Cork Gig Guide: 1st-7th December 2015

This week in Cork: O Emperor, Laurie Shaw, Gaz Coombes, Donal Dineen conquers Cobh and more.
A night of talk and tunes presented by DJ and bringer-of-beautiful-sounds Donal Dineen stands out on this week's calendar the Kerry native invites members of high-flying Lynched and The Shaker Hymn out east for an evening in Sirius Arts Centre. There's a train/entrance ticket special available too so don't let that stop you venturing down to Cobh. Full details over on

The previous night sees the return of O Emperor who play The Pav on Thursday. Presented by Coughlan's, this concert comes complete with special guests Saint Sister. (UPDATE: postponed, see below image)

Topping off a trio of top shows this week is former Supergrass front-man Gaz Coombes who brings songs from his critically acclaimed solo record Matador to Cork and Cyprus Avenue for the very first time. That one takes place Saturday and it might be advisable to get tickets in advance as Supergrass have retained quite a following over the years.

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 December
Bluegrass Tuesday in Callanan's
- Kevin Brady & Guests (8pm) in Cork School of Music
CSN Alive & Gigging in Cyprus Avenue
- Ruth Trimble and The Whispering Pines in Trinity Presbyterian Church
Acoustic Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Wednesday, 2nd December 

Thursday, 3rd December 
- Irish Chamber Orchestra with Jorg Widmann (8pm) in Cork School of Music
- The Light Runners (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Coughlans presents: O Emperor and Saint Sister in The Pav POSTPONED
- Arvo Pärt at 80 byChamber Choir of Ireland in Triskel Christchurch
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 4th December 
- Keywest (8pm), Tama Sumo (11pm) in Cyprus Avenue
- Donal Dineen presents... Cossie, Radie & Brian (members of Lynched) and Caoilian Sherlock in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Saturday, 5th December
- Tony Davis Trio in Coughlan's
- Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) in Cyprus Avenue
- King Kong Company in The Pav
- Vanbrugh Quartet (lunchtime) in Triskel Christchurch
- Laurie Shaw and Mark Buckeridge in Triskel Project Space

Sunday, 6th December
- Niall McCabe Band in Coughlan's
- ...And Nun Came Back (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Wyvern Lingo and Jack O'Rourke in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- John Blek & The Rats in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Monday, 7th December
little rest

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.

- 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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