Cork Jazz Festival Special: Thursday Line-up

Thursday listings for Cork Jazz Festival 2013...

Thursday of the jazz is usually an easy-going affair, allowing locals and early visitors soak up the atmosphere at a more relaxed pace before the main event really gets going and the 2013 edition is no different with a small number of events scattered throughout the city's diverse selection of locations on opening night. Don't let the title mislead or deter, if jazz isn't your thing it's possible to enjoy a music-filled weekend without hearing even a single trumpet-parp or ivory-tinkle. My top tip for Thursday is definitely U.S. trad-ster Rhiannon Giddens with the voice of the Carolina Chocolate Drops set to play a very special Cork Orchestral Society-commissioned show in the Cork School of Music with Giddens performing "music by African-American composers". Tickets range from €10-€22 depending on member/non-member status and are available on the door.

Those looking for something a little more low-key why not pop a head (yours preferably) in to Gulpd for a night of "cinematic soul" courtesy of California/Swedish collection Ghost Town Jenny. A little later in the evening, Cyprus Avenue host Wicklow post-rockers God Is An Astronaut, with the Glen-of-the-Downers currently in the midst of touring seventh studio album Origins.

Cork Jazz Festival (24th-28th October)

*Please make sure to check times/prices etc. prior to the event

Thursday, 24th October

- Lecture "Writing a song in one hour": Dr. Ian Darrington and AJ Brown in Cork City Library - FREE
- Portraits of Jazz in Crawford School of Art - FREE

- Trumpet Masterclass: with Gerard Presencer in Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music - FREE

- Jack O'Rourke in The Bodega - FREE


- Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) in Cork School of Music - €22/€14/€10
- Ghost Town Jenny and Conor Walsh in Gulpd CafĂ© - €5 (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Waking Up Sunday, The Black Stalks & New Grange in The Roundy - FREE

- Coilguns, Ilenkus and Kawtiks in Fred Zeppelin's - €8
- Glen Hansard & Lisa O'Neill in De Barra's (Clonakilty) - €20

- God Is An Astronaut in Cyprus Avenue - €18.50
- Black Market Karma & Les Big Byrd in The Crane Lane Theatre - FREE
- The Hughberries in The Parnell - FREE
- Lowlek in The Pavilion - FREE

- The Believers in Canty's - FREE
- The Angels in Gallagher's - FREE
- The Clubmen in The Montenotte Hotel - FREE
- Darktown Strutters in The Woodford - FREE

- The Elders in The Old Oak - FREE
- Clodagh Kearney & Band in The Oliver Plunkett - FREE
- Beat 'n' Blow in The Oliver Plunkett (Upstairs) - FREE

- Hot Guitars in The Oliver Plunkett (Downstairs) - FREE
- Bla Mandag in The Oliver Plunkett (Upstairs) - FREE

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- Cork Jazz Festival 2013 takes place in various venues from 24th-28th October

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