Weekly Cork gig guide: 7th-13th July 2015

Katie Kim (Photo by Terry Magson)
St. Vincent
This week in Cork: Katie Kim, St. Vincent, Chic, The Frames and more.

Although the rain outside the window continues unabated, this week's gig listings could not be brighter as an array of national and international musicians flood into Cork. Love him or hate him, Van Morrison - the mercurial mastermind behind Astral Weeks, undoubtedly one of the greatest albums ever recorded - is Live at the Marquee on Thursday evening.

Friday is clash central as Nile Rodgers' Chic hit up the Marquee, Cork rockers Terriers say their goodbyes with their last ever show in Fred Zeppelin's and Townlands festival launches for the weekend in Leades House, Rusheen Farm down Macroom way. As if those options aren't enough, Katie Kim plays Sirius Arts Centre that same night. Check in on Friday for an interview with the Waterford musician here on the site.


Saturday evening continues the Live at the Marquee as The Frames, fresh from celebrating 25 years in the business in their hometown last week, prepare to do it all again down south with the help of Booka Brass Band who provide support on the night.

The party continues on Monday as Annie Clark's St. Vincent rolls into Cork Opera House to round off a long weekend of audio adventures and there's still time to win tickets. Click here and enter before the deadline on Wednesday morning.

Also going down around town this week:
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Day-by-day
Tuesday, 7th July 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Hank Wedel (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 8th July 
- Jazz Fusion in The Roundy

Thursday, 9th July 
- Van Morrison Live at the Marquee
- Playground of Dreamss in The Roundy


Friday, 10th July 
- The Burma and Emerson in Cyprus Avenue
- Terriers and Hope Is Noise in Fred Zeppelin's
- Chic Live at the Marquee
- Katie Kim and Roslyn Steer in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)
- Townlands Festival: Hermitage Green, Old Hannah, Kormac, North Strand Kontra Band, Twin Headed Wolf & more in Leades House, Rusheen Farm (Macroom)


Saturday, 11th July
- Wasted Space, Audible Joes and Run Down in Cyprus Avenue
- The Frames and Booka Brass Band Live at the Marquee
- Townlands Festival: Hermitage Green, Old Hannah, Kormac, North Strand Kontra Band, Twin Headed Wolf & more in Leades House, Rusheen Farm (Macroom)
- Pine Lodge Picnic: Hank Wedel, Ukealadies & more in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)


Sunday, 12th July
- Status Quo Live at the Marquee
- The Complete Stone Roses (8.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Giraffage in Cyprus Avenue
- Sunday Sessions (5.30pm) in The Roundy
- DOC Trio (1pm) in Bakestone (Carrigtwohill)
- Townlands Festival: Hermitage Green, Old Hannah, Kormac, North Strand Kontra Band, Twin Headed Wolf & more in Leades House, Rusheen Farm (Macroom)
- Ben Reel Band in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)


Monday, 13th July
- St. Vincent in Cork Opera House
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- Damien Rice Live at the Marquee

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 2015:
17th-19th July - The Cave: This Is The Kit, Lisa O'Neill, David Kitt and more in Mitchelstown Caves
18th August - Deerhoof in Cyprus Avenue
11th - The G-Man presents... August Wells in Coughlan's
17th-20th Sept - Sounds From A Safe Harbour
3rd October - Girl Band and The Altered Hours

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here
- For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

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