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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Update: The festival due to take place this weekend was cancelled, “due to roadblocks set in our path.” Scrobarnach Electronic Music and Arts Festival has announced extended details of its third annual instalment, at its new home at Ballindenisk House, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork on August 11th-12th. Taking its name from the Irish for “undergrowth”, the… Read more »

Posted on August 8th, 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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Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival in Cork in mid-September has already announced its big names The National and Bon Iver for the festival and today it’s revealed a prominent Aaron Dessner collaborator Lisa Hannigan as the next performer. Hannigan will perform with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and The National man (who produced her… Read more »

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

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TUESDAY JULY 11TH: Fleet Foxes @ Cork Opera House (7.30 pm, SOLD OUT) The first of a double-header at the Opera House for the US folk outfit, which filled up in fairly short order. WEDNESDAY JULY 12TH: Zolala Klub #10 @ Siopa Gan Ainm (7pm, donations) The tenth instalment of the quay-bound home of all… Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2017

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Following a successful maiden voyage last year that raised over €1600 for animal welfare charity D.A.W.G., some of Cork music’s best and brightest rejoin forces for the return of Guilty Pleasures, a live and living tribute to nu-metal’s angriest, angstiest, most over-earnest moments. A multiple-headed beast, including numerous guest vocalists, Guilty Pleasures is comprised of… Read more »

Posted on July 5th, 2017

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Irish festival staples King Kong Company and Corkonian masters of mayhem Lords of Strut, have been added to the line-up at this summer’s Townlands Carnival. Taking place at Rusheen Farm Estate in Macroom, Co Cork on July 21 -23, they join announced headliners The Rubberbandits, Hermitage Green, Brushy One-String and Jeru Da Damaja. King Kong Company… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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The second annual Great Irish Beer Festival has announced its musical line-up for this August at Cork City Hall, headlined by, among others, Dublin synth-poppers Le Galaxie and Ulster punk legends Stiff Little Fingers. Following last year’s inaugural event, The Great Irish Beer Festival will feature 24 Irish craft brewers and one distillery; as well… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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So, it’s ‘goodbye for now’ this week for Plugd Records and Gulpd Cafe, with the shop and cafe staying open until Friday. Aside from the below gigs, the shop is having a clearance sale with 20% off vinyl and all CDs down to half-price. Get in and support them while you can. Thank you to… Read more »

Posted on June 26th, 2017

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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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