Cork Gig Guide: 24th-30th November 2015

June Tabor - ECM Weekend, Triskel
This week in Cork: ECM Weekend, Hands Up Who Wants To Die, Ye Vagabonds, Carried By Waves and more.

The last weekend in November welcomes the inaugural ECM Weekend Festival to the hallowed halls of Triskel Christchurch. Featuring performances from prestigious players such as Arve Henriksen, John Potter, Iain Ballamy (2014 interview on this blog with Ian here), June Tabor and Thomas Strønen will be the focusof the weekend complemented by ECM film screenings, chats on the sofa with Irish Times columnist Jim Carroll and an Ergodos fringe concert presented by Plugd Records, featuring Irish musicians Seán Mac Erlaine, Linda Buckley and more.

Elsewhere, three-time Grammy nominee Joan Armatrading pays her last ever visit to Cork, with Thursday's Opera House appearance part of the singer's last ever world tour, which just so happens to be her first solo one also. For those looking for something slightly heavier get yourself across to the other side of the side for Hands Up Who Wants To Die in Fred Zeppelin's. Folks will be allowed in but folk will not be tolerated.

For those about early on Saturday afternoon, free up some time to pay a visit to Cork School of Music at about 2.30pm in order to enjoy the welcomed return of Cork electro/prockers Carried By Waves.

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, 24th November
Bluegrass Tuesday in Callanan's
- The Americhanics in Coughlan's
Jazz Improv (9pm), Hot Blooded Animals (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 25th November 
- College Jam Session (8.30pm), The North Sea (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- UCC Music Society: Quangodelica & more in Cyprus Avenue
- Blue Note Jazz in The Roundy
- Sitting Room in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 26th November 
- Joan Armatrading in Cork Opera House
- Albert Niland and Lynda Cullen in Coughlan's
- Hope Foundation Fundraiser: Crojayn and James Moone Band (7.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Betunizer, Hands Up Who Wants To Die, El Bastardo in Fred Zeppelin's

Friday, 27th November 
- ECM Weekend: Amores Pasados (8pm) in Triskel Christchurch
- Ye Vagabonds in Levis' (Ballydehob)
- Mojo Rising in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 28th November
- Carried By Waves (2.30pm) in Cork School of Music
ECM Weekend: Arve Henriksen // Food Project (8pm), FILM: Sounds & Silence (12pm) in Triskel Christchurch
ECM Weekend - Ergodos Showcase: Garrett Sholdic, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Michelle O’Rourke, Seán Mac Erlaine and Linda Buckley (6.30pm) in Triskel Project Space

Sunday, 29th November
- Niall McCabe Band in Coughlan's
- Cookie & The Vaudevilles (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Sunday Session in The Roundy
ECM Weekend: Quercus (8pm), Banter (2.30pm), FILM: Charles Lloyd Arrows into Infinity (12pm) in Triskel Christchurch

Monday, 30th November
- 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.

- 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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