Weekly Cork gig guide: 1st-7th September 2015

The Delines (Thursday, Coughlans)
This week in Cork: Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Delines, The Hard Ground and more.

Quantity is a lot lower than usual on the gig front this week but the quality is through the roof as two very different, equally outstanding, international touring bands roll into town. Novelist and Richmond Fontaine leader Willy Vlautin's country-soul crew, The Delines, mosey into town on Thursday evening. Fans of the band should know they come armed with a touring record, Scenic Sessions, that can only be bought on tour so expect lots of songs from that mixed with tunes from debut album Colfax. Read an interview I did with Willy in the Echo on Thursday. Then head into Coughlan's later that night to catch them do their thing.

Speaking of soul, does any man have more than Lee Fields? The man who captured Cork hearts with an emotion exploding exorcism at last year's Jazz Festival will know what I mean. See the man and his Expressions in Cyprus Avenue on Sunday.

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, 1st September 

Wednesday, 2nd September 
- Caoimhin Vallely, Ger Wolfe and Brian Morrissey in Coughlan's

Thursday, 3rd September 
- The Delines in Coughlan's
- New Valley Wolves in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Leo Mullane & Tom Jordan in The Roundy

Friday, 4th September 
- The Hard Ground and Vincent O'Rourke in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Saturday, 5th September
- Vanbrugh Quartet (lunchtime concert) in Triskel Christchurch

Sunday, 6th September
- Lee Fields & The Expressions in Cyprus Avenue
Sunday Sessions (5.30pm) in The Roundy

Monday, 7th September
- 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:
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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