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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Independent music continues to grow in Cork, with a fifth indie record shop opening its doors in Cork city. Bunker Vinyl, opened by Dungarvan man John Dwyer (techno producer Bipolarbeats) is based in the former Quarter basement space on Camden Quay, next door to the former Camden Palace Hotel arts centre. Expanding its reach past… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

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The first gig announced for Thursday May 11th for Music Cork conference and showcase is a Nialler9-hosted one with three of the brightest emerging Irish artists to play at Cyprus Avenue. We have rising Cork pop artist Lyra, electro-pop partystarters Le Boom and upcoming Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy. Tickets are available from €110 for the… Read more »

Posted on March 2nd, 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 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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From December 9th – 11th in The Kino in Cork, promoters Southern Hospitality Board present three nights of their favourite acts, both Irish and international including Rusangano Family, The Altered Hours, Rozi Plain, Bantum, The Bonk, Shaker Hymn and Anna Mieke Bishop. A weekend ticket is €36 but you can win two weekend passes worth… Read more »

Posted on November 25th, 2016

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Angel Olsen will tour in Ireland next year with two dates announced in Dublin and Cork next May. The musician’s Dublin date will happen at Vicar Street on May 19th 2017 courtesy of promoters Aiken Promotions & Skinny Wolves. Tickets priced €22.90 + fees go on sale this Thursday November 24th at 10am through Ticketmaster.ie… Read more »

Posted on November 22nd, 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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