SOLO SHOW Glen Hansard
Vicar St, Dublin Monday August 14th & Tuesday August 15th, 7.30pm ¤35 (sold out) ticketmaster.ie We have written about Glen Hansard (right) before in these pages, but this time he’s on his own, without the safety net of a group of musicians around him. Actually, strike that – if there’s any musician that doesn’t need his hand held it is Hansard. A staunch supporter of the busking tradition (indeed, the streets of Dublin city centre in the late ’80s/early ’90s is where he honed his craft), the man knows how to hold a crowd in the grip of a performance. This is a fully seated show, but we’re guessing at some point in the evening there’ll be a switch from sitting to standing. He’s like that, is Glen Hansard. TCL
JAM HOT Dublin Jazz Jam Session
Grand Social, Dublin, Monday August 14th, 8pm, Adm free thegrandsocial.ie Italian bassist Marco Santaroni was the original founder of these internationally flavoured sessions at the Grand Social, but he has been joined by US-born drummer Chris Hokamp and Polish bassist Maciej Blizinski in bashing this weekly open jam into shape. All musicians are welcome, but they do expect you to have a basic grasp of your instrument and a few jazz standards up our
INTO THE DARK The Human Flock – Clare Langan
St Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Co Waterford, until October 1st lismorecastlearts.ie Irish artist Clare Langan excels at making haunting, evocative, exceptionally beautiful films that leave you haunted about what it was you just saw. Ambiguity can be a useful thing, and if you ditch meaning for feeling, you can find an experience to revel in. As her latest includes a group of people navigating an abyss of black water and fog, the references to migration might seem obvious, but as always with this artist, there’s more than quick glib references. And if you’re a fan of misty darkness, head over to Lismore Castle, where Anthony McCall’s installations will give you all you could wish for, and more (until October 15th).
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