New tracks to be released this Friday!

We’ve been hard at work recording some new Rattlesnake County tracks and getting them ready for your country-hungry ears!

We’ll be releasing them this Friday on Soundcloud (and putting up the links here), so keep an eye out for our latest edition of bluegrass, countrified rock songs and classic country covers. We hope you enjoy them!


Check out our songs on Soundcloud!

Is there any song that can’t be countrified? We’ve been very busy at Rattlesnake County HQ recording some country versions of classic songs (and just some plain old country songs).

Have a listen to our songs on Soundcloud, in all their professionally recorded glory!

I Shot The Sheriff – Have we succeeded in transforming this reggae classic into a bluegrass murder ballad? You be the judge!

Are You Gonna Go My Way? – We play a countrified cover version of Lenny Kravtiz’s 90s hit!

Jolene – We cover Dolly Parton’s country classic!

With many thanks to Gavin Dunne for his mixing assistance đŸ™‚

New! Sunday Sessions in The Courtyard

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Update: This session is currently on hiatus, but we’ll keep you posted!

Rattlesnake County are delighted to announce that we are adding a weekly jam session in Cork to our schedule! Join us in The Courtyard on Hanover Street every Sunday at 9 pm for our trademark mix of acoustic country, folk, classic rock and good times.

As always with our sessions, musicians and singers of all skill levels and musical persuasions are very much welcome. Bring your didgeridoo or washboard, give us a your rendition of Highway to Hell or Spancil Hill – we’ll always do our best to join in!

Sunday sessions in The Courtyard are the perfect way to wind down after a hectic weekend, whether you’ve been working, partying, or both. We want to give a shout-out in particular to the hard-working bar and hospitality staff of Cork – what better way to end your weekend than to relax in The Courtyard with some classic jams and the beverage of your choice?

Join us tomorrow, Sunday 23rd February at 9 pm for the first ever Sunday Session in The Courtyard!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about our sessions and gigs!

New Session in El Fenix

After a great couple of gigs in An BrĂ³g and Gallagher’s in the past couple of weeks, Rattlesnake County are pleased to announce some more good news. Starting on Tuesday 4th February (tomorrow), members of the band will be running a brand new fortnightly jam session in El Fenix, Union Quay, Cork.

El Fenix (previously The Phoenix, a well-known and much loved gigging venue) opened a few months ago, adding to the cluster of pubs on Union Quay that are renowned for live music. Some members of Rattlesnake County actually began their gigging careers in the old Phoenix, so it’s brilliant to see the place revitalised and open for business again.

El Fenix are getting a lot of live music up and running, which is good news for the musicians of Cork of course, and we’re delighted to be getting involved. They even have a piano tuned and ready to go!

The session will be an open acoustic jam session, which means no fiddling around with microphones, and absolutely anyone of any musical persuasion and skill level is free to hop in and join us. We’ll generally be playing a mix of classic rock, country and folk, but we’re open to anything else you want to throw in.

The session starts at 9:30 pm tomorrow night (Tuesday 4th February), and will run every fortnight from then on. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Finally, here’s a taste of what you can expect to find in El Fenix tomorrow night. See you there!

Upcoming gigs

Rattlesnake County will be playing two great gigs in the next couple of weeks.

Firstly, we’re excited to be playing in the ever popular and newly-refurbished An BrĂ³g in Cork as part of their January Blues festival! Kick-off is this Thursday, 23rd January, at 9pm. On Friday and Saturday you can catch our musical comrades One Horse Pony in the same venue – highly recommended!

We’ll also be playing for the first time in Gallagher’s Pub, Cork, on Saturday 1st February at 10:00 pm. Gallagher’s is a great addition to Cork’s live music pub scene, so we’re really looking forward to it!

Hope to see some of you there, and keep watching this space đŸ™‚

2014, here we come!

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Rattlesnake County are currently busy recording a demo, so that we’ll have a nice shiny CD to give to anyone who wants one! In the meantime you can check out videos of our live performances at gigs and sessions on our Audio and Video page, and if that isn’t enough, we have more on our Youtube channel.

Having kicked off the new year with an excellent gig in the Woodford on January 3rd, we’re looking forward to playing at more venues and festivals around Cork city, county and beyond!

We’ll be using this part of the site to announce upcoming gigs, regular sessions and other Rattlesnake County-related news. Stay tuned for updates, here and on our Facebook page.