FRIDAY

Rusangano Family

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

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.

Shookrah

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.

Mina Tindle

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.

I Am The Cosmos

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.

Vinyl Love

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.


SATURDAY

Little Scream

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.

Katharine Philippa

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.

Talos

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.

This Is The Kit

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.

Deady

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.

My Brightest Diamond

Date: Saturday 19 September
Time: 7pm
Location:: Crane Lane Theatre
Artist: My Brightest Diamond
Tickets:: FREE

My Brightest Diamond is the project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden. The band has released four studio albums, including the incredible This Is My Hand in 2014. Worden has also recorded and performed with The Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens. My Brightest Diamond mixes elements of opera, cabaret, chamber music and rock.

Bantum

Date: 19 September
Time: 11pm
Location: Poor Relation
Artist: Bantum
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free

Cork-born, Dublin-based producer Bantum is a slippery character. His sound and style has fluctuated pretty emphatically over the course of his career to date from his early EP’s, to his debut album ‘Legion’, to remixes of some of Irelands best known acts. From the bounty electro of ‘Weak Weak Week’, to the chopped-up, kaleidoscopic ‘Lay Lay’ and on to his shimmering remix of Come On Live Long’s ‘Elephants and Time’, Bantum is never one content to reflect on past glories.

Adultrock

Date: 19 September
Time: Midnight
Location: Poor Relation
Artist: Adultrock
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Festival Club – Free to ticket holders

Dublin based producer Adultrock seamlessly jumps from loud and abrasive dance floor fillers to melody driven electronica tunes. Working with Bodytonic music on his Chants EP, Adultrock has collaborated with the likes of Optima and LIES, making music for both dance floor and headphones. Bring your dancing shoes and some moves as he never plays the same set twice.

Colm K

Date: 19 September
Time: 1am
Location: Poor Relation
Artist: Colm K
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Festival Club – Free to ticket holders

From humble beginnings back in the heady days of Sir Henry’s, Cork DJ Colm K has become one of the most respected producers in the business working. As well as having shared a stage with Run DMC, De La Soul and Jazzy Jeff, and working on studio projects with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Colm has been producing his own genre crossing, funk, soul and jazz infused releases.


SUNDAY

Slow Skies

Date: 20 September
Time: 2pm
Location: Rising Sons
Artist: Slow Skies
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free

Their slow burning ambient folk sound blends sparse production and pop tinged melodies, striking a balance between the delicate and forceful. Having had a busy 2014 supporting James Vincent McMorrow, St Vincent and Cat Power and releasing the EP ‘Keepsake’, 2015 has been a year of quiet reflection and writing songs for Slow Skies eagerly anticipated debut album.

Somerville

Date: 20 September
Time: 3pm
Location: Rising Sons
Artist: Somerville
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free

Galway’s Maria Somerville makes slow, moving music with the barest of instruments and the most delicate of touch. Containing folk roots and electronic textures, Somerville combines international influences with a distinctly Irish voice.

Conor Walsh

Date: 20 September
Time: 4pm
Location: The Oval
Artist: Conor Walsh
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free

Conor began composing as a teenager, writing emotive piano pieces on an old piano that sits in the reception room of a hundred year old hotel. Inspired by the West of Ireland landscape, Conor’s work is dramatically stark yet soothing, melancholy yet hopeful. His compositions draw from a variety of genre’s that span traditional Irish to IDM and have been likened to the music of Hauschka, Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm, Dustin O’Halloran and Philip Glass.

Loah

Date: 20 September
Time: 5pm
Location: Bodega
Artist: Loah
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free

Irish/Sierra Leonean singer Loah combines a blend of folk, jazz and funk into her own completely unique ‘artsoul’ sound. Having already worked with the likes Kila and Hozier, the multi talented Loah backs up her incredible talent as a singer, with serious songwriting credentials.

I Have A Tribe

Date: 20 September
Time: 6pm
Location: Bodega
Artist: I Have A Tribe
Title: #SFSH Music Trail curated by Nialler9
Tickets: Free

Patrick O’Laoghaire aka I Have A Tribe, has had a busy last 12 months recording his debut EP with Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi) and Conor O’Brien of Villagers, touring Europe with Anna Calvi, opening for Villagers’ Irish homecoming show and performing at The Great Escape, Electric Picnic and CMJ in New York. I Have A Tribe’s blend of plaintive pop and folk-tinged melancholia has never been more evident than on the spellbinding ‘Monsoon’.

Quiet River Of Dust

Date: Sunday 20 September
Time: 7pm
Location: Crane Lane Theatre
Artist: Richard Reed Parry’s Quiet River of Dust
Tickets: FREE

Quiet River of Dust were born when Richard Reed Parry was invited to perform at the National’s All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in 2012. The group is comprised of Parry, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer, aka Little Scream, and Parry’s Bell Orchestre bandmate Stefan Schneider who also plays drums and percussion with The Luyas, [iks], Sage Raynolds, and Rodéoscopique. The trio create sonically immersive folk songs which are an antidote, Parry explains, to his “absurdly famous rock band”.


 

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