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After supporting Snoop Dogg, hip-hop duo mynameisjOhn and God Knows are coming to Cork. Originally due to play The Pavilion, the pair have now been relocated to the TDC at the Triskel Arts Centre for the gig next Friday, September 5th. God Knows has rapidly become one of the most electrifying souls in music in Ireland. Along with being the founding member of Shannon's 'Random Acts Of Kindness...

Following the success of her Lorde Royals cover complete with Massive Attack's Teardrop influence, Stephanie Rainey has been steadily making an impact on the Irish music scene. Now with her debut EP Half of Me due for release in the coming weeks, the rising Cork star chats to Play's Maria Tracey about breaking into the music scene and her desire to stay there.

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After witnessing a Cork crowd bellow out the lyrics of their hit song Teenage Dirtbag last year at Sober Lane, Wheatus is once again returning Leeside. The American rock group, best known for the 2000 single which was featured in the movie Loser, are to play Cyprus Avenue on Wednesday, October 8th. With a new line-up, Wheatus hits the road mid-decade throughout the US and UK, including the...

One of Ireland’s most exciting live groups hits the stage at the Triskel in October. Dublin four-piece Girl Band, who are currently touring with METZ and Slint in the UK, are to showcase their sparse, shouty vocals and intense noise textures on Saturday, October 18th at TCD in the Triskel Arts Centre. The band has released an EP and two singles with Any Other City Records and are...

Actors David Pearse and Tadhg Murphy have been confirmed for the Irish premiere of Enda Walsh's How These Desperate Men Talk at the Kinsale Arts Festival next month. A special collaboration between site-specific theatre pioneers Corcadorca Theatre Company and composers Eat My Noise, this unique promenade performance will take the audience on an unforgettable journey through memory, truth and...

Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire is to be broadcast live from London by the National Theatre Live in September. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations) as Stella, the play will be screened live at the Opera House on Tuesday,...

 As the night's sky plays host to a full moon soon, one local band is taking the opportunity to once again play their lunar inspired show. The Art Crimes Band's Under the Serious Moonlight, which is a nod to David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, is at the Crane Lane Theatre on Friday, September 5th, before a full moon the following week. Renowned aerial dance and burlesque performer...

A show based on the greatest rock 'n roll concert movie of all time is returning to the Everyman next month. Following sell-out performances, the spectacular re-enactment of the music from Martin Scorsese's documentary, The ‘Live’ Last Waltz is to be staged on Sunday, September 7th. What started out as a concert became one of the best loved music films of all time, after Bob Dylan...

With their debut album nearing completion, Cork's The Altered Hours are preparing for a 14-date tour of the UK and Ireland over the coming months, starting with a slot at the Body&Soul Main Stage at Electric Picnic. The psychedelic and hypnotic band will then headline a show in the TDC at the Triskel Arts Centre on Saturday, September 20th and open for Los Angeles's Allah-Las in the...

A film to be shot in Cork next month aims to highlight mental health issues within Ireland. Waves, written by Claire Lamb, co-directed by Stephen Broekhuizen and Adam McCarthy focuses on mental health issues and the stigma caused by the lack of awareness of these issues within this country. The film centres around four friends who intervene to take their mutual friend, Tomás - who has...

 An award-winning Cork choir that has sang with the likes of the Frank & Walters and soprano Majella Cullagh is seeking new male and female singers as its new season begins in September. Based in Carrigaline, Cantate is a lively group of mixed voices that performs a varied repertoire including choral, rock n’ roll, songs from the musicals and contemporary classics. Experience,...

 A compellinupdate of Benjamin Britten’s opera of devastating beauty is at the Everyman Theatre. The Rape of Lucretia, presented by Irish Youth Opera in association with Wexford Festival Opera, comes to the Cork venue on Tuesday, September 9th, following its premiere at Wexford Opera House. Ireland’s newest operatic venture, Irish Youth Opera, provides a professional platform...

Twenty acts across 11 venues will provide over 100 hours of free music as part of the Cobh Blues Experience next month. The event begins on Friday September 19th, with concerts taking place across the town including a performance from local hero and The Voice of Ireland finalist Jamie Stanton in The Mauretania Bar, while Michelle Cotter, finalist of TG4 production Glór Tíre,...

 The premiere of a one-man play set in 2008, in a bubble ready to burst, comes to the Granary Theatre next month. West For The Weekend is a new project from Liam Heylin (Love, Peace and Robbery) and tells the tale of a young man who thought the Celtic Tiger was a gift that would never stop giving. It features comic stalwart Chris Schmidt-Martin in the title role and is presented by Be...

One of Australia’s great cult bands are performing for one night only in the Triskel Christchurch. The Necks will take to the stage on Thursday, October 2nd, with the show kicking off their current European tour comprising of just four Irish dates. Pianist Chris Abrahams, drummer Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton have a chemistry together that defies orthodox description. Every...

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