THURS­DAY 28.09.17

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

AL­BUM LAUNCH Edel Meade: Blue Fan­ta­sia Bello Bar, Dublin, 8pm, €12, bel­lo­bar­dublin.com Edel Meade may have been in­stru­men­tal in launch­ing the singing ca­reers of oth­ers with her pop­u­lar vo­cal work­shops, but this month, the Dublin vo­cal­ist and com­poser steps into the spot­light her­self. Blue Fan­ta­sia is a de­but al­bum of so­phis­ti­cated, of­ten dis­arm­ingly per­sonal songs from Meade, and top-notch per­for­mances from a tal­ented band, which for the al­bum launch at Bello Bar, in­cludes trum­peter Lin­ley Hamil­ton, gui­tarist Julien Co­larossi, key­boardist Scott Flani­gan and bassist Dave Red­mond. CL SOUL/BLUES Bas­civille The Work­man’s Club, Dublin 8pm ¤13 the­work­man­sclub.com Wex­ford broth­ers Cil­lian and Lor­can Byrne know their South­ern bay­ous from their Ir­ish glens, and we can safely pre­dict it won’t be too long be­fore the lads cross over from pro­vin­cial hot­shots to na­tional (and be­yond) names. Smooching in on the soul/blues of in­spi­ra­tional fig­ures such as Ste­vie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Jeff Buck­ley and Van Mor­ri­son, EP re­leases such as 2016’s Blues in Red and new song, Div­ing Hour, display a canny abil­ity to match emo­tion with elo­quence with a par­tic­u­lar Ir­ish curve. TCL GUI­TAR SU­PER-DUO Hugh Buck­ley & Nigel Clark Arthurs, Dublin, 9pm, €10, arthur­spub.ie Un­like most other in­stru­men­tal­ists, gui­tarists seem to par­tic­u­larly en­joy each other’s com­pany. Hugh Buck­ley and Nigel Clark first struck up a mu­si­cal friend­ship at one of Buck­ley’s leg­endary Dublin Gui­tar nights and an acous­tic

gui­tar su­per-duo was born: Buck­ley is a fluid be-bopin­spired player who has as­sumed Louis Stewart’s man­tle as the Dublin scene’s lead­ing main­stream gui­tarist; Clark’s early ca­reer was spent in the daz­zle of flash­bulbs as a mem­ber of Glas­gow band Hue and Cry, but since then, he has been qui­etly turn­ing him­self into a sen­si­tive and ver­sa­tile ac­com­pa­nist and, with singer Co­lette Cas­sidy, a song­writer of real orig­i­nal­ity. Likely to at­tract other gui­tarist types, in case that has any bear­ing on your de­ci­sion to at­tend. CL EX­PER­I­MEN­TAL Roy Car­roll Sonic Arts Re­search Cen­tre, Belfast, 1pm, Free (tick­eted event), movin­gon­mu­sic.com Dublin-born com­poser Roy Car­roll is a sonic ma­nip­u­la­tor, an ad­ven­turer in the slip­stream of tech­nol­ogy and im­prov, de­ploy­ing acous­tic and elec­tric in­stru­ments with equal dis­re­gard for con­ven­tion. A long­time denizen of Berlin’s fer­tile ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic scene, Car­roll’s for­mer projects in­clude the leg­endary Dublin col­lec­tive Trou­ble Pen­e­tra­tor and Berlin’s Split­ter Orches­tra. This one-off solo show is a rare chance on th­ese shores to hear where Car­roll’s out­ra­geously cre­ative head is at th­ese days. CL ART Fam­ily, Friends, Lovers Ranelagh Arts Cen­tre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6 Un­til Oc­to­ber 16 ranelagharts.org We’re so used to those dusty por­traits of the great and the good hang­ing on in­sti­tu­tional walls, that fre­quently we ig­nore them en­tirely. This show, se­lected by Mick O’Dea, is some­thing dif­fer­ent. In­spired by the sight a por­trait at a friend’s house, it’s a warm look in to the lives of the friends, fam­i­lies and lovers of 25 artists in­clud­ing Una Sealy, James Han­ley, Vera Klute, Brian Bourke, Carey Clarke, Molly Judd and Gary Coyle. Part of the Ranelagh Arts Fes­ti­val, it’s both per­sonal and uni­ver­sal, and might even in­spire you to com­mis­sion one of your own? GT

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