We welcome our Celtic cousin James Yorkston as he embarks on an Irish tour beginning tonight in Cleere’s Bar, Kilkenny.
The irrepressible Edinburgh folkster will doubtless be playing songs from his recent solo album The Route To The Harmonium (see video) as well as his new three-way collaboration with Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan titled Navarasa which is out today on Domino Records.
The tour continues tomorrow night in Phil Grimes Bar, Waterford; Coughlans, Cork, on Sunday; and The Workmans, Dublin, on Sunday.
Laura O’Leary as Beatrice, and Eoghan Byrne as Benedick in Arclight’s Much Ado About Nothing
There’s a bit of ‘ado’ in Greystones.
Alan Nolan writes:
Dublin-based Arclight Drama Studio perform their unique take on Shakespeare’s fast-moving comedy Much Ado About Nothing tonight at 8pm, outdoors in Temple Carrig School, Greystones, prior to two performances on this Saturday in Stratford-Upon-Avon as guests of the RSC [Royal Shakespeare Company].
The show just finished a sold-out week at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre. Prepare to have your culture quotient enhanced and your ribs tickled, and all for only a fiver!
Lydia Redmond (left), UCD student and co-organiser of tonight’s gig (see below) with members of Smalltalk, from left: Matthew Lynch , Dan Aherne, Liam Litchfield, John McGarry
Tonight at 8pm.
A UCD produced concert in aid of Youth Suicide prevention at the Workman’s Club, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin featuring Mark O’Sullivan, Leah Tiernan, Maria McDonald, The Temps, Smalltalk and Trooper Charlie.
David Burns writes:
UCD Students’ Union have pledged to raise €100,000 for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI) by the end of academic year, 2015/16. They’ve raised over €24,000 so far and hope to break €30,000 tonight with a charity gig in the Workman’s Club tonight — Doors 8pm, €8 entry. All proceeds will assist YSPI reduce levels of youth suicide in Ireland through a classroom based programme, The Four Steps to Help, provided free of charge to secondary schools around the country.
Whelans is launching a new club night tonight called Adored, curated by The Swedish Railway Orchestra [Dublin-based multimedia project “with interests in music, film and art”]. Fancy it? Well, save yizzer selves some money and get on the guestlist on the Facebook event page [link below].