Cork gig guide: 29th September - 5th October 2015

Girl Band (Saturday)
This week in Cork: Girl Band, The Altered Hours, Cork Folk Festival, KXP, Twin Headed Wolf and more.

Take two of Irish music's great rock hopes, add two début records (one pending, one unleashed and receiving 5/5 stars from national newspapers) and throw them together on a bill with the wonderful Paddy Hanna and you have yourself a hell of a Saturday night. The Altered Hours. Girl Band. Saturday at The Pav. Pick up tickets over on Eventbrite.

But that's not the only glowing piece of coal in the smoldering fireplace that is Cork's live music scene this week. The Helsinki hellfire that is KXP fire krautrockets into The Crane Lane Theatre on Thursday night, the same evening trad starlets Ensemble Ériu wow Triskel Christchurch. For a chance to win tickets to the latter, click here.

Americana and Appalachian folk fans must get themselves to lower Oliver Plunkett Street on Friday evening for a special night in Cork Community Print Shop. Canadian "doom folk" duo Mama's Broke team up with Clare sisters Twin Headed Wolf, who are coming to the tail-end of their Jagged Edge tour of Ireland which has seen their scrapyard shanties win fans the length and breadth of the country.

Come Sunday and looking for an excuse for a roadtrip - look no further than Ballydehob's Secret Song Sunday in Levis' for a surprise one day festival featuring no less than 15 bands/performers. Want to know who's on the line-up? Then you better make your way west. For further - albeit limited - details see 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, 29th September 
Bluegrass with The Gills in Callanan's
Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Satellite Event: Roger Waters' The Wall Live in Triskel Christchurch

Wednesday, 30th September 
- Brain Donation (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy

Thursday, 1st October 
- Cork Folk Festival (1st-4th Oct) in various venues
- Folk Fest: Peadar O'Riada in Cork Opera House
- KXP (8.30pm)  in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Coma in Cyprus Avenue
- Order of Mess and Stuck on Repeat in Fred Zeppelin's
- Lost Gecko in The Roundy
- Ensemble Ériu in Triskel Christchurch
- Jack O'Rourke and Marlene Enright in The White Horse (Ballincollig)

Friday, 2nd October 
Cork Folk Festival (1st-4th Oct) in various venues
- Twin Headed Wolf and Mama's Broke in Cork Community Print Shop
Folk Fest: Jimmy McCarthy in Cork Opera House
- Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson in Coughlan's
- Folk Fest: Lynda Cullen in The Roundy
- Mvestle and Rachel Ní Chuinn & Cthl Rdgrs in Triskel Project Space LATE ADDITION
- Moxie in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Cookie & The Vaudevilles in Briery Gap Theatre (MacRoom)

Saturday, 3rd October
 - Cork Folk Festival (1st-4th Oct) in various venues
- Bell X1 in Cork Opera House
- Folk Festival: Moxie (9pm) in Crane Lane
- John Spillane in Cyprus Avenue
- Girl Band, The Altered Hours and Paddy Hanna in The Pav
- Vanbrugh Quartet (lunchtime concert) in Triskel Christchurch
- Andy Dunne in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- Open Mic in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 4th October
Cork Folk Festival (1st-4th Oct) in various venues
- Kaara (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Ports in Cyprus Avenue
- Sunday Sessions(5.30pm) in The Roundy
- Secret Song Sunday in Levis' (Ballydehob)
- The Bluestars in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Monday, 5th October
- 100 Onces, Order of the Mess and Stuck On Repeat in Fred Zeppelin's
- Monday Session in Coughlan's

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:
7th October- Ron Sexsmith in The Pav
9th October - The G-Man presents...Marisa Anderson in The Black Mariah (Triskel 2nd Floor)

- 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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