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Sounds From A Safe Harbour announce free popup & special guest lineups for shows this weekend

Sounds From A Safe Harbour announce free popup & special guest lineups for shows this weekend


Sounds From A Safe Harbour has announced the lineups for the free pop-up shows this weekend, along with the guests for the ticketed events for the Cork city music festival programme from September 7th to 10th.

Over 100 artists will be playing across the weekend, and a bunch of them will be taking part in the 7d03d (PEOPLE) Residency, before taking to the stages of the festival through free pop-up shows and support slots to showcase what they’ve been doing for the week.

Among the artists on the residency are:

Alex Somers, Alexi Murdoch, Anais Mitchell, Andrew Barr, Anna B Savage, Anna Mullarkey, Aoife Duffin, Ariel Engel, Caimin Gilmore, Calum Duncan, Caroline Rose, Christof van der Ven, Cillian Murphy, David Kitt, Dermot Kennedy, Dustin O’Halloran, Elaine Howley, Enda Walsh, Eoin French, Hana Stretton, Jack Phelan, Kate Ellis, Laoise Leahy, Leslie Feist, Liam O’Neill, Luke Murphy, Max Porter, Megan Barker, Memorial, Myles O’Reilly, Niamh Regan, Olafur Arnalds, Paddy Keenan, Peadar O’Goill, Richard Reed Parry, Romain Bly, Robert Ames, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Sally Cinnamon, Shahzad Ismaily, Sophie Gough, The Space Between, The Staves, The Vernon Spring, Thom Gill, Todd Dahlhoff, and Ye Vagabonds.

The festival has announced some of the shows where you will see these perform, who are not already listed on the ticketed shows previously announced.

Olafur Arnalds waits on land, as fellow musician Alexi Murdoch arrives in to the Port of Cork by boat, having sailed solo from Scotland. Both artists participate in Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival this week. Credit Bríd O’Donovan.

Keep eyes on the Sounds from a Safe Harbour social media pages for plenty of surprises to come in the coming days, but here’s what we know.


Sam Beste with special guests Olafur Arnalds, Anna B Savage & more – Sunday September 10th @ Live at St Luke’s, 2pm

After many years recording and performing with a string of musical talents including Amy Winehouse, Kano, Gabriels, Joy Crookes and MF DOOM, London-based composer and producer Sam Beste embarked on his debut solo adventures as The Vernon Spring in 2021.

Sam has been invited to create a festival specific edition of his album Earth, On a Good Day with some of the artists that will feature on the SFSH/37d03d residency. Special guests on this show will be Anna B Savage, Ariel Engle, Hana Stretton, Kate Ellis, Max Porter, Olafur Arnalds, Shahzad Ismaily, and more – 2pm, Sunday 10th September at Live at St Luke’s.

Ye Vagabonds Lighthouse Constellations with Dermot Kennedy, The Staves, Niamh Regan and more @ Cork Opera House, Sunday September 10th, 6pm.

This year, with the help of Quiet Lights festival, SFSH has invited the Irish folk music duo Ye Vagabonds to interact and respond to the residency and host the festival finale Lighthouse Constellations, 6pm Sunday 10th September at Cork Opera House. Special guests on the night will be: Anais Mitchell, Caimin Gilmore, Cormac Begley, Dermot Kennedy, Eoin French, Hana Stretton, Kate Ellis, Memorial, Myles O’Reilly, Niamh Regan, Paddy Keenan, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Romain Bly, Shahzad Ismaily, The Staves + more.


Quiet River of Dust (Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire)@ The Pav, Friday, September 8th, 5pm

This Friday, 8th September, at 5pm, Quiet River of Dust (Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire), will perform a free show at The Pav, Carey’s Lane; Ballydehob singer songwriter Molly O’Mahony will perform at Callanan’s pub 5pm Saturday 9th September; and pianist, composer, and arranger from Dublin Daniel Luke will perform at the cocktail bar of the River Lee, 5pm Sunday.

Cork artist Sophie Gough hosts a live painting pop-up with special guests 12-2pm Saturday at the Marina Market; The Space Between host a free yoga session, ‘The Practice’ in the Rose Garden, Fitzgerald’s Park, 10am on Sunday; and artist Dorothy Cross and writer Max Porter are in conversation in the Crawford Art Gallery lecture theatre, at 11.30am Sunday.

Saturday September 9th @ 3:20pm – Various bars of the city.

Some very special moments will happen at 3:20pm on Saturday as 20 artists will pop up in 20 bars across the city. Details to be revealed on the Sounds from a Safe Harbour social media pages.

You’ll have to keep an eye on SFSH’s social media for news on venues and locations to be announced.

For full programme details, and to book for ticketed shows, visit

Sounds from a Safe Harbour on social media:

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