Cork Gig Guide (Feb 27th-Mar 4th)

The week ahead may be slightly less manic than the previous few but Out On a Limb's Windings - who are nail-bitingly close to sealing their current fundit campaign (click here for more details) - and local psych-jazz instrumental quintet The Great Balloon Race will put on a good show in The Pavilion come Saturday night, another freebie from the Carey's Lane venue that is really making a name for itself as regards quality weekend live music.

Elsewhere on the same night bits and pieces of excellent Irish bands such as Adebisi Shank, Elk and Magic Pockets mash together to become No Spill Blood to become the latest band to play the Triskel's auditorium. Hopefully the possibility will be there to take in most of The Pav happenings before booting across the city centre to Tobin Street to catch the majority of the set from Ireland's latest supergroup. Or you can settle for just one gig that night...if for some reason that tickles your fancy.

Other notable happenings include a solo performance from Will They Run's Diarmuid O'Leary in Gulpd Café on Thursday, Cork shoe-gazers Hush War Cry's Cyprus Avenue appearance on Friday who will treat their ever expanding number of fans to live versions of tracks that will appear on the Apparitions EP set for release in April, When I'm 64 - a Rory Gallagher festival taking place in Triskel Christchurch - that will include a screening of Irish Tour 1974 and plenty of live bands playing the music of the legendary blues/rock guitarist and on Sunday another legend comes to town in the form of country star Nanci Griffith in Everyman Palace on MacCurtain Street.

Monday, February 27th
- The KC Sessions 3rd Birthday featuring TBC in The Pavilion
- Paula Gomez & Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (11pm)

Tuesday, February 28th
- UCC Battle of the Bands - Heat 4 in Cyprus Avenue
- Candle Sessions with Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin in The Pavilion

Wednesday, February 29th
- Jawbone in The Pavilion
- Dead School in The Crane Lane Theatre

Thursday, March 1st
- Diarmuid O'Leary (Will They Run) in Gulpd Café (9.30pm)

- Milan Jay and Junior85 in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Friday, March 2nd
- Rory Gallagher festival featuring a screening of Irish Tour 1974 in the Triskel Christchurch

- Simon MacHale and EleventyFour in The Crane Lane Theatre (8pm)
- Matador in The Pavilion
- Hush War Cry in Cyprus Avenue

Saturday, March 3rd
- Windings and The Great Balloon Race in The Pavilion

- No Spill Blood (featuring members of Adebisi Shank/Elk/Magic Pockets) and Wild Rocket in the Triskel

- Rory Gallagher festival featuring Mishap in the Triskel Christchurch (3pm)
- Rory Gallagher festival featuring Dave McHugh Band and Monica Heldal in the Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
- Delerentos in Cyprus Avenue

Sunday, March 4th
- Tuxedo Junction in The Pavilion (4pm)
- Tanya Morgan in The Pavilion (9pm)

- Moo! in The Crane Lane Theatre (11pm)
- The Answer and The Union in Cyprus Avenue
- Nanci Griffith in the Everyman Palace