TODAY-TOMORROW: It's a Beautiful Sunday for music fans with an astonishing 84 gigs taking place as part of the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival today and tonight. Among the wealth of riches today include eclectic Dublin music scene kingpin, Jerry Fish; US world music orchestra, Pink Martini and the north's blues guitar queen, Grainne Duffy. For information on all of the shows -- most of them on the excellent Guinness Jazz Trail are free -- visit www.cityofderryjazzfestival.com TONIGHT: Canada has far more to offer than just mountains and mounties -- with prime examples of this being world class DJs, A Trak and Tiga.
The hit making techno electro music makers and spinners will do battle at The Limelight 1, Belfast. Tickets Pounds 16 are available online at www.shine.net and www.ticketmaster.ie ? Shaven headed creative powerhouse of the extreme metal scene-- and another Canadian to boot!
-- Devin Townsend brings his Project band to Belfast's Stiff Kitten. Tickets for the gig at Pounds 19, available from the usual outlets.
Current album is Epicloud with a live DVD box set and TWO new albums to follow. WEDNESDAY: After a two and a half year break, there's some brilliant monkey business of the dirty alt rock kind with Dublin outfit, Fight Like Apes.
Tickets for the Transmission club night gig are an amazingly great value fiver. THURSDAY: The Drifters celebrate their 60th anniversary with a tour including a show at Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Tickets, Pounds 23.50 and Pounds 25 are available from the box office 028 90334455 and at the website, www.waterfront.co.uk FRIDAY: Layla famously got him on his knees.
LEGEND: Clapton But music veteran, Eric Clapton still stands head and shoulders above other aspiring guitar gods -- even at the age of 68!
Back out on the road to mark 50 years in the business and to promote new album, Old Sock, he's at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast.
Remaining tickets are Pounds 60 -- on sale from the box office, 028 90739074 and from Ticketmaster outlets.
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