Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 12th-18th May 2015

Wyvern Lingo (Oliver Plunkett)
Young Wonder (Savoy Theatre)
This week in Cork: Young Wonder, Wyvern Lingo, Chris Smither and more.

Saturday is all about the launch of electro twosome Young Wonder's début album, The Birth. Released in Ireland on 15th May (18th elsewhere), the full length record should see the Cork duo build upon their already glowing reputation as not only an illuminating live act but a recording force both home and abroad. Tune to Green on Red 7pm-10pm on Sunday where I will be playing tracks from the new album or better yet, get yourself to The Savoy on Saturday night.

Young Wonder's Saturday show originally scheduled for The Savoy has been moved to Cyprus Avenue.

Earlier in the week Bray threesome Wyvern Lingo float into town for a show in The Oliver Plunkett on Thursday night. Saoirse, Karen and Caoimhe will be playing tracks from their latest EP, The Widow Knows. An evening of harmonious folk-pop is on the cards.

New Orleans-raised songwriting veteran Chris Smither is back in Cork for an intimate appearance in Coughlan's on Douglas Street. Having released career retrospective Still On the Levee only last year, fans of one of the original "Monsters of Folk" (touring with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Alvin and Tom Russell) will be walked through Smither's vast repertoire going all the way back to 1971's I'm A Stranger, Too.

Rounding off the week (if Monday can be said to be the end of anything), will be Kenny Anderson's prolific King Creosote who pays a visit to the Half Moon Theatre.

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, 12th May 
- Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 13th May 
- Mary Gauthier in Coughlan's
- Jazz Fusion in The Roundy
- Rose Cousins in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 14th May 
- Stink (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Wyvern Lingo in The Oliver Plunkett
- Playground of Dreamss in The Roundy
- Freddie White in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 15th May 
- Chris Smither in Coughlan's
- Neon Atlas in Cyprus Avenue

Saturday, 16th May
- Roesy in Coughlan's
- YES Equality fundraiser: Shookrah (7pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Soothsayer in Mr. Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Young Wonder (album launch) in The Savoy

Sunday, 17th May
- Roesy in Coughlan's
- Hollie McNish in Cyprus Avenue

Monday, 18th May
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- King Creosote in Half Moon 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:
16th June - Beck Live at the Marquee
17th June - Mogwai in Cork Opera House
13th July - St. Vincent in Cork Opera House
17th-20th Sept - Sounds From A Safe Harbour

- 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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