, Gig news: Bonzai NYEE, Culture Vultures, Bruno Mars, Jens Lekman, Frances, 65daysofstatic, Margaret Glaspy…

Dublin-raised UK based Bonzai is to play live and is bringing some friends to the city to DJ alongside here for a New Year’s Eve Eve party at District 8 this year on December 30th.

Joining Bonzai will be DJ sets from Mura Masa, Mumdance, Wastefellow and Bobofunk.

Tickets are €22+fee on sale now on Eventbrite. Facebook event.

Margaret Glaspy plays The Grand Social, Dublin on November 30th. Tickets €15+ fee on sale now.

Culture Vultures, Tony Clayton-Lea and Andrea Keogh’s music and interview event has found a new home at The Sound House, Eden Quay. The next one takes place on Tuesday, 13 December and features live music from Hilary Woods along with chat with myself and Bantum. Tickets go on sale on now from Dice at €10 without any fees.

Swedish songwriter Jens Lekman is to play Whelan’s, March 28th. Tickets priced €25 on sale now from Ticketmaster/ WAV.

Frances, the UK singer-songwriter plays Whelan’s on Saturday, April 1s. Tickets €16.50 +fee. Her debut album Things I’ve Never Said is released weeks before.

65daysofstatic play The Button Factory on Saturday 4th February 2017. Tickets €17+ fee on sale now from Ticketmaster. The band recently soundtracked a game: No Man’s Sky.

Bruno Mars plays 3Arena on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Donal Dineen is hosting a music and live art performance of ‘The Pipes, The Pipes’ an homage to the Irish uilleann pipes. The performance at the RHA Gallery on Thursday November 17th will feature pipers, Padraig McGovern, Leonard Barry and Maitiú Ó Casaide with visuals by Lionel Palun and Donal Dineen.

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady will head off on a nationwide 40th Anniversary tour accompanied by Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

Vicar Street, Dublin – Saturday May 20th
Cork Opera House, May 19th
Millennium Forum, Derry, May 25th
University Concert Hall, Limerick, May 26th
Black Box Theatre, Galway May 27th
Ulster Hall, Belfast May 28th

Tickets on sale Friday November 18th from venues or Ticketmaster.