A chosen few will get to witness this year’s Other Voices performances over three days (Nov 30-Dec 2) at St James’ Church in the Kerry town. The line-up will include Villagers, Paul Buchanan and the Staves. Meanwhile, Mick Hucknall (right) has added a second date to his American Soul show at the Olympia in Dublin. After Apr 9 sold out, the Manc marvel will also play Apr 10. Yes Sir Boss, the Bristol-based outfit signed to Joss Stone’s label were at the Crane Lane in Cork last night, and continue on to the Mercantile in Dublin tonight and Monroes in Galway tomorrow. RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta marks 40 years in existence with a concert of Munster musical talent tonight at Halla na Feothanaí in west Kerry. The local contingent will include Breandán Ó Beaglaoich & family, while Cork guests include Seán Ó Sé and Matt Cranitch.
MUSIC NEWS: AC/DC are the latest band to put their digital hang-ups behind them and have agreed to put their back catalogue up on iTunes. The Beatles and Led Zeppelin only became available online recently, and now the Australian rockers’ label Columbia has announced that all 16 of the band’s studio albums will be available. Individual tracks will also be available, and all have been remastered for the new format. Damon Albarn is a man who has never had reservations about new technology, and the forthcoming deluxe version of Blur’s Parklive album will feature three CDs of their London Olympics concert, as well as a DVD and a recording of their appearance at the 100 Club. And sticking with the golden oldies, Massive Attack’s seminal Blue Lines album is 21 years old, and is getting the key of the re-release door this week. Reports in the UK suggest Lenny Kravitz is to play Marvin Gaye in the film of the late great soul singer’s life which is being made by Julien Temple (The Great Rock And Roll Swindle). Finally, a statue of Amy Winehouse is to be unveiled in her home borough of Camden on Sept 4 next year, a day that would have been the late singer’s 31st birthday.
FILM TIPS: Even now, 32 years after it was first released, The Shining still stands as one of the best horror films ever made. From Sunday, the Triskel in Cork has an extended 144-minute version of Stanley Kubrick’s classic. Also showing at the venue is Killing Them Softly, a crime drama with the stellar cast of Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. Over at St John’s College on Thursday, Cork Cine Club
presents heartwarming French film Le Havre, about a bohemian who befriends a young African immigrant.
COMEDY CAPERS: Fred Cooke is probably familiar to you as the idiot genius from the Spar ads, and he brings his standup act to City Limits in Cork tonight and tomorrow. Jason Byrne has announced an Irish tour that includes Cork Opera House on Jan 24 and Theatre Royal, Waterford, on Jan 31.
VISUAL ART: The National Gallery in Dublin has an exhibition from Monday entitled Imagining the Divine: The Holy Family in Art. Featuring 13 paintings and drawings from the likes of Lorenzo di Credi, Guercino and Murillo, it shows how artists through the ages have depicted the early life of Christ. At Ionad Cultúrtha in Baile Mhúirne, Co Cork, the Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí group are celebrating the poetry of Dónal Uí Liatháin. Each artist created a piece in response to a poem by Uí Liatháin, and the resulting works will be on display from Nov 29. In Limerick, the City Gallery of Art has The Last Days Of Gravity by Enda O’Donoghue from Nov 30.