Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 28th April-4th May 2015

Colleen (Opera House)
Le Galaxie (Cyprus Avenue)
This week in Cork: Colleen, Le Galaxie, Sinead O'Connor, The Rails and more.

French soundsculptor Cécile Schott aka Colleen returns to Cork for a very special bank holiday weekend performance. Also featuring Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (The Gloaming), the Sunday concert will see Cork Opera House transformed into an intimate venue with the audience invited to come sit on the stage. For a review of Colleen's latest release, visit the blog's sister site www.lowtrees.net.

As is the way these days at the weekend, the live music choice is both plentiful and diverse. Dance-deviants Le Galaxie provide the grooves in Cyprus Avenue on the same evening, the Dublin foursome having just released new record Le Club. Who knows, maybe those in attendance at Cork Opera House may even make it to both shows with a bit of luck timing wise.

It doesn't stop there though with folk excellence on show in east Cork courtesy of The Rails who play Sirius Arts Centre with support on the evening provided by Cork's own Cormac O'Caoimh. This one takes place on Saturday and is the first of a number of great gigs taking place in Cobh over the coming weeks. See here for more. As if that wasn't enough, the world's last true rock star, Sinead O'Connor, is in the Opera House on that very same evening.

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.

Tuesday, 28th April 
- Jazz Improv (9pm), The Light Runners (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 29th April 
- Midweek Mixer: Spekulativ Fiction, This Place Is Death, Apocalypse and Here We Stand in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Blue Note Jazz in The Roundy
- Sitting Room Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 30th April 
- Edisons and Fiach Moriarty in Coughlan's
- The Underscore Orkestra (8pm), Art Crimes Band (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Black Pope and more in Cyprus Avenue
- Strange Attractor in The Pav
- Fabrizio Modonese Falumbo in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 1st May 
- Ancient Methods (11pm) in Cyprus Avenue
- Megacone, Ealadha, Well Hooray For Silence and Inciser in Fred Zeppelin's
- Terry Datson & Friends in The Roundy
- Liam Ó'Maonlaí & Ré in Triskel Christchurch
- Ballydehob Jazz Festival in Various Venues (Ballydehob)
- Heavy Billy in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 2nd May
- Sinead O'Connor in Cork Opera House
- Hamsandwich in Cyprus Avenue
Sonic Vigil 9 Christina Kubisch & more (2pm) in St. Anne's Church, Shandon LATE ADDITION
- Helena Hauff, Ellll, Mariah Black and Nonomino in Triskel TDC LATE ADDITION
- Ballydehob Jazz Festival in Various Venues (Ballydehob)
- Scott H. Biram in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- The Rails and Cormac O'Caoimh in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Sunday, 3rd May
- Fractured Air present: Colleen and Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh in Cork Opera House
- Le Galaxie in Cyprus Avenue
- Ballydehob Jazz Festival in Various Venues (Ballydehob)
- Scott H. Biram in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Monday, 4th May
- Scott H. Biram (4.30pm), Scott H. Biram (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Ballydehob Jazz Festival in Various Venues (Ballydehob)

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:
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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