My dear Martha's back...
Canadian chanteuse Martha Wainwright returns to Cork for a Friday night date on Emmet Place. Oh she of the very famous family, enthralled all in attendance at Skibbereen's Cork X Southwest with her chameleonic shifts from heart-warming folkie tales to more rowdy and rambunctious Edith Piaf sea-faring ballads and will now charm the city centre itself with a visit to Cork Opera House.
Stand-outs from the beginning and mid-week include genre-busters Waking Up Sunday's late night show in The Crane Lane (Monday) and northerner Foy Vance in Cyprus Avenue on Thursday evening. The weekend itself includes Rory Francis O'Brien in The Roundy as part of Heroes & Villains Exhibition launch (Friday - see the FB event here for details) and Estonian Maria Minerva's début on Leeside (I think) with the electro-enchantress paying a visit to Half Moon Street on Saturday evening.
FREE GIG OF THE WEEK
Grave Lanterns in The Pavilion on Thursday. Some of the best players from Cork's alternative underworld group together to play some reverb-doused garage-pop. DO NOT MISS!
*Film fans see Triskel Arts Centre's listings for the week over on the official website here.
Monday, 28th January
- Waking Up Sunday in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
Tuesday, 29th January
- Songwriter Sessions with Paula Gomez in L'Attitude 51
Wednesday, 30th January
- Fireside Sessions: in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Ruby & The Night Hawks in The Oliver Plunkett
Thursday, 31st January
- Nomad Presents: Joker (Kapsize Records) in The Bodega
- Cork Orchestral Society presents: The Vogler Quartet with Eli in Cork School of Music
- Foy Vance in Cyprus Avenue
- Grave Lanterns in The Pavilion
- Root, Lolek and Elysium in UCC (Old college bar)
- Mockingbird in Meeting Place Bar (Midleton)
Friday, 1st February
- Fuaim: Hup 2 (Trad) in UCC Glucksman Gallery (1.10pm)
- Porn For The Blind in Bru
- Crow Black Chicken in Charlie's Bar
- Martha Wainwright in Cork Opera House
- Goldfish Syndrome and Fast Like Fun in Cyprus Avenue
- Heroes & Villains Exhibition launch featuring: Lost in Mexico and Rory Francis O'Brien in The Roundy
- Dead School in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
Saturday, 2nd February
- Wall Street Thieves in Coughlan's
- Dead School in Cyprus Avenue
- Saturday night in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Maria Minerva in Half Moon Theatre
Sunday, 3rd February
- Declan O'Rourke in Coughlan's
If I have forgotten anything feel free to let me know!
Upcoming The G-Man Presents... Gigs:
8th Feb - The G-Man Presents... Seamus Fogarty and John (Blek) O'Connor in Plugd Records (1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street)
3rd May - The G-Man Presents... Angel Olsen in Half Moon Theatre
- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here