Tis the season – a few major events pockmark a city’s gigging calendar winding down for the holidays. Good tidings and festive cheer from the city by the Lee!
MONDAY DECEMBER 19TH:
Glen Hansard @ Coughlan’s (8.30pm, SOLD OUT)
Frames frontman plays a special fundraiser for the Peter McVerry trust. Tickets for this are long gone, though.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 20TH:
Elly O’Keeffe @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €10)
Homecoming show for Knocknagree singer-songwriter, now resident in London.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21ST:
Rubberbandits @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €27)
Messrs. Boatclub and Chrome return to Cork for a two-night musical engagement.
Jack O’Rourke @ Coughlan’s (9pm, SOLD OUT)
Cork’s own piano balladeer plays a sold-out show in Coughlan’s intimate space.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 22ND:
Rubberbandits @ St. Luke’s (7.30pm, SOLD OUT)
The lads’ original Cork date, sold out a while back.
Niall Connolly @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, €10)
Returning home for the holidays is singer-songwriter Niall Connolly, visiting Cork from New York.
Talos @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, SOLD OUT)
Eoin French and band take to the venue beyond the Leap for their final show this year..
TooTawl @ The Roundy (9pm, free)
Xmas knees-up from Cork singer-songwriter.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 23RD:
Terriers, Ganglions & Temperance Parade @ Fredz (9pm, €10)
Cork Simon fundraiser sees post-hardcore hounds Terriers reunite while home for the holidays, and joined by Ganglions (incl. ex-KVX members) and Temperance Parade (Hope is Noise sideproject)
RiseUp! BYOB Christmas Party @ The Kino (8pm, €7/10)
That all-local line-up in full, playing a set of a different genre each: Rob DC, Drokkr, Shiv, the Cuttin’ Heads Collective, Deadlybuzz, Jonezy & Bilbo Bongo.
Vinyl Below @ The Sextant @ (9pm, free)
Berlin-based Corkman Brian Ring is home for the holidays, and heading up the Vinyl Below Christmas Special alongside the night’s residents.
OoSe & Donal Dineen @ Triskel TDC (10pm, €8)
Cork experimental outfit and Leeside music legend preside over PLUGD Records’ Xmas party.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 24TH:
Christmas Eve Cracker @ Connolly’s of Leap (evening, free)
Mystery guests, mystery start time – only non-mystery is get in early and support!