SATUR­DAY 06.08.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET ★ SEVEN DAYS - Set Theatre, Kilkenny 11pm ¤22/¤20 kilken­n­ TCL Ranelagh Arts Cen­tre, Dublin SL Villa, Belfast 9pm Adm free JC

HOT VS COOL FM Belfast A rare ap­pear­ance in Ire­land for these Reyk­javik-based elec­tropop­pers. They’re pitched as Ice­land’s an­swer to Hot Chip, but we reckon they’re much cooler. Ex­pect synth-pop of the high­est or­der, tinged with hu­mour, vi­brancy and com­pul­sive dance moves. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. As part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. WORLD TRA­DI­TIONS Amala When gui­tarist Paul de Grae en­coun­tered Bel­gian harper Rei­dun Sch­lesinger a few years ago, lit­tle did the pair re­alise how their eclec­tic tastes would col­lide so fruit­fully. Their de­but al­bum, Amala, is a feast of riches , em­brac­ing Re­nais­sance and Euro­pean folk mu­sic along with stal­wart tunes from the Ir­ish harp­ing tra­di­tion. Their in­clu­sion of a Dave Brubeck tune sim­ply adds to the ad­ven­ture. PRIDE Pride After Party A plethora of events are planned all week­end as Belfast’s Pride Festival comes to a close after a week of mer­ri­ment. Cer­tainly that’s the case to­day after the day’s Pride pa­rade from Cus­tom House Square comes to a close and folks look to carry the party on. In the case of Villa, they are join­ing forces with sis­ter bar 39 Gor­don Street for a Pride block party, fol­lowed by Roscoe and Steve Turn­ball in the club after sun­down. ELEC­TRON­ICA Sense Lon­don pro­ducer Third Son (right) had a pretty awe­some

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