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Niall Connolly

Thu 8th Sep, 9:00 pm

€12 in advance €15 on the door

1977. The year that punk was born. With only hours left to spare it also produced a baby boy in the suburbs of Cork, Ireland, born with his ears piqued to the murmurs and clatter around him. As he grew the soundtrack changed. Nirvana on the Walkman. Leonard Cohen on his sister’s stereo. The surge of bands and songwriters emerging from the 1990’s Cork music scene. Later it became snippets of eavesdropped New York conversation. Tales of woe on the radio. The sights and sounds of tours .....more info
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C.L.M.F.'16- Crazy Chester play Neil Young

Wed 21st Sep, 9:00 pm

€10

Coughlans Live Music Festival '16. A night celebrating one of Rock n' Rolls greatest song writers and performers Neil Young Crazy Chester curate a night featuring a whole host of Cork's finest musicians, performing acoustic and electric versions of the very best of Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. - Definitely a show not to be missed. ..more info
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C.L.M.F. '16- John Blek & the Rats & Ian Whitty (Duo)

Thu 22nd Sep, 9:00 pm

€12

Coughlans Live Music Festival '16. John Blek & the Rats and guests Ian Whitty and The Exchange (duo) . JOHN BLEK & THE RATS ★ ★ ★ ★ - IRISH TIMES | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - METRO HERALD | ALBUM OF THE WEEK- RTE 2FM “The sextet has quickly won the hearts of critics, their sound an infecting mix of folk, country, and Americana. The melancholy of their music combined with pounding rhythms and infecti.....more info
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C.L.M.F.'16- Lisa O' Neill & Anna Mitchell

Fri 23rd Sep, 8:00 pm

€15

Coughlans Live Music festival '16 Lisa O' Neill & Anna Mitchell. LISA O" NEILL On her way to heaven, Lisa O’Neill hit “a pothole in the sky.” And so it begins, a perfect way to start this tale, this journey, this album. Because all great things and all great art usually stem from a bump in the road, or a pothole in the sky. This is Lisa O’Neill third album, following a witty and charming debut (This Is An Album), and an altogether more serious follow-up (Same Cloth or Not) .....more info
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C.L.M.F.'16- The Voice Squad

Sun 25th Sep, 4:00 pm

€15

Coughlans Live Music Festival '16. The Voice Squad are a traditional Irish singing group from Ireland. The members include Gerry Cullen, Phil Callery and Fran McPhail. They have recorded two albums and have toured Ireland, the UK and the US. The Voice Squad's (Phil Callery, Fran McPhail and Gerry Cullen) style of singing in harmony does not form part of the Irish singing tradition but each singer had already served their time in our individual tradition before coming together to sing in harm.....more info
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C.L.M.F'16 - Mary Coughlan

Sun 25th Sep, 8:00 pm

€15

Coughlans Live Music Festival '16 - Mary Coughlan For Mary there will always be two falls. The first happened in Mesopotamia about 5000 years ago, we are told. The second happened in a sea-front house in Bray, near Dublin, around 1994. In the first, Eve was expelled from Eden for her sins and women have borne the brunt of it ever since. In the second, a heavily pregnant and very drunk Mary Coughlan fell onto her kitchen floor in a stupor, a piece of bread and butter plastered to her.....more info
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Steve Tilston / Cork Folk Festival

Thu 29th Sep, 8:00 pm

€15

Cork Folk Festival presents STEVE TILSTON at Cyprus Avenue, 8pm Thursday 29th Sept, tickets €15 Winner BBC Radio 2 Folk Award - Best Original Song As seen on Later with Jools Holland & BBC Four Songwriters’ Circle Inspiration for the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino (you can own it now on DVD) new album Truth to Tell out now… the new songs are going down well in live shows too. Steve in retrospective mood Gr.....more info
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White Horse Guitar Club

Thu 29th Sep, 9:30 pm

€10

White Horse Guitar Club http://www.whitehorseguitarclub.com/ The story of The White Horse Guitar club is one based around music & friendship. The bond of those two things has drawn a group of likeminded souls together and the shared experience of singing, playing and performing is a long burning fuel that keeps a bright fire lit. Formed in early 2012, the band evolved from an open club environment into a fully fledged musical touring group of 11 frie.....more info
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Atlantic Arc Orchestra- Donal Lunny, Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O'Rourke, Pauline

Fri 30th Sep, 8:00 pm

€20

Atlantic Arc Orchestra (featuring musicians & singers from Ireland, North and South, Scotland, Wales ) is a project that has been co-produced by Irish language singer Pauline Scanlon, to draw on the shared musical heritage of the atlantic arc region. The line-up features: Donal Lunny (musical director & bouzouki), Pauline Scanlon (Irish traditional vocals), Jarlath Henderson (border pipes), Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle), Padraig Rynne (concertina & electronics),Eoin Walsh (bass), Davie Ryan (drum.....more info
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We Banjo 3 & Socks In The Frying Pan

Fri 30th Sep, 10:00 pm

€20

Award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 +1 from Galway, Ireland combine Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots. When this band of brothers take flight in a wave of virtuosity, verve and joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulsesrace. Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated anddistinguished young musicians in Ireland today.Featuring banjo,.....more info
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Compánach –fintan Vallely, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín, Gerry O Connor, Karan Casey , E

Sat 1st Oct, 5:00 pm

€15

37th Cork Folk Festival Presents Compánach – The Concert The KINO , Washington St, Cork. Saturday 1st October 5pm Tickets €15 www.proc.ie Featuring Fintan Vallely – Flute, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchín -Uilleann pipes, Gerry O Connor- Fiddle, Karan Casey –Song, Emma O’Sullivan- Sean-nós dancer , Jacques Mutan -Event photography Compánach – a collaboration of photography and live music. Each enhances the other – an interplay of sound, sight and ima.....more info
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Buttons & Bows - Tribute to Seamus Creagh

Sat 1st Oct, 8:00 pm

€20

Buttons & Bows ;Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain, will feature at a concert to celebrate the life of Seamus Creagh. When Buttons and Bows first landed on the Irish music scene in 1983, a new splash of colour was thrown into the mix. Decades later, the band’s repertoire still raises a smile at traditional music sessions in every corner of the globe. And it still sounds fresh, flamboyant and a bit different. This influential f.....more info
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Dick Gaughan & Ron Kavana

Sat 1st Oct, 9:30 pm

€15

Well, firstly, and most importantly, Dick Gaughan is a Scot, from Leith on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Leith, once a separate port, has been part of Edinburgh since the 1920s but has retained a distinct identity. Was an early member of the band Boys of the Lough and is on their first album and was with the now-legendary Scottish Folk-Rock (what a lousy label that is!) band, Five Hand Reel, making 3 albums with them. In the 90s he founded and produced the short-lived but quite ex.....more info
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Gerry O Connor - Fiddle Workshop

Sat 1st Oct, 11:00 am

€15

Gerry "Fiddle" O'Connor (born in Dundalk, County Louth, Northern Ireland) is a traditional Irish fiddle player, and founding member of bands, Skylark and La Lúgh. O'Connor's family have played fiddle for at least four generations, Gerry learning his music from his mother, Rose O'Connor, and also from hand-written manuscripts passed down through the family. He later came under the influence of Sligo fiddler John Joe Gardiner. Gerry's performances concentrate on long forgotten tunes from his hom.....more info
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Tír Na NÓg & Nicole Maguire

Sun 2nd Oct, 5:00 pm

€15

TÍR NA NÓG + Nicole Maguire Tir na nOg are performing at the Cork Folk Festival on Sunday 2nd Octobe Tír na nÓg, the legendary Irish duo formed by Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly have been described as Alt Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk! What is not disputed is that Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly are two of the most influential writers and musicians ever to have come from Ireland. The duo came together in 1970 and made three classic albums for Chrysalis Records. .....more info
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Martin Harley

Wed 5th Oct, 9:00 pm

€10

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass. As Martin explains “I wanted to make something representative of where I’m at musically at the moment with an album that reflects on the last year solo and duo.....more info
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Let's Get Specifically Quizical - Peep Show -

Wed 5th Oct, 8:30 pm

20

A detailed original quiz on Peep Show! PLEASE NOTE - AMENDED DATE Doors 8.30pm, Quiz starts at 9pm, will finish for 11.15ish. Teams of 4 / Book 1 Ticket Per Table and hopefully a bowl of Crunchie Nut Cornflakes for everyone! ..more info
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Clare Sands 'Join me at the Table' Album Launch

Thu 13th Oct, 9:00 pm

€10

With a fiddle in one hand and a guitar in the other, Cork based Clare Sands is a singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and music teacher. She performs in a variety of genres, her own material being a mixture of Blues & Folk. With deep roots in Northern Ireland and County Wexford, Clare started playingthe fiddle at the age of four, learning tunes off her father Seamus on a weekly basis. As well as playing Traditional Irish Music from an early age with different family members, Clare also trained.....more info
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John Smith

Fri 14th Oct, 9:30 pm

€12

After touring his last album for three years straight, John Smith hid away and wrote a new batch of songs. On this tour he’ll be trying them out for the first time in a handful of intimate venues, just one man and his guitar. John has opened shows for Iron & Wine, John Martyn and Tinariwen, sung with Jackson Browne, Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley, and played guitar for David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas. Ben Howard calls him ‘a magician’. His guitar wor.....more info
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Simone Felice

Thu 20th Oct, 9:00 pm

€15

Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's indie-folk revival. Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit Cleopatra album by The Luminee.....more info
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C.L.P. present Marc O' Reilly & Band at Cyprus Avenue

Sat 22nd Oct, 8:00 pm

€12.50

With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies. Marc has released two critically acclaimed albums to date, ‘Human Herdings’ and ‘My Friend Marx’ and has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genr.....more info
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C.L.P. present Booka Brass Band at Cork Opera House - Cork Jazz Fest '16

Sat 29th Oct, 11:30 pm

€17

Having played a stunning Sold Out show at last years Cork Jazz Festival Booka Brass Band return to Cork Opera House on Saturday October 29th. ..more info
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Sara Watkins

Mon 31st Oct, 9:00 pm

€16.50

Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter and fiddler from California. She debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile. In addition to singing and playing fiddle, she also plays ukulele and guitar, and played percussion while touring with The Decemberists. She has two solo albums, Sara Watkins and Sun Midnight Sun on Nonesuch Records. In addition to touring on her o.....more info
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Kris Drever (Lau)

Thu 10th Nov, 9:00 pm

€15

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses, released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016, and a supporting tour. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and.....more info
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Pierce Turner

Thu 8th Dec, 9:00 pm

€20

Pierce Turner returns to one of his favourite Towns, and a special intimate venue. He comes armed with a new album "Love Can't Always Be Articulate" which you have heard numerous times on RTE It would be wise to get hold of your ticket now. *Award winning Irish Musician Pierce Turner *Also lives in Manhattan * His last album “Songs For a Verry Small Orchestra” features a duet with PhilipGlass whom he also performed in Carnegie Hall with in 2011 * Formerly solo Performer of the .....more info
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C.L.P. present Wallis Bird 'Home Tour' at Amp

Fri 27th Jan, 8:30 pm

€24

Coughlans Live Promotions present WALLIS BIRD 'Home Tour'. at Amp, hanover Street. Ticket €24 (including booking fee) When Wallis Bird hit a roadblock during the writing of her new album, ‘Home’, she did the only thing she could think of. “I figured a 12 hour free concert would fix all the issues I had”, she chuckles. Bird stepped onto the stage of Berlin’s Auster club at 1.30pm one cold January afternoon and stayed there until the early hours of the morning. Afterwards .....more info
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