After his show at Forbidden Fruit, Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver will return on September 15th to play the Sounds from A Safe Harbour festival for a special show in the Cork Opera house. Tickets (TBC on price) on sale Wednesday 21st June at 10am from Cork Opera House website. Sounds from A… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2017

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After weeks of rumours surrounding the status of Cork vinyl institution Plugd Records and its sister café Gulpd, the shop this morning announced that it would not be renewing its agreement with its current headquarters, at the Triskel Arts Centre. Plugd, widely regarded as the home of Irish independent music and general wax-bound esoterica in… Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 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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#CorkLovesMusic, in association with First Music Contact (FMC) and Cork Midsummer Festival, presents #AllAboutLive, the third in a series of talk and performance events, taking place throughout the year. On the afternoon of the 22nd, Bunker Vinyl & Studio presents one-on-one music clinics with Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact (Hard Working Class Heroes,… Read more »

Posted on May 30th, 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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The National have announced that their new album Sleep Well Beast will be released on September 8th on 4AD and following that a world tour kicks off in Cork at the Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival with a Cork Opera House on September 16th and then goes to Dublin’s Vicar Street for September 17th… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2017

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This Thursday May 11th at the Music Cork conference and showcase, I’m hosting a showcase of emerging and personally-recommended Irish artists at Cyprus Avenue. We have rising upcoming Dublin singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy (8.15pm), Cork pop artist Lyra (10.15pm), electro-pop partystarters Le Boom (11.15pm). Just announced: Cork singer-songwriter Jack O’Rourke (9.15pm) and a Kormac AV set… Read more »

Posted on May 9th, 2017

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Tori Amos has been announced for two Irish show this September, at Cork Opera House (€51.15 +fees) on September 6th and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (€53.15 +fees) on September 7th. Amos will release a new album, her fifteenth, Native Invader on 8th September so the Irish dates kick off the world tour as listed below…. Read more »

Posted on April 24th, 2017

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Fleet Foxes will play a July 11th show (Thursday) at the Cork Opera House this year. Tickets €40+fees on sale Friday April 7th at 10am – get it in the diary. Book Online: Corkoperahouse.ie Book by phone: 021-4270022* Later that week, they play Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens for an outdoor show. The band’s third record Crack-Up… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Following the first event in Coughlan’s Live in January, #CorkLovesMusic has announced the second in a series of talk and performance events, taking place throughout the year. On the afternoon of the 27th, the newly-opened Bunker Vinyl & Studio plays host one-on-one music clinics with Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact. Open to the… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 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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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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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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