FRI­DAY 16.06.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET - Siob­hán Long Tony Clay­ton-Lea Na Píobairí Uil­leann, 8.30pm ¤10/¤5 Car­roll JC Larkin JC


Ar­magh Pipers Club Ar­magh Plan­e­tar­ium, 8pm Adm free. Now here’s an in­trigu­ing prospect: a con­cert fea­tur­ing a new group of 14 harp play­ers from Ar­magh Pipers Club un­der the di­rec­tion of Eilis Lavelle. Tonight’s pro­gramme will in­clude mu­sic col­lected by Ed­ward Bunting, along with a mixed in­stru­men­tal group un­der the di­rec­tion of Thomas Smyth. Yet an­other ini­tia­tive from the cre­ative duo of Brian and Eithne Val­lely, who have nur­tured lit­er­ally hun­dreds of mu­si­cians in the Ar­magh re­gion for gen­er­a­tions.

POP The 1975

Ormeau Park, Belfast, 6pm. £33. Also Sat, Malahide Cas­tle, Co Dublin. 4pm ¤49.50 tick­et­mas­ Formed in Manch­ester 15 years ago, The 1975 took some time re­leas­ing their de­but. In 2013, the al­bum was is­sued on their DIY la­bel, Dirty Hit, be­cause no ma­jor record com­pany would sign them. Now? Well, that DIY la­bel li­censes the band’s mu­sic through ma­jors – In­ter­scope in the US, Poly­dor in the UK. The re­sult is that The 1975 – fronted by Matt Healy – are very pop­u­lar in­deed. In­cred­i­bly for such a com­mer­cially suc­cess­ful band, they have a mere two al­bums to their name, with last year’s un­wisely-ti­tled sec­ond ( I like it when you sleep, for you are so beau­ti­ful yet so un­aware of It) fur­ther strength­en­ing their broad ap­peal. Spe­cial guests at Belfast are Pale Waves and Pic­ture This. Spe­cial guests at Malahide are Pale Waves and The Bl­iz­zards.


Con­sum­ing up the whole coun­try Peter Browne is tonight’s guest at the monthly Notes & Nar­ra­tives lec­ture and recital se­ries. A piper and ra­dio pre­sen­ter and pro­ducer, Browne is also a renowned au­thor­ity on the mu­sic of the late Patrick O’Ke­effe, Sli­abh Luachra’s revered fid­dle player and teacher. Sli­abh Luachra has of­ten been con­sid­ered more a state of mind than a dis­tinct ge­o­graph­i­cal re­gion, such is the dis­tinc­tive­ness of its mu­si­cal iden­tity. Strad­dling the Cork/Kerry/Lim­er­ick bor­der re­gion, this is mu­sic that digs deep and leaves a last­ing im­pres­sion. Browne’s at­ten­tion to de­tail will doubt­less re­veal yet more in­trigu­ing as­pects to the beat­ing heart of the Rushy Glen. SL


Todd Terje Dis­trict 8, Dublin. 11pm ¤25/¤20/¤18 You can’t go wrong with Todd Terje. While the dev­il­ishly hand­some cos­mic an­them “In­spec­tor Norse” brought him into the main­stream, the Nor­we­gian DJ and pro­ducer has been a man to be reck­oned with for quite some time and he’s been fill­ing Ir­ish venues for the guts of a decade at this stage. It was Terje’s re-ed­its and remixes for the Kom­pakt and Kit­sune la­bels which ini­tially pushed him into the lime­light, but his own tracks like “Euro­dans” and re­leases for Full Pupp proved just as al­lur­ing. Over the years, his sound­board has ex­panded con­sid­er­ably and now stretches from funky house and cos­mic disco to oc­ca­sional play­ful Latino wig-outs. Sup­port from DJ Deece. Jim


Patrick Top­ping The Lime­light, Belfast. 10pm £14. New­cas­tle dude Patrick Top­ping is a DJ and pro­ducer with a ris­ing pro­file in the house world who has had a pretty starry time of it since kick­ing off his own club night Mo­tion in his home­town. Over the last few years, he’s seen his stack of re­leases grow and grow with Hot Cre­ations hous­ing the ma­jor­ity of the tracks, while remixes for Yousef, Steve Lawler, Leon and oth­ers has spread the Top­ping buzz when it comes to dance­floor bangers and big-room an­thems. This sum­mer, like the last cou­ple of ones, will see him dash be­tween Ibiza su­per­clubs DC10 and Am­ne­sia and such fes­ti­vals as To­mor­row­lands, Glas­ton­bury and Cream­fields. He’s pop­u­lar with Ir­ish groups too, play­ing the Life and Boxed Off fes­ti­vals in re­cent years. Sup­port from Ethan McKin­ney.


Techno & Cans Hangar Dublin 10.30pm ¤12/¤10 face­ hu­man­soft­he­sesh Who can re­sist an in­vi­ta­tion from Hu­mans of the Sesh to “come watch us play bangers, drink cans, smoke fags and talk shite?” For the uni­ti­ated, Hu­mans of the Sesh be­gan as a par­ody of the Hu­mans Of New York se­ries and has been pro­vid­ing com­mu­nity up­dates for those hell­bent on or com­ing out the other side of the sesh since Au­gust 2015. They join forces with Dublin’s Techno & Cans crew for this night out fea­tur­ing Sesh co-founder Brown Sauce and Sesh FM DJs Papa Flo­ral and Num­berthe­ory do­ing their thing for fans of big bags of cans in the main room, while Flood run the game in the Dis­co­bar. In a nut­shell? “Imag­ine the op­po­site of what Leo Varad­kar would con­sider a fun, whole­some time.”


Gi­ants of Jazz & Blues Hot Spot, Grey­stones, Co Wick­low, 8pm, ¤16, the No, Char­lie Parker and John Coltrane have not re­turned from the grave to play a one night only gig back­ing a re­viv­i­fied Ma Rainey in a chichi sea­side town in north Wick­low. But leav­ing aside the grandiose ti­tle, this gath­er­ing of Ir­ish jazz grandees at the ex­cel­lent Hot Spot will rep­re­sent an un­usual con­cen­tra­tion of the Dublin scene’s lead­ing play­ers. Sax­o­phon­ist Richie Buck­ley’s cred­its run from Van Mor­ri­son to Barry Manilow, but he’s at his best when he is given room to breathe, and he will revel in the com­pany of his cousin Hugh, in­her­i­tor of Louis Ste­wart’s man­tle as Ire­land’s lead­ing be-bop gui­tarist, and gui­tarist/vo­cal­ist Nigel Mooney, whose for­mer life as front­man of the Gripewa­ter Blues Band is the only pos­si­ble ex­cuse for the event’s ti­tle. Add pi­anist Myles Dren­nan, bassist Dave Flem­ing and drum­mer Do­minic Mul­lan and you have as sweet a main­stream rhythm sec­tion as you’ll find in Ire­land this side of the grave. Cor­mac

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