David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

 Singer/songwriter David Gray’s stopping in Cork for the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s biggest-selling album, Motley reports. ‘The White Ladder’ was a low-budget success story. Singles such as ‘Babylon’ inspired countless successors, including the current boom of British acoustic guitar-led music. It spent 3 consecutive years in the UK charts and sold 350,000 copies in that time.     The album is getting a reissue and … Continue reading David Gray Comes to Cork 2020

Inhaler Live @Cyprus Avenue

Carly Fitzgerald was on the scene to capture the hot band’s Cork concert. Photo Credit: Carly Fitzgerald   Inhaler is a four-piece rock band from Dublin that consists of Elijah Hewson (guitar and vocals), Robert Keating (bass), Josh Jenkinson (lead guitar), and Ryan McMahon (drums). They met in school and bonded over their love of music and bands such as The Stones Roses and The … Continue reading Inhaler Live @Cyprus Avenue

Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

Ireland’s premier anarchist gaelgòir hip hop trio takes the rebel county by storm, Niamh Browne writes.. There can’t be anybody else doing what Kneecap is doing, and if so, certainly not as well as these lads from West Belfast. The opening song for their Cork set was “Tá na Baggies ar an Talamh”. Your first thought when they play this is, “Jesus Christ I have … Continue reading Kneecap Live @Cyprus Avenue

THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week Welcome back! Hope you’re getting on well this week. This week’s gig guide’s very much loaded towards the weekend but there’s some great, great stuff on offer. Cyprus Avenue has a lot of good acts in! Hope you enjoy this special Motley weekend gig guide – Nialler9, we’re comin’ for … Continue reading THE MOTLEY GIG GUIDE: OCT 7TH-OCT 13TH 2019

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 23rd–29th 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill gives you the five best gigs of the week Welcome back! Week three’s a good one. Now that we’ve gotten through the madness of Freshers and the recovery of week two, week three’s a good time to figure out that work-life balance. By ‘work-life balance’, I mean that you should see all of these gigs, especially the two that … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 23rd–29th 2019

The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 16th-23rd 2019

Deputy Entertainment Editor Cathal Donovan O’Neill presents you with the five best gigs of the week taking place right here in Cork.   Welcome to the first instalment of the Motley Gig Guide, where every Sunday/Monday I deliver the five hottest gigs this week straight to your screen. Cork’s music scene is class right now, pulling great acts from all over the country and beyond. … Continue reading The Motley Gig Guide: Sep 16th-23rd 2019