FRI­DAY 04.08.17

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

FES­TI­VAL Indiepen­dence Deer Park, Mitchel­stown, Co Cork, Fri­day Au­gust 4th-Sun­day Au­gust 6th, 2pm, ¤119/¤52.50 tick­ets.ie The suc­cess of this bou­tique mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val con­tin­ues apace, and it once again proves its worth by cham­pi­oning mostly Ir­ish acts dur­ing the day and early evening, and then end­ing the day with a UK head­line act. Across the week­end, Ir­ish acts per­form­ing in­clude All Tvvins, Her­mitage Green, The Rip­tide Move­ment, Brian Deady, We Cut Cor­ners, Fang­club and Ta­los. Head­lin­ers in­clude Tom Odell (Fri­day), The Coronas (Satur­day), and Manic Street Preach­ers (Sun­day). Also spo­ken word (in­clud­ing Stephen James Smith, Abby Oliveira, Wasps vs Hu­mans), com­edy (in­clud­ing Bernard Casey, To­tally Wired), and af­ter­noon mu­sic/in­ter­view slots (via Cul­ture Vul­tures). Tony Clay­ton-Lea FES­TI­VAL Castlepalooza Charleville Cas­tle, Tul­lam­ore, Co Of­faly, Fri­day Au­gust 4th-Sun­day Au­gust 6th, 2pm, ¤159/¤139/¤59 Another ex­cel­lent regional bou­tique mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val, Castlepalooza also fea­tures a mostly Ir­ish line-up. Acts across the week­end in­clude Le Galaxie, RSAG, Bitch Fal­con, Third Smoke, Hot Cops, I Have a Tribe, He­roes in Hid­ing, Rosa Nutty, Thumper, Farah Elle, Hvm­ming­bird and Oh Boland. There is also a solid com­edy strand fea­tur­ing Deirdre O’Kane, Colm O’Re­gan, Fred Cooke, PJ Gal­lagher and Shane Clif­ford. TCL FES­TI­VAL Dublin Blues, Roots & Brass Fes­ti­val Whe­lan’s, Wex­ford St, Dublin, Fri­day Au­gust 4th-Sun­day Au­gust 6th, 8pm, Adm free whe­lanslive.com If you’re look­ing for more blues/rock, blues and roots mu­sic than you can re­ally han­dle, then make a bee­line for the Dublin Blues, Roots and Brass Fes­ti­val, a yearly blast of an event that al­ways man­ages to mix the tried and trusted with new ad­ven­tures in the re­spec­tive gen­res. Acts fea­tured across the week­end in­clude Black­bird and Crow, Dublin City Rounders, The Louisiana Six, Pete Cum­mins & Terry Woods, Mary Stokes Band, Mik Pyro, RoboCo­bra Quar­tet, Crow Black Chicken, The Dublin Blue­grass Col­lec­tive, Mon­grel State, and Áine Tyrell. TCL SPACEFOLK Sons of South­ern Ul­ster Art and Cul­ture Cen­tre, Bailieboro, Co Ca­van, Fri­day Aug 4th, 8pm, Adm by do­na­tion (all funds raised to Ca­van Hos­pice) The Wash­er­woman, Bal­lina, Co Tip­per­ary, Satur­day Au­gust 5th, 8pm,¤10 “Get ready for a punky spacefolk in­va­sion,” ad­vises the promo for a cou­ple of rare live per­for­mances from Ca­van’s Sons of South­ern Ul­ster. SOSU’s ter­rific 2016 de­but al­bum, Foundry Folk

Songs, promptly dis­ap­peared down a hole marked “cult”. Its songs of small-town Ire­land, how­ever, con­tinue to res­onate among those that value not only its mu­si­cal in­flu­ences ( Whip­ping Boy, Vel­vet Un­der­ground, The Fall) but also its in­sight­ful col­lec­tion of ru­ral Ire­land tales. . TCL ART Nasty Women Dublin Pal­las Projects/Stu­dios, 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8 Un­til Au­gust 8 pal­laspro­jects.org From the late Bri­tish art critic Brian Sewell, to Ger­man painter Ge­org Baselitz, peo­ple can say things that demon­strate how stupid they are: “Only men are ca­pa­ble of aes­thetic great­ness,” (Sewell); “Women don’t paint very well. It’s a fact,” (Baselitz). For a stir­ring ri­poste to that type of non­sense, go to Pal­las Projects for Nasty Women Dublin. Now a global phe­nom­e­non, The Nasty Women project came out of New York, one of the in­sti­ga­tors be­ing Jes­samyn Fiore, who Dublin art lovers will re­mem­ber from her this is not a shop on Ben­burb St. It’s a fundraiser cel­e­brat­ing the sheer strength of work by fe­male artists, and pro­mot­ing causes of women’s rights – in the case the Re­peal move­ment. Find works by more than 40 artists in­clud­ing Janet Mullar­ney, Jesse Jones, Maud Cot­ter, So­nia Shiel, Chanelle Wal­she, Breda Lynch, Kather­ine Lamb, Ruth Clin­ton and Ni­amh Mo­ri­arty, and all for un­der ¤100. Take that you ee­jits. Gemma Tip­ton JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Howth Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val Var­i­ous venues, Howth, Co Dublin, Adm free; con­tin­ues un­til Mon­day, face­book.com/HowthIs Magic De­spite the tired old con­fla­tion of jazz and blues – one a vast meta-genre em­brac­ing 100 years of art mu­sic from around the world, the other a very spe­cific (al­beit in­flu­en­tial) strand of US folk mu­sic – the Howth Jazz and Blues fes­ti­val, pro­grammed by the Im­pro­vised Mu­sic Com­pany, packs a se­ri­ous artis­tic punch. Worth check­ing out in a busy, all-free pro­gramme will be lon­grun­ning pop jazz duo Zrazy (Fri­day); pi­anist Phil Ware and gui­tarist Hugh Buck­ley; much-ad­mired Swedish trum­peter An­ders Bergcrantz with lo­cal pi­ano trio F-JoB; a quar­tet led by i gui­tarist Mike Nielsen (Satur­day); singer Aoife Doyle fresh from the launch of her ex­cel­lent new al­bum Clouds; bassist Ro­nan Guil­foyle’s Love Supreme project with sax­o­phon­ist Michael Buck­ley; avant-surf band the Mush­burg­ers (Sun­day); and gui­tarist Tommy Halferty’s Ca­mus Jazz ensem­ble (Mon­day). Cor­mac Larkin CLAS­SI­CAL Ul­ster Or­ches­tra/An­drew Gourlay Ul­ster Hall, Belfast 7.45pm Adm free url.ie/11v4z BBC North­ern Ire­land’s an­nual se­ries of free con­certs with the Ul­ster Or­ches­tra is un­der­way. The BBC’s Belfast or­ches­tral pro­grammes of­ten mix in un­fa­mil­iar pieces, and Bri­tish An­drew Gourlay’s pro­gramme is a kind of mu­si­cal sand­wich. The fill­ing is a pair of rarely per­formed English works, EJ Mo­eran’s 1921 In the Moun­tain

Coun­try and John Ire­land’s 1930 Pi­ano Con­certo with Leon McCaw­ley as soloist. The bread and but­ter are well-known 19th-cen­tury fare, Men­delssohn’s Ruy Blas Over­ture and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and

Juliet. Be warned that, although the con­certs are free, they are tick­eted and you’re not guar­an­teed a seat with­out a ticket. Michael Dervan

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