TRA­DI­TIONAL

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

WED­NES­DAY 18 DUBLIN

Clas­si­cally trained mu­si­cian, nudg­ing his way into al­ter­na­tive rock, pro­motes new EP, Tried & Trea­sured. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com See Seven Days. Workman’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

THURS­DAY 19 CORK

West­meath band rake in the fans with spritely guitar-pop in­die tunes. Cyprus Av­enue 9pm cyprusav­enue.ie

Much loved Ir­ish band re­turn from the hin­ter­lands with new ma­te­rial, which they are road test­ing here. DeBar­ras, Clon­akilty 9pm de­barra.ie

DUBLIN

1980s Welsh band bring their ‘De­clare your Strength’ tour to Dublin. The tour marks the 30th an­niver­sary of The Alarm’s ac­claimed sec­ond al­bum, Strength. Academy 7pm

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Dublin alt.rock act on the move and on the rise. Spe­cial guest act is Youth Mass. Whe­lan’s 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Fast-paced psych band fuse trip-hop, im­prov jazz and more. Sup­port act is Ir­ish/Scot­tish punk band, Fig­ures of Fun. Whe­lan’s Up­stairs 8pm whe­lanslive.com

Jen­nifer McMa­hon and Dar­ren Giles de­liver mu­sic in­flu­enced by the likes of Leonard Co­hen, Jeff Buck­ley and Bon Iver. The Workman’s Club 8pm the­work­man­sclub.com

GAL­WAY

See Seven Days. Róisín Dubh 9pm roisin­dubh.net

KILKENNY

See Seven Days. See Fri­day, Cork. Set Theatre 8pm set.ie

WICK­LOW

Feel­ing ill due to too many fake singer-song­writ­ers out there? The doc­tor will see you now. The Har­bour Bar, Bray 8pm Adm free Siob­han Loong slong@irish­times.com

FRI­DAY 13 CLARE

Crack­ing Que­be­cois band con­tinue their Mu­sic Net­work tour. Glór, En­nis 8pm glor.ie Also Sat, Wick­low; Sun, Sligo

CORK

Cúl Aodha singer launches his dou­ble CD, Buail do Phuc agus Liúigh. Ionad Cultúrtha, Bal­lyvour­ney 8.30pm ion­ad­cul­turtha.ie

DUBLIN

This trio bring a dis­tinctly Ir­ish sen­si­bil­ity to bear on Amer­i­can roots-in­flu­enced mu­sic. Uni­tar­ian Church, St. Stephen’s Green 8pm

dubli­n­uni­tari­anchurch.org Also Wed, Sligo

Open­ing con­cert in a packed pro­gramme for this year’s Sk­er­ries Trad Mu­sic Week­end. The Lit­tle Theatre, Sk­er­ries 8pm sker­riestra­di­tional­mu­sic.com Fleadh Cheoil Átha Cliath con­cert fea­tures branch singers, groups, dancers, mu­si­cal fam­i­lies and guests. Dalkey Cas­tle and Her­itage Cen­tre 8pm dublin­flead­h2016events.eventbrite.ie

LAOIS

Su­perb trio on box, guitar and fid­dle con­tinue their tour. Sheeran’s bar, Cool­rain, Moun­trath 8pm 086-8078842 Also Sat, Gal­way; Wed, Done­gal

OF­FALY

Renowned fid­dler, Gavin and peer­less con­certina player, Hill are joined by banjo and key­boards player, McGrath. Tul­lam­ore Rugby Club 8pm 087-2661822

SATUR­DAY 14 AR­MAGH

Over 60 mu­si­cians come to­gether to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of this vi­brant club, driven by Brian and Eithne See Fri, Laois. Ballindereen Com­mu­nity Cen­tre 8pm

085-1743916 Also Wed, Done­gal

Scot­tish singer whose reper­toire en­com­passes Scots Gaelic and In­dian dance songs. Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr 8.30pm

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KERRY

Fea­tur­ing bodhrán, guitar, fid­dle, banjo and ac­cor­dion. St. John’s Arts Cen­tre, Lis­towel 8pm stjohn­sthe­atrelis­towel.com

WEX­FORD

New com­po­si­tions on the 1916 Ris­ing. The Athenaeum, En­nis­cor­thy Pub­lic talk 6pm con­cert 8pm the1916­song­pro­ject.com

WICK­LOW

See Fri, Clare. The Court­house Arts Cen­tre, Ti­na­hely 8.30pm court­house­arts.ie Also Sun, Sligo.

SUN­DAY 15 CORK

Rare chance to hear this fine singer in the in­ti­mate sur­rounds of Cork Singers’ Club. An Spailpín Fá­nach 9.30pm Adm free 021-4277949

DUBLIN

Renowned whis­tle player Mary Ber­gin shepherds the fi­nal ses­sion this year’s fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties. Sk­er­ries Mill 12noon Adm free sker­riestra­di­tional­mu­sic.com

SLIGO

See Fri, Clare. The Model 6pm the­model.ie

WED­NES­DAY 18 DONE­GAL

See Fri, Laois. John The Miner’s, Car­rick 8.30pm 074-9739144

DUBLIN

Ex­cep­tional Con­nemara sean nós singer is this week’s guest. The Clé Club, Lib­erty Hall 8pm

087-2387015

SLIGO

See Fri, Dublin. The Roots Room, The Strand Bar, Strand­hill 8pm the­while­awaysmu­sic.com

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