What’s on Sunday: Natalie Prass and A Donegal Photo Album

 

SINGER-SONGWRITER

Natalie Prass

Whelan’s (Upstairs) Dublin 8pm €13.50 whelanslive.com

Heard the one about a Nashville singer-songwriter who doesn’t sound like a Nashville singer-songwriter? Pass an admiring glance, then, to Natalie Prass, who makes her Irish headline debut promoting her forthcoming album, Why Don’t You Believe in Me? Swamp Soul meets Dusty Springfield?

ART

A Donegal Photo Album Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar Until Feb 11 galleryofphotography.ie

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is one of those musicians who transcend the bounds of their discipline. The daughter of fiddle player and teacher Francie Mooney, she has long been a calm, creatively enlightened presence at the heart of Donegal and Irish traditional music, not only with Altan but also solo and in many other collaborations. Her personal photographic archive is a visual history of her family and musical life, centred on the Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht.

VINYL EVENT

Classic Vinyl Sunday

Twisted Pepper, Dublin 5pm €10 eventbrite.ie

Following the success of the inaugural Classic Vinyl Sunday event (with Pink Floyd’s The Wall) last November, the next outing features a playing of the 1967 classic album, The Velvet Underground & Nico. Prior to the album being played, there will be a panel discussion on the album’s legacy, its controversial subject matter, and its famous Andy Warhol-designed cover.