FRI­DAY 28.04.17

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20th AN­NIVER­SARY Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val Var­i­ous venues/times/ticket prices, Kilkenny, Fri-Mon kilken­ny­ This year, the Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates its 20th an­niver­sary, and while it is of­ten ridicu­lously over­looked by the me­dia in gen­eral, its in­flu­ence and qual­ity is ob­vi­ous. Since 1998, it has at­tracted the likes of Ryan Adams, Calex­ico, Guy Clark, Ray LaMon­tagne and Alabama Shakes, as well as a rake of lower-pro­file names that never fail to hit the mark. As usual, this year’s line-up mixes es­tab­lished names with new­com­ers, in­clud­ing Marah, An­drew Combs, Hand­some Fam­ily, Joan Shel­ley, Holly Macve, Chip Tay­lor, and Carter Samp­son. Ku­dos to Kilkenny Roots Fes­ti­val head hom­bre John Cleere, for keep­ing it on track through the years. Tony Clay­ton-Lea CLAS­SI­CAL RTÉ NSO/Daniel Co­hen NCH, Dublin 8pm ¤15-¤35 Sofia Gubaidulina’s Of­fer­to­rium, a Bach-in­fused violin con­certo writ­ten for Gi­don Kre­mer in 1980, was one of the com­poser’s first works to be­come cel­e­brated in the West. Is­raeli vi­o­lin­ist Vadim Gluz­man gives the 35-minute piece a be­lated Ir­ish pre­mière at the NCH tonight, when the con­duc­tor is an­other Is­raeli mu­si­cian, Daniel Co­hen, who’s ap­pear­ing in Ire­land for the first time. MD TECHNO KINGPINS Bas­tardo Elec­trico Cyprus Av­enue Cork 11pm ¤17.50/¤12.50 face­ bas­tar­do­elec­tri­corecord­ings The dons are in the house. When it comes to lead­ing-edge un­der­ground techno, there are few in the busi­ness who can touch Slam’s Stu­art McMil­lan and Orde Meikle for smarts and achieve­ments. Long­time mem­bers of elec­tronic mu­sic’s top di­vi­sion, the Glas­gow duo be­gan DJing in the late 1980s be­fore ex­pand­ing into la­bels (the long-run­ning Soma, the im­print which gave Daft Punk a start in 1995 ), pro­duc­tions and fes­ti­vals, with the Slam tent a much loved fea­ture at the cur­rently on-hold T In the Park in Scot­land. Sup­port from Bas­tardo Elec­trico head hon­cho Jamie Be­han. Jim Car­roll HARBOURSIDE FES­TI­VAL Féile Chois Cuain Louis­burgh, Co Mayo all week­end feile­chois­ Louis­burgh hosts its bou­tique fes­ti­val for the 23rd year, with a very strong col­lec­tive spear­head­ing this year’s raft of work­shops, ses­sions and con­certs. Jack Talty, Caitlín NicGab­hann, Breda Keville, Fer­dia Ó Mongáin are just a taster of the qual­ity at this three day melée. With Croagh Pa­trick loom­ing large, along­side Clew Bay, this is a week­end fes­ti­val where tunes are as likely to be found lurk­ing by moun­tains and streams as they are tucked in the dark­est cor­ner of a lo­cal pub. Siobhán Long CLAS­SI­CAL Sligo In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val The Model, Sligo & St Columba’s Church, Drum­cliffe, Co. Sligo, un­til Mon­day sligocham­ber­mu­ The Vogler String Quartet’s May bank hol­i­day week­end fes­ti­val was re-branded last year, and now splits its con­certs be­tween its orig­i­nal Drum­cliffe home, with WB Yeats’s grave out­side the door, and the Model arts cen­tre in Sligo town, where the Ni­land col­lec­tion in­cludes works by John and Jack B Yeats. Guests at this year’s fes­ti­val in­clude the RTÉ Con­tempo Quartet (who will team up with the Voglers for the pre­miere of Mid­day, a new octet by Ger­ald Barry), pi­anist Hugh Tin­ney (whose reper­toire will in­clude Thomas Adès’s Pi­ano Quin­tet with the Con­tem­pos), clar­inet­tist Ib Haus­mann, Cas­siopeia Winds, the Ama­tis Pi­ano Trio, and the clair-ob­scur sax­o­phone quartet. The well-mixed pro­gramme opens and closes with the Voglers in clas­sic reper­toire, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Brahms. MD SEAN NÓS WITH A DIF­FER­ENCE La­sairfhíona Ní Chonaola The King’s Head, High St, Gal­way 1pm ¤10/¤8 Inis Oírr singer Ní Chonaola carved out a niche for her­self from the open­ing strains of her splen­did debut al­bum, An Raicín Álainn, in 2002. Her voice is a dis­tilled essence, un­bur­dened by un­nec­es­sary dec­o­ra­tion and ut­terly her own. Her most re­cent al­bum, One Penny Por­tion, was a timely re­minder of how much at ease she is with both tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary ma­te­rial, even ven­tur­ing in the di­rec­tion of Amer­i­cana. This lunchtime con­cert, ‘Songs From A Room’ sees her guest­ing at the Cúirt In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Lit­er­a­ture. Hush now. SL FES­TI­VAL Right Here Right Now Opera House, Cork. Var­i­ous times/ prices, cork­op­er­a­ A new Bank Hol­i­day mu­sic fes­ti­val co-pre­sented by Cork Opera House and Cough­lan’s Live venue, Right Here Right Now is so Cork-cen­tric is should come with an ac­cent, like. High­lights in­clude In­ter­fer­ence and guests (tonight), Jack O’Rourke, with the Opera House Con­cert Orches­tra (to­mor­row), Mick Flan­nery, with Mar­lene En­right (Sun­day), and a dou­blebill of Marc O’Reilly and John Blek & the Rats (Sun­day). TCL FES­TI­VAL LAUNCH Out­put So­cial & Co Lim­er­ick 10pm ¤7/¤5 skir­mish­ Town­lands Car­ni­val is one of the Ir­ish fes­ti­val scene’s new kids and it re­turns to Mac­room from July 21st-23rd with acts such as Krafty Kuts, Rub­ber­ban­dits, Stomp­town Brass Band, Jack O’Rourke and dozens more. Tonight’s launch bash for the fes­ti­val is hosted by Skir­mish blog, who’ll be helm­ing their own stage at the event. Dublin-born and Lon­don-based DJ and pro­ducer Peadar Ó Brá­daigh, AKA P-Hocto, is joined tonight by War­ren Knowles, a long­stand­ing Cork hero when it comes to club nights down south in­clud­ing gigs like the Oil Baron’s Ball, Maas and Elec­tric Un­der­ground. JC AL­BUM LAUNCH Sue Ryn­hart Fum­bally sta­bles, Dublin 8, 8pm, ¤14/¤12, Vo­cal­ist and com­poser Sue Ryn­hart’s 2014 al­bum Cross­ings was a fresh-as-a-daisy debut from a de­fi­antly orig­i­nal voice. Most strik­ing was the aus­tere in­stru­men­ta­tion, just the com­poser’s del­i­cate, clas­si­cally trained voice and Dan Bod­well’s shuddering dou­ble bass. Her fol­low-up, Sig­nals, adds an­other layer – multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist and early in­stru­ment spe­cial­ist Francesco Tur­risi on lute and frame drum – to the mix, but the sparse, in­ti­mate at­mos­phere that made Cross­ings so spe­cial is still there. Ad­mis­sion price to the al­bum launch in­cludes a copy of the new CD. Cor­mac Larkin

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