Cork Gig Guide: 8th-14th December 2015

This week in Cork: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Little Green Cars, Patrick Freeman, Maud In Cahoots and more.
Dublin folk-rockers Little Green Cars fire up the run of Christmas shows taking place in St. Luke's as part of the returning Live At St. Luke's sessions. LGC play Friday evening with the many members of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble piling onto the altar on Saturday night. I caught up with Little Green Cars a few weeks ago so see here for a chat I had with guitarist Stevie Appleby.

Other standout shows from around town see Dublin-based but Cork-adopted songwriter Patrick Freeman bring songs from his new album, Cherry Blossom Falls, to Triskel Project Space for a full band show featuring bits and bobs of The Great Balloon Race and O Emperor; John Blek & The Rats spin down to Cobh for a date in Sirius Arts Centre (both Saturday); and Dublin duo Maud In Cahoots pop up The Crane Lane Theatre with a late night show 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, 8th December
Bluegrass Tuesday in Callanan's
Jazz Improv (9pm), Hot Blooded Animals (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
CSN Alive & Gigging in Cyprus Avenue
Acoustic Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Wednesday, 9th December 
- A Soul Xmas with Karen Underwood in Everyman Palace
- Christine B. Phelan in The Roundy
Sitting Room in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 10th December 
- Tom Robinson in Cyprus Avenue
- Acoustic Dreams in The Roundy
- Little Green Cars in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 11th December 
- Pinhole in Coughlan's
- Jinx Lennon and Wasps Vs Humans (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Live At St. Luke's: Little Green Cars in St. Luke's Church
- Deady in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday,12th December
- One Horse Pony in Coughlan's
- Live At St. Luke's: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in St. Luke's Church
- Vanbrugh Quartet (lunchtime) in Triskel Christchurch
- Patrick Freeman in Triskel Project Space
- John Blek & The Rats in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Sunday, 13th December
- Niall McCabe Band in Coughlan's
- Maud In Cahoots (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Delorentos in Everyman Palace

Monday, 14th December
- Quarter Block Party Launch in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

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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