Cork Gig Guide: (24th June-30th June)

The National
Amiina, The National, Elvis Costello, Midsummer madness and more all this week in Cork...

From a dozen spectators to 5,000, The National's pull in Cork certainly has grown since they first played Leeside way back when. That poor turn-out in the Triskel Arts Centre all those years ago will be firmly left behind on Friday as the Dessners, Devendorfs and Berninger play to a sold out (within hours) capacity audience at The Marquee. With new record Trouble Will Find Me hitting the shelves (both physically and virtually) only recently, the Cincinatti alt-rockers arrive both refreshed and revitalised. Brighton boys Tall Ships support.

Much earlier in the week (as in later this evening), Icelandic diamonds Amiina return to Cork Opera House to team up with local sixth class students for possibly the most heart-warming performance of the year. For more details on this one, see here. For a past G-Man interview with the band click here

Also going down around town this week:

Sunday: Rooftop revelry with Rory Francis O'Brien and Morning Veils in The Bowery.

Monday, 24th June 
- Cork Midsummer Festival: Amiina presents Gamiina in Cork Opera House

Tuesday, 25th June 
- Songwriter Sessions with Paula Gomez in L'Attitude 51 
- Jazz Improv in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm) 
- Amazing Apples in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- Fred's Open Mic: in Fred Zeppelin's

  Wednesday, 26th June 
- Fireside Sessions Niall Thomas McGarty and Cormac O'Caoimh in Bradley's of Barrack Street 
- Backyard Devils in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- Elvis Costello in The Marquee 
- Sundown Sessions in The Raven 
- Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy 
- Sitting Room Session: Jukebox Gypsy in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 27th June 
- The Song Collector's Session: Liam Reilly (Bagatelle), Dave Brown and Roy Buckley in Coughlan's 
- Suckerpunch in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) 
- ZZ Top in The Marquee 
- The 27 Club in The Pavilion Bar
- Bourbon Street Presents in The Roundy 
- Cork Midsummer Festival: The Hours in Triskel Christchurch 
- Folk Club: Porn For The Blind in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 28th June 
- The Calvinists in Charlie's 
- Vatican Shadow in Cyprus Avenue 
- The National in The Marquee 
- The David Nelligan Thing in The Roundy

Saturday, 29th June
- Race The Flux, Terriers and Cove in Bradley's of Barrack Street 
- Jukebox Gypsy in Coughlan's 
- Neon Tetras, This Place Is Death and Screenreader in Fred Zeppelin's 
- Jawbone 3rd birthday party in The Pavilion Bar 
- Cork Midsummer Festival: The Hilliard Ensemble in Triskel Christchurch 
- Morgan O'Kane in De Barra's (Clonakilty) 
- Walking On Cars in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 30th June 
- Rory Francis O'Brien and Morning Veils in The Bowery 
- Walking On Cars in Coughlan's 
- Morgan O'Kane & Band in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) - Rue Du Canal in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

If I have forgotten a show or listed a gig incorrectly feel free to let me know! Please make sure to confirm gig details with the official site in advance.

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here

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