TUES­DAY 15.08.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Lee­son Lounge, Dublin, 9pm, Adm free

CORK JAM Jazz Im­prov

Crane Lane, Cork, Tues­day Au­gust 15th, 9pm, Adm free pauldun­lea­mu­sic.com Trom­bon­ist and big band im­pre­sario Paul Dun­lea (right) is one of the Cork jazz scene’s prime movers, and he is the force be­hind the weekly jam ses­sions at the Crane Lane theatre, now run­ning for an im­pres­sive eight years. Dun­lea calls the meet­ing to or­der with his own group that in­cludes pi­anist Cor­mac MacCarthy, bassist Eoin Walsh and-drum­mer DaveyRyan – then it’s opened up to the floor and any­one who thinks they have what it takes is welcome to join in. CL

HARD-BOP Lounge Quin­tet

For the last five years, the dar­ling Lee­son Lounge – an in­sti­tu­tion in the south city – has hosted this pop­u­lar ses­sion fea­tur­ing some of the most ex­pe­ri­enced hands on the Dublin scene: trum­peter Bill Black­more, sax­o­phon­ist Peter Dobai, gui­tarist Tom Harte, drum­mer Tom Dunne and bassist Páid MacCon­nailóg. The reper­toire is un­abashed hard-bop from the pens of Wayne Shorter, Ho­race Sil­ver et al, but there’s al­ways a few sur­prises, and with such well-con­nected mu­si­cians on stage, you never know who might wan­der in. CL

WAR CHEST Col­lected Shad­ows

Void, Pa­trick Street, Derry, un­til Oc­to­ber 7th der­ryvoid.com You’d think that images from the Archive of Mod­ern Con­flict, orig­i­nally es­tab­lished to col­lect pho­to­graphs and ephemera re­lat­ing to the two World Wars, might be rather grim. A glimpse into its hold­ings shows birds in flight, Ve­su­vius erupt­ing, na­tional cos­tumes, ice­bergs and African kings. In short, it’s a vista on to the glo­ri­ous di­ver­sity, and the con­nec­tions that cre­ate our world. These days the archive goes fur­ther back, and the ex­hi­bi­tion at Void also spans the his­tory of pho­tog­ra­phy, from the 1850s to to­day. Find cyan­otypes, early al­bu­men prints and Po­laroids; pho­to­graphs of the 1970 atomic bomb tests in Tahiti, Victorian stud­ies of the moon, and per­sonal snap­shots. All of hu­man life in fact. GT

CON­NEC­TIONS The Meet­ing

Olivier Cor­net Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, un­til Septem­ber 3rd olivier­cor­net­gallery.com The art world is all about con­nec­tions, so how do you go about open­ing those up be­yond the cho­sen few? The an­nual Visual Artists Ire­land Get To­gether has the an­swer, and its Speed Cu­rat­ing event is an en­er­getic meet up where serendip­i­ties may be­gin. One such was when Dublin gal­lerist Olivier Cor­net met Muire­ann Ní Chonaill, the Co Laois arts of­fi­cer, and the idea of a joint ex­hi­bi­tion was born.

At The Meet­ing, David Fox shows pleas­ing paint­ings of scenes usu­ally con­sid­ered un­beau­ti­ful (think of Eithne Jor­dan’s bril­liantly done place­less- places). They share an affin­ity with Da­rina Meagher’s work, and to­gether are a good coun­ter­point to Aileen Hamil­ton’s or­ganic fan­tasies, while Vicky Smith gets down and dirty with the te­dium of house­work. GT

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