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 Blek.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25TH:
Dr. Daniela Kulezic-Wilson @ Triskel TDC (6pm, free)
UCC music lecturer delivers ‘The Musicality of Beckett’s Plays on the Page and in Performance’, a study of Samuel Beckett’s infatuation with music.
Music College Jam Session @ Crane Lane (8pm, free)
Musicians from UCC School of Music and Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa improvise in a gig promoted by CIT School of Music’s Popular Music B.A.
Mick Flannery @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (8.30, SOLD OUT)
Playing new material from the recently-released ‘I Own You’ album, the secretive Cork singer-songwriter sets out to continue expanding his sound.
THURSDAY JANUARY 26TH:
Sacred Harp Singers of Cork @ Unitarian Church (7pm, donations)
Shape-note singing with the Sacred Harp community, recasting old hymns as a secular, communal singing experience.
James Vincent McMorrow @ Cork Opera House (8pm, €32.50)
Dublin singer-songwriter plays Cork’s quayside landmark in support of recent album ‘We Move’
Martin Hayes & David Power @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €20)
Six-time All Ireland fiddle champion and Gloaming co-founder heads to Connolly’s with uilleann pipe veteran David Power.
Dirk Powell @ The White Horse (8.30pm, €22)
Legendary American musician, collaborating with, among many others, Jack White, Joan Baez, and Jackson Browne.
James McMurtry @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €20)
Americana/folk from a world-travelled veteran. Support from Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid.
Footnotes @ The Friary (9pm, free)
Evan Boyle, Paddy Dalton, and Darragh Pheasey hunker into the DJ booth upstairs in the North Mall venue to spin their disco, soul and funk favourites.
FRIDAY JANUARY 27TH:
Dr. Fionnuala Moynihan @ Triskel TDC (1pm, €10)
The first of six performances, chronicling Mozart’s complete sonatas over the series, performed by the award-winning classical pianist.
SILLK @ The Village Hall (8.30pm, €12)
Leeside noir-pop/folk trio finally launch their E.P. ‘Time is a Clock’ after having to reschedule the original launch date.
Wallis Bird @ Oliver Plunkett (8.30pm, €24)
Singer-songwriter continues touring new album ‘Home’, with a gig upstairs in the former Scott’s, presented by the Coughlan’s promotional team.
Jack O’Rourke & Hattie Webb @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (8.30pm, €20)
Leeside singer-songwriter is joined by UK harpist/vocalist for a double-bill, continuing the eighth annual Ballincollig Winter Music Festival.
Soul Funktion @ The Sextant (9pm, “always funky – always free”)
Mister Fork and Doctor Quigley take their monthly sojourn to the quays for to spin some soul, funk and boogie classics.
DIVAN @ DeBarras’ (8pm, €12)
Dublin-based, rural-informed indie three-piece head out Clonakilty. Also Cobh on Saturday.
Double Cookin’ @ The Poor Relation (9.30pm, free)
Under a Plastic Cloud man Phil Hope, Ian Fiasco and guests hope behind at the decks at the Parnell Place venue.
One Last Wild Waltz @ The Friary (9.30pm, free)
Leeside disc-jock veteran Mike d’Arcy switches from jovial pub landlord to purveyor of alternative eighties ephemera.
Ejeca @ Cyprus Avenue (10pm, €20)
Belfast producer/Exploris head Garry McCartney takes to Cork for the first of two nights upstairs at Cyprus Avenue. Additional date to Saturday’s, tickets on sale now.
FM GRIM & MKNA @ CUBE (11pm, free)
Chris Power swaps boom-bap for techno, with Ciaran McKenna supporting.
SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH:
Winter Music Festival Afternoon Concert @ The White Horse (2.30pm, €17)
A triple bill of trad from Maighréad & Trìona Nì Dhomhnaill, David Munnelly Trio and Caoimhin Vallely Trio.
Culture Vultures with Tony Clayton-Lea @ The White Horse (5pm, free)
Veteran Irish Times arts journalist speaks with The Frank & Walters, Jack O’Rourke, Wasps vs. Humans, Hattie Webb, and more in a public forum.
Diffract @ The Kino (8pm, €8/€10 after 10)
A packed night of live electronica from the community-run clubnight in the Kino. Live sets from ooSe and Lambdancer, as well as sets from Jonezy and Hames.
The Frank and Walters @ The White Horse (8pm, free)
More Cork city than Roy Keane eating drisheen marinaded in Tanora, Leeside pop legends The Franks are one of the headliners of the Winter Music festival.
DIVAN @ Sirius Arts Centre (8pm, €12)
Dublin-based, rural-informed indie three-piece head out to Cobh for a jaunt to Sirius.
Connected @ EDISON (9pm, free)
Cork deep-house lads BLOCK headline a night in the Washington Street post-work staple.
Ejeca @ Cyprus Avenue (10pm, SOLD OUT)
The second of a two-night residency for world-travelled Belfast deep house/techno producer. Original date, sold out.
Two-Time Polka @ The White Horse (11pm, free)
Born Leeside, making the music of ragin’ Cajuns, this four-piece has been everywhere from d’Jazz to Glastonbury.
SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH:
Sunday Times @ The Bowery (7pm, free)
Byron Yeates, of Galway clubnight Alice, joins the regulars for this month’s lineup, fresh off a set last month at Panorama Bar/Berghain.
Máirtín O’Connor, Zoe Conway and Dónal Lunny @ The White Horse (8.30pm, €22)
Three of the country’s finest trad musicians come together to blend the old and the new in one of the Winter Music fest’s headline shows.
The Mulligan Brothers @ The White Horse (11pm, free)
Americana and folk from an outfit composed of members of other genre bands to finish out the Winter Music festival.