Culture Night Cork 2013

Vultures, ready your wings for some culture...

Is it really a year since the last Culture Night (recap here)? What do you mean you missed it! Had no money? But everything's free you silly billy. Don't be "ig-nint" this year and make sure to pop along to some of the fascinating free events taking place on 20th September 2013. For a full breakdown of all things cultural, visit For the lo-down on all the musical happenings on Leeside see the little summary below, which will continue to be updated as news of more happenings is announced.
  • Twin Lights and North Side Drive present Vertigo
    Where?: Floor 17, Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane Road.
    When?: 8:30pm-9pm
    What?: Soundscape sculptors Tim Fitzgerald (Twin Lights) and Jonathan Pearson (North Side Drive) collaborated to produce Vertigo, a work that will be performed live from the very top floor of one of the country's tallest buildings. For a full interview with North Side Drive (who played a The G-Man Presents showcase back in August 2012) simply click here
  • Saint Yorda, Elastic Sleep and Protobaby
    Where?: Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street.
    When?: 9pm
    What?: Local independent label displays her newest wares as FIFA Records, also home to legendary indie Leesiders The Frank & Walters, presents a showcase of some of Ireland's finest up and coming talent with ninja popsters Saint Yorda, shoegaze sirens Elastic Sleep and Lim-rockers Protobaby all set to play Cyprus Avenue.

  • Grave Lanterns (1.10am), Prof Ruff Chuff (12.15am), Morning Veils (11.45pm) and Rory Francis O'Brien (11pm)
    Where?: The Pavilion, Carey's Lane. When?: 10pm What?: Sounds from the Underground i.e. "a collection of Cork based acts covering everything from alternative to electronic dub" is promised on Carey's Lane on Culture Night. A firm supporter of both local and national music with free gigs available almost every Thursday and Saturday, The Pavilion have an eclectic mix of Cork talent with crypt-rockers Grave Lanterns, Wilton rapper Prof Ruff Chuff and another former G-Man Presents showcaser, doom-folkie Rory Francis O'Brien and more all pencilled in for the Friday night feast of local cuisine.

    *Extra: head to the downstairs bar between 7-8pm for an hour of Cork made music videos presented by Egomotion, FeelGoodLost & Arbutus Yarns.

  • Myles Manley & The Little People
    Where?: Coughlan's, Douglas Street.
    When?: 10pm
    What?: Following dates at Electric Picnic and almost every other county on this green isle, inimitable pop prince Myles Manley takes his Irish tour Leeside for Culture night making his début bow within the cosy confines of Coughlan's on Douglas Street.

  • Green Room Open Mic
    Where?: Half Moon Theatre/Cork Opera House Green Room.
    When?: 8.30pm
    What?: So much quality culture was consumed on this night in 2012 that I vaguely remember a brief appearance on-stage during a gathering in Cork Opera House's backstage area. What I do remember is a group of folks having damn good fun.

  • Empty Orchestra's Composer's Night
    Where?: Lifetime Lab.
    When?: 7.30pm
    What?: Experimental improvisationalists Empty Orchestra perform the music of four young Cork based composers, providing original scores to some classic avant-garde short movies. The full programme includes:

    Kevin Terry: L'Etoile de mer, Man Ray (1928), 16 min.
    Ellen King: Rose Hobart, Joseph Cornell (1936), 20 min.
    Andrea Bonino: Las Hurdes (Land without Bread), Luis Buñuel (1933), 28 min
    Jonathan Deasy: Symphonie Diagonale by Viking Eggeling (1924), 9 min
  • Kawabata Makota's Mainliner
    Where?: De Barra's, Clonakilty.
    When?: 11pm
    What?: Well this simply says it all: "Japanese underground noise guitar legend Kawabata Makota's Mainliner are set to destroy this years Clonakilty International Guitar Festival as part of their first Irish tour in over 13 years! Well there you go.

  • RTE Van Burgh Quartet
    Where?: St. Multose Church, Kinsale.
    When?: 8pm-9.30pm
    What?: RTE's resident quartet play a special set live from the St. Multose Church altar.
  • Live Music in The Kino
    Where?: The Kino, Washington Street.
    When?: 8.30pm-10.30pm
    What?: A whole host of all-ages talent for all ages watchers.

For more on Culture Night visit:

- Culture Night takes place in various locations throughout Ireland on Friday, 20th September 2013 
- For more on Culture Night Cork City visit 
- For more on Culture Night Cork County visit

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