WEDNESDAY APRIL 12TH: Zolala Klub #7 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) Performance, talk and art in the latest instalment of the quayside esoterica series, including a musical performance from Johnny Rua on Irish harp. THURSDAY APRIL 13TH: [r]evolution of a sun, Bisect & Hope is Noise @ Fred Zeppelin’s (7.30pm, €8) A special fundraising… Read more »

Posted on April 10th, 2017

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MONDAY APRIL 3RD: Not music-related, but the Arts & Disability Connect Scheme is having its open day at 3pm at St. Peter’s Church, the former Vision Centre, on North Main Street. Vitally important that the Cork music and arts community is all-inclusive and continues to foster that spirit. TUESDAY APRIL 4TH: Another quiet night for… Read more »

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

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WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH: CIT Battle of the Bands Final @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €2) The winners of the last few weeks’ heats face off for the year’s CIT Music Soc championship, plus recording time in Blackwater Studios. Aponym, Red Sky Planes, Kill ’em Charlie and Beautiful Corruption all line out. THURSDAY 30TH MARCH: Big Giant… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2017

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TUESDAY MARCH 21ST: Tunesday @ Mr. Bradley’s (9.30, free) At last – a regular filler for the early-week slot of the gig guide. While it’s a crying shame the newly-outfitted Bradley’s is no longer amenable to the harsh/leftfield sounds that established its reputation, any residency for Cork artists is a good one. Tonight: bluegrass from… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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TUESDAY MARCH 14TH John Spillane @ An Seomra, Midleton (7pm, €15) The latest in the Skylark series of intimate events in Midleton is headlined by erstwhile Leeside singer-songwriter John Spillane. WEDNESDAY MARCH 15TH CIT Battle of the Bands @ Cyprus Avenue (8.30pm, €2) The second heat of CIT Music Soc’s band competition sees four more… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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MONDAY MARCH 6TH & TUESDAY MARCH 7TH: Nothing at all in terms of original tunes on either of these days. Quieter about town than usual… WEDNESDAY MARCH 8TH: GASH Collective International Women’s Day Party (6.00pm, donations) An early start on a school night for a massive celebration of women in Cork music, fundraising for Abortion… Read more »

Posted on March 6th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 27TH: No original music in town tonight (as usual – an admittedly small gap in the market that no-one with a small space sees fit to exploit), but keep an eye on Coughlan’s Live’s social media for details of a very special announcement today… TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH: Dinosaur @ Triskel Arts Centre (8pm,… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 20TH: Nope. No music as usual on a Monday night. What a curious recurrence. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21ST: Karl Blau @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €15) Northwestern indie hero gone country/Americana troubadour tours Ireland supporting new album ‘Introducing Karl Blau’. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22ND: #CorkLovesMusic @ Coughlan’s (8pm, SOLD OUT) The first in a series of… Read more »

Posted on February 20th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 13TH: An Audience with Humans of the Sesh @ UCC Boole Auditorium 3 (5.30pm, free) If you’re brave/disregarding of self-interest enough to be on UCC campus for RAG Week, manky memelords Humans of the Sesh are taking to the world of academic debates for UCC Philosoph. Pusher @ Cyprus Avenue (11.00pm, €6/8) Later… Read more »

Posted on February 13th, 2017

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 6TH: We’re all still wrecked from Block Party, no music or anything for anyone. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH: UCC Battle of the Bands @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, free/€2 for non-students) The baby child of UCC’s old music societies, UCC Music Society, continues its annual battle of the bands, with local weirdos Land Crabs joined… Read more »

Posted on February 6th, 2017

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MONDAY JANUARY 30TH: CIT’s second semester begins today for some courses. No music for anyone. TUESDAY JANUARY 31ST: Cara Kursh @ The Brú (9.30pm, free) Singer-songwriter and Friary Open Mic curator plays her own original material, with Kino live music honcho Cormac Daly chipping in on a few covers. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1ST: Music College Jam… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2017

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MONDAY JANUARY 23RD: No music tonight. Probably as well, considering the week that lies ahead. TUESDAY JANUARY 24TH: Sarah Jarosz @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (8.30pm, SOLD OUT) U.S. folk singer and multi-instrumentalist opens the Ballincollig Winter Music Festival, at the town’s White Horse venue, touring in support of new album ‘Undercurrent’. Support from John… Read more »

Posted on January 23rd, 2017

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The city and county’s gig scene begin to swing back to life following the post-holiday lull. Quarter Block Party, the first festival of the year, is just ahead and things are warming up nicely. TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY: Jack O’Rourke @ Wallis’ Bar, Midleton (8pm, €12) Night one of a two-night residency in Midleton for the… Read more »

Posted on January 16th, 2017

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A quiet week as the Cork music scene slowly gets over the post-holiday hangover and back to business. Monday January 9th Deep Sky Objects @ Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm, free) Cork/Kerry alt-rock three-piece get a quick gig in before heading away to put down their next record. THURSDAY JANUARY 12TH: Cork Sacred Harp Singers @… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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Tis the season – a few major events pockmark a city’s gigging calendar winding down for the holidays. Good tidings and festive cheer from the city by the Lee! MONDAY DECEMBER 19TH: Glen Hansard @ Coughlan’s (8.30pm, SOLD OUT) Frames frontman plays a special fundraiser for the Peter McVerry trust. Tickets for this are long… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2016

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