SUN­DAY 30.04.17

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

FOLK Joan Shel­ley McHugh’s, Belfast 7.45pm £8 cqaf.com; also Wed, Grey­hound Bar, Kil­kee, Co Clare 8pm ¤10; Thurs, Whe­lan’s Up­stairs Dublin 8pm ¤13 whe­lanslive.com Ken­tucky tra­di­tion­al­ist folk singer-song­writer Joan Shel­ley (right) has been pok­ing her fin­gers at the fab­ric of main­stream ap­peal for al­most 10 years, a song­writer with a crys­tal-clear voice (think Sandy Denny, Nick Drake and Vashti Bun­yan) who evokes both US and Bri­tish folk re­vivals as well as hints of slow­core and spooky Ap­palachian. She will be pre­view­ing ma­te­rial from a forth­com­ing al­bum, as well as per­form­ing songs from her most re­cent, Over and Even, which nabbed Al­bum of the Year gongs at both NPR Mu­sic and the Los An­ge­les Times. TCL SUPERCLUB Shine The Lime­light Belfast 9.30pm £17 shine.net The Black Madonna makes her debut in Belfast to head­line this classy bill from the Shine crew. Chicago DJ and pro­ducer Marea Stampe has made se­ri­ous waves in the Past 18 months with ap­pear­ances at DC10, Boiler Room, Dek­man­tel and Panorama Bar. The re­lease of the fan­tas­tic He Is the Voice I

Hear un­der­lined and em­phaised that up­wards tra­jec­tory, a track full of heart, soul and sub­lime grooves. JC LEG­END Fran­cois K Pyg Dublin 9pm ¤10 pyg.ie There’s no ar­gu­ing with the fact that Fran­cois Kevorkian is en­ti­tled to leg­end sta­tus at this stage of the game. A DJ who has been part of the fab­ric at so many sem­i­nal New York club nights and par­ties, Kevorkian is the guy who can join up the dots be­tween then and now with ease. As a pro­ducer, he’s remixed su­per­stars like U2, The Cure, Eury­th­mics, Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode and whose Wave im­print still pro­vides a home for deep, dubby disco grooves. Sup­port from Colin Perkins and Baba Ro­bijn. JC TECHNO Repub­lik Project, Water­ford 5pm ¤15/¤12/¤10 Ian Pooley is master crafts­man when it comes to hon­ing house and techno grooves into strong, dis­tinc­tive tracks, the Ger­man pro­ducer’s run of past al­bums like “Since Then” (2000), “Sou­venirs” (2004) and “What I Do” (2013) es­tab­lished him as a firm favourite in Ire­land over the years. Aside from sup­port on the night from War­ren and Kenno, Repub­lik will also be us­ing this bash to show­case the best of new lo­cal ta­lent. You can catch Smurf, Ge­off Fo­ley, Ed­die Gala­van, Davin Coady, Brian Westood, Sean Comer and Jack Kiely in ac­tion from 5pm. JC OR­GAN­ISED Booker T Jones Fes­ti­val Mar­quee, Belfast 7.45pm £20 cqaf.com; also Tues Vicar St Dublin 7.30pm ¤45.50 tick­et­mas­ter.ie You don’t see many Grammy Life­time Achieve­ment Award win­ners this side of the At­lantic, so it’s a plea­sure to once again wel­come Booker T Jones (left) to Ire­land. Now aged 72, Jones was a child prodigy who be­came a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian at 16, co-founded Booker T & the MGs two years later and co-wrote the clas­sic Green Onions. Over the past few decades Jones has re­leased ac­claimed al­bums in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the likes of Quest­love, Lou Reed, Raphael Saadiq, Estelle, Matt Berninger, and Mayer Hawthorne. Get ready to groove – oh, and we know you’re won­der­ing: the ‘T’ stands for Tali­a­ferro. TCL

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