Cork Gig Guide (November 5th-November 11th)

Seti The First - Triskel, Thursday
Once again Tobin Street is the place to be this week as Seti The First make their bow within the hallowed halls of the incomparable Triskel Christchurch.

Kevin Murphy and Thomas Haugh have been beating off positive reviews for astounding debut album Melting Cavalry left, right and centre so it will be fascinating to experience the incredible likes of 'La Bassinette Noir' and 'The Defenestration Of Yan Masaryk' in a live setting.

Read full interview with Seti The First here.

Cork Opera House kick-start the week with a flamenco flourish, welcoming guitarist, composer and dramatist Paco Pena to Emmett Place for an intriguing night billed as a "unification of Spanish and African music and dance in Quimeras, a celebration of immigration and shared cultures." Sounds colourful to say the least.

Another midweek highlight sees Wexford songwriter Joey Ryan undressing his debut album Morning Will Come Soon on The Pavilion stage with help from a couple of close friends. This one starts early due to midweek music license sadness so plan to be there for nine. For those wide-eyed and busy-tailed there is plenty of time to make a run for the The Crane Lane to catch Missouri's Ha Ha Tonka who will be bringing the bluegrass like a bull bent on brawny destruction.

It's back to Carey's Lane again on Saturday night for a free show from two of Cork's finest and brightest as prog pimpernels Lamp and G-Man favourites The Great Balloon Race join forces to woo and wail in The Pavilion from 9.

This free show will have to vie for attention with the return of nineties grunge rockers Kerbdog who return to Cyprus Avenue - and Cork - for the first time in nearly a decade.

Finally, Sunday sees the 2012 edition of the Cork Film Festival roll her reels. Visit for further details on another diligently designed programme.

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

Monday, 5th November
- Paco Pena presents Quimeras in Cork Opera House
- Window Seats in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Pierre Bensusan presents Quimeras in The Grain Store (Ballymaloe)

Tuesday, 6th November
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Will Killeen in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Wednesday, 7th November
- Fintan Lucy & guests in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Ha Ha Tonka in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Buck 65 in Cyprus Avenue (8pm)
- Deez Nuts in Cyprus Avenue (11pm)
- Elly O'Keefe in The Oliver Plunkett
- Joey Ryan in The Pavilion

Thursday, 8th November
- Cork Orchestral Society presents: The Carducci Quartet in Cork School of Music
- Play on the Day: Dead School, Aine Duffy, The Calvinists and Walking On Cars in Cyprus Avenue (8pm)
- Song Collector Sessions: The Mandolas, Elly O'Keefe and Mickey Harte in The Pavilion
- Coaltraan at in The Roundy
- Seti The First in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch
- Ha Ha Tonka in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 9th November
- Tabasko in Cyprus Avenue (9pm)
- World Bass Culture in The Pavilion

Saturday, 10th November
- Billy Kennedy in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Boxcar Bertha in Coughlan's
- Kerbdog in Cyprus Avenue

- Ruby & The Nighthawks in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
- Lamp and The Great Balloon Race in The Pavilion

Sunday, 11th November

Launch of Corona Film Festival (Sun 11th Nov - Sun 18th Nov Oct)

- Hobo Convention featuring Clu in The Pavilion (5pm)
- MOO in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Jamie Lawson in Cyprus Avenue

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