Monday, October 1, 2012

Cork Gig Guide (1st October-7th October)


Excited? Well you should be as Friday sees The Great Balloon Race and Hello Moon, two of Ireland's most exciting new bands team up for what is sure to be another memorable The G-Man Presents... showcase. Pick up a copy of this Thursday's Evening Echo for an interview with Alan from Hello Moon for more details.

The week opens in The Crane Lane with the big sounds of The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band who return for another late show on Phoenix Street while Cian Nugent and Gunn Truscinski Duo (U.S.) team up (literally) to become Desert Heat for an engaging midweek performance in Gulpd.

The majority of the weekend relinquishes centre stage to the 2012 Cork Folk Festival with definite highlights coming in the fretboard-wheelin' folk artistry of The Mandolas in Cyprus Avenue on Friday and the legendary Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick in The Pavilion on Saturday.

Hiding amongst the imaginary heathers on Caroline Street will be the vastly underrated Gemma Hayes who will wow all and sundry in Cyprus Avenue come Saturday evening. The Tipperary tunesmith never fails to impress in a live setting.

The responsibility of rounding off the week falls to Dublin three-piece Elevens who play a FREE show in The Bowery's roofgarden.




*Film fans see Triskel Arts Centre's listings for the week over on the official website here.

Monday, 1st October
- The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band in The Crane Lane Theatre



Tuesday, 2nd October
Have a rest folks


Wednesday, 3rd October
- Fireside Sessions with Sean Kelleher & Mike Hanrahan in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Jim Jones Revue in The Pavilion CANCELLED
- Gunn Truscinski Duo, Desert Heat and Cian Nugent in Gulpd
- Sitting Room Session with TBC in De Barra's (Clonakilty)





Thursday, 4th October
- Cork Folk Festival: Jack O'Rourke, The Bradley Sisters and Dee Power in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Cork Folk Festival: Dave Hope & Band in Crane Lane
- Heathers and Roisin O in Cyprus Avenue
- Jimmy Crowley’s Cork Folk Club featuring Tony McMahon & Steve Cooney in The LV
- Cork Folk Festival: Kan and Deluce's Patent in The Pavilion
- The Empty Orchestra in The Roundy
- Cork Folk Festival: Lynda Cullen Band and Karrie O'Sullivan in An Spailpín Fánach



Friday, 5th October
- The G-Man presents... Hello Moon and The Great Balloon Race in The Roundy





- Cork Folk Festival: Kevin Glavin and Fentom & The Phantoms in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Cork Folk Festival: The Calvinists in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Cork Folk Festival: The Mandolas in Cyprus Avenue
- Cork Folk Festival: Session Americana and Serge Desaunay in The Pavilion
- Cork Folk Festival: The Outside Track in An Spailpín Fánach
- Cork Folk Festival: International Fiddle Night featuring Liz Carroll and more in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch
- Cork Folk Festival: Pete Quinn & The London Lasses in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch



Saturday, 6th October
- Kino fundraiser: Bipolar Empire, Kodakid, Mishap & more in Cork City Hall (3pm)
- Crowley's Instore: in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Cork Folk Festival: Tony Henderson and Lynda Cullen in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Cork Folk Festival: Declan O'Rourke & Band in Cork School of Music
- Gemma Hayes in Cyprus Avenue


- King Kong Company in Cyprus Avenue (11.30pm)
- Cork Folk Festival: Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick in The Pavilion
- Cork Folk Festival: Session Americana in An Spailpín Fánach
- Cork Folk Festival: Tunemakers tour with Liz Carroll, Máirtín O'Connor and more in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch




Sunday, 7th October
- Elevens in The Bowery
- Cork Folk Festival: Fintan Lucy and Cormac O'Caoimh in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Cork Folk Festival: Session Americana in Crane Lane (9.30pm)
- Cork Folk Festival: Two Time Polka in Crane Lane (11.30pm)
- Cork Folk Festival: Lynda Cullen in The Pavilion
- Cork Folk Festival: Paul Brady in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch



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