I just hope I'm not going to repeat myself in this post... because I know I'm going to be repeating parts of other posts.
First off in the Triskel Arts Centre
's web site in now live. Tonight will be my first visit after the re-opening (yup it's Film Festival
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
play there on November 5, having played the Sirius Arts Centre
, Cobh on Thursday November 4. All members of the group are graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music where they were the first guitar quartet to be awarded the diploma in professional performance. Sounds interesting.
Again in the Sirius Arts Centre
, Brendan & Declan Murphy, the song-writing nucleus of The Four of Us
are playing an acoustic evening on Friday November 19. They are one of those groups I keep missing, so I don't know just how good (or otherwise) they are live.
The Elliott Smith Memorial Fund
, takes place in The Lobby
on October 27 at 9pm. Myles O’Reilly
from Juno Falls, Ian Whitty
, and 2FM favourites Ellison9 are just three of the acts paying homage to the late Elliott Smith. Turn
's Ollie Cole will also be performing. The line-up also includes Paul O’Reilly, David Nelligan, Dave Ferriter (of Mir), John Kelly (of The Fallen), Barry Haugh (of Wonderland), and Kilter.
Moving away from music for a moment, and on to more dramatic items... Anna Weiss
runs in the Cork Arts Theatre
(a.k.a. the CAT Club) from Tuesday October 19 to Saturday October 30 (with the exception of the 24th October).
The play tells the story of Lynn, a girl in her twenties, who has "uncovered" repressed memories of repeated sexual abuse at the hand of her father. Her therapist, Anna, has helped reveal theses lost memories. Now, as part of her recovery, Lynn must confront her father with these allegations but he is adamant that none of these horrific acts ever took place. Who is telling the truth? I suppose plays based on regression therapy would arrive sooner or later. Staring Karen Cogan, Bernadette Galvin and James Horgan as the three protagonists.
Due to the graphic nature of the language and subject matter, the play is suitable only for an adult’s audience.
So back to music...
The Divine Comedy
play the Everyman Palace Theatre
on Monday (October 18). In theory I suppose the tour is in support of their / his DVD, "Live At The Palladium" coming out on October 22. The DVD will include the opportunity to download an exclusive EP via the band’s website – tracks are: "No-One Knows" (Queens of the Stone Age) – Live at the Dublin Gaiety; "Our Mutual Friend" – Live Demo (recorded in 2003); "Three Sisters" – Live at the Dublin Gaiety.
are also on tour in Cork with a new release, "The Nightrock EP" on October 22 on the Nasty Pop label, on October 22. They play The Lobby
on October 23, so I suppose you could buy the EP at the door.
Stanley Super 800
play a bunch of dates in and around Cork. On the weekend of October 23 and 24 they play in An Brog an on November 25 they are in Cypress Avenue.
are making their last single from the current album will be "Out Of This" which will be exclusively available as a free download from their website
from 4 November. The song is a completely re-recorded and overhauled version and features live drums, violin, piano, Wurlitzer and Spanish guitar as well as a stunning Carol Keogh vocal. There is also a euro-tastic club re-mix by Citizen D.C. available. They play Cypress Avenue on Saturday November 13.
play a week later, also at Cypress Avenue on Saturday November 27. They have re-jigged their touring dates, so I may have posted the wrong one before this.