Causing A Scene...
Earlier this evening, Cork Opera House announced their incoming, bursting-at-the-seams-with-goodness Summer programme.
Brilliance bringers Efterklang's name jumps right out of the reddish-pink catalogue having already visited Cork as guests of IMRO's Irish venue of the year just last Summer. The quaret - along with plenty of their multi-talented friends - play on September 15th.
The Cave, such an inventive and successful venture last year, returns for three nights in July with a sensational selection of artists playing deep down in the Mitchelstown Caves. On Thursday (July 26th) we have Watford folk royalty The Staves, Kentuckian gospel/roots singer Daniel Martin Moore and our own country folk favourites Hidden Highways who treated all in attendance to a couple of tunes at the launch.
The Friday (July 27th) welcomes Sam Amidon, Puzzle Muteson and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh while the Saturday (July 28th) ends the trio of nights with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh again appearing (he's worth it), The Lost Brothers, Iarla Ó'Lionáird and Sean MacErlaine & Donal Dineen.
The Half Moon is busier than it has been in a long time too with Hidden Highways (Aug 11th) and Daniel Martin Moore (Sep 5th) both returning not to mention an appearance by Katie Kim (July 21st) the night after Donal Dineen pairs up with Patrick Kelleher for Something Something Something, a "social without the network".
Coupled with ukulele workshops, Shakespeare outings and plenty of more to occupy your good self, it seems Cork Opera House is the place to be - again - for the next three months.
Oh and the music of a certain dream pop Baltimore duo was very noticeable on the playlist that featured only artists set to play COH during the Summer...
- For more details visit www.corkoperahouse.ie