Cork Gig Guide (Feb 13th-19th)


Tipperary tunesmith Gemma Hayes returns to Cork on Saturday with the Cork leg of her current Irish tour taking the Ballyporeenian to Cyprus Avenue on Caroline Street. Hayes' distinctive voice and off-kilter melodies have always made her a favourite in my book so good to see her back down south.


The majority of the week ahead is focused on local talent with Elk forming one third of a bill with Fighting With Wire and Freeze The Atlantic on Monday night also in Cyprus Avenue, west Cork's americana folkies LOWmountain entertaining in De Barra's down in Clonakilty on Tuesday and When Good Pets Go Bad in The Crane Lane Theatre on Thursday. Thursday will also see Richie Egan kick off The Pavilion's dirty weekender as Jape - with support from electro-rockers Saint Yorda - play their first southern show of 2012.

Two not so standard gigs this week occur in the Cork Opera House who will premiere Myles O'Reilly's As Above So Below filmed within the Mitchelstown Caves in the Summer of 2011 on Thursday (see here for more) with the second installment of Later With The Grunts, a U-Streamed live show featuring bands in-the-flesh as well as beamed-over-the-web performances from various cities.

One last shout out for Windings who play De Barra's (Clonakilty) on Friday who are at the halfway point as regards meeting their fundit target with 20 days to go. To pre-order the album - and thus help get the album released - place your fund by clicking here.

Monday, February 13th

- Gavin Friday in Cork Opera House
- Fighting With Wire, Elk and Freeze The Atlantic in Cyprus Avenue



Tuesday, February 14th

- Let There Be Love featuring West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, The Roaring Forties and more in Cork Opera House
- Wall Street Thieves and Sian Brown in Cyprus Avenue
- LOWmountain in De Barra's (Clonakilty)


Wednesday, February 15th
- Foxglove in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- UCC Battle of the Bands - Heat 2 in Cyprus Avenue

Thursday, February 16th
- The Dirty Weekender featuring Jape and Saint Yorda in The Pavilion


- Polly Barrett (Single launch) in The Crane Lane Theatre (8pm)
- When Good Pets Go Bad in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- 'As Above So Below' (documenting musical performance a mile underground in Mitchelstown Caves) screening in Cork Opera House

Friday, February 17th
- I'll Eat Your Face, Them Martyrs and Slugbait in Fred Zeppelins
- Andrew Zolinski in UCC's Aula Maxima (1pm)
- Ustream Show: Later with The Grunts featuring Versives and more in The Roundy
- ElevenEleven Present Eatenbybears, Alarmist and visuals by Le Tissier & Slipdraft in The Crane Lane Theatre (8pm)
- The Dirty Weekender: Electric Underground 5th Birthday featuring Blawan, Lone and more in The Pavilion
- Hot Blooded Animals in Charlie's Bar
- Martin Campion in An Brú
- Maria Doyle Kennedy in The Spaniard (Kinsale)
- Windings in De Barra's (Clonakilty)



Saturday, February 18th
- Half-Man Part-Bicycle in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)



- Gemma Hayes in Cyprus Avenue


- Lightbox featuring Bantum, Feel Good Lost, Monto, Reid, Sert One, Simon Bird and Tenaka in The Pavilion (DJ set)
- Senekah (Single launch) in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
Plugd presents The Midas Touch with record spinning provided by Aoife B and Kim Keating in Gulpd Café
- Words That Burn in Fred Zeppelins
- The Dirty Weekender featuring Friendly Fires in The Pavilion (DJ set)
- GIMP in Charlie's Bar
- Daphne In The Attic in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, February 19th
- The Dirty Weekender featuring Brian Deady in The Pavilion
- Rock & The Ravens in The Crane Lane Theatre (10.30pm)