June 2011: Live Gigs Video Preview
The misery merchants at Met Éireann i have finally given in and decided to give us some fine weather for the weekend and, they say, if we're lucky maybe the whole of June which means this weekend’s big bash in Skibbereen could double the pleasure for punters.
Allegedly God got the idea for paradise from Liss Ard estate where the Cork xSouthWest Festival is kicking off on Saturday. A short distance south of Skibbereen the grounds (once purchased by the Swiss Government who thought they could use it as a cold war base if the Russians invaded) are a spectacular showcase of Cork’s beautiful countryside with a gorgeous lake to die for. But not to die in.
Check out the rest of the line up here:
..or our top five tips for the festival here:
The rest of the month is packed with tons of great live music including the ressurrection of the much-maligned Spiegeltent which will appear at the old Beamish brewery on South Main Street (opposite An Spailpín Fánach).
Take a sconce at our monthly video and see what takes your fancy.
For the full event guide click here
It has been rumoured for years that Bob Marley lived in Cork...and possibly still does. Only that can explain the manic devotion to the reggae superstar on Leeside...
This time last year Cork were Munster champions going into the All-Ireland semi-final on a high. It didn't end well. The Rebels have added some steel that should help avoid another semi drubbing but is it enough to beat a tough Limerick outfit?
It's time to hand the event centre tender over to the Peeple'a'Cork. Just give us 100 Saturdays and we'll knock it together. Anyone have a spare trowel?