FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22ND
- Cormac Begley & Liam O’Connor @ St. Peter’s (5.30pm, free)
The opening gig of this weekend’s Quiet Lights festival sees a unique collaboration between two of the country’s most gifted traditional musicians.
- Sun Collective & I Have a Tribe @ Sirius Arts Centre, Cóbh (7.30pm,€15)
A double-bill of chamber-folk and broad improvisation comes to the seaside arts venue as part of Quiet Lights.
- Peter Broderick @ Triskel Arts Centre (7.30pm, €20)
American-born multi-instrumentalist performs at the former church for its contribution to Quiet Lights.
- Hudson Taylor @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, €25)
Indie-pop brothers headline upstairs on Caroline Street.
- Jogging @ The Roundy (8pm, €7)
Ex-Richter Collective power-trio launch new album ‘Whole Heart’, out now on wax via Out on a Limb. Support from Pretty Happy.
- The Vercettis @ Dali (8pm, €10)
Local indie youngfellas headline an early gig upstairs in the Carey’s Lane venue. Support from the Davies Brothers.
- Ye Vagabonds & Brìghde Chaimbeul @ Griffith College Cork (8pm, SOLD OUT)
The hit of last year’s Quiet Lights returns… the chapel on the Northside campus of Griffith College plays host to an intimate folk double-bill!
- Thanks, Brother @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €15)
Dublin pop super-duo, with numerous Irish-artist collabs under their belt, continue a tour of intimate venues around the country.
- Eve Clague & Míde Houlihan @ Coughlan’s (9.30pm, €10)
A double-bill of Clonakilty folk/indie for Quiet Lights’ opening night.
- GOOD Music @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €7)
Stevie G. leads the GOOD Music crew through sets and selections of modern and alternative hip-hop… uh, goodness.
- Jamie Behan/Remedy/Elision @ Dali (11pm, €10)
A triple-bill of Cork techno, house and related sounds from some of the Dali regulars.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD
- Culture Vultures @ The Roundy (12.30pm, free)
Irish Times music journalist Tony Clayton-Lea hosts chats and stripped back performances with some of the guests at Quiet Lights.
- Caimin Gilmore @ Crawford Art Gallery (2pm, free)
A special performance of four new pieces for solo double bass, from four of Ireland’s most promising new composers, for Quiet Lights.
- The Chapel Sessions @ Griffith College Cork (2pm, €10)
Elaine Malone, Mantua, Crevice, Maija Sofia, All the Brave Hunters. ‘Nuff said for this Quiet Lights bill.
- How to Get Funding as an Independent Artist @ Bobo Cafe, UCC Glucksman Theatre (3pm, free)
Visual artist and CEO of Crash Ensemble Neva Elliott McGinley hosts a workshop on demystifying funding access for beginners.
- Red on Red Podcast Live! @ Winthrop Avenue (5pm, €5 suggested)
Your writer chats with Irish hip-hop trailblazer Ophelia McCabe, for the first of two live podcast recordings today at Winthrop Avenue.
- Rebel Matters Podcast @ The Roundy (5.30pm, free)
Ainle Ó Cairealláin speaks to Aisling O’Riordan of Quarter Block Party and It Takes A Village festivals, creative producer Siobhra Quinlan, and Emmet Condon of Homebeat and Another Love Story on cultural and social entrepreneurship.
- Red on Red Podcast Live! @ Winthrop Avenue (7pm, free)
Part two of your writer’s podcasting proceedings: chats with Arbutus Yarns/This Ain’t No Disco man Myles O’Reilly about music and visual media, for Quiet Lights.
- Lucky Chops @ Cyprus Avenue (7.30pm, €20)
New York funkers head upstairs on Caroline Street for a headlining set.
- Rozi Plain @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, €10)
Ahead of closing the show for Quiet Lights tomorrow, Rozi Plain plays a shop-counter gig at the village venue
- The Scratch & Nealo @ Crane Lane Theatre (8pm, €15)
A double-bill of two of Dublin’s best and brightest, as trad-metal groovers The Scratch headline the back-room venue with rapper (and former Frustration vocalist) Nealo.
- Lankum @ Live at St. Luke’s (8pm, SOLD OUT)
Celebrating the launch of third long-player ‘The Livelong Day’, Dublin’s folk miscreants have sold out St. Luke’s for Quiet Lights.
- Rosa Nutty, Lowli, Lemoncello @ The Roundy (8.30pm, €9)
A triple-header of emergent folk talent for Quiet Lights.
- Aoife Scott @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (8.30pm, €16.49)
The latest of the Black musical family to get into the trade headlines at the White Horse, following second full-length Homebird.
- Culture Shock @ Connolly’s of Leap (9.30pm, free)
Punk supergroup with ex-members of Subhumans and Citizen Fish go under the hammers, with Cork post-punk super-duo Big Boy Foolish in tow.
- TABOO @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
Guest DJs Kidjack and Hoodini join Stevie G, Grillz and Chedder for Dali’s monthly Afrobeats night.
- Electric Rex @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €5)
Commercial dance and other such floor-fillers from DJ Rex ’til close.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24TH
- Anna Mieke @ Coughlan’s (3pm, €10)
Folk multi-instrumentalist plays tunes from recent debut album ‘Idle Mind’ for Quiet Lights.
- Junior Brother @ The Kino (5pm, €10)
A surely-raucous live appearance from the Kerry folk troubadour.
- Cara Kursh & Rosi Lalor @ Maureen’s (7pm, €10)
An intimate session on Upper John Street for a pair of active Cork singer-songwriters.
- Rozi Plain @ Coughlan’s (8pm, €12)
This is the Kit collaborator and soloist closes the show for Quiet Lights at Coughlan’s.
- Wallis Bird @ The Everyman (8pm, €22.50)
World-travelled singer-songwriter treads the same boards as Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy once did.
- Wildwood Kin @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (8.30pm, €15)
UK folk-rock trio head West to Clonakilty’s genre outpost.