Weekly Cork gig guide: 25th-31st August 2015

Sally Dige (Saturday - Cyprus Avenue)
Lisa O'Neill (Thursday - Coughlan's)
This week in Cork: Lisa O'Neill, Little Green Cars, Sally Dige, David Corley, 96/1, Horse and more.

Local promoters PingPong announced their return to the promotion racket last week with a string of gigs unveiled last including Danish-Canadian Sally Dige's show in Cyprus Avenue, a team-up with fellow promoters Stranger this Saturday. For further details, click here.

There's a double-header for Douglas Street on Thursday that should have folk fans a-frolicking in the streets as Cavan's own Lisa O'Neill joins forces with Mayo man - and past G-Man presents... performer - Seamus Fogarty. This one is in Coughlan's of course.

It's been a long time coming but Indiana songwriter David Corley's début long player Available Light arrived late last year after thirty years in the making, the Lafayette native showing that it's never too late to get that first record out of you. Corley's been making fans the length and breadth of the country culminating in a five date Irish tour ending in Coughlan's on Sunday evening.

Irish chart-toppers Little Green Cars are back for the last week of the very well received Live At St. Luke's series of shows  St. Luke's Church. For an interview with the band's Stevie Appleby from 2014 ahead of Saturday night's show read here. For those who like it a little heavier, local hardcore heroes Horse punk up Triskel TDC that same night with a line-up also featuring Rory Francis O'Brien and MulliganMulliganMulligan. For the full event details click here.

Torontonian indie kids Running Red Lights play two dates this weekend beginning with a stripped-down version of the band in Sin É on Saturday evening before a full band set in The Crane Lane Theatre late on Sunday night.

Last but not least, expect Alabama ghost music from The Pine Hill Haints, also in Crane Lane, late again on Monday night. Also keep an eye out for 96 free gigs across the city thanks to 96/1, a brand new city wide festival promoting unsigned music. For the venue/artist breakdown see the timetable here.

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.

Tuesday, 25th August 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Jack O'Rourke (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 26th August 
- Cronin (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 27th August 
- Lisa O'Neill, Seamus Fogarty and Emma Smith in Coughlan's
- The KC Sessions (8.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Friday, 28th August 
- Hank Wedel in The Oliver Plunkett
- Alan Kelly Gang with Eddie Reader & John Douglas in St. Luke's Church

Saturday, 29th August
- 96/1 in various venues
- PingPong: Sally Dige in Cyprus Avenue
- Running Red Lights in Sin É
- Little Green Cars in St. Luke's Church
- Horse, Rory Francis O'Brien and MulliganMulliganMulligan in Triskel TDC
- Blues Momentum in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- Franklin in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 30th August
- David Corley in Coughlan's
- Running Red Lights in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Toy Soldier in Cyprus Avenue
Sunday Sessions (5.30pm) in The Roundy
- The DOC Trio (1pm) in Bakestone (Carrigtwohill)

Monday, 31st August
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- The Pine Hill Haints (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

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:
18th August - Deerhoof in Cyprus Avenue
11th Sept - The G-Man presents... August Wells in Coughlan's
17th-20th Sept - Sounds From A Safe Harbour in various venues
3rd October - Girl Band and The Altered Hours in The Pav7th - Ron Sexsmith in The Pav

- 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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