Tag: cyprus avenue

It sounds like Rusangano Family, who had a stellar 2017, playing loads of festivals and winning the Choice Prize, are going away for a while to work on their next release. There’s another few dates left, including at Tramline Dublin on January 13 as part of First Fortnight, but Saturday night at Cyprus Avenue was […]

east india youth

East India Youth was one of the opening acts at the 36th annual Cork Jazz Festival, taking to the Cyprus Avenue stage last night, Thursday, October 23. Nominated for the Mercury which is announced next Wednesday, debut album Total Strife Forever would be more than a worthy winner. I’ve seen William Doyle live twice this […]


Dublin band Raglans released their self-titled debut album a couple weeks ago, playing a few Irish dates to coincide with the LP before embarking on a UK tour. The four piece hit up Kavanagh’s in Portlaoise tonight and Roisin Dubh in Galway on Saturday night. On Wednesday, April 2, they were in Cyprus Avenue, Cork. […]

Marc O'Reilly

Having released his debut album My Friend Marx three years ago, Marc O’Reilly has just unleashed his second album Human Herdings, out on Friday on Salt and Shake Records. To celebrate, he brought his band on a quick tour of Ireland before heading to Britain for a slate of dates over the first half of […]


London band Palma Violets have picked up plenty of plaudits since they formed a couple of years back. Debut album 180 was released on Rough Trade and got people very excited for its strangled guitars, elements of Joe Strummer and the Clash, and most importantly, because some of the songs are choons in every sense […]

O Emperor

2013 has been a good year for O Emperor, punctuated by second album Vitreous being released on their own label to widespread critical acclaim. Their live show has been revelatory as well, and the Waterford band showcased as such in their adopted city of Cork last night, Thursday, November 28. Cyprus Avenue was rammed for […]


The wonderful Alessi’s Ark – aka 23-year-old Alessi Laurent-Marke – was in Cyprus Avenue, Cork, last night, Thursday, October 3, as part of a five-date Irish tour in support of recent album The Still Life. She drew an admiring crowd, including Brid O’Donovan, who was photographing the show. Cal Folger Day, the New York singer-songwriter, […]


Halves returned to Cork for the first time in about 18 months last Friday, June 26, with new album Boa Howl in tow. I think it’s a great album and one that deserves a lot of attention. Sadly the turnout in Cyprus Avenue wasn’t great, and I think that was reflected in the band’s performance. […]


I had a lot of fun on Saturday night, June 15, in Cyprus Avenue. Sideproject were making their triumphant return to the Cork stage after two years away. They were launching They Made You Miss Everything, their first new EP in FIVE YEARS! I’ve already talked about how much I like the EP here, and […]

You might remember that Midlake played Live at the Marquee a couple of years back, on a bill that also featured Grizzly Bear, Camera Obscura and what then were fledgling Villagers. The Texan five piece are returning to Cork on Tuesday, August 13, for a date in Cyprus Avenue. It’s been a while since last […]