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FILM TIPS: Michael Fassbender starring in the Steve Jobs biopic is one of the upcoming biggies, and while the film gets a general release in November, its official Irish premiere will be held in Cork as part of the city’s film festival (Nov 6-15).


Given that Apple’s headquarters are located in the southern city, it’s a fitting location for the event. The programme for the festival is being launched next week, and a strong Cork contingent of films includes a showing of Taste: What’s Going On — Live At The Isle Of Wight, with Rory Gallagher’s brother Donal coming along to introduce the film.

Meanwhile, the IndieCork festival continues until Sunday, including a Dance on Film event tonight at Firkin Crane, showing 13 dance-related films over 90 minutes. Pursuit was shown at IndieCork last week, and the modern take on the legend of Diarmuid and Gráinne also gets a run at the Reel cinemas in Ballincollig and Blackpool from today. The cast includes Brendan Gleeson and Ruth Bradley.

MUSIC NEWS: After Hozier objected to claims by Chilly Gonzales that ‘Take Me To Church’ was overly similar to a track by Feist, the Canadian singer has apologised and withdrawn the claims. In a typically decent-skin acceptance of the apology, Hozier stated: “I will continue to follow and respect his work and look forward to moving on from this issue.”


Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese have teamed up to produce a HBO series set in the music industry in New York in the 1970s, with Terence Winter of Boardwalk Empire also chipping in with his expertise. We won’t see it until next year, but HBO has released a trailer to whet the appetite. Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will have to serve his eight-month home detention sentence after he lost his appeal against various convictions in New Zealand.

GIG WISE: Massive Attack and Young Fathers will perform a double bill at the Olympia in Dublin on January 19, while Grimes will play the same venue on March 15. Further south, there are two potentially fab gigs in Cork tomorrow: Nightmares on Wax at the Savoy, and Ham Sandwich at Cyprus Avenue. Be aware that both are early kick-offs. Also on the roster for Cyprus Avenue are Beardyman (tonight), Wyvern Lingo (Oct 22) and Fight Like Apes (Oct 23). Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas will play a solo show at De Barra’s in Clonakilty on Jan 3.

COMEDY CAPERS: When you reach a certain level in comedy, it sure does look like a lucrative business. British comic Jimmy Carr already sold out four December shows at Cork Opera House and Dublin’s Olympia, so now he’s added two more later shows (9.45pm) for each venue. Jimeoin makes one of his regular trips home to play Vicar Street on Friday, October 23, while Karl Spain is at City Limits in Cork tomorrow.

CLASSICAL NIGHTS: On Sunday, the Vanbrugh Quartet begin a series of three concerts at the University Church at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, part of the quartet’s three-year residency at the National Concert Hall. Cara O’Sullivan and the band of An Garda Síochána top the bill at Cork Opera House next Saturday (Oct 17) for a concert in aid of Marymount Hospice.

ALL AND SUNDRY: Imram, the Irish Language Literature Festival is currently underway in Dublin, with events including a homage to Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and the songs of Joni Mitchell sung with Irish lyrics. Meanwhile, Brent Pope gets away from the Rugby World Cup to present his look at outsider art next Thursday on RTÉ One. Later Live on BBC Two on Tuesday has an impressive lineup that includes Burt Bacharach, Sleaford Mods and Irish group Lynched.


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The annual Members Exhibition now underway at the Lavit Gallery in Cork features 92 works from 72 artists.The exhibition runs until March 7.Under the hammer: Your guide to upcoming auctions

There’s an oriental theme at the James Adam ‘At Home’ auction in Dublin, says Des O’SullivanAuctions: Sale full of eastern promise

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