Cork Gig Guide (May 21st-27th)

Papa M

Serial collaborator and multi-aliased Texan David Pajo visits Cork on Saturday under his Papa M guise arriving for an early show in The Crane Lane Theatre. Having worked with and contributed to the talented likes of Slint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Tortoise, Pajo has forged a quality (and lengthy) discography himself under various different monikers such as Papa M, Aerial M and Pajo.

Local swamp-folk sentries Daphne In The Attic visit An Bróg on Wednesday while The Pavilion pays respect to recently lost legend Levon Helm on the following night.

Niamh Murphy's Foxglove and fellow Cork folk The Hard Ground team up on Friday night to officially launch Crazy At The Helm, the former's debut EP in the hauntingly atmospheric surroundings of the Triskel Christchurch. This performance has been tailored specifically for the beautiful venue and will feature guest appearances from a host of superb musicians "and a grand piano to boot"!

Friday certainly is a night for local tent with Alan & The Accident in The Roundy and John Blek & The Rats playing Clon.

The Cork trend continues on Saturday with Wild Beasts-lovin' indie kids Hush War Cry launching their own debut EP Voices in Cyprus Avenue, Fifa Records rockers Pavlov's Dogs in The Pavilion and smile-inducing, fun foragers
Karma Parking in De Barra's.

Monday, 21st May
- Lord Bishop Rocks in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)

Tuesday, 22nd May
- Lord Bishop Rocks in The Crane Lane Theatre (11pm)
- Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin in The Pavilion

Wednesday, 23rd May
- Lynda Cullen in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- The Idle Hour in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- De Barra's Sitting Room featuring Stephanie Rainey and more in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Daphne In The Attic in An Bróg

Thursday, 24th May
- Ana Gog in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Cross Pollination with Liz Clark and Tessa Perry in The Roundy
- Remembering Levon Helm in The Pavilion

Friday, 25th May
- OST, Saint Yorda and Une Pipe in The Phoenix (Union Quay)
- Youth Work Fundraiser in The Crane Lane Theatre (7.30pm)
- Alan & The Accident and Mark Meyler in The Roundy

- John Blek & The Rats in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Foxglove (EP launch) and The Hard Ground in Triskel Arts Centre (8pm)

Saturday, 26th May
- Hush War Cry in Cyprus Avenue

- Pavlov's Dogs in The Pavilion
- Karma Parking in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Papa M in The Crane Lane Theatre (8.30pm)

Sunday, 27th May
- Souldriven in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Bronagh Gallagher in The Pavilion