Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 14th-20th April 2015

This week in Cork: New Jackson, Ambience Affair, Paul Tiernan, Record Store Day and more.

It's party time in record shops all over the world but even more so down south as Plugd Records celebrates four years since it was reborn on the 1st floor of the Triskel Arts Centre. For the rundown on the Record Store Day/Birthday celebrations, see here.

Keep your eyes peeled for songwriting royalty on Saturday as Albert Hammond will be buzzing about the city before his concert later that night in Triskel Christchurch. The man who wrote songs such as 'The Air That I Breathe', 'To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before', 'One Moment in Time' for an eclectic mix of artists from Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion to Johnny Cash, K.D. Lang and Willie Nelson may be best known by recent generations as the pops of Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.

Also going down around town this week:
  • Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra play a midnight show in The Crane Lane Theatre (Wednesday)
  • Paul Tiernan launches his new record The Mystery of Others in Coughlan's (Thursday)
  • Ambience Affair hit Cork with new single 'Prophet' in Coughlan's (Friday)
  • Delorentos in The Savoy (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, 14th April 
- Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Cork Songwriters: Ricky Lynch, Hank Wedel & more in The Pav

Wednesday, 15th April 
- Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Thursday, 16th April 
- Paul Tiernan in Coughlan's
- Live Room in The Roundy
- Thomas Truax in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 17th April 
- Ambience Affair in Coughlan's
- Plugd/Gulpd 4th Birthday: New Jackson and Margie Lewis in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

Saturday, 18th April
- Record Store Day
- Plugd/Gulpd 4th Birthday: Somerville (9pm) and Sunken Foal (10pm) in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)
- Record Store Day/4th Birthday: Stevie G & friends (all day), Hags (7pm), Laurie Shaw (7.45pm) in Plugd Records (1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre)
- Delorentos in The Savoy
- Albert Hammond in Triskel Christchurch
- Mongrel State in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Sunday, 19th April
- Bribry in Cyprus Avenue
- Plugd/Gulpd 4th Birthday: Stevie G & friends (12pm-6pm), Rory Francis O'Brien (6.30pm), Laura Hyland (7.45pm), Cork Improvised Music Club (9pm) in Gulpd Café (Triskel Arts Centre)

Monday, 20th April
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- David Celia (11.30pm) 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:
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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