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Songwriters & Poets

Wed 28th Sep, 9:30 pm

€10

Songwriters and Poets; Theresa McCarthy, Gus McLoughlin, John Murphy, Gerry O’Neill, Brian Crotty, Cliff Wedgbury and Gerry Murphy €10 This is a concert of newly composed songs and poems, all of these writers feature regularly at the Cork Singers club. Theresa McCarthy from the Northside composes songs of a local nature including a song about Mother Jones and Nashes Boreen. Gus McLoughlin writes about the declining morals of the young and the notorious Chandelier Charlie. Jerry O’Neill, who.....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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Duane Andrews & Aaron Collis& The Harvesters

Fri 30th Sep, 9:30 pm

€10

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm: Duane Andrews & Aaron Collis + The Harvesters Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis are from Newfoundland. Duane grew up exposed to the island’s mélange of cultural influences and his development as a guitarist reflects that. Duane has spent several years studying contemporary music composition at the Conservatoire International de Paris. Recently he has teamed up and recorded with accordion player Aaron Collis who plays in the Newfoundland and Labrador traditional style. Du.....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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Boxcar Bertha & Ron Kavana

Sat 1st Oct, 9:30 pm

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Founded in 2014, Boxcar Bertha is a four-piece folk and blues band falling stylistically between the ramshackle ragtime of Blind Boy Fuller and the fecund vocal stylings of John Martyn. The group has enjoyed a residency of several years at Cork's Corner House, their reputation growing around lead vocalist Martina Stafford's powerful performances and her ever stylish band; Pete Cahill on electric guitar, John McAleer on bass and Shane Scanlon on drums. Ron Kavana is .....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 .....more info
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The Henry Girls& The Harvesters & Clare O’Mahoney

Sat 1st Oct, 10:00 pm

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THE HENRY GIRLS 'The Henry Girls are three immensely talented sisters from Donegal, Ireland. Louder Than Words is their second full length album and includes their wonderful single Maybe. It is impossible to put this talented band into any niche. The variety of songs on their album fantastic; from the ballad James Monroe, to fun and upbeat tunes like The Weather and So Long but Not Goodbye, to the mysterious The Light in the Window, to the dramatic Not Easy . ..more info
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Flute Concert - Cork Folk Festival

Sat 1st Oct, 2:00 pm

€10

Flute concert with 5 musicians from different regions of Ireland renowned for local styles. Karl Nesbitt , Aoife Granville, Fintan Vallely, Joanne Quirke and Mike Walsh. Karl Nesbitt from Tipperary is talented flute, bazoki and bodhrán player, he is also a composer and producer. Aoife Granville from Dingle is Flute and Fiddle player she released a Flute album, 'Sáimhín Só' in 2014. Fintan Vallely is a musician, writer, lecturer and researcher on Traditional music. From Co. Armagh, he has taugh.....more info
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Tír Na NÓg & Nicole Maguire

Sun 2nd Oct, 5:00 pm

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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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Fiddle Concert- Cork Folk Festival

Sun 2nd Oct, 12:30 am

€10

An Spailpín Fánach 12.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Fiddle Concert Manus & Seamus Maguire (Sligo), Matt Cranitch (Cork), Gerry O ‘Connor (Louth), Seamus Sands (Down) Seamus Sands from Co Down, he is very highly regarded for his unique style of relaxed, melodic, and rhythmic playing. He released his debut solo CD ‘Across Bridges’ in 2015. Matt Cranitch from Co. Cork is renowned at home in Ireland and abroad as an Irish traditional fiddle-player, teacher, lecturer and author, he has recorded and play.....more info
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Céilí Mór- The Allow Céilí Band

Sun 2nd Oct, 2:00 pm

€5

Cork City Hall 2-5pm Céilí Mór Allow Céilí Band, Seán Ó Sé, Douglas Comhaltas Céilí Band, Caller William (Hammy) Hammond €5 & €10 family 2 child &2 adults) The Allow Céilí Band formed in 2003, are from Freemount, a village in Duhallow, Co. Cork . The members of the Allow Céilí Band are drawn from the locality of North Cork & West Limerick and, for the most part, grew up playing traditional music together. In 2007, the Allow Céilí Band became the first Cork band ever to win the prestigious Sen.....more info
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Ceiliúradh Micheál Ó Riabhaigh

Sun 2nd Oct, 2:30 pm

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St Peters Church 2.30pm Cork Pipers’ Club- Ceiliúradh Micheál Ó Riabhaigh featuring Eoin & Micheál Ó Riabhaigh, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, John Mitchell, Máire Ní Ghrada, Rose O’Leary, Liam Harris & Liam Collins introduction by Lena Dineen €10 Micheál Ó Riabhaigh (1911- 1976) was born in Kilavullen near Mallow. From a young age he developed a lasting interest in piping and music. He learnt most of his piping from Tadhg Crowley of Crowley’s Music Shop and was greatly influenced by the famous pi.....more info
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Concertina/Box Concert- Cork Folk Festival

Sun 2nd Oct, 5:00 pm

€10

An Spailpín Fánach 5pm Stíleanna (Styles) Concertina/Box Concert, Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis (Newfoundland), Jackie Daly (Sliabh Luachra), Niall Vallely (Armagh), Aidan Coffey (Waterford) and Cliona Halley (Cork) €10 Aidan Coffey is a native of Bunmahon Co. Waterford. He joined De Dannan in 1988 and spent seven years touring and recording with them. He played for many years with Seamus Creagh and recorded an album with him in 1999, he has just released a brilliant new album ‘The Corner.....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 tra.....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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Windings 'Be Honest and Fear Not' Album Launch

Sat 15th Oct, 9:30 pm

€10

Windings are a 5-piece rock/alt/pop/indie/folk/ (etc…) band from Limerick City, Ireland. Over the past few years, windings have had the pleasure of sharing stages, supporting, and touring with the likes of Daniel Johnston, Smog/Bill Callahan, Bob Mould, Caribou, Iron And Wine, Kurt Vile, The Decemberists, Grandaddy and Modest Mouse, amongst others. They have performed at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit, CMJ (New York), CMW (Toronto). 2012 brought the band to Canada to p.....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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Ian Whitty and The Exchange 'Cash Crop' Album Launch

Thu 27th Oct, 9:00 pm

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"Cash Crop" is the new album from Ian Whitty and The Exchange, the follow up to their 2008 album The Lucky Caller No.9 which yielded several fantastic radio singles including ‘Not On Your Side ’ and ‘Houndstooth Shirt ’. The album was predominantly recorded in Ian’s parent’s living room and One Chance Out Studios in Cork. The group intended for the record to capture the extremes of both the energy and intimacy of their live shows and for that reason chose to record it in a ‘live’ space. .....more info
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Corey Harris

Fri 28th Oct, 8:00 pm

€20

Corey Harris was born in Denver, Colorado to parents from Texas and Kentucky. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived .....more info
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Remembering Louis Stewart

Sat 29th Oct, 6:00 pm

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Remembering Louis Stewart An evening of music celebrating the Irish Jazz guitar legend featuring; Len Mccarthy Sax Colum Young Drums Dave Flemmimg Double Bass Stephen O Keeffe Guitar ..more info
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Isotope

Sun 30th Oct, 4:00 pm

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ISOTOPE has its origins in the 1970’s. For many years now, the core has consisted of: Richie Buckley on tenor sax, his cousin, Hugh Buckley on guitar, Myles Drennan on piano, often joined by Dave Fleming, on double bass. This year sees them joined by an old friend, John Philip Murray on drums. From its earliest days, the band’s material has been mostly jazz standards and this is still the root. In addition, new material by Irish composers including Hugh and Richie gives the.....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

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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

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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 pe.....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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