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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After a busy weekend last week, the city by the Lee takes an easy one before diving headlong into the holiday season. TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER Little Green Cars @ Everyman Palace (8pm, €27) Globetrotting folk/pop act continue touring this year’s third album, Ephemera. CSN Live & Gigging @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €5) Part two of… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2016

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Southern Hospitality Board’s swansong shows at the Kino highlight an incredibly packed and eclectic week of live music in the real capital. TUESDAY DECEMBER 6TH Geoff Tate @ Crane Lane Theatre (7pm, €20) Former Queensryche frontman performs in a stripped-back show with local musicians, and all money going to the MusicGeneration Cork City programme. Coláiste… Read more »

Posted on December 5th, 2016

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As we round into holiday season, gigs begin to slow down a little before the usual Christmas glut. Plenty tunes still around the gaff for those what wants ’em, though. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29TH Cystic Fibrosis Association Fundraiser @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €5) Four-band line-up of young artists, including headliners the Burma. All proceeds to the… Read more »

Posted on November 28th, 2016

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A busy week of music kicks off tonight, with independent artists and DJs gigging nightly around the city and county. ECM Records presents its second annual weekender in the Triskel, while Fight Like Apes’ farewell tour takes in Connolly’s of Leap. Monday November 21st The Suitcase Junket @ Quay Co-Op (7pm, donations) Slide-guitar/blues specialist makes… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2016

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Among a stacked week of Leeside music events are the music programme for Cork Film Festival, a plethora of big house nights, and the first anniversary celebrations of local hip-hop heroes Cuttin’ Heads Collective. WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER The Cork Fleischmann Orchestra @ City Hall (8pm, €18/€25/€30) Led by solo violinist Tasmin Little, the namesake orchestra… Read more »

Posted on November 14th, 2016

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Having picked itself up and dusted itself off from the Jazz, Cork swings back into action with a wide variety of shows across the latter half of the week. We pick the guide up from Wednesday, owing to a quiet start. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9th Papertrail @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, free) Cork session musicians turned art-rockers… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2016

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Though the Jazz festival has blown past in a haze of straw hats and street parties, the music shows no signs of stopping, with an eclectic selection to wind down even the sorest of post-festival heads. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1ST Buzzcocks @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €22.50) Punk legends continue their 40th anniversary tour in Cork. O’Rourke/Dunlea… Read more »

Posted on November 1st, 2016

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