Cork Gig Guide: 13th-19th December

Little Green Cars - The Everyman (Tuesday)
This week in Cork: Little Green Cars, Talos, Badly Drawn Boy, Glen Hansard & more...

With the weather outside unable to make up its mind whether to be frosty or wet, Cork's live music year continues to shine right until the last days with no sign of letting up in December. Dublin indie-folk five Little Green Cars play an acoustic show in The Everyman on Tuesday night. For last year's G-Man interview with Little Green Cars' Stevie Appleby click here. Legendary punk drummer Richie Ramone beats out on Caroline Street with a Cyprus Avenue date for Wednesday. Talos signs off a successful year - both at home and abroad - with a gig in the same venue with indie rock pals Pale Rivers (Friday) while Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley (Friday) and Badly Drawn Boy (Saturday) preach from the Live at St. Luke's altar.

Glen Hansard is in town for a couple of sold out shows with a happy birthday Connolly's bash taking place in Leap while proceeds from Monday's Coughlan's show being directed towards the Peter McVerry Trust. Sticking with Connollys, The late night Floating  Joints XI party travels to the Leap outpost with Meltybrains?, Le Boom, Toby Kaar, Caoilian Sherlock and more in charge of celebratory duties.


Also going down around town this week:
  • Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa's Live & Gigging meet-up in Cyprus Avenue (Tuesday)
  • Marc O'Reilly & Jasper Hoiby (past interview here) in Coughlan's (Thursday)
  • Sofar Sounds Cork in a secret location (apply here - Thursday)
  • Blawan in Cyprus Avenue (Friday)
  • Mongoose and friends in Levis' Corner House (Saturday)
  • Satchmo Sessions with Tony Henderson in Quay Co-Op (Monday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Day-by-day

Tuesday 13th December
- Little Green Cars (acoustic), The Everyman, 8pm, €27
- CSN Live & Gigging, Cyprus Avenue, 7.30pm, €TBC
- Herbie Macken, Crane Lane, 10pm, FREE
- Acoustic Session, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 14th December
- Richie Ramone, Cyprus Avenue, 9pm, €15
- Lee Sessions, An Spailpín Fánach, 9.30pm, FREE


Thursday 15th December
- Marc O'Reilly & Jasper Hoiby, Coughlan's, 9pm, €15
- Cork Improvised Music Club w/ Dan Walsh, Neil O'Loghlen & Neil Quigley, Gulpd Cafe, 9.30pm, €3
- Eileen Healy & Friends, Charlie's, 9.30pm, FREE
- Sofar Sounds Cork, secret location, 7.30pm, FREE

Friday 16th December

- Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley, Live at St. Luke's, 8pm, €20
- Blawan, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €15-€20
- Talos and Pale Rivers, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €12.50
- Crazy Chester, Coughlan's, 10pm, FREE
- Annual Christmas Special with Trio, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 8pm, €15
- Eugene Brosnan & The Innocent Bystanders, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 10.30pm, FREE


Saturday 17th December
- Badly Drawn Boy and Dylan Howe, Live at St. Luke's, 8pm, €25
- Hot Blooded Animals, Charlie's Bar, 10.30pm, FREE
- Ricky Lynch Trio, Coughlan's, 10pm, FREE
- Mongoose with Anna-Mieke Bishop, Niamh Regan, Emily Donoghue & more, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8.30pm, €10
- Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley, Connolly’s (Leap), 2pm, €15
- Floating Joints XI w/ Meltybrains?, Le Boom & more, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €12
- Áine Duffy & The Hypnotyst, Hackett’s Bar (Schull), 9pm, FREE



Sunday 18th December
- John Spillane, The Everyman, 8pm, €25
- Open Mic at The Friary, The Friary, 9pm, FREE
- Glen Hansard, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €32
- Jukebox Gypsy, The Mariner (Bantry), 7.30pm, €10

Monday 19th December
- Glen Hansard & Band, Coughlan's, 8.30pm, €35
- Christmas Concert, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €18.50-€22.50
- Satchmo Sessions: Tony Henderson, Quay Co-Op, 7pm, donations
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, Charlie's Bar, 9.30pm, 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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