Cork Gig Guide (August 7th-12th) & Competition

Adela & The Meanits - Crane Lane, Wednesday

After the frantic festival weekend I must admit it is good to be back sleeping in a bed not comprised of mud and what seemed like granite in spots. So who's not playing in a tent this week down Leeside...

Former Hold Steady key-king Franz Nicolay lugs his multi-instrumental-packed luggage to Cyprus Avenue later this evening while the Lydia Des Dolles-fronted rock machine Sweet Jane travel south for a late show on Phoenix Street. The same venue houses Adela & The Meanits on the following night, it being her ninth date this month as the Laois lass rattles up 32 gigs in 32 counties in 31 Augustian days. Local boy Alan White provides support on the night.

Thursday night on Carey's Lane is jammed as a bunch of musical folk appear in the name of charity to help raise funds in the name of IMNDA. That's in The Pavilion of course while further afield De Barra's out west in Clonakilty have a real treat in store, welcoming the Band of Clouds collective to its sitting room ahead of an Electric Picnic appearance in September. The performance will feature compositions from the haunting Outside Broadcast, produced and arranged by John Haggis, recorded with input from the various talented characters to pass through Waterford's Granny it’s OK Studio including a certain Katie Kim.

It's all about the beats on Caroline Street on Friday night as a number of electro mages take over Cyprus Avenue (rising Cork starlet REID recently filled in for the MIA Beardyman at Indiependence) while the Triskel's TDS plays host to a night of "visual and aural stimulants". Dorothy Cotter's alter-ego EleventyFour plays an acoustic set in the neighbouring room across the way in Gulpd so plenty of options there. Not sure if I have ever had a bad night in the Triskel to be honest; And I have been there quite a lot...

A horrible clash happens on Saturday as the folky goodness of Hidden Highways and Peter Delaney (Half Moon) cracks heads with the super Saint Yorda (The Pavilion). Difficult not to be mesmerized by the latter's hypnotic baritone vocals, supplied very capably by Paul O'Reilly. Half Moon shows usually end early though so it may be possible to squeeze in a bit of both.

The Ambience Affair return to Cork to wave the week goodbye with a free show in The Bowery's roofbar.

To stand a chance of winning a couple of tickets to Hidden Highways and Peter Delaney in Half Moon on Saturday, all you have to do is send an email to containing :

- a subject of 'Hidden Delaney'
- your full name
- your mobile number

The winner will be announced on Friday, 10th August. Closing date is 11.59pm (or 23.59) on Thursday, 9th August.


*Film fans see Triskel Arts Centre's listings for the week over on the official website here.

Next G-Man Presents gig... Friday, Aug 17th:
Yawning Chasm, North Side Drive & Rory Francis O'Brien in The Roundy

Tuesday, 7th August
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Sweet Jane in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Candle Sessions with Hank Wedel & Edel Curtin in The Pavilion (Bar)
- Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady) in Cyprus Avenue

Wednesday, 8th August
- Kinzli & The Kilowatts in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Crow Black Chicken in An Bróg
- Adela & The Meanits and Alan White in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Jawbone in The Pavilion (Bar)
- Tom's Thing in The Roundy
- BalconyTV Cork presents: Jack O'Rourke and David Crowley in The Sextant
- Sitting Room Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 9th August
- White MacKenzie in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Jimmy Crowley’s Cork Folk Club in The LV
- IMNDA fundraiser featuring The Papa Zitas, Anna Mitchell, Grainne Cotter and The Blue Moods and Joey Ryan in The Pavilion

- Band of Clouds in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 10th August
- OKO in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Slow Magic, REID, Zombie Computer and Sad Soul Circus in Cyprus Avenue

- Rockumentary Movie Night screening: Still Bill and ANVIL in The Pavilion
- Wife, Latent Saint, P. Hegarty and Decent Folk in Triskel Arts Centre Auditorium
- EleventyFour in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

Saturday, 11th August
- Hidden Highways and Peter Delaney in Half Moon Theatre

- Grainne Cotter in Crowley's Music Centre (5pm)
- Saint Yorda in The Pavilion

Sunday, 12th August
- Death By Chocolate in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm)
- Celestial Cafe in The Roundy
- Christine Deady in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- The Ambience Affair in The Bowery