Date: Sat 19 September
Time: Ferry departs 11am
Location: Port Of Cork
Title: Sail To Sirius
Tickets: Single ticket €40* available here
Limited availability, early booking advised

*Not part of the festival ticket.


Sounds from a Safe Harbour is very excited to be partnering with the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh to present a unique and special excursion celebrating the energy and essence of the festival. The lucky and adventurous will depart from the Port of Cork by ferry (90 mins) where they will stop en route to be serenaded by Landless, a four-part acapella group. On arrival to Sirius, they will be brought to Miranda’s Veranda and treated to lunch (but not as you know it) by the amazing The Domestic Godless, who have been a thorn in the foot of Irish gastronomy for over ten years, before stepping in to the Gallery for a double bill event by Rainfear (breathtaking hyper-improvisation) and Sirius artists in residence Nad Spiro. Nad, who considers the harbour as a setting for acoustic transit – transmission codes, navigation narratives, signal stations and audio connections in the harbour’s auditory space. This event is for culturally curious and experimental spirits.
We anticipate we will have you back at the Port of Cork before 5pm.


Date: 25th July – 8th November
Time: Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm | Sun 2 – 5pm | Closed Mondays
Location: Glucksman Gallery, UCC
Artist: Matthew Ritchie
Title: Boolean Expressions – Contemporary art and mathematical data.
Tickets: Admission free/suggested donation €5



Matthew Ritchie has produced a new series of drawings for ‘Boolean Expressions’, an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work, and commemorates the legacy of Cork born ‘father of the information age’, George Boole.

The New York based artist also presents a number of related works including ‘Monstrance’, an animated exploration of choreographed performance and diagrammatical networks created in collaboration with Bryce Dessner (The National). Utilising a number of content platforms from paintings to wallpaper and from books to songs, ‘Monstrance’ displays Ritchie’s fascination with diagrammatic thinking and information theory.



Date: Thurs 10 September – Sat 17 October
Time: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4pm, Sat 8:30 – 4pm, Closed Sundays
Location: Sternview Gallery, Nash 19
Artist: Rebecca Bradley
Title: Provisional View
Tickets: Free


rebecca bradley

Rebecca Bradley’s paintings explore how our sense of place is not certain but contingent upon what we believe and what we choose to remember. In recent work she contemplates the margins of urban and rural landscapes such as suburbs, coastlines and agricultural land, with their potential to evoke and obscure the transience of natural and human narratives.
Originally from London, Rebecca Bradley moved to County Cork in 1992. After studying Sociology at Kingston University and Rural development at UCC, she worked in community development for a number of years. Bradley holds both a BA in Fine Art and a MA in Art and Process from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.



Date: 12 September
Time: 8pm
Artists: Various
Location: Lismore Castle
Tickets: €50** available here

**Not part of the festival ticket


Sounds from a Safe Harbour is honoured to be partnering with Lismore Castle in providing this powerful and unique setting to some of the festival artists for a residency period. Over the course of a week we anticipate that several ideas will be born and realised inspired by the tranquil setting of this castle and surrounding gardens. At the end of the residency an intimate evening will be presented by Bryce Dessner with special guests including Aaron Dessner and Richard Reed Parry, where the artists will show some of the work created and influenced by the castle. A limited number of tickets will be available for this event. Please follow our social media channels closer to the time for further announcements and sneaky peeks!



Date: Sat 12 – Wed 30 September
Time: Mon – Sun 10:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Lismore Castle Arts
Artist: Marcel Dzama
Title:Une Danse Des Bouffons
Tickets: FREE
Marcel Dzama

Marcel Dzama was invited by Bryce Dessner, curator of Sounds From A Safe Harbour, and Lismore Castle Arts to make an exhibition as part of the creative process in the production of The Lismore Suite. The exhibition will be based around Dzama’s mesmerizing film Une Danse Des Bouffons, the artist’s fictionalized account of the ill-fated, romantic affair between artist Marcel Duchamp and Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins, and was commissioned by the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Alongside the film, there will a number of works on paper featuring figures from the artist’s earlier repertoire, as if posing for a group portrait of his ever-expanding roster of protagonists past and present.

We would like to thank David Zwirner Gallery for their help in the realisation of this exhibition

Date: Wed 16 September – Fri 16 October
Time: Mon – Wed 8am – 6pm, Thurs & Fri 8am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
Location: Filter Café
Artist: Craig Carry
Title: Slender Songs
Tickets: Free
Launch: Fri 18 Sept 7:30 – 9pm

Craig Carry is a Cork based graphic designer and artist. Craig’s work has most often been seen in the context of music: contributing designs and artwork for music webzine Fractured Air and creating artwork for record labels such as Ergodos and Glassnote Records; musicians such as Sean Mac Erlaine and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and various arts and music festivals including Bottlenote Festival and Cork Film Festival. Craig works across a range of media spanning both traditional and digital means including vector, pencil, collage and paint. Craig’s exhibition presented at Filter Cafe, entitled “Slender Songs” (named after Sean Mac Erlaine’s ‘A slender song’ album), will feature new works created in response to the festival programme which will comprise a series of limited edition prints based upon a selection of the musicians taking part at Sounds From A Safe Harbour festival. We have also had the privilege of working with Craig on this years festival as designer of the signature ‘ship at sea’ artwork to be found on the front of our brochures and on our website.

Date: 18-26 September
Time: Wed – Sat 10am– 6pm
Location: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Artist: Jessica Dessner
Title: THE VIEW IN HERE: New Drawings
Tickets: FREE
Launch: Thurs 17 Sept 5 – 6pm

Jessica Dessner’s new series of drawings are explorations of landscapes and windows as frames for inadvertent still lifes. She works from original photographs taken with an old Olympus analogue camera that allows light bleeds amongst other mechanical uncertainties. Dessner’s hyper realistic drawings are poetic observations on how objects are assembled on the thresholds of domestic life, reimagining the deeper narratives behind such thresholds.

JESSICA DESSNER is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, poet, and visual artist. Recent work has included Grammy-nominated artwork for the Grateful Dead’s Spring 1990(The Other One) box set. Her choreography was most recently featured in Sufjan Steven’s Age of Adz tour.

Date: 17-19 September
Time: Thurs 6:30pm-8pm Fri & Sat 10am – 5pm
Location: Crawford Art Gallery
Artist: Ragnar Kjartansson & The National
Title: A Lot of Sorrow
Tickets: FREE
Launch: Thurs 17 Sept 6:30pm

The six-hour video work A Lot of Sorrow was conceived by Icelandic artist Kjartansson and executed by The National. Kjartansson’s works are connected through their pathos and humour, with each deeply influenced by the comedy and tragedy of classical theatre. The artist’s use of durational, repetitive performance to harness collective emotion is a hallmark of his practice. Ragnar Kjartansson is an Icelandic performance artist. Kjartansson trained as a painter at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, but soon concentrated on performance art. Kjartansson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2009, claimed to be the youngest artist ever to do so.Kjartansson’s six-hour video A Lot of Sorrow features The National onstage before a live audience in the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 in May 2013. In front of up to six cameras that constantly provide different views, the band plays its popular lament, Sorrow, roughly 3:30 minutes, for six hours.


Date: Thursday 17 September
Time: 8PM
Location: Cork Opera House
Artist: The Gloaming
Tickets: Single ticket €35* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

The Gloaming is a contemporary Irish music supergroup formed in Ireland in 2011 consisting of musicians Martin Hayes, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Dennis Cahill and New York pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman. The band won the Meteor Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album of 2014 with their eponymous record.

“one of the great forces in Irish music”

The Irish Times

www.corkoperahouse.ie | www.thegloaming.net


Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 1pm
Location: Aula Maxima, UCC
Artists: Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Nadia Sirota (yMusic), Dr. John Cryan (Professor of Neuroscience), Dr Ken O’Halloran (Professor of Physiology) and Andre de Ridder (Stargaze)
Title: Playing your heart out
Tickets: FREE

A performance and conversation about the principles of Music for Heart and Breath, a contemporary classical composition by Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) in which the musicians use their own heartbeat and breath to dictate the pace and pulse of the music.
Duet for Heart and Breath will be performed by Richard Reed Parry and Nadia Sirota.
The operating principles of the piece is that pulse and meter are dictated by the individual performers own heartbeat and breath. This is achieved by physically strapping a stethoscope to the musician and then using their own inner pulse and breathing to dictate the pace of the music. The symposium will explore and expose where science and music meet.
Following a performance of the Duet for Heart and Breath, the panellists will discuss the physical effects this compositional technique has on both the performer and the music itself.
“In his Heart and Breath pieces, Richard has turned inward, into the human body, to develop a deeply personal and original musical language that is entirely his own, and yet which can belong to all of us” Bryce Dessner

www.richardreedparry.com | www.nadiasirota.com

www.music.ucc.ie | www.andrederidder.com

Date: Fri 18 September – Sat 17 October
September – Mon – Fri 8:30am – 8pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 8pmOctober – Mon – Fri 8:30am – 6pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm
Location: Fitzgeralds Park
Artist: Bryce Dessner and LEAV
Title: Music for Wood and Strings
Tickets: Free
Launch: Fri 18 Sept 3pm


Sounds from a Safe Harbour and Cork City Council are proud to present the European premiere installation of Music for Wood & Strings by Bryce Dessner & LEAV, ‘a unique outdoor music experience in beautiful setting of Fitzgerald’s Park’. Using an iPhone, the LEAV App & earphones, your journey through the park will be accompanied by the composer’s intricate counterpoints, striking rhythms and vibrant harmonies. How the piece develops depends entirely on the route that you take as it is installed using the GPS co- ordinates of your phone. You become the conductor! Intriguing isn’t it!? You can download the App for free & use it as often as you wish.




Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 11pm till late
Location: Blue Angel Bar, Cork Opera House
Artist: Donal Dineen
Tickets: Festival ticket holders only

Donal Dineen is an Irish radio presenter, photographer, film maker and former television presenter from County Kerry. Until recently, he presented an assortment of electronica and world music on his Small Hours late-night radio show on Today FM.
As a curator, Dineen has worked on several musical series, most significantly A Month of Sundays which was devised with The Model Arts and Niland Gallery Sligo in 2006 and evolved into a touring series in 2007. In November 2009, he curated a mini festival called Fresh Air which profiled his selection of the most exciting and experimental sound makers working today.

Date: 18 – 20 September
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Bonded Warehouse
Artist: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Linda Buckley & Irene Buckley
Title: Passages
Tickets: FREE
Launch: Fri 18 Sept 5 – 9pm
Linda and Irene Buckley

Passages is a brand new commission created for Sounds from a Safe Harbour, involving music & visuals by three international artists from Cork. The bonded warehouses on Custom House Quay once served as nexus for goods being shipped into and out of the city. Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s work responds to the idea of this now empty space as a container for these journeys; using filmed and computer generated imagery, she sets out to create a series of dreamlike passages – imaginary spaces in which internal and external elements overlap unexpectedly to take us on our own interior journey. Irene and Linda Buckley grew up by the coast at the Old Head of Kinsale. The rugged beauty of these surroundings has inspired much of the work of both composers, with their earliest memories of sound being the constant ebb and flow of the sea. This new work sees both sisters collaborate with Ailbhe Ní Bhriain in an immersive piece of visual music, evoking these memories, and the immense power and beauty of the ocean. Passages – the warmth of shared journeys, the mystery of night ships and the passing of time.
Keep an eye on our social media channels for news about some live music interaction over the weekend.

www.domobaal.com/artists/ailbhe-ni-bhriain-bio.html | www.lindabuckley.org
www.irenebuckley.com | www.portofcork.ie


Date: 18 September
Time: 5pm
Location: Bodega
Artist: Rusangano Family
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free


Rusango Family

>A brilliant grimey hip-hop collaborative group via Clare, Zimbabwe and Limerick. Rusangano Family is a collaboration between Shannon based rapper God Knows and Clare producer MynameisjOhn. Blasting out skewed soul samples, 808 beats and sliced-up breaks, they wear their hip-hop and electronic influences proudly on their sleeves, daring to celebrate the idea of being different.


Date: 18 September
Time: 6pm
Location: Bodega
Artist: Shookrah
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free



Shookrah are a 7-piece prog-soul outfit hailing from Cork, Ireland. This female fronted ensemble could be presumed as conforming to more traditional archetypes of neo-soul, but inflections of rock and dark, funky hip-hop give their sound a compelling new edge. Their EP ‘Implicit Content’ released last October stands as a prime example of this charged yet soulful sound.


Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 6pm
Location: Firkin Crane Theatre
Artist: This is How We Fly
Tickets: Single ticket €15* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175


This is How We Fly brings together four musicians, each of them rooted in different cultures and musical vocabularies, each on the cusp of their most fertile and creative years. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from.
Stockholm’s Petter Berndalen and Michigan’s Nic Gareiss first met Dubliners Caoimhín Ó Raghallaighand Seán Mac Erlaine in 2010. The collective pedigree is eye catching, and includes bands like The Gloaming, The Chieftains, Darol Anger and Gjallarhorn, along with interdisciplinary work in theatre, dance and contemporary music.
“full of surprising diversions that reveal themselves surreptitiously. This is fresh-faced, unboxable music.” The Irish Times

www.thisishowwefly.net | www.firkincrane.ie


Date: Friday 18th September
Time: 7PM
Location: Crane Lane Theatre
Artist: Mina Tindle
Tickets: FREE

Mina Tindle is a Parisian-born folk and new-wave singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist. She appeared as guest vocalist on The National’s acclaimed album Boxer (2007). She has released two albums, Parades being the latest offering. The album is co-produced by Olivier Marguerit and Mina
Tindle and the majority of tracks were mixed by Craig Silvey (of The National, Anna Calvi, Portishead, Arcade Fire fame). Yann Arnaud (Syd Matters) who recorded the whole record, mixed the rest of the songs. Bryce Dessner (The National) recorded, arranged and performed on two tracks L’Astrakan and Taranta.

“…beautiful and poetic songs, where Shakespeare language subtly meets with Molière’s” Stereofox

www.risingsonsbrewery.com | www.alliancefrancaisecork.com


Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 8pm
Location: Cork Opera House
Artist: Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner (The National)
Support: This is the Kit
Tickets: Single ticket €25* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

This is a very exciting collaboration for Sounds from a Safe Harbour as it encompasses the collaboration and international energy of the festival. Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner will present an evening of new music they have created together, which promises to be an incredible evening of music making.
Aaron Dessner is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as a member of the acclaimed rock band The National. Aaron writes the majority of the music for The National, collaborating on songs with singer Matt Berninger who writes their lyrics. Aaron has production credits on every album by The National since and including Alligator and has recently produced the critically acclaimed This Is the Kit album ‘Bashed Out’.
Lisa Hannigan is a singer, songwriter and musician who is well known to Cork audiences having played Cork Opera House and The Cave in recent years. She began her musical career as a member of Damien Rice’s band. Since beginning her solo career in 2007, she has released two albums: Sea Sew (2008) and Passenger (2011). Hannigan’s music has received award nominations both in Ireland and the USA.
“Exquisitely ethereal” The New York Times
This is the Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris and Bristol. Kate sings, plays guitar, banjo, trumpet and percussion. Live shows range from a female duo with friend Rozi Plain to a psychedelia tinged electric five-piece. Her latest album ‘Bashed Out’ is produced by Aaron Dessner and released on Brassland Records.

www.corkopearhouse.ie | www.lisahannigan.ie
www.americanmary.com | www.thisisthekit.co.uk



Date: Fri 18 September
Time: 9pm
Location: To be disclosed on the day
Artist: Lords Of Strut
Title: 30 Minute Rave
Tickets: Free*

*Register your interest at info@lordsofstrut.com

30 minute Rave:
Get sweaty down the docks for a 30 min dance party. Step into the psychedelic Holy Fountain for 30 min of hard town groovin’, sweat box, music fueled, dead beat munch-up! So…horse up, throw some shapes and take the party else- where – 30 minutes hardcore on the dance floor! The Lords of Strut, somewhere down the docks, dancing like its 1999.


Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 10:30pm
Location: Live at St. Lukes
Artist: Shhhhh
Tickets: Free*

*Register for tickets at info@soundsfromasafeharbour.com
Subject: Shhh
Max 4 tickets per person


Date: Fri 18 September
Time: 10pm – 11pm
Location: City Hall, Cork
Artist: Cork Concert Orchestra, conducted by Tom Crowley
Title: A Journey From Mountain To Sea
Tickets: Free*


‘Night on Bald Mountain’
— Modest Mussorgsky
arr: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsokov

‘Fantasia on a theme’ by Thomas Tallis
— Vaughan Williams

‘4 sea interludes’ from peter grimes
Benjamin Britten


Date: 18 September
Time: 11pm
Location: Poor Relation
Artist: I Am The Cosmos
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Festival Club – Free to ticket holders


Two years on from the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Monochrome, I am The Cosmos bring their unique brand of soulful elec- tronic music to Cork. In between collaborating with Jape, Lisa Hannigan and Solar Bears, and recording their follow up album in the National Concert Hall, I Am The Cosmos showcase some of the new material in a rare live performance.



Date: 18 September
Time: 12 Midnight
Location: Poor Relation
Artist: Presented by Nialler9
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Festival Club – Free to ticket holders


DJs, musicians and special guests come together to play 7 of their favourite 7” records. As featured at Plugd, the Odessa Club in Dub- lin, Body & Soul and Another Love Story.


Date: Saturday 19 September
Time: 12 midday
Location: Gate Cinema
Screening: Heima
Tickets: Single ticket €5* available here

**Not part of the festival ticket



Dir: Dean DeBlois
2007| Iceland| 97″

A recording of Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós’ return home after a world tour and a series of impromtu concerts they played. Includes interviews with the band and their fans.
“as moving as it is magical… sigur rós have re-invented the rock film” Q Magazine

Date: Saturday 19th of Sept
Time: 1PM
Location: CIT Cork School of Music, Curtis Auditorium
Title: WoodMetalWater
Artist: Alex Petcu-Colan, Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
Tickets: Single ticket €10* available here

*Included in festival ticket €175

alex petcu

Hailing from Cork, Alex Petcu-Colan is establishing himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. A busy freelance musician, he regularly performs as a soloist, as an orchestral member and as part of ensembles of every size in between. WoodMetalWater is a highly engaging concert that will take the audience on a journey through the sounds of Cork City Harbour. Curated by Alex Petcu-Colan and performed by the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group, the music will include major works by Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Tan Dun and Donnacha Dennehy, and will be performed using sounds derived from wood, metal and water as sources.


Date: 19 September
Time: 2pm
Location: Rising Sons
Artist: Little Scream
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free


Little Scream is the stage name of American-born, Montreal-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer. With a musical style that has been described as a blend of folk, pop and art rock, she has collaborated with many artists including Arcade Fire, Thee Silver Mt. Zion and The National. Her debut album The Golden Record was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. .


Date: 19 September
Time: 3pm
Location: Rising Sons
Artist: Katharine Philippa
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free


One of the most interesting new artists to appear from Northern Ireland in the last few years, Katharine Philippa’s music is idiosyncratic, chamber pop brilliance. Philippa’s Broken To Be Rebuilt EP has been impressing since it’s release last year, with a sound that is both elegant and atmospheric. .


Date: 19 September
Time: 4pm
Location: The Oval
Artist: Talos
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free


When Hush War Cry singer Eoin French teamed up with Young Wonder producer Ian Ring in late 2014, nobody was surprised that the lush, electronic beauty of ‘Tethered Bones / Bloom’ made some serious waves. With their debut single premiering on the New York Times, Cork based Talos have been making a splash on the world stage with their R & B infused electronica.


Date: 19 September
Time: 5pm
Location: Bodega
Artist: This Is The Kit
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free


This is the Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris and Bristol. Kate sings, plays guitar, banjo, trumpet and percussion. Live shows range from a female duo with friend Rozi Plain to a psychedelia tinged electric five-piece. Her latest album ‘Bashed Out’ is produced by Aaron Dessner and released on Brassland Records.


Date: 19 September
Time: 6pm
Location: Bodega
Artist: Deady
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free


Having grown accustomed to sharing the stage with the likes of Chic, De La Soul and Janelle Monae, West Cork’s Brian Deady is one of Ireland’s finest exports of contemporary soul. Named as ‘Album Pick of the Month on LA’s influential KCRW radio station, the distinctive songwriter and producers new album Non-Fiction is due for release later in the year.




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