FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH
KGB @ Triskel Christchurch (8pm, €25)
The Bothy Band/Dé Danann/Altan supergroup feature at the Christchurch as part of Cork Folk Festival.
Cailín & Jamie Behan @ Dali (10pm, €12)
A double-dose of techno from two of the game’s best-established.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH
Karan Casey @ St. Peter’s (12pm, free)
Ex-Solas singer speaks about gender equality in folk/trad, and the ongoing Fairplé conversation, as part of Cork Folk Festival.
Ye Vagabonds & Blind Poets @ The Oliver Plunkett (4.30pm, €15)
The brothers MacGloinn head upstairs in the usually covers-heavy venue for Cork Folk Festival.
Pale Waves @ Cyprus Avenue (6pm, €16)
Panda-eyed UK indie exponents make a stop upstairs on Caroline Street while on Irish tour.
Eamo & Jinty @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
A house all-nighter with two of the Carey’s Lane venue regulars.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH
Kate Rusby @ Cork Opera House (7pm, €32)
Mercury Prize-nominated folk loyalist treads the boards of the Opera House to headline the 39th annual Cork Folk Festival.
Penske Records Presents @ Dali (8pm, €7)
Albert once made a point of telling me it was Penske RecordINGs, but regardless: one of Cork’s finest release houses showcases solo shows from Fixity and Magic Pockets, while PingPong DJs return to the booth for IndieCork.
Joan Shelley @ Coughlan’s Live (8pm, €12)
Kentucky folk singer-songwriter stops into the back room on Douglas Street.