Jim Carroll

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Gig roll: Future Islands, Belle & Sebastian, Ryley Walker, Repeal etc

Live shows incoming from a rake of must-see acts

Future Islands

Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 10:30


The boys are back in town. Having sold out two nights at Vicar Street in Nvoember 2014 at the end of what was a triumphant year for the band, Future Islands return to the capital city for a show at the Iveagh Gardens on July 6. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at €45 a pop (plus TM charges and what-have-you). Here’s an interview with the band as they told the story so far in ’14.

Belle & Sebastian will also be playing a show this summer in the capital’s most splendid park. They’ll be at the Iveagh Gardens on July 20 with tickets going on sale next Monday at €45 each (plus TM Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance fees).

You can catch Ryley Walker play songs from his “Primrose Green” and “Golden Sings That Have Been Sung” albums at Dublin’s Whelan’s on April 16. Tickets for this one go on on sale on Thursday at €16 (plus TM usual bits and bobs).

One of the best albums of 2016 (it turned up in both OTR and Donald Clarke’s end-of-year round-ups) was Front Row Seat to Earth from Weyes Blood. The work of Natalie Mering, she plays Dublin’s Workman’s Club on April 15 and tickets are now on sale at €16 a pop (plus TM plasma taxes).

Repeal A Night in Key of 8 is a fundraiser for the Repeal the 8th campaign which takes place in Dublin’s Olympia on April 23. It will feature live performances from David Gray, Mary Black, Neil Hannon, Camille O’Sullivan, Loah, Lisa O’Neill, Printer Clips, Roisin O and Wyvern Lingo, as well as contributions from Panti, Ailbhe Smyth, Roisin Ingle, Tara Flynn, Una Mullally and many more. Tickets are now on sale at €28.50 and €32.50 a pop (plus Ticketmaster extras, fees, taxes and service charges).

You can catch I Have A Tribe play his first Dublin show since the release of his “Beneath A Yellow Moon” debut album at Dublin’s Whelan’s on March 3. Tickets are now on sale at €15 a go (plus TM yadda yadda yadda).