CLYDE ROAD CHORAL Anúna St Bartholomew’s Church, Clyde Road, Dublin. 8pm. ¤20/¤15 anuna.ie As Anúna celebrates its 30th year in existence, they will be joined by singers from 14 countries, all of whom share a yen for fine-bone choral harmonies and arrangements. Founder Michael McGlynn has always sought out source material that challenges as well as highlights the ensemble’s ever-evolving vocal palette. Tonight they will be joined by students and delegates from the 2017 International Choral Summer School. A fundraiser in aid of the church restoration fund. GABBER GABBER HEY District x Pussys This may well be the most unlikely revival to come our way in 2017. Gabber took off in various Dutch cities in the early 1990s where its unruly, boisterous, thumping, distorted blend of hardcore and acid house attracted like-minded devotees who thrilled to its 180-bpm, hard-ass sounds. While the sound spread to other European counties, it remained largely an underground working class subculture. The excellent District magazine are hooking up with Pussy Club to bring new school gabber exponent Gabber Eleganza to town. He’s Milan DJ Alberto Guerrini, whose Gabber Eleganza Tumblr is wall to wall with homages to the Euro-ravers of old. Support from Tommy Holohan and the District DJs. A night for Air Max 90s, buzzcuts and Moschino tracksuits.
DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Garth Knox/Ensemble Ériu
The Complex, Little Green St, Dublin, 8pm. ¤15/¤12 Independent record labels, particularly those specialising in new art music, come and go like summer snow, so the fact that the Diatribe catalogue now numbers some 30 cutting-edge titles is a tribute to the determination and resilience of producers and musicians Nick Roth and Matthew Jacobson. Next month, the Dublin label releases two more beyondgenre recordings: Stargazer, the latest missive from the frontiers of trad by Ensemble Ériu, inspired by the paintings of Jack B Yeats; and All Soundings Are True, a collaboration between 10-string fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh of Gloaming fame and the much-respected Scots-Irish viola player Garth Knox. Arrive early at this special pre-launch concert, as the chance to see these two intrepid acts up close is likely to draw a (very hip) crowd.
Arthurs, Dublin, 8pm. ¤10, listen.ie The Listen proposition is so obvious, and so straightforward, it’s a wonder there aren’t more like it. Once a month, rather than lurk in the genre shadows, Listen pulls together a programme that flies past the naming nets, defying expectations and drawing audiences with open minds and open ears. This month’s musical smorgasbord combines jazz, folk, improv, light opera and storytelling: Italian-born Dublin-resident pianist Francesco Turrisi presents his Taquiun trio with cellist Kate Ellis and saxophonist Nick Roth (see above); there’s irreverent Irish mythology from Sorcha and Aaron Hegarty’s Candlelit Tales; some as yet unspecified light opera will celebrate Bloomsday; and soon-to-be -huge vocalist Sue Rynhart performs material from her superb new album, Signals, with Turisi on accordion and bassist Dan Bodwell. As the name suggests, all you have to do is listen.