After a busy weekend last week, the city by the Lee takes an easy one before diving headlong into the holiday season.

TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER

Little Green Cars @ Everyman Palace (8pm, €27)
Globetrotting folk/pop act continue touring this year’s third album, Ephemera.

CSN Live & Gigging @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €5)
Part two of the annual showcase for one of Cork’s longest-running music education programmes.

WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER

Richie Ramone @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €15)
Legendary Ramones drummer stops into Cyprus Avenue on post-comeback Irish tour.

THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER

Marc O’Reilly & Jasper Hoiby @ Coughlan’s (9pm, SOLD OUT)
Corkonian singer-songwriter is joined by world-travelled double-bassist Jasper Hoiby for a once-off performance.

FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER

Talos @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm,  €13)
Ambient/experimental pop songsmith closes out his year with a hometown show.

AfterDark @ Mardyke Complex, Sheares St. (9.30pm, free)
Following their success with the After Dark in the Hazel Wood stage at Electric Picnic, Generic People present a twice-weekly night of funk, soul and house DJs & live sessions.

Blawan @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €17.50)
UK electronic exponent returns to Cork, with support from Bastardo Electrico’s Jamie Behan.

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER

Caoimhín O’Raghaillaigh & Cormac Begley @ Connolly’s of Leap (2pm, €15)
Matinee show from trad/folk duo as part of Connolly’s one-year anniversary celebrations.

Not How, When! @ Gulpd Cafe (8pm, free)
NHW residents spearhead a tribute night to recently-departed NYC DJ David Mancuso (The Loft).

Mongoose & more @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, €10)
Folk outfit bring their Winter Longing series of gigs to Ballydehob, with Anna-Mieke Bishop and more in support.

Meltybrains? & Le Boom @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €12)
The Floating Joints night returns for a Christmas Vacation, with support from the Three Wise Men on decks.

AfterDark @ Mardyke Complex, Sheares St. (9.30pm, free)
Following their success with the After Dark in the Hazel Wood stage at Electric Picnic, Generic People present a twice-weekly night of funk, soul and house DJs & live sessions.

Kenny Hanlon @ Triskel TDC (10.30pm, €5)
Apartment Records head and inveterate crate digger reports his most recent findings.

SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Sunday Times! @ The Bowery (7pm, free)
The rooftop bar of the Tuckey St. complex receives a rechristening from the Sunday Times! residents after an extensive overhaul.

Open Mic @ The Friary (8pm, free)
Eclectic open-mic evening, open to performers of all genres; musical, spoken word, or otherwise.

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