FRI­DAY 23.06.17

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FES­TI­VAL Sea Ses­sions Bun­do­ran, County Done­gal 1pm ¤124.90/¤99.90/¤49.50 tick­et­mas­ Also Sat/Sun, Done­gal (Sat day tick­ets sold out) This three-day event nabbed the IMRO Live Mu­sic Fes­ti­val of the 2016, and is a firm favourite with the stu­dent com­mu­nity (no sur­prise, con­sid­er­ing it starts on the fi­nal day of the Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate), It is, there­fore, geared to al­low the love­able tykes to let off some long sup­pressed steam. The event has al­ways been good for es­tab­lished and emerg­ing Ir­ish acts, too, and while some of the head­lin­ers aren’t from around these parts (Sigma, Dread­zone, Pri­mal Scream), you’ll find that the ma­jor­ity of the line-up across the week­end is qual­ity home­grown fare. Per­sonal tips? All Tvvins (right), Lit­tle Hours, Orchid Col­lec­tive (Fri­day), Otherkin, Wyvern Lingo, Ta­los (Satur­day), Bitch Fal­con, Jack O’Rourke, Aine Cahill (Sun­day). TCL

SUM­MER TRAD Blas Sum­mer School Ir­ish World Academy of Mu­sic and Dance, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick, un­til June 30th. Now a linch­pin of the tra­di­tional mu­sic cal­en­dar, this foren­si­cally cu­rated sum­mer school is a glo­ri­ous meld­ing of work­shops, mas­ter­classes, ses­sions, lunchtime and evening con­certs, where the great, the good and the aspir­ing of the tra­di­tion gather with in­tent. This year’s guests in­clude Goitse, Karan Casey, Niall and Caoimhín Val­lely and sean nós singer, Gearóidín Breath­nach. Weav­ing in, around and be­tween the slated visi­tors are the stu­dents of the World Academy: breath­ing fresh life into tunes and songs and maybe, just maybe, rais­ing the hack­les of some au­di­ence mem­bers. Pre­dictabil­ity is not Blas’s mid­dle name. SL

HOUSE Tw!tch - St­effi Doms Queens Stu­dents Union Belfast 10pm £10 twitch­ St­effi Doms (be­low) made her name as one of those at the helm of the Panorama Bar, the house-ori­en­tated space at the top of east Ber­lin’s Berghain club. Be­fore land­ing in Ber­lin and hook­ing up with the Ostgut Ton crew, Doms was a key fig­ure in Am­s­ter­dam’s un­der­ground scene through club nights and her work with Dex­ter on the Klak­son la­bel. Aside from her DJ-ing work, her pro­duc­tions on al­bums such as

You & Me and Power of Anonymity are also wor­thy of note, with tunes such as Sad­ness show­cas­ing her moody, clas­si­cal house takes. Tonight marks the start of a reg­u­lar res­i­dency for Doms in Belfast and she’s sup­ported by her long-stand­ing col­lab­o­ra­tor Vir­ginia and the Tw!tch DJs. JC

ART Break­ing Rain­bows - Orla Barry Craw­ford Art Gallery, Em­met Place, Cork. Ex­hi­bi­tion June 24-Au­gust 26 (Per­for­mance Fri­day 23 June, 6pm. Book­ing via Cork Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val: (cork­mid­sum­ craw­for­dart­ The lat­est it­er­a­tion of artist and shep­herd Orla Barry’s per­for­mance work and ex­hi­bi­tion in­stal­la­tion. In a series of vi­gnettes util­is­ing 300 ki­los of wool from Barry’s Co Wex­ford sheep farm (pedi­gree Lleyn sheep, in case you’re won­der­ing) and a suc­ces­sion of “au­ral land­scapes”, Barry teases out the tan­gled, of­ten uneasy re­la­tion­ships be­tween “wo/man and an­i­mal”, artist and shep­herd, hu­man be­ings and the nat­u­ral and agri­cul­tural worlds. Her freeform nar­ra­tive en­com­passes sheep farm­ing lore, the singing com­pe­ti­tions of Greek shep­herds, gen­der stereo­typ­ing, con­sumerism and the strange marathon of the lamb­ing sea­son. Lin­guis­ti­cally in­ven­tive, Barry has an eye and an ear for the sur­re­al­ity that lurks at the heart of the or­di­nary. AD

BOTHY BAND­MATES Dó­nal Lunny and Paddy Glackin St John’s The­atre, Lis­towel 8pm ¤16/¤14 stjohn­sthe­atrelis­ Two long­time col­lab­o­ra­tors, Lunny and Glackin can trace their mu­si­cal lin­eage all the way back to The Bothy Band and be­yond. Lunny’s dis­tinc­tive per­cus­sive bouzouki style was re­spon­si­ble for lur­ing many an er­rant lis­tener to tra­di­tional mu­sic, while Glackin’s Done­gal-ac­cented fid­dle style mined many a deep emo­tion. Tonight sees them sad­dle up to­gether again: a wel­come chance to catch two grand mas­ters close up and per­sonal. SL

SONGBIRDS Jane Cas­sidy and Mau­rice Ley­den An Góilín Singers Club, The Teach­ers Club, 36, Par­nell Square 9pm ¤3 A cel­e­bra­tion of the songs of Ulster from Cas­sidy and Ley­den, both of whom have re­leased al­bums very re­cently. Cas­sidy’s Sil­ver­bridge and Ley­den’s The Tern And The

Swal­low are able com­pan­ion pieces, with the for­mer rooted in Cas­sidy’s own poetry with Ley­den’s col­lec­tion fo­cussed on songs of ex­ile, emi­gra­tion, conflicted love trysts and co­pi­ous other pi­caresque co­nun­drums. A singer’s and lis­tener’s de­light. SL

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