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JOHN MURRY :: Thurs 5th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist’s fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

IN TUA NUA :: Fri 6th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €17.50  
It was 30 years ago this year that 'In Tua Nua' supported U2 on the European leg of The Joshua Tree Tour. The band toured extensively throughout Europe and the US during the 1980's promoting their albums "Vaudeville" and "The Long Acre". During the 80s In Tua Nua had 9 top 20 singles here in Ireland. One of Ireland's premier live acts, they shared stages with Bob Dylan (Slane), Fleetwood Mac, and Eurythmics to name but a few while also opening on stadium tours for Simple Minds and of course U2. In Tua Nua reformed for some gigs in 2004 and then again in 2012 when they played The Electric Picnic.

X-COAST :: Fri 6th Oct
Doors 11pm Tickets €10  
Serbian-born, Brookyln-based musician Bojan Cizmic is known for referencing multiple genres in his productions. His smash debut, on Mall Grab's vinyl only label Steel City Dance Discs, as well as his “Mango Bay” release on Lobster Records' White Label, plays with nostalgic sounds of 90’s rave culture and has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on the famous Youtube channel ooukfunkyoo. ... Basically, this is going to be one hell of a fun night.

MICAH P HINSON :: Sat 7th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Micah P. Hinson’s new album “Presents The Holy Strangers” is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera.” Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

ANDY McKEE:: Wed 11th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €18.50  
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to over 150 million YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which have traveled the world over the past five years.
"Andy McKee has been launched into the upper stratosphere of the world’s very best acoustic players, and for good reason. His densely melodic and percussive style is mesmerizing to say the least." – GUITAR WORLD

JOSEPH J. JONES :: Thurs 12th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Residing out of Honchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life. Citing main influences as Johnny Cash, Kanye West and West Ham United; Joseph J. Jones has spent the last year collaborating with writer / producer Richard Frenneaux. Uncompromising and gifted with an incredible voice, JJ.J’s work is both intimate and soulful.

DAX J :: Fri 13th Oct
Doors 11pm Tickets €20  
Dax J is a London born artist, known as a powerful DJ, producer and label boss. His trademark sound is on constant rotation from the biggest DJ’s in electronic music today. In 2016 Dax was voted into Resident Advisor’s top 100 DJ’s of the year at No.56, while also being nominated in Mixmag, Groove Magazine and DJ Mag as Best Breakthrough DJ. He played closing sets at monumental parties including Awakenings for ADE in the Gashoulder as well as a 10-hour marathon set in the worlds most notorious techno club, Berghain.

LITTLE HOURS :: Fri 13th October
8pm Tickets €17 live at Triskel Christchurch 
Little Hours - Ryan McCloskey and John Doherty - have had a busy start to 2017, with recording sessions for their forthcoming debut album, heaps of promo work for ‘Water’, a sold-out debut Irish tour, and a string of UK shows, including the influential Great Escape festival in Brighton. Their latest single “How Could I love you” is out now.

CRAIG GALLAGHER :: Sat 14th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Dublin’s Craig Gallagher began his career singing the pubs of Dublin’s. He recently released a four track EP titled “Home” that shot to No.1 on iTunes in Ireland, and he has earned over two million streams on Spotify. His single has just been added to almost all radio station’s in Ireland and is breaking the top 50 radio chart. On the live front Craig is selling out his own tours across Ireland and Europe

MINNIE MARLEY / JAY RONIC :: Sat 14th Oct
Doors 11pm Tickets € 5 / 8  
Two of Corks best young emerging music artists will perform a joint headline show together Hip-hop grime soul afrobeats dancehall reggae trap

RYAN McMULLAN :: Sun 15th October
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Fresh from a 31 date arena tour supporting Ed Sheeran, Ryan McMullan announces a headline Cork show.
Ryan McMullan’s is a rare jewel in the crown of the popular music. With a voice that's one of the finest to come out of Ireland, Ryan has been commanding the attention of a rapidly growing fan base and attracting the attention of established artists alike . His stage performance is raw and gritty, but full of heart. Ryan’s story telling within the songs are filled with rich and varied tones and his youth clearly does not deter from his ability to communicate life stories and emotion.
He has had multiple successful tours; opening a 31 date tour with Ed Sheeran in 2017, Playing a handful of shows in NYC one being a headline sold out show in the Rockwood Music Hall., touring with the likes of Foy Vance in America, the UK and Europe, American alt-country rockers NEEDTOBREATHE, Snow Patrol, Ciaran Lavery and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi). Ryan’s craft of performing is exceptional and has been harnessed and endorsed by some of the music industries biggest names including Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ed Sheeran. Ryan’s future is certainly set to be a bright one.

NEWTON FAULKNER :: Mon 16th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €22.50  
Newton Faulkner is back to release his 6th studio album later this year, following a string of top 10 albums (including two at no.1). After 10 years and 5 albums, 2017 is going to be a big anniversary year for Newton, with a massive tour of the UK and Europe, in October & November, following the release of his 6th album

AILBHE REDDY :: Fri 20th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
Ailbhe has been making huge waves in her native Ireland, ever since a homemade demo of her song ‘Cover Me’ was used in a Today FM radio advert in 2014. Later that year her first single, ‘Flesh & Blood’ garnered excellent reviews and was featured as Song of the Day on Folk Radio UK. She went on to feature on almost every major Irish festival line up in 2016 including Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk, whilst also releasing her debut EP ‘Hollowed Out Sea’ Earlier this year, Ailbhe released her single ‘Relent’ winning critical acclaim from the likes of Line of Best Fit and Wonderland Magazine who premiered the live video. She also recently performed a stunning set for Irish TV show Other Voices in Dingle, and had her music synced in the RTE TV drama Striking Out before performing sold out shows in Dublin, London and Toronto. She now has a full touring schedule lined up to promote her new EP across Ireland, UK, France and Germany including festival appearances at The Great Escape, Cambridge Folk Festival, Body & Soul and Electric Picnic.

FANGCLUB :: Sat 21st October
Doors 8pm Tickets €10  
Fangclub - a Dublin-based trio who formed in the neighbouring, remote coastal town of Rush when they were teenagers. Between dropping out of college for those early jam sessions and now, they’ve signed with major Universal imprint Vertigo Records, released two acclaimed EPs (‘Bullethead’ and ‘Coma Happy’), toured with the likes of Twin Atlantic and won over a dedicated legion of fans. Celebrating the release of their debut self-titled album, they have announced a show at Cyprus Avenue

JOSHUA BURNSIDE & PORTS :: Wed 25th Oct
Doors 8pm Tickets €12  
JOSHUA BURNSIDE  - Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Recorded at home in Lisbane, Co. Down, his new single ‘Black Dog Sin’ is the current distillation of his increasingly unmistakable approach; a fragile, yet ultimately commanding, chamber folk sound gloriously underpinned with unique zeal.
PORTS - are a four piece band from Northern Ireland. They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O'Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; 'Flavour of the Month' and 'Ones to Watch' from BBC Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE and countless others. PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at 'Other Voices', Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.

ERIC GALES :: Thurs 26th Oct
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
"One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world" Joe Bonamassa
"He is absolutely incredible" Carlos Santana
"How Eric Gales isn't the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery" Dave Navarro

SOULE + BAD BONES + RUSHES :: Fri 27th Oct
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Since her debut single, " Love No More", in September 2016, Soulé was nominated for Irish Song Of The Year at the Choice Music Prize Awards. She has carved a place for herself in the scene as one of the most exciting new acts to emerge from Ireland. Her sound is a combination of electronic pop, soulful vocals and heavy bass guaranteed to make you move. Fast forward one year into her short career and you will be surprised to find how busy she has been. Releasing two other singles, "Good Life" and "Troublemaker", which were so well received they amassed over 1 million streams and have allowed her to play alongside the top names at this year list of Irish festivals.

BEN SIMS :: Fri 27th October
Doors 11pm Tickets €16  
From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90’s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music.
Quite simply;  if you know techno, you know Ben Sims!

LIVE FOREVER - OASIS tribute :: Sat 28th Oct
Doors 7pm Tickets €15  
LIVE FOREVER ARE THE DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO MANCHESTER'S FIVE PIECE SUPER GROUP OASIS! THEY RECREATE SONGS FROM EVERY ERA OF OASIS FROM THE TIMELESS HITS OF THE 90’S WHEN BRIT POP WAS AT IT’S HEIGHT, TO THE HITS OFF THEIR FINAL ALBUM!

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THESE CHARMING MEN - Smiths tribute :: Sun 29th Oct
Doors 7pm Tickets €12.50  
To mark the 30th anniversary of The Smiths final album "Strangeways here we come" These Charming Men will perform the full album along with many other Smiths & Morrissey classics!

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KATCHAFIRE - 20th anniversary tour :: TUES 31st OCT
Doors 8pm Tickets €20  
Katchafire, the Southern hemisphere's most revered lovers rock legends, touch down this Autumn as theycelebrate their 20th anniversaryby presenting their most comprehensive UK and European tour to date.Katchafire are an institution in the global reggae scene. They have released a string of ground breaking reggae records throughout their career, defining a musical revolution that helped to birth bands like Fat Freddy’s Drop and Salmonella Dub.

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MOXIE :: Sat 4th Nov
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/steel string guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion). Their music has a solid traditional backbone. Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around this base treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy programme of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe.

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MATTHEW E WHITE (solo):: Sun 5th Nov
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics. Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

SAM AMIDON :: Wed 8th November
Doors 8pm Tickets €16  
Nonesuch Records releases The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon’s frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources

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PINS:: Thurs 16th Nov
Doors 8pm Tickets €13.50  
Manchester female quartet PINS formed in 2011. PINS are Faith Vern (vocals/guitar), Anna Donigan (bass), Lois Macdonald (guitar) and Sophie Galpin (drums). Accumulating high praise and a growing fanbase for their debut album ‘Girls Like Us’, along with packed out headline shows and tour dates supporting the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Babes in Toyland, Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint, Wire, The Growlers and The Fall, tight-knit girl gang.

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