Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 9th-16th December

This week in Cork: This is the Kit, John Blek & The Rats, Lisa O'Neill, Wizards of Firetop Mountain and more..

Following a brief breather away from the gig promotion game, it’s with giddy delight to announce that Bristol-born Paris-based indie-folkies This Is The Kit will feature as part of a very merry Christmas The G-Man Presents… show. The intimate surroundings of Coughlan's provides the perfect fireside setting for the return of songwriter Kate Stables & co. on Wednesday 10th December whose last trip to Ireland was as special guests for The National. A tighter squeeze than The O2/3Arena/4Place/5Thing ‘tis true but no less illuminating while the “little room with the massive heart” sees John Blek officially launch Cutting Room Floor, the Rats man’s first solo record on the following night so there’s no letting up right until the turn of the calendar for IMRO’s national venue of the year.* On Friday The Shaker Hymn complete a terrific trio of gigs on Douglas Street.

*Originally published as part of Incoming with The G-Man in the Winter edition of Insert Title

Also going down around town this week:
  • London songwriter Nick Mulvey in Triskel Christchurch (Thursday)
  • With a festival to be held on North Main Street in February, Quarter Block Party officially launches with full details revealed in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • A tape launch with Wizards of Firetop Mountain in Cork Community Print Shop (Saturday)
  • Cavan singer Lisa O'Neill in Triskel Christchurch (Saturday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next seven days see below.

For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

Tuesday, 9th December 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Stink (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- CSN Live & Gigging in Cyprus Avenue

Wednesday, 10th December 
- The G-Man presents This Is The Kit in Coughlan's

Thursday, 11th December 
- John Blek & The Rats in Coughlan's
- Karma Parking (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Quarter Block Party Launch in Gulpd
- Nick Mulvey in Triskel Christchurch

Friday, 12th December
- The Shaker Hymn in Coughlan's
- Syd Arthur, Cold Comfort and Mongoose (8pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Band of Clouds in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 13th December 
- Wizards of Firetop Mountain in Cork Community Print Shop
- The Hot Sprockets in Coughlan's
- Alliance Promotions: The Statics and The Dijon Babes in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Lisa O'Neill in Triskel Christchurch

Sunday, 14th December
Cork Improvised  Music Club Krautrock Kristmas in Gulpd Cafe

Monday, 15th December 
- West Cork Ukulele Orchestra in Cork Opera House
The Living Room Sessions: Arthur Itis, Elaine Malone, Amano and White-Line Fever in The Porterhouse
- Toy Soldier in Blackbird (Ballycotton)

If I have forgotten a show or listed a gig incorrectly feel free to let me know! Please make sure to confirm gig details with the official site in advance.

Coming in December:
20th - The Altered Hours and Autumns in Triskel TDC
21st - Richie Egan, Bill Blood and Hilary Woods in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
22nd - Little Green Cars in  in Everyman Palace Theatre
31st - Mick Flannery in Cork Opera House

  - For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here

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