Cork Gig Guide 6th-12th December

Rozi Plain (Sunday in The Kino, Monday in Levis')
This week in Cork: Sudden Club Weekender, Lisa Hannigan & more...


Cork’s favourite gig gurus Southern Hospitality Board morph the old Kino cinema on Washington Street into a music haven across three days in December (9-11 December). Helping SHB celebrate another year of successful independent gigs will be Pitchfork favourites Rusangano Family (Friday), psych soldiers The Altered Hours (Saturday) and folk popster Rozi Plain (Sunday). Tickets for Sudden Club Weekender are still available online.*


*As published in Totally Cork November edition.

Also going down around town this week:
  • Pierce Turner in Coughlan's (Thursday)
  • Very special edition of Cork Improvised Music Club in Gulpd Cafe (Thursday)
  • Heathers in Triskel Christchurch (Saturday)
  • Slow Moving Clouds and Jonathan Pearson in Sirius Arts Centre (Saturday)
  • Lisa Hannigan in Cork Opera House (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 6th December
- Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Crane Lane, 8pm, €20
- CSN Live & Gigging, Cyprus Avenue, 7.30pm, €TBC
- The Grunts, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Acoustic Session, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 7th December
- Foy Vance, Cyprus Avenue, 9pm, SOLD OUT
- The Strypes, Reardens, 7pm, €12.50
- Lee Sessions, An Spailpín Fánach, 9.30pm, FREE

Thursday 8th December
- Irish Baroque Orchestra - Handel's Messiah, Triskel Christchurch, 7pm, €20-€25
- Hermitage Green, Live at St. Luke's, 8pm, €23
- Pierce Turner, Coughlan's, 9pm, €20
- Kaleidoscope, The Everyman Bar, 8pm, €10-€15
- Cork Improvised Music Club: Ellen King, Muireann Levis & Dan  Walsh in Gulpd, 9pm, €3
- Snaggletooth, Charlie's, 9.30pm, FREE
- Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Jack O'Rourke, White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €15
- Andy Irvine, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9pm, €18

Friday 9th December
- Hermitage Green, Live at St. Luke's, 8pm, €23
- Sudden Club Weekender: Rusangano Family and Bantum, The Kino, 7.30pm, €16
- Heathers, Triskel Christchurch, 8.30pm, €16
- The Academic, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €16
- The Water Melons, Charlie's, 10.30pm, FREE
- Soothsayer, Fred's, 9pm, FREE
- John Blek, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8.30pm, €10



Saturday 10th December
- Declan O'Rourke, Live at St. Luke's, 8pm, €26
- The Four of Us (acoustic), Triskel Christchurch, 8pm, €20
- Sudden Club Weekender: The Altered Hours and The BonkThe Kino, 7.30pm, €13
- Vanbrugh Quartet, Triskel Christchurch, 1pm, €10
- African Fiction and OutOut in Triskel TDC, 10.30pm, €4
- Dr. Dec & The Side Effects, Charlie's, 10.30pm, FREE
- The Light Runners, Crane Lane, 9pm, FREE
- Slow Moving Clouds and Jonathan Pearson, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 8.30pm, €15



Sunday 11th December
- Christmas with Phil Coulter, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €25-€36.50
- The Everyman Sunday Songbook, The Everyman, 7.30pm, €25
- Lisa O'NeillConnolly's (Leap), 8pm, €15
- Sudden Club Weekender: Rozi Plain, The Shaker Hymn and Anna Mieke Bishop, The Kino
7.30pm, €12
- Dan Owen, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €10
-  Lee Trad Music Session, Charlie's, 3pm, FREE


Monday 12th December
- Lisa Hannigan, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €25
- Rozi Plain, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8pm, €10
- Patrick Freeman in Quay Co-Op, 7.30pm, €donation
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics, Coughlan's, 9pm, 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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