Free this weekend?
Soulful American songstress Rachael Yamagata takes her European tour to Dublin and Kilkenny where she will be supported by local guitar hero Clive Barnes (not to be confused with Cliff Barnes, JR Ewing’s arch nemesis from ‘Dallas’… millennials, ask your mother).
Rachael’s sultry, smoky vocals are to the fore on her most recent piano ballad ‘Be Somebody’s Love’ (above), and her songs have graced TV shows such as ‘The OC’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
Wexford-born, Kilkenny-based Clive, meanwhile, is a six-string virtuoso steeped in folk, alt.country and blues and has shared a stage with such stellar names as Jim White, Peter Bruntnell and Marah. His album ‘The Ghost Country’ is a must for all fans of Americana.
Rachael and Clive play Upstairs at Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin, tonight and Cleere’s Bar, Kilkenny, tomorrow night.
Nick says: A double-bill made in roots heaven!
Take you to church?
Sorry, all tickets gone.
BellX1 singer Paul Noonan takes to the pulpit tonight when he plays a sold out solo show in St John The Baptist Church on Church Avenue in Drumcondra, Dublin. Paul can be caught live elsewhere as tonight is the launch of an Irish tour (see top)
This gig, titled New Sounds In An Old Place, will showcase his recent solo material, including ‘Beautiful Phones’ which was produced by The Gloaming’s Thomas Bartlett.
Nick says: The bells, the bells!