THURS­DAY 20.04.17

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

HOT TIP Aine Cahill Su­gar Club Dublin 8pm ¤20 the­sug­ar­club.com Ca­van singer-song­writer Aine Cahill wasn’t too well known out­side of Ire­land (let alone her home town) this time last year, but her sum­mer 2016 de­but ap­pear­ance at Glas­ton­bury proved piv­otal in up­ping her pro­file. Cahill was plug­ging her first sin­gle, Black Dahlia, in a small tent in front of ca­sual ob­servers, one of which was a BBC pro­ducer, who promptly asked the singer to per­form the song as part of the broad­caster’s live TV cov­er­age. While Black Dahlia is still an im­por­tant part of her live show, it’s the lat­est sin­gle, Plas­tic, that will be placed un­der the spot­light tonight. This is the first of two shows here (Cahill also plays Fri­day April 21st), but she will be play­ing more Ir­ish dates over the com­ing weeks and months, so keep an eye/ear out for a more than promis­ing tal­ent. TCL ART Mark Swords: The liv­ing and the dead Tem­ple Bar Gallery, 5-9 Tem­ple Bar, Dublin Un­til June 17 tem­ple­bar­gallery.com Mark Swords men­tions Joyce’s story The Dead in re­la­tion to this new body of work. He likes its “sense of un­ease” and un­ease is in­te­gral to the work he has made, paint­ings that are slightly other than paint­ings, that are as much about dis­as­sem­bly and un­mak­ing as about mak­ing per se. As ever he is fas­ci­nated by the way things are hand­made and patched to­gether in un­ex­pected ways. The mo­tifs are from his daily life and in­clude “char­ity shop win­dows, graf­fiti, am­a­teur posters and sig­nage.” AD RA­DIO, RA­DIO! The Paul McLoone Show – To­day FM Presents Live Con­nolly’s of Leap, Cork 9pm Adm free Road trip! With what looks to be a reg­u­lar enough se­quence of shows that will take to the high­ways and by­ways of the coun­try, To­day FM’s Paul McLoone kicks off the sta­tion’s ‘Presents Live’ gigs with a humdinger of a line-up in a humdinger of a venue. In­ti­mate is the word, peo­ple, as three Ir­ish acts – Ham­sand­wicH, Slow Riot (be­low right), Jack O’Rourke – per­form live (and quite pos­si­bly dan­ger­ous). Snappy chats, ex­cel­lent mu­sic, great fun? Hosted by one of the coun­try’s best pre­sen­ters? In one of the coun­try’s best mu­sic venues? And free ad­mis­sion? Ah, c’mon! TCL A WING AND A PRAYER Stock­ton’s Wing Draíocht Arts Cen­tre, Blan­chard­stown 8pm ¤22/¤20 draiocht.ie After a very suc­cess­ful run of gigs at The Tem­ple Bar TradFest 2016 in Dublin, and a head­line show at the Fleadh in En­nis, Stock­ton’s Wing have de­cided to re­turn to play venues and fes­ti­vals in 2017 to celebrate 40 years and per­form from their vast and eclec­tic back cat­a­logue. For chil­dren of the 1980s, the Wing were a touch­stone, a band that strad­dled trad, folk and pop, and in­tro­duced many a new­comer to the in­tri­ca­cies of tra­di­tional tunes. Mike Han­ra­han’s vo­cal turn on the hugely suc­cess­ful Beau­ti­ful Af­fair, sup­ported by his brother Kieran on banjo, the seem­ingly age­less Paul Roche on flute, Tommy Hayes on per­cus­sion and Steve Cooney on gui­tar and didgeri­doo. SL

FES­TI­VAL OuterBody Lim­er­ick Race­course 1pm ¤28 face­book.com/habi­tat­stu­dent All roads lead to Pa­trick­swell for what is billed as an one-day stu­dent dance fes­ti­val, though there’s enough tal­ent on the bill to in­ter­est those not cur­rently in academia too. The event brings to­gether such club run­ners from around the coun­try as OBE, 909, Subtech, Touch of Techno, DIE, Techno & Cans, Sweat­box, Af­ter­life and Faint so they’re cer­tainly sure of a turnout. Head­ing to the races on this oc­ca­sion will be such acts as Ejeca, Phil Kieran, The Night In­sti­tute’s Jor­dan and Timmy Ste­wart, Jake Nolan, Ham­mer, Brame & Hamo, Long Is­land Sound, Meadbh O’Con­nor and many more. It’s billed as “the ul­ti­mate end of year col­lege blowout” which may come as news to those stuck in li­braries study­ing for end of year ex­ams. JC JAZZ The Work­shop Arthurs, Thomas St, Dublin, 8.30pm, ¤10, arthur­spub.ie In a world of head-scratch­ingly ob­tuse band names, Work­shop is an un­ex­pect­edly help­ful han­dle for this promis­ing new quin­tet, the com­ing to­gether of five thir­tysome­thing Dublin mu­si­cians who, in­di­vid­u­ally and col­lec­tively, have been re­spon­si­ble for some of the more in­ter­est­ing (and more ob­tusely de­nom­i­nated) do­mes­tic jazz projects of the past decade: bassist Cor­mac O Brien and Cape Town sax­o­phon­ist Chris En­gel have most re­cently been col­lab­o­rat­ing on their knotty duo Disqui­etude; key­boardist Dar­ragh O’Kelly is the way­ward, un­pre­dictable har­monic force in elec­troa­cous­tic four-piece OKO; trum­peter Bill Black­more is the first-call horn for ev­ery­one from Rhythm Method and Tri­hornophone to Jerry Fish and Bell X1; while Matt Ja­cob­son is con­sis­tently one of the busiest drum­mers in town, run­ning his own projects such as Re­di­videR and In­suf­fi­cient Funs, as well as tour­ing with Ir­ish jazz su­per­group Roamer. As the name sug­gests, Work­shop will take com­po­si­tions from all five as start­ing points for col­lec­tive im­pro­vi­sa­tion – where they end up, well, that’s what it’s all about. CL

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