Cork Gig Guide: 11th-17th October

Richmond Fontaine (Friday)
This week in Cork: windings, Richmond Fontaine, Michael Kiwanuka & more...

*Officially, this will be the last chance to hear Richmond Fontaine mould music around Willy Vlautin’s tales of racetrack woe and blue-collar blues with the Portland band announcing that the current European tour will be their last as a band following 22 years of releasing records together. Squint and you might even recognise David Murphy (of Cork’s own John Blek & The Rats) playing pedal-steel in the background.

windings unveil new record Be Honest and Fear Not with a couple of Cork dates at the weekend. For more on the new record and Irish tour click here. Stay posted for an interview with windings frontman, Steve Ryan, later in the week.

Elsewhere, Michael Kiwanuka plays another sold out Cyprus Avenue show (Thursday); a couple of new Cork albums arrive courtesy of Clare Sands (Coughlan's, Thursday) and Jack O'Rourke (Everyman, Saturday); electro-pheric Californian Ensemble Economique takes to the Triskel Project Space (Saturday); and the Satchmo Sessions continue upstairs in Quay Co-Op with Christine Daisy Deady this month's special guest.

*Originally published in Totally Cork (Sept/Oct edition)

Also going down around town this week:
  • IndieCork 2016 - view full programme at
  • The Dead Heavys in Crane Lane (Tuesday)
  • Cork Improvised Music Club in Gulpd Cafe (Thursday)
  • John Smith in Coughlan's Bar (Friday)
  • Fintan McKahey in Gulpd Cafe (Sunday)
  • LOWmountain in Connolly's (Sunday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.


Tuesday 11th October
- The Prairie Jaywalkers, Callanan’s, 9pm, FREE
- Jazz Improv, Crane Lane, 9pm, FREE
- The Dead Heavys, Crane Lane, 11.55pm, FREE
- Acoustic Session, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 12th October
- UCC Songwriters Competition, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, FREE

Thursday 13th October
- Michael Kiwanuka, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €20
- Clare Sands 'Join Me at the Table' album launch, Coughlan's, 9pm, €10
- Heineken Sound Atlas: Cinnaman, Havana Browns, €8
- Cork Improvised Music Club, Gulpd Cafe, 9pm, Free

Friday 14th October
- Rebel Rebel - The David Bowie Experience, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €23.50-€26
- Richmond Fontaine, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €17.50
- Robbie Overson, Eoin Coughlan & Eoghan ‘Reggie’ Regan, The White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €15
- John Smith, Coughlan's Bar, 9pm, €12
- John O’Connor, The Welcome Inn, 10.30pm, FREE
- windings, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 10pm, FREE

Saturday 15th October
- Jack O'Rourke, Everyman Palace, 8pm, €15
- Nathalia Milstein, Triskel Christchurch, 8pm, €15/€12
- windings ‘Be Honest and Fear Not’ album launch, Coughlan's Bar, 9.30pm, €10
- Ensemble Economique, Triskel Project Space, 9pm, €10
- Mr. Whippy Soundsystem, Connolly's (Leap), 9pm, €10
- Beara Quartet, Triskel Christchurch, 1pm, €5

Sunday 16th October
- Fintan McKahey, Gulpd Cafe, 8pm, €7
- LOWmountain, Connolly's (Leap), 9pm, TBC
- Zugluft, Levis’ (Ballydehob), 8.30pm, FREE (donations)

Monday 17th October
- Satchmo Sessions: Christine Daisy Deady, Quay Co-op. 7.30pm, FREE (donations)
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, Free
- The Americhanics - Acoustic folk & roots session, Coughlan's Bar , 9pm, FREE
- Hiva Oa, Crane Lane, 11.55pm, FREE
- Open Mic, The Friary, 8pm, Free

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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