Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 3rd-9th March 2015

This week in Cork: Ryan Adams, Ed Romanoff, Inni-K, Meltybrains?, Thin Air Cork launch and more.

Ryan Adams takes to the Cork Opera House stage later tonight, opening the curtain on what is the first big gig of 2015 on Leeside. The mercurial songwriter made the blog's top 10 albums of the year with Ryan Adams, proving that there are still quite a few songs left in the former Whiskeytown singer yet. This one's been sold out for quite some time.

The week doesn't let up there with the Forte Festival throwing open its doors on Thursday evening for four days of classical music in various venues across the city. For a day-by-day breakdown see the official festival site www.fortefestival.ie. Tip: Mother Jones' Flea Market on Friday night for Justin Grounds and Conrad Good.

There's an album launch for Inni-K in Coughlan's on Friday evening also with the Irish multi-instrumentalist's The King Has Two Horse's Ears out that same day on Green Willow Records and an even more intimate show for Dylan Tighe & Brian Mooney who play Plugd Records that same night following a recent location change, having originally scheduled for Sirius Arts Centre.

Noise-nuts Meltybrains? team up with Kashkao for a welcome return to Triskel TDC on the Saturday evening while earlier that night it's a big welcome to northern-based alternative music mag The Thin Air who launch in Cork with the help of Hope Is Noise, The Vincent(s) and Johnny Rep in The Crane Lane Theatre. That leaves plenty of Sunday chill-out time in  Gulpd Café for International Women's Day celebrations with Elaine Howley, Roz Steer, Sadhbh O'Flynn, Aisling O'Riordan and more.

Also going down around town this week:
  • Ed Romanoff and Clive Barnes in Coughlan's (Thursday)
  • Christine Deady in De Barra's (Thursday)
  • Thin Air Magazine launch: Hope Is Noise, The Vincent(s) and Johnny Rep in The Crane Lane Theatre (Saturday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Tuesday, 3rd March 
- Ryan Adams in Cork Opera House
Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 4th March 
- Pádraig Rynne's Notify with Pauline Scanlon in Coughlan's
- Emmet Scanlan & The Good Thought (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- UCC Battle of Bands FINAL in Cyprus Avenue
- Sitting Room Session: Dylan Tighe and Brian Mooney in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 5th March 
- Forte Festival: in Various Venues
- Ed Romanoff and Clive Barnes in Coughlan's
- Christine Deady in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 6th March 
Forte Festival: Justin Grounds & Conrad Good (Mother Jones) in Various Venues
- Inni-K in Coughlan's
- Dylan Tighe & Brian Mooney in Plugd Records (1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre)

Saturday, 7th March 
Forte Festival: in Various Venues
- Hornets, PARISO, Employed To Serve and Harboured in Bradley's of Barrack Street
Thin Air Magazine launch: Hope Is Noise, The Vincent(s) and Johnny Rep (8.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Playground of Dreamss: That Falling Feeling, Toxic Frost, Damagegrows in Fred Zeppelin's
- Meltybrains? and Kashkao in Triskel TDC
- Luminos in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
Open Mic in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 8th March 
Forte Festival: in Various Venues
International Women's Day: Elaine Howley, Roz Steer, Sadhbh O'Flynn, Aisling O'Riordan and more in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
Academy of Popular Music Acoustic Sessions in The Roundy

Monday, 9th March 
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- KC Sessions (8.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

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:
13th March - All We Are in Cyprus Avenue
3rd May - Fractured Air present: Colleen and Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh in Cork Opera House
2nd May - Sinead O'Connor 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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