Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 24th-30th March 2015


This week in Cork: John Murry, Princess, The Great Balloon Race, Booka Brass Band and more.

Mississippi songwriter John Murry is in town Wednesday evening as part of a special Irish tour giving fans a chance to hear new songs from his upcoming album, the follow-up to critically lauded 2012 record The Graceless Age. For more, read a recent interview for the blog with the man himself here.


Dublin duo noise-pop duo Princess team up with the extraordinary talents of The Great Balloon Race on Saturday evening for the latest Plugd Records event in Triskel TDC and, having blown up since the inclusion of their song as the theme tune to True Detective, The Handsome Family play two dates in The Crane Lane Theatre on Saturday and Sunday night.

Oh and new left-field dark and delirious electronic night Nonomino takes place in The Friary on Saturday evening, the first of hopefully many monthly vinyl sessions with James Fortune and Niall Drievers at the bottom of Shandon Street.

Also going down around town this week:
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Day-by-day
Tuesday, 24th March 
- Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- CIT Battle of Bands FINAL in Cyprus Avenue

Wednesday, 25th March 
- John Murry in Coughlan's
- Enter Metropolis (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Cloud Castle Lake in Cyprus Avenue
- Blue Note Sessions in The Roundy

Thursday, 26th March 
- Ger Wolfe in L'Atitude 51
- Lisa Lambe in Coughlan's
- Track Dogs (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Mutant Cabaret in The Roundy
- The Strypes in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- Declan O'Rourke in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 27th March 
- The Run Ons and Hags in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Vann Music in Cyprus Avenue
- Spacecake in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Join Me In The Pines in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Saturday, 28th March
- Mother Mooch and Ealadha in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Booka Brass Band in Crowleys Musician Centre (Oliver Plunket upstairs)
- The Handsome Family (7.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Nonomino in The Friary
- Princess and The Great Balloon Race in Triskel TDC



Sunday, 29th March 
- The Handsome Family (7.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Monday, 30th March
- Monday Session 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.

Coming in 2015:
2nd May - Sinead O'Connor in Cork Opera House
3rd May - Fractured Air present: Colleen and Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh in Cork Opera House
16th June - Beck Live at the Marquee
17th June - Mogwai in Cork Opera House
13th July - St. Vincent in Cork Opera House

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here
- For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

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