Cork Gig Guide Dec 5th-11th

There is quite a nice selection of local, national and international artists set to strut their stuff on Leeside this week. Torn between gig of the week, I have indulged myself (as is my festive right!) with a double header of Bombay Bicycle Club in The Savoy (courtesy of Cyprus Avenue) and Agnes Obel (fresh from a five trophy haul including Best Album at the recent Danish music awards) in the hauntingly beautiful location that is the Triskel Christchurch.

Portland's Lovers arrive in Cork earlier in the week with a Tuesday show in Cyprus Avenue with Carolyn Berk’s synth-poppers sure to make some brand spanking new friends on the Cork leg of their Irish tour.

Those of you heading to BBC in The Savoy on Wednesday have the possibility to extend their night of live music by popping into The Crane Lane for a late show from Cork's Daphne In The Attic who, along with the help of The Northern Drones, finally launch their EP which will be available on the night.

Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, pop-folkies Windings, the musical bandwagon that is The Jagermeister Sessions, the wonderfully whispery Lisa Hannigan, the boogalicious Karma Parking and plenty more help make the week beginning December 5th another quality music splattered week in Cork.

Monday, December 5th

- El Hombre Jokes in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Tuesday, December 6th

- Lovers in Cyprus Avenue

- Jazz Improv! in The Crane Lane Theatre (9.30pm)
- Sam Barret & The Creaking Willow Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Wednesday, December 7th

- Bombay Bicycle Club in Savoy Theatre Originally Dec 5th

- Daphne In the Attic (EP launch) and The Northern Drones in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Fireside Sessions featuring Paddy Mulcahy, Dave Nelligan and more in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street
- The Chakras and Time Is A Thief in Cyprus Avenue

Thursday, December 8th

- Jagermeister Freezer Sessions featuring Brian Deady, Agitate The Gravel, R.S.A.G. and Squarehead in The Pavilion
- St. Johns Film Dept Fundraiser featuring Martina Stafford, Half Man Part Bicycle and The Grandmothers from Outer Space in Fred Zeppelins
- The Grunts, Tenonsaw and Versives in The Roundy

- More Than Conquerors and Former Monarchs in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Karma Parking in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Friday, December 9th

- Comóradh: A tribue to Seán Ó Riada featuring RTÉ Vanburgh Quartet, Micheál Ó Súilleabhain, Iarla Ó Lionáird and more in the Triskel Christchurch
- Lisa Hannigan and The Ambience Affair in The Savoy

- Windings in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)

- Cage & Aviary in Gulpd Café

- Le Single Blanc and The Altered Hours in Sample Studios
- Grandmaster Cash in The Pavilion
- CTRL-ALT-DELETE in Bourbon Street Bar

Saturday, December 10th

- Bell X1 in The Savoy
- Aine Duffy in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Red FM Jingle Bell Ball featuring Royseven, Ryan Sheridan and more in The Pavilion
- Soul Driven in The Oliver Plunkett (Formerly Scotts)

Sunday, December 11th

- Agnes Obel in the Triskel Christchurch

- Tommy Emmanuel in Cork Opera House

- Declan O'Rourke in The Pavilion
- Jawbone featuring Patrick Freeman and O Emperor’s Phil Christie and Alan Comerford in The Pavilion (9pm)
- Booty Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- I Love Jazz in The Roundy

For gigs in Dublin check out the Dublin gig guide
For elsewhere see here