Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 19th-24th March 2014

This week in Cork: The Crayon Set, The Cyclist, Crash Ensemble, a 5 year celebration and more..

Groggy and more than a little fragile. It's ok to admit such frailties following such a long weekend with the following five days a little more subdued in terms of sheer volume of gigs down south. Also note that from next week on the weekly gig guide will run from Tuesday-Monday allowing venues, bands, promoters etc. that extra day to share details of upcoming shows (and maybe even grant time for me to unscramble my muddled Monday mind).

The main attraction for folks over the coming week will see Julie FeeneyIarla Ó'LionáirdYurodny and more visit Cork Opera House as part of UCC and FUAIM's five year anniversary party. For the full rundown see the official programme here.

In the same venue earlier in the week, minimalist maestros Crash Ensemble play Cork Opera House as part of the latest show in a series of Cork Orchestral Society-arranged shows. New works from Irish composers Niall Vallely and David Flynn are set to be premiered on the night which, it's best I add is a Thursday.

Those more in the mood for beats then best be off to the Triskel TDC for techno tape-throb The Cyclist who visits from Merseyside on Saturday evening.

Sunday is a tough ask for most when it comes to midnight gigs but night-owls alert, two bands recently featured on the blog The Crayon Set and Carriages, combine for a late night showing in The Crane Lane Theatre on Sunday so try your best to make that one if the eyelids are still somewhat raised.
UPDATE: TO BE RESCHEDULED for a later date.

Also going down around town this week:
  • The latest Playground of Dreamss installment featuring The TreeSleepers, David Carroll, The Art Crimes Band and Atlantis Fire Department in The Roundy (Thursday)
  • Californian-born but New York-based jazz-man John O'Gallagher and his lauded trio in Triskel Christchurch (Saturday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next seven days see below.

For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

Wednesday, 19th March
- The Cosy Club in Sin É

Thursday, 20th March
- Crash Ensemble in Cork Opera House
- Apocalypse in The Pavilion Bar
- Playground of Dreamss: The TreeSleepers, David Carroll, The Art Crimes Band and Atlantis Fire Department in The Roundy

Friday, 21st March
- Fuaim - Celebrating 5 Years of Fuaim Music: Gala with Julie Feeney, Scullion, Loudest Whisper and Yurodny in Cork Opera House
- Eileen Healy, Eoghan Regan and Edel Sullivan in Coughlan's
- Fuaim - Celebrating 5 Years of Fuaim Music: Futures: POP/WORLD! Club in Half Moon Theatre
- Penny Dreadful #3 launch in The Roundy
- Johnny Duhan in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
- The Vincent(s) in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 22nd March
- Fuaim - Celebrating 5 Years of Fuaim Music: Telephones and Gongs featuring Cork Gamelan Ensemble with Duke Special, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Colin Dunne, Kate Ellis, Nick Roth and the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra in Cork Opera House
- The Grunts in The Crane Lane Theatre (9pm)
- Fuaim - Celebrating 5 Years of Fuaim Music: Electronic Music Club in Half Moon Theatre
- Annette Buckley, Niamh O'Neill, Míde Houlihan and Ger O'Sullivan in The Haven Cafe (All Ages)
- John O'Gallagher Trio in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
- The Cyclist and Slowburn in Triskel Arts Centre TDC (9.30pm)
- Joey Ryan in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- The Vincent(s) in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 23rd March
- Fuaim - Celebrating 5 Years of Fuaim Music: UCC Choir with John Spillane in Cork Opera House (1pm)
- Sunday Session in The Roundy (5pm)
- Tumbleweed Sessions in L'Attitude 51 (6.30pm)
- Album launch: Niall McCabe Band in Coughlan's
- The Crayon Set in The Crane Lane Theatre (11.30pm) TO BE RESCHEDULED
- The Answer in Cyprus Avenue
- Cork Improvised Music Club: Jabin Ward, Jonathan McNicholas and Dan Walsh in Gulpd Café

Monday, 24th March
- Monday Night Music Club in Coughlan's

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.

Upcoming G-Man Presents shows:
29th March - House of Cosy Cushions & Twin Lights in The Roundy
For details click here

7th June - Angel Olsen in Triskel Christchurch Buy tickets here

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

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