FRI­DAY 12.08.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Opium Rooms, Dublin 11pm ¤10/¤8/¤5 opium.ie Tony Clay­ton-Lea

WOMEN FIRST Eve There’s no get­ting away from the fact that men dom­i­nate the go­ings on out front and be­hind the scene in club­land and dance mu­sic world­wide. Dublin crew Eve are aim­ing to change this state of af­fairs in the city by high­light­ing some hugely promis­ing elec­tronic mu­sic DJs and pro­duc­ers. By putting on par­ties with an all-fe­male line-up – tonight feau­res Jes­sica Eve, Lauren Kenny and guests play­ing deep techy and house beats – the plan is to show au­di­ences and would-be DJs what can be done. Jim Car­roll SONG­WRITER Loudon Wain­wright III – Sur­viv­ing Twin Water­gate Theatre Kilkenny 7.30pm ¤25/¤22.50 wa­ter­gateth­e­atre.com Also Sat/Sun, Kilkenny Known pri­mar­ily as an as­tute ob­server of hu­man emo­tions – par­tic­u­larly where fam­i­lies, es­pe­cially his own, are in­volved – Loudon Wain­wright III presents the Euro­pean de­but of this part mu­sic/part theatre show. Ex­pect per­ti­nent se­lec­tions from his back cat­a­logue as well as read­ings from the jour­nal­is­tic work of his fa­ther. As part of Kilkenny Arts Fes­ti­val. ‘POP’ MU­SIC Clare Teal / Guy Barker / RTÉ Con­cert Orches­tra: First Ladies of Swing NCH, Earls­fort tce, Dublin, 8pm, ¤39.50/¤33/¤27/¤22/¤12 nch.ie More than half-a-cen­tury af­ter their hey­day, singers such as Ella Fitzger­ald, Peggy Lee and Bil­lie Hol­i­day con­tinue to charm and fas­ci­nate in a way that one strug­gles to imag­ine the pop singers of to­day will. Pol­ished UK vo­cal­ist Clare Teal (be­low), with con­duc­tor (and re­spected jazz trum­peter) Guy Barker lead the RTÉ CO through a pro­gramme of songs as­so­ci­ated with the first great flow­er­ing of what be­came known as pop­u­lar mu­sic. Cormac Larkin

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