WEDNESDAY 07.06.17

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

ALT FOLK Saint Sis­ter NCH, Dublin 8pm ¤27.50/¤25/¤22.50/¤17.50 This time three years ago, the unit we know as Saint Sis­ter didn’t ex­ist. Formed in Novem­ber 2014 by Gemma Do­herty and Mor­gan McIn­tyre, the duo’s early ex­pec­ta­tions may have been sen­si­bly man­aged, but who would have given half an ear­ful to mu­sic that draws from the Celtic harp tradition? As it turns out, quite a few, es­pe­cially when such mu­sic is fil­tered through, around and about 1960s folk with sub­tle hints of elec­tron­ica. This show, how­ever, is some­thing quite dif­fer­ent, as the duo (com­ple­mented with a band for­mat, and play­ing their largest gig to date) present their mu­sic in the ap­pro­pri­ately lovely sur­rounds of the NCH. TCL DWARF JAZZ Dwarf Jar Jazz feat Phil Ware Dwarf Jar Café, Dublin, 7.30pm, Adm Free Ev­ery week at this eclectic venue, a dif­fer­ent guest joins reg­u­lars Daniel Rorke on sax­o­phone, Cormac O’Brien on bass and Bren­dan Do­herty on drums, and this week it’s UK-born but now fully nat­u­ralised Dublin pi­anist Phil Ware, whose soul­ful, easy swing­ing play­ing con­nects the dots be­tween Wyn­ton Kelly and Brad Mehldau via John Barry. So if you like improv with your caf­feine, sup­port your lo­cal in­de­pen­dent cof­fee shop. CL ECLECTIC Kalei­do­scope Bello Bar, Dublin, 8pm, ¤14/¤10 kalei­do­ Kalei­do­scope push the post-genre boat out one more time with a typ­i­cally eclectic line-up to close their lat­est sea­son of concerts. Dublin-based mu­si­cal poly­glot Francesco Tur­risi cu­rates a night of fresh and an­cient mu­sic as­so­ci­ated with his na­tive Italy, in­clud­ing sev­eral of his own cross-over projects: there’s mu­sic by Lig­urian com­poser Lu­ciano Be­rio per­formed by vo­cal­ist Michelle O Rourke and flautist Lina An­donovska, early mu­sic from the Gre­gory Walk­ers, with Tur­risi on per­cus­sion, Laoise O’Brien (recorders), Malachy Robin­son (vi­o­lone), and Ea­mon Sweeney (guitar); Tur­risi’s Taquin trio per­form­ing live mu­sic for an Ital­ian short film; and Zahr, fea­tur­ing folk mu­si­cians Francesco Loc­cisano (ghi­tarra bat­tente, a unique metal strung guitar from south­ern Italy), and Andrea Pic­cioni (frame drums). That’s a lot of mu­sic for one night and an ab­surdly rea­son­able en­trance fee. CL

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