Cork Gig Guide: December 3rd-December 9th

The first full week of December is choc-a-bloc with gigs with three listings jumping off the page...
First, folky sisters Rachel and Becky Unthanks return to Cork on Tuesday for an audiovisual experience labelled Songs from The Shipyards in the Opera House before Martin Hayes, Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill,Iarla Ó Lionaird and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh aka trad supergroup The Gloaming prepare to wow all in the Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch on the following night (Wednesday). I was fortunate to catch the latter last year and was simply blown away by the quintet's performance. Simply incredible. Completing the big midweek threesome is English songwriter and former Pulp guitarist Richard Hawley who tests out the new soundsystem in The Savoy on Thursday night.

Other gigs of note include tireless Japanese stalwarts MONO on Caroline Street (Wednesday), former Million Dead frontman-turned-acoustic troubadour Frank Turner in Cyprus Avenue, the annual Jagermeister Freezer Sessions in Rearden's, an exhibition launch by audio-visual artists Feel Good Lost in The Pavilion featuring live music provided by Daithi (all on Thursday) and the Godfather of hip-hop Grandmaster Flash in Cyprus Avenue on Friday.

Viking Moses in The Roundy on Sunday. For more details click here.

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

Monday, 3rd December
- Superblondes in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Night at the Movies (Film) in The Roundy

Tuesday, 4th December
- The Unthanks in Cork Opera House
- Empty Lungs and Meltybrains? in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- UCC Creative Arts Societies Christmas Spectacular in Cyprus Avenue
- Lynda Cullen & Friends in Vicarstown

Wednesday, 5th December
- Foxglove (solo) in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Mono in Cyprus Avenue

- Bluegrass Christmas Special with The Lynch Mob, Lee Valley String Band, Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, John Spillane, Hot Guitars and more in The Pavilion
- Capriccio Night at in The Roundy
- The Gloaming in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch

Thursday, 6th December
- Cork Orchestral Society presents: Cork New Music Ensemble in Cork School of Music
- Frank Turner in Cyprus Avenue
- Pierce Turner and Lynda Cullen in Coughlan's
- Weak Wrists (electronic night): Irene Buckley in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Feel Good Lost exhibition launch featuring music from Daithi in The Pavilion
- Jagermeister Freezer Sessions: Saint Yorda, The Riptide Movement, R.S.A.G. and Walking On Cars in Rearden's
- The Grunts at in The Roundy
- Richard Hawley in The Savoy
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 7th December
- Grandmaster Flash in Cyprus Avenue
- The Black Stalks and 2am Knights in Fred Zeppelins
- Wiggle in The Pavilion
- Windings in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 8th December
- Turbo in Cyprus Avenue
- Delorentos in The Pavilion
- Declan Sinnott in Triskel Arts Centre's Christchurch

Sunday, 9th December
- Kate Ellis in in Half Moon Theatre<
- A Roomful of Tuneful #12: Viking Moses and Rory Francis O'Brien in The Quarter FREE
- Jukebox Gypsy in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Coming in December
13th - The Man Whom and Anna Mitchell in Coughlan's
15th - Native, Terriers and We Come In Pieces in Fred Zeppelins
16th - Lower Dens in Half Moon Theatre
22nd - The Altered Hours and The Great Balloon Race in The Pavilion
26th - John Blek & The Rats in Cyprus Avenue
29th - The Frank & Walters play Trains, Boats and Planes (20th Anniversary) in The Savoy
31st - Mick Flannery in Cork Opera House

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