Sounds From A Safe Harbour is back after its debut in 2015 and there’s a lot of things happening in Cork city this weekend starting tonight until Sunday including headline gigs of The National, Lisa Hannigan and Bon Iver and those in Coughlan’s, St. Luke’s and Cyprus Avenue but this year in a programme curated by festival director Mary Hickson, Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh.

Hickson asked me to curate the Heineken Free Music Trail once more and I’ve put together a programme of afternoon, evening and late-night gigs to take place across the River Lee Hotel, Crane Lane, Reardens, The Roundy, Callanan’s, Electric, BDSM, The Poor Relation, The Oval, The Sextant, Henchy’s, and The Hanover. There will also be a lot of unannounced gigs drawn from the main lineup which you won’t want to miss so keep any eye on the SFSH Twitter and Facebook and for Music Trail updates, follow myself or add yourself to the Facebook event.

A printable timetable that also works for phones is here.

There is also a series of conversations happening featuring our own Loose Joints Podcast with guest Enda Walsh, Cork Loves Music at Electric, Cillian Murphy in conversation with Bryce Dessner and Fionn Regan and more.

Friday 15th

Space for the Liberty Muse: Black & White / Firkin Crane / 1pm
Cillian Murphy in conversation with Fionn Regan / Upstairs @ The Roundy/ 3pm
Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National) / Crane Lane, Cork / 5pm
Autre Monde / Henchys Bar / 6pm
Rowan / Callanan’s / 6:30pm
Last night a DJ saved my life / Donal Dineen & Kevin Barry – The River Lee Hotel / 7pm
Plugd presents Sounds from a Radio / Upstairs @ The Roundy/ 7pm – late
Lilla Vargen / Oval Bar / 7:30pm
Sorcha Richardson / The Poor Relation / 8:30pm
Anna Mieke / Callanan’s / 10pm
DJ Joe Kelly / Henchys Bar / 10pm
Cinema / The Sextant / 11pm

Saturday 16th

Ian Fiasco / The River Lee / 12-3pm
Cillian Murphy in conversation with Bryce Dessner / Crane Lane / 2pm
Cork Loves Music / Electric / 3pm
Kevin Barry / The Oval / 4pm
Space for the Liberty Muse: Red / Crane Lane, Cork / 5pm
Corks RedFM 104-106 presents freezerRoom / Old Oak / 6pm
David Keenan / Callanan’s / 6:30pm
Cosmosis presents Sounds From A Radio / Upstairs @ The Roundy / 7pm – late
Maria Kelly / Callanan’s / 10pm
SOULÉ / Crane Lane, Cork/ 10:30pm
RSAG / The Sextant / 11pm
BANTUM / The Sextant / Midnight
Mouse on Mars / People Mixtape @ Hanover (midnight, limited entry)

Sunday 17th

Ian Fiasco / The River Lee / 12-3pm
Music Video: Myles O’Reilly (Arbutus Yarns), Christophe Abric (La Blogotheque) and Brendan Canty (Feel Good Lost) with Phil Udell (State) / Cyprus Avenue / 2pm
Loose Joints Podcast with Enda Walsh / Crane Lane / 4pm
Dowry – Éna Brennan / The River Lee/ 5pm
Saint Caoilian / BDSM Cork/ 5:30pm
Christof/ Crane Lane, Cork / 5:30pm
Fehdah / The River Lee / 6pm
Jay Ronic / BDSM Cork/ 6:30pm
Super Silly / Crane Lane, Cork/ 8:30pm
SYLK / The Roundy / 9pm
Rosa Nutty / The Poor Relation/ 9:30pm
Ships / Crane Lane, Cork / 10pm


SFSH17 Music trail Spotify playlist