Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 18th-24th November


This week in Cork: Choice Music Prize showcase, Scroobius Pip, The Altered Hours, MTV Crashes Cork music trail begins and more..

Although the main event is over a week away, MTV Crashes Cork's spin-off music trail gets going on Monday. For the full round-up of events (that include Shookrah, Spies, North Side Drive and more) see here. Working backwards from that, one of those "beloved" competition-only affairs takes place in Cyprus Avenue who welcome three former awards winners as part of a number of Choice Music Prize 10th anniversary celebration gigs. Featuring Jape, Villagers and Delorentos, see Meteor.ie for a chance to get your hands on some tickets.

Having had to cancel a number of Autumn tour dates due to the unexpected acquisition of broken bones, Leeside’s favourite psychedelic sorcerers The Altered Hours are healed and mended and set to head out west to De Barra's on 21st November to top off a year that has seen the rest of the island finally sit up and acknowledge one of Ireland’s finest live bands. A new album awaits in 2015.*

*Extract from Insert Title Winter edition.



Also going down around town this week:
  • B.Dolan, Scroobius Pip and Warren Peace in Cyprus Avenue (Wednesday)
  • Raglans also on Caroline Street in Cyprus Avenue (Thursday)
  • 25 years on from Finbarr Donnelly's death, ...And Nun Came Back celebrate the songs of Nun Attax, Five go Down to the Sea? and Beethoven with support from Partisan Crowds in The Crane Lane Theatre (Friday)
  • We Cut Corners in Cyprus Avenue (Saturday)
  • Rob Heron & Teapad Orchestra in The Crane Lane Theatre (Monday)
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

Day-by-day
Tuesday, 18th November 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), Earthship (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 19th November 
- B.Dolan, Scroobius Pip and Warren Peace in Cyprus Avenue
- Wallis Bird in Half Moon Theatre
- Irish Russian Songwriters Club in The Roundy



Thursday, 20th November 
- Raglans in Cyprus Avenue
- Delorentos in De Barra's (Clonakilty)


Friday, 21st November
- And Nun Came Back and Partisan Crowds (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Fox Jaw in Fred Zeppelin's
- The Altered Hours in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Declan O'Rourke in The Spaniard (Kinsale)



Saturday, 22nd November 
- We Cut Corners in Cyprus Avenue
- Damien Dempsey in De Barra's (Clonakilty)



Sunday, 23rd November
- Meteor Choice Music Prize: Jape, Villagers and Delorentos in Cyprus Avenue
- Karen Underwood & Band (6pm) in The Poor Relation
Sunday Sessions (6pm) in The Roundy

Monday, 24th November 
- Rob Heron & Teapad Orchestra (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- MTV Crashes Cork: in various venues


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.

Coming in November:
27th - MTV Crashes Cork: Jessie Ware and Gorgon City in Cork City Hall
28th - Sam Lee in Triskel Christchurch (8pm)
28th - Bob Log III in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

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