TUES­DAY 25.10.16

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

SONG­WRITER Birdy Olympia the­atre Dublin 7pm ¤40.05 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Also Wed, Dublin Just past 20, and the an­tithe­sis of the likes of Tay­lor Swift and Ri­hanna, Birdy (be­low) – her real name is the quite longer Jas­mine Lu­cilla El­iz­a­beth Jen­nifer van den Bo­gaerde – has gone from per­form­ing cover ver­sions to crack­ing the Top 10 al­bum charts with her lat­est (third) very smart al­bum, Beau­ti­ful Lies. TCL SOUND­TRACK John Car­pen­ter Vicar St Dublin 7pm ¤55 tick­et­mas­ter.ie Subtitled Live Ret­ro­spec­tive, this one-off event sees noted US film di­rec­tor and sound­track com­poser John Car­pen­ter per­form­ing synth-driven mu­sic from a se­lec­tion of his movies (in­clud­ing Es­cape from New York, The Fog, Hal­loween) as well as re­cent com­po­si­tions from his Lost Themes al­bums. Vi­su­als and mon­tages from his film work will be in­cluded as back­drops. TCL WESTERN SWING Hot Club of Cow­town Dublin, Let­terkenny; con­tin­ues next week; see list­ings for de­tails; mu­sic­net­work.ie Texas trio Hot Club of Cow­town are fill­ing in the part of the mu­si­cal Venn Diagram where jazz, blue­grass and western swing over­lap. Vo­cal­ist and fid­dler Elana James, gui­tarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Er­win sum­mon the spir­its of Django Rein­hardt, Stephane Grapelli and Bob Wil­lis in a feelgood show that won them a le­gion of ad­mir­ers on this side of the At­lantic a decade ago when they ap­peared on Later with Jools Hol­land. CL

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