THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH
- Marsicans @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €12.50)
Much-fancied UK indie-pop lads set off on their maiden Irish excursion after a busy eighteen months on their home turf.
- Fleece @ Dali (10pm, free)
The house collective’s monthly residency on Carey’s Lane comes to a close with this instalment as the DJs seek new challenges.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH
- Quiet Lights: Cormac Begley @ Coughlan’s (8pm, €10)
West Kerry bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina specialist makes his Coughlan’s debut to help open Cork’s new folk/trad fusion festival.
- Sara Ryan @ MYO, Pope’s Quay (8pm, donations)
Tunes amid the tea-and-coffee atmosphere of the quayside café for hard-gigging Cork singer-songwriter.
- Quiet Lights: Landless + Saint Caoilian @ Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (8pm, €15)
Four-part folk harmonies and lovelorn pop-folk Americana as Quiet Lights escapes the city centre for a trip out to Cobh.
- Quiet Lights: Inni-K + Elaine Malone @ The Roundy (8.30pm, €tbc)
Night one of Quiet Lights continues with singer/multi-instrumentalist Inni-K and a triumphant homecoming for Elaine Malone after launching her ‘Land’ EP at Electric Picnic.
- Anti-Social Acid Club @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
Galway techno lads take a jaunt down to Cork for a lash at Dali’s sound system. Expect ‘anything gas’, with hard and fast tunes being the priority.
- Pale Rivers + Pretty Happy @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, free)
The SOMA indie showcase returns to Caroline Street with a double-bill of bright Leeside lights: Pale Rivers and noise-pop trio Pretty Happy. Free gats for the first 100 people in.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH
- Quiet Lights: Culture Vultures @ (12pm, free)
Irish Times music journalist Tony Clayton-Lea chats with, and MCs acoustic performances from, a selection of local artists performing at Quiet Lights.
- Quiet Lights: Maria + Lucia @ Griffith College Cork (2pm, €15)
Fiddle duo and one-half of contemporary quartet Strung record their debut live album during their performance at Quiet Lights.
- Quiet Lights: Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh @ St. Peter’s (4pm, €15)
Violinist and improviser plays a solo show to roadtest new material ahead of a solo release later in the year, as part of Quiet Lights.
- Polish Hip-Hop Showcase @ Crane Lane Theatre (7pm, €6)
Talk of an upswing in Irish hip-hop comes in many forms, but even this is a first: Cork hosts the first national summit of Polish-Irish beats and pieces!
- Tracy Bruen @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, donations)
Galway-based singer-songwriter and band head to the village pub in Ballydehob for a pass-the-hat session.
- Quiet Lights: Dowry + Claudia Schwab (8.30pm, €tbc)
Quiet Lights continues, with a double-bill of composers and multi-instrumentalists, including Éna Brennan and world-travelled fiddler Claudia Schwab.
- John Hennessy @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
Sunday Times/Static man takes to Carey’s Lane for the first time, on a five-hour stint at the wheels of mechanised steel.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH
- Deep Blue @ The Kino (6pm, €5)
Early opening for Cork house lads to kick off UCC Fresher’s Week early. The Hanley Brothers and a host of others at the decks.
- Wired Deep @ Cyprus Avenue (9pm, €6)
UCC Freshers Week special from the house collective, with resident DJs, plus Waterstone, Jive DJs and Ruthless putting in shifts behind the decks.
- Donnie Willow + A Burial at Sea @ The Roundy (9pm, €8)
A double-dose of UK post-rock/prog, with local support from math/post-rock lads Aerialist and the fabulously-monikered Gilbert Or The Unfathomable Loneliness Of The Deep Space Prospector.
- Bobby Analog @ Amp Venue (10pm, €8)
House, italo, disco and techno from Belfast-based producer and Body Fusion label boss. Support from local lads Looptown and more, as part of the Freshers’ antics.