tory.ie

WED­NES­DAY 24 BELFAST

See Tues­day, Dublin. SSE Arena 8pm £49/£44/£33 ssearen­abelfast.com

DUBLIN

See Seven Days. Sugar Club 8pm the­sug­ar­club.com

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

See Fri­day, Cork. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

THURS­DAY 25 BELFAST

See Seven Days. See Tues­day, Dublin. The Lime­light 2 7pm £12 lime­light­belfast.com

CORK

See Fri­day, Water­ford. White Horse, Ballincol­lig 8.30pm white­horse.ie

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Dublin. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

Dublin­based band per­form tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary styles of West African mu­sic. JJ Smyths 8.30pm jjs­myths.com

Dun­dalk song­writer pre­views tracks from forth­com­ing re­leases. Spe­cial guests in­clude Acous­tic Dan, and The Pe­ri­ods. Lee­son Lounge 9pm Adm free

New mu­sic un­veiled via this reg­u­lar show­case evening - acts tonight in­clude Skyfever, Key, Crooked Edge, and Dor­sia. Grand So­cial 8pm the­grand­so­cial.ie

Wick­low-based singer-song­writer Mark Caplice. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

GAL­WAY

Ex­cel­lent dou­ble bill of Ir­ish bands, each with classy new al­bums out. Róisín Dubh 9pm

roisin­dubh.net

LOUTH

Ris­ing Ir­ish singer-song­writer - one to note. Spe­cial guests in­clude Pierce Quinn, Harry Hoban, and The Brothers Kane. Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 9pm Adm free spir­it­store.ie Siob­han Long slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 19 CORK

Dublin singer/ song­writer, one of the next gen­er­a­tion of the Black Fam­ily, cel­e­brates the launch of her de­but solo CD, Carry The Day. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre, Cobh 8pm

sir­iusarts­cen­tre.ie

DUBLIN

Water­ford piper presents a lecture, fol­lowed by a live recital. Na Píobairí Uil­leann, Hen­ri­etta Street 8.30pm

pipers.ie

Weekly singing ses­sion open to singers with songs in any lan­guage. An Góilín, The Teach­ers’ Club, Par­nell Square 9.30pm goilin.com

KERRY

Na Píobairí Uil­leann presents ‘Tionól Píobaireachta Tír Chonaill Recital’. A recital of tra­di­tional mu­sic, song and dance. An Óige Er­ri­gal Youth Hos­tel, Dun­lewey 7pm pipers.ie

DUBLIN

Dance teacher and well known céilí caller, Jerry O’Reilly leads a céilí in aid of Care4Calais, a refugee sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tion. The Teach­ers Club, Par­nell Square 8pm face­book.com/ care4calais

KERRY

An af­ter­noon ses­sion fea­tur­ing west Kerry singer and box player, Be­g­ley duet­ting with gui­tarist, Grif­fin. The Gle­nea­gle Ho­tel 2pm gath­er­ing.ie

Gath­er­ing hosts a song mas­ter­class and singers’ con­cert with four widely ad­mired singers from Kerry and Gal­way. The Gle­nea­gle Ho­tel, Kil­lar­ney 10am (work­shop) & 8pm (con­cert) (con­cert only) the­gath­er­ing.ie

A for­mi­da­ble ros­ter for tonight’s Gath­er­ing con­cert, head­lined by the newly-formed four piece band, fea­tur­ing Lunny and Glackin, with gui­tarist, Doyle and Man­cu­nian piper and flute player (and hugely tal­ented com­poser), McGoldrick. The Gle­nea­gle Ball­room, Kil­lar­ney 8pm gath­er­ing.ie

SUN­DAY 21 CORK

Gala gath­er­ing for this year’s highly im­pres­sive and imag­i­na­tive list of awards re­cip­i­ents. Per­form­ers in­clude Kevin Burke, Arty McG­lynn, Or­laith McAuliffe, Pa­trick Street, Cáirde na Cruite, and many more. Cork Opera House 8pm cork­op­er­a­house.ie

Ballinskel­ligs singer is this week’s guest. Cork Singers’ Club, An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

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