The Cork Music Show: Rory Francis O'Brien

Rory Francis O'Brien drops into The Cork Music Show studios on a sunny Sunday afternoon to chat about ships and ancient curses...

Known better by some as Ten Past Seven's guitar wielding wild-man, Rory Francis O'Brien's just as captivating solo work has come to the fore in recent times, more specifically since developing a fruitful partnership with fellow guitarist and sonic scribe James Fortune. Regular shows around Cork (including an appearance at a G-Man Presents... showcase back in August 2012) have allowed the two to hone a dark, earthy vibe, with Fortune's electronic layers somehow retaining an organic feel, the perfect foil for O'Brien's folk-core compositions. Rory treated us at The Cork Music Show studios to two sublime performances of as-yet-unrecorded songs. Stream both and an interview with Rory below.

Upcoming shows:
  • 8th May - The Black Mariah, Cork (special guest for Mountains)
  • 11th May - Dolan's, Limerick (special guest for Peter Delaney)
  • 17th May - Coughlan's, Cork (special guest for The David Nelligan Thing)
  • 31st May - Whelan's, Dublin (special guest for Peter Delaney)

For more on Rory Francis O'Brien visit or Facebook.

The full playlist for April 28th :

01. Seti The First: La Bassinette Noir
02. The Altered Hours: Sweet Jelly Roll
03. Rory Francis O'Brien: Sad Lovers (live in the studio)
04. Rory Francis O'Brien: Tall Ships (live in the studio)
05. Ten Past Seven: The Purple Dot
06. Boa Morte: Clarence White
07. Trumpets of Jericho: Uh

*The majority of music played on The Cork Music Show is available to buy in Plugd Records on Tobin Street.

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