Electropop artist, Clairo is in the Dublin Academy tonight while Biffy Clyro are in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Alt-rock meets hip hop in Dublin’s Button Factory with Why? tomorrow night. Wooden
Shjips are in Whelan’s on Tuesday. There is also a brilliant double-header at the Clonakilty Guitar Festival on Tuesday, with Glen Hansard and
David Keenan topping the bill. Joni Harms
with the Sheerin Family
Band rock up to the Arts Centre in Mullingar at the same time. There are some tickets left for Jason
Derulo in the 3 Arena on Wednesday. Gig of the week for me is FM 104’s concert for Help A Dublin
Child in the Olympia on Thursday, where Gavin James, The Academic, The Blizzards and others will rock your socks off. Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and
Mary Coughlan play The Lime Tree Limerick on the same evening. Catch Longford’s
Brave Giant before they become huge at the Button Factory (Friday and Saturday). Memories of the glory days of Féile in Semple Stadium, Thurles will be aroused on Friday with Féile Classical. You can catch The Stunning, Something Happens and others with The Irish Chamber Orchestra over the two days. Wild Youth headline in Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday, while Beoga play Dolan’s of Limerick.
Dave Lory, former manager of Jeff Buckley, will be in the Academy Dublin on Monday for a Q&A on his book about the legendary singer.
limEriCK gig: Mary Coughlan