Before we dig into the highlights of Cork’s gigging calendar for the weekend, shout-out to Sam and the crew at Connolly’s of Leap, dealing with the wrath of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and whose events have been postponed owing to same. We’re told they’ll be good to go for October Bank Holiday weekend, great news for those… Read more »

Posted on October 18th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH Zolala Klub @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) The first anniversary of the monthly gathering of the eccentric and eclectic at quayside market cafe Siopa Gan Ainm. On sound duties this month: Diarmait MacCarthaigh. TANK @ The Village Hall (9pm, €5) A wide-ranging series of audiovisual explorations of outsider art in Cork… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2017

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DISCLAIMER: We know that’s there way more on than listed here for Coughlans’ Live Music Festival this week. For obvious reasons, we’re just not listing sold-out shows on top of the frankly preposterous amount of good stuff happening around the gaff. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH Ganglions & Chancer @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €5) A double-dose… Read more »

Posted on September 27th, 2017

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THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER Cassidy Club @ An Spailpín Fánach (8.30pm, €5) Debut single launch gig for brand-new Cork outfit, kicking off early-ish upstairs in the Spailpín. Support from Elaine Malone. Lankum @ DeBarra’s, Clonakilty (9pm, €15) Irish folk explorers play DeBarra’s ahead of their new album’s release as part of Clonakilty Guitar Festival. FRIDAY 22ND… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2017

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The last fortnight of August is traditionally slim pickings in the Southern capital, but as ever, the city’s musical underbelly has something to serve up for everyone. TONIGHT: Stiff Little Fingers @ City Hall (6pm, €13.50) Ulster punk icons continue celebrating their fortieth anniversary with a stop at the city’s former big-gig venue, as part… Read more »

Posted on August 24th, 2017

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FRIDAY AUGUST 18TH: This is How We Fly @ Sirius Arts Centre, Cóbh (7.45, €15) A coming together of members of bands like The Gloaming, The Chieftains, Darol Anger and Gjallarhorn, as well as experiences with interdisciplinary work in theatre, dance and contemporary music. Major Grave @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €7) From Dublin’s first… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2017

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Scrobarnach might be out, but the county remains a hotbed of activity this weekend. TONIGHT: Simon Community Fundraiser @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €3) Young Cork artists line out in the red room upstairs on Parliament Street to raise spons for Simon Community. On the bill: Little Indigo, Drift, Andy Killian. THURSDAY AUGUST 10TH: Hermitage Green… Read more »

Posted on August 9th, 2017

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THURSDAY AUGUST 3RD: Saint Caoilian @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €10) The handsomest biy in Cork music brings himself and his band out under the hammers as his world tour continues. Support from Ballydehob native Muireann Levis. GOOD Music @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €5) Stevie G brings Ian Ring in on his shenanigans at the… Read more »

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

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THURSDAY JULY 27TH: Yorkston Thorne Khan @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €16) Folk, electronica, jazz and world music come together via critically-acclaimed Domino Records trio, stopping off at Coughlan’s on Irish tour. No Covers @ The Friary (9pm, free) The biggest little bar in Cork city continues supporting new music, with Brother Rabbit, Michele Amico and… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 14TH: Zolala Klub #9 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, free) Multi-disciplinary night of the eclectic and esoteric, including a tape launch for Leeside duo Queef, comprised of local multimedia artists Claire Guerin and Laney Mannion. THURSDAY JUNE 15TH: In a bizarre state of affairs, there is nothing in the way of original music… Read more »

Posted on June 12th, 2017

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TONIGHT: Torcán @ St. Peter’s (7pm, free) Trad nua from Cork-based outfit Torcán, performing at the former Vision Centre to support the video for new single ‘The Singing Stream’. Mitski @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €16) Cork appearance from New York-based outsider indie proponent, in support of sophomore album ‘Puberty 2’.   THURSDAY JUNE 8TH: Live… Read more »

Posted on June 6th, 2017

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Thursday June 1st: Fixity @ Gulpd Cafe (9pm, €10) Having released a third album of new material in the past 12 months (not including concert recordings or full-multitrack studio albums) an all-star local line-up joins drummer Dan Walsh for a Cork Improvised Music Club session. Bank Holiday Weekend: Open Ear Festival @ Sherkin Island (all… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2017

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THURSDAY MAY 4TH: C Duncan @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, €16) Mercury Prize-nominated Glaswegian composer and collaborators take to stage in support of sophomore album ‘The Midnight Sun’. The Electronic Folk @ Long Valley (8pm, free) Monthly residency for electronic five-piece, with support from singer-songwriter Circuits of Heaven in an electro-acoustic set. FRIDAY MAY 5TH: Saint… Read more »

Posted on May 3rd, 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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