PICK OF THE WEEK

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - SL Tengu Dublin 10pm ¤10 out­tol­unch.ie Jim Car­roll JC Wave­crest Ho­tel, Dooagh 7.30pm ¤15 achill­harpfes­ti­val.ie SL Cor­mac Larkin

Pa­trick O’Ke­effe Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Reach­ing its 24th year, this most laid back of trad gath­er­ings is only get­ting into its stride. Be­tween the Satur­day af­ter­noon singing ses­sion with bean an tí, Aileen Roantree, and Sun­day night’s gala con­cert with Jackie Daly, Matt Cran­itch, Sea­mus Be­g­ley, Paddy Jones and count­less more, this year’s cel­e­bra­tion of the mu­si­cal riches of Sli­abh Luachra (and in par­tic­u­lar, of the ge­nius of O’Ke­effe) prom­ises much by way of dan­ger­ous di­ver­sion – and noth­ing by way of bore­dom or pre­dictabil­ity. UTE TIL LUNSJ Out to Lunch Out to Lunch’s first soiree since their sum­mer week­ender with Steve Davis and friends fea­tures a wel­come re­turn to Tengu for Nor­we­gian groove wiz­ard DJ Sotofett. He’s best known for helm­ing the Sex Tags Ma­nia la­bel for the last decade or so. When he’s not over­see­ing its run of killer 12-inch re­leases, Sotofett’s own work, such as the ex­cel­lent, ex­pan­sive Drip­pin’ for a Tripp EP for Hon­est Jons, come highly rec­om­mended. OLD RAVERS Sides DC CORK JAZZ FES­TI­VAL The road to hell may be paved with good in­ten­tions, but the M7 is likely to be paved with plans of an al­to­gether more dis­rep­utable sort this week­end. As usual, the bulk of this year’s Cork Jazz Fes­ti­val can be filed un­der the any­thing-but-jazz head­ing, but there’s a three names at the top of the bill who are as un­miss­able as any mu­si­cians to hit Cork in the past The boys are back in town again. A bunch of ever­green DJs, who manned the decks at the in­flu­en­tial Sides DC back in the day, re­group for one more mis­sion or an­other night out at last. Your spin­ners tonight are Billy Scurry, Liam Dol­lard, Pat Hy­land, War­ren K, Tonie Walsh and Martin McCann, all ad­vo­cates of the eat-sleep- rave-re­peat mantra. decade.

Lon­don wun­derkind Ja­cob Col­lier be­came an YouTube sen­sa­tion four years ago with his multi-track ad­ven­tures in sound and vi­sion (if you haven’t seen them, do your­self a favour). Now, with a lit­tle help from the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, he has fig­ured out how to do it live, and he will be un­veil­ing his new, multi-in­stru­ment rig for the first time at the Every­man on Fri­day night.

Pi­anist Robert Glasper (above) is a hip name to drop these days, a mer­cu­rial, en­tre­pre­neur­ial mu­si­cian and pro­ducer who has tun­nelled out of the jazz ghetto with his cred in tact. His high-pow­ered quar­tet will blow the gilt off the HARP­ING DE­LIGHTS Achill In­ter­na­tional Harp Fes­ti­val Amid the nu­mer­ous in­ter­na­tional harpists vis­it­ing this timely fes­ti­val (cel­e­brat­ing our na­tional in­stru­ment in our cen­te­nary year), tonight’s con­cert, Sraith Oileán Achill, prom­ises to be some­thing very spe­cial. Scot­tish mu­si­cian Allen Every­man’s stalls on Satur­day night.

But for these ears, the most es­sen­tial lis­ten­ing of the week­end will be gui­tarist Kurt Rosen­winkel’s new Brazil­ian project, Caipi, at the Every­man on Sun­day. There is hardly a jazz six-stringer un­der 40 who doesn’t have a lit­tle Rosen­winkel in their sound, and the gui­tarist’s new band, with Ber­lin pi­anist Olivia Trum­mer in tow, is a tan­ta­liz­ing prospect.

Else­where, the ever-re­li­able Triskel Arts Cen­tre is your best bet for, you know, jazz. Be­yond that, the pro­gramme falls off a steep cliff into a vast, tepid ocean of pop, rock, heavy metal, R&B and ‘jazz’ bands with stage cos­tumes and silly names. Oh, the hu­man­ity. Mac­Don­ald’s newly com­mis­sioned Achill Is­land Suite ex­plores the mu­si­cal cross-cur­rents that unite his home place and Achill Is­land it­self. The sub­lime harpist, Laoise Kelly, will be joined by Gráinne Ham­b­ley, Kath­leen MacInnes and many oth­ers. A mighty lure for any­one west­ward bound for the bank hol­i­day week­end.

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