SONGWRITER Joe Chester
Róisín Dubh Galway 8pm ¤10/¤8 roisindubh.net
While positioned for most people firmly under the radar, Irish singer, songwriter and producer Joe Chester is the go-to person for quite a few well-known music acts (including Hozier, The Coronas, Gemma Hayes, The Waterboys). That his solo recording career has been virtually overlooked by all but the avid fan is surely equal parts frustrating (for Chester) and shameful (everyone else). He undertakes some shows over the next few weeks in support of his latest, superb album, The Easter Vigil. Further gigs include next Friday, April 28, at Unitarian Church, Dublin, where Chester will be joined by Vyvienne Long and Steve Wickham. Gigs in May include Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co Louth (solo, May 4), and Crane Lane Theatre, Cork (with Vyvienne Long, May 27).