FRI­DAY 07.04.17

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

FUNDRAISER Rock Against Home­less­ness Olympia theatre Dublin 7pm ¤30 tick­et­mas­ Leading the way to greater aware­ness of the plight of the home­less is a rake of Ir­ish acts, in­clud­ing Paul Cleary (who says that he looks for­ward “to a day when there’ll be no need for char­i­ties such as Fo­cus”), Ham­sand­wich (right), Au­gust Wells, Deloren­tos, Fin­bar Furey, The Bliz­zards and – a late but wel­come ad­di­tion to the line-up – The Boom­town Rats. In a real dis­play of com­mu­nity, home­less mu­si­cian Danny Bracken will per­form, and will be ac­com­pa­nied by, among oth­ers, Paul Brady and Dave Flem­ing. Tony Clay­ton-Lea CLAS­SI­CAL Maxim Vengerov, RTÉ NSO/Gavin Maloney NCH , Dublin 8pm ¤34.50-¤69.50 Maxim Vengerov was al­most an an­nual vis­i­tor to Ire­land be­fore an in­jury in 2005 forced an ex­tended in­ter­rup­tion to his play­ing ca­reer. But his Ir­ish pro­file is now back on track, and his lat­est con­cert is his third an­nual ap­pear­ance here in a row. Tonight he of­fers what’s likely to be a once-in-a-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence for Ir­ish con­cert go­ers. He’s play­ing the orig­i­nal, 1904 ver­sion of Si­belius’s Vi­o­lin Con­certo, the one first heard in Helsinki and not aired again un­til a record­ing was made/is­sued in 1991 by Leonidas Kavakos. It’s only in re­cent years that a small num­ber of play­ers have been al­lowed to per­form this ver­sion again. Vengerov will be part­nered in the con­certo by Gavin Maloney, and will then swap vi­o­lin for ba­ton to con­duct a per­for­mance of Tchaikovsky’s Pathé­tique Sym­phony. MD TRAD DUO Andy Irvine and Dó­nal Lunny The Court­house, Ti­na­hely 8pm ¤22/¤20 court­house­ This pair have been at the bar­ri­cades of so many of tra­di­tional mu­sic’s key mo­ments over the past four decades – Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Patrick Street, Coolfin, not to men­tion Lunny’s keen hand at the tiller of so many finely pro­duced al­bums for other artists. Show­ing little if any sign of tir­ing of the road, Lunny and Irvine em­body a rare com­bi­na­tion of highly rar­i­fied mu­si­cal sen­si­bil­i­ties crossed with the keen­est ears for a com­pelling song and story. Vo­cally, Andy’s as fresh as he’s ever been, and Dó­nal seems to get the same kick out of ex­plor­ing the rhyth­mi­cal un­der­belly of tra­di­tional mu­sic as he did dur­ing the heady days of the 1970s. Re­silience in mu­si­cal mo­tion. SL TECHNO Kolsch District 8 Dublin 11pm ¤20 Rune Reilly Kölsch’s fan­club has been grow­ing steadily over the past cou­ple of years. Born in the Chris­tiana com­mune out­side Copen­hagen to an Ir­ish father and Ger­man mother, Kölsch’s work as a pro­ducer has seen him put his name, or one of the other monikers he uses, to a bunch of mil­lion-sell­ing tracks. Al­bums such as 1977 and 1983 for Cologne’s Kom­pakt have shown Kölsch’s skills as a techno trend­set­ter. One of the best of the new school in­no­va­tors and one who’s ca­pa­ble of put­ting on a hell of a show. JC RIVER­SIDE TRAD Kin­cora Trad Week­end Var­i­ous venues, Kil­laloe and Bal­lina, kin­co­ra­trad­week­ Now in its fifth year, this bou­tique fes­ti­val strad­dles the Shan­non­side towns of Bal­lina and Kil­laloe and is jam packed with tra­di­tional mu­sic work­shops, recitals, pipe bands, con­certs, singing and mu­sic ses­sions. Here, the em­pha­sis is on the lyri­cal, the intimate with guests in­clud­ing flute player Aoife Granville, the inim­itable box player Char­lie Pig­gott, fiddle player Gerry Har­ring­ton and con­certina player Micheál Ó Raghal­laigh, along with MacDara Ó Raghal­laigh on fiddle too. Tonight’s open­ing con­cert at St Flan­nan’s Cathe­dral in Kil­laloe is ti­tled Mná na hÉire­ann, cel­e­brat­ing women’s mu­si­cal voices. The eclec­tic pro­gramme will in­clude Aoife Granville, Brigid De­laney, Ann Lynch-Lyons, Deirdre Scan­lan, Eileen O’Brien and many oth­ers. SL R&B/POPCraig David 3Arena Dublin 8pm ¤60.45/¤49.65/¤38.50 tick­et­mas­ There was a time when it seemed as if UK R&B/pop singer Craig David had dis­ap­peared. That wasn’t the case, but his reap­pear­ance none­the­less seemed as if it were a bona fide come­back rather than a soft con­tin­u­a­tion of his ca­reer. And yet you can’t get over the fact that, even to his loyal fan­base, the level of David’s resur­gence has come as a huge sur­prise – as has this show, which is part of the largest arena tour he has un­der­taken in over 15 years. Named af­ter his 2016 al­bum, Fol­low­ing my In­tu­ition (his first Num­ber One al­bum since his 2000 debut, Born to do It), the tour dates have been on the re­ceiv­ing end of much praise. Part up­beat gig, part DJ rave show – proof pos­i­tive that you can’t keep a good man, and a ter­rific R&B singer, down and out for long. TCL NEWLY MINTED Cal­adh Nua Ionad Cultúrtha, Bal­lyvour­ney 8.30pm ¤15 ion­ad­cul­ Tightly-knit, vi­brant band with its ori­gins deeply rooted in the south­ern coun­ties, Cal­adh Nua com­bine fiddle, banjo, gui­tar, bodhrán, tin whis­tle and but­ton ac­cor­dion to forge a dis­tinc­tive sound that melds old and new. Tonight’s a chance to hear them in the raw. SL SONG­WRITER John Prine Opera House Cork 8pm ¤54.65 (sold out) cork­op­er­a­ Also Sat, Sea­point Leisure Cen­tre, Salthill, Gal­way 8pm ¤50 (sold out) roisin­; Mon, Mil­len­nium Fo­rum, Der­ry8pm £36.50/£32.50 (sold out) mil­len­ni­um­fo­; Tues, Ul­ster Hall Belfast8pm £46.50 (sold out) ul­ster­; Thurs, Bord Gáis En­ergy Theatre Dublin 8pm ¤54.65/¤44.05 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­ One of the US’s great­est liv­ing Americana/folk song­writ­ers, John Prine has al­ways en­joyed a spe­cial link with Ire­land. He has been a hugely in­flu­en­tial song­writer, too (“Mid-West­ern mind trips to the nth de­gree,” ac­cord­ing to Bob Dylan) es­pe­cially for those word­smiths that like to fuse bit­ing satire and so­cial com­men­tary with sharp hu­mour. You’d have to feel a tinge of sym­pa­thy, how­ever, for any­one at­tempt­ing to beat Prine at his own game – he’s a unique song­writer, of­ten imi­tated but never bet­tered. Spe­cial guest on all dates is US singer-song­writer Amanda Shires. TCL BIG WIND Tor­nado Wal­lace Bar Tengu Dublin 10pm ¤8 Aus­tralian na­tive Tor­nado Wal­lace is the man in the Flip­side frame tonight. Now based in Berlin, Wal­lace has made his name on the back of some fan­tas­tic re­leases which have seen him tem­per and fi­nesse a sound which brings house, disco and techno to­gether with con­sid­er­able style. His re­cently re­leased debut al­bum Lonely Planet is a horse of a dif­fer­ent colour, an al­bum made with spa­ces be­yond the dance­floor in mind. Sup­port from Flip­side’s Goose. JC TECHNO Ran­domer Cyprus Av­enue Cork 11pm ¤16/¤13 Cork’s techno haven marks two years in busi­ness with a visit from Ran­domer, aka North Lon­don DJ and pro­ducer Ro­han Walder, who came into elec­tronic mu­sic via a teenage fond­ness for raves, a de­gree in pop­u­lar and non-west­ern mu­sic and an early lean to­wards dub­step and drum’n’bass. Within a few years, he be­gan to make tracks which moved slowly from what he calls “crazy, complex beats that seemed dance­able to me” to tough, metal­lic, euphoric tracks like Huh and last year’s Run­ning Dry. Sup­port tonight from Cork techno king­pin Jamie Be­han. JC

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