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MUSIC NEWS: Hot Press reports that Tower Records in Dublin will be one of the shops taking part in Radiohead’s ‘event’ today for the physical release their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool.



A broadcast of music from recent live shows, as well as a live set at 6pm, will occur in independent record stores around the world. The album had already been released digitally last month.

Paul McCartney was among those paying tribute to Irish guitarist Henry McCullough, 72, who passed away earlier this week after a long battle with heart trouble. The Co Derry man had an incredible career, playing with Joe Cocker at Woodstock and spending over two years with McCartney in Wings. Along the way, he was also deported from the US for possession of marijuana.

As part of his tribute, McCartney said: “The solo he played on My Love was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra.” Pink Floyd fans will also be familiar with McCullough’s voice, as he can be heard on the Dark Side of the Moon on the track, Money, saying: “I don’t know, I was really drunk at the time.” Glastonbury takes place next weekend and, as ever, you can watch much of it from the comfort of your own couch courtesy of nightly coverage on BBC.

GIG WISE: After the high-kicking action of Lord of the Dance, the Marquee in Cork gets back on the music trail on Tuesday with Chic. They’ll be followed on Friday and Saturday by The Coronas. Body & Soul is the big festival pick of the weekend ahead, with the Co. Meath event probably featuring its strongest music line-up ever, with The Gloaming, St Germain and Santigold.


For those who can plan into next year, rock legends Black Sabbath have announced an appearance at 3Arena in Dublin on January 20. In the meantime, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will take place on the bank holiday weekend of October 28 to 31, and first out of the blocks with a gig announcement is Cork soul hero Brian Deady, who will play a late show at the city’s Opera House on October 31.

FILM TIPS: Emilia Clarke, below, of Game of Thrones fame is among the stars of Me Before You, a romantic tale that’s in Irish cinemas today. It’s been getting rather mixed reviews from the critics, but what do they know? We’re officially into summer blockbuster season, and Independence Day: Resurgence — released next Thursday — definitely fits that description. Triskel in Cork has Prince in Purple Rain from Sunday to Wednesday; and French film Mon Roi is also on their roster for the same period.

KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL: The Marble City’s major arts event (August 6-15) unveiled its line-up earlier this week, with highlights including a reading by Stephen Rea of the final work by Seamus Heaney, Aeneid Book VI — the journey to the Underworld, with accompaniment by cellist

Neil Martin. As ever, there’s a strong classical music component to the festival, and Footsbarn Theatre from the UK will be performing two plays, The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare and Cuckoo’s Nest. Non-classical music highlights include Loudon Wainwright III and Villagers.

ALL AND SUNDRY: The Deep South bar on the Grand Parade in Cork is the site of a ‘pop up’ art exhibition next Thursday from 6pm to 8.30pm. Works for sale will include pieces from Mary Madison, John McGuiness and Joanna Kaminska–Wujek. Graham Norton’s show tonight has Charlie Sheen, and the leads from the new Ghostbusters film.


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