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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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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Having picked itself up and dusted itself off from the Jazz, Cork swings back into action with a wide variety of shows across the latter half of the week. We pick the guide up from Wednesday, owing to a quiet start. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9th Papertrail @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, free) Cork session musicians turned art-rockers… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2016

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