Weekly Cork Gig Guide: 9th-15th June 2015

Shookrah (Saturday)
This week in Cork: Shookrah, SOAK, the opening weekend of Cork Midsummer Festival and more.

Soul soldiers Shookrah funk up Cyprus Avenue on Friday evening on a bill that also welcomes Wicklow's Zaska, complete with his own 8-piece army, to Cork.  A combination compiled completely for a perfect evening of sunny summery fun.

Friday sees the official launch of the 2015 edition of Cork Midsummer, a festival that thrives on creating magic and joy within odd and previously overlooked sites and venues. See the full programme over at www.corkmidsummer.com.

Elsewhere, Saturday sees the launch of a new series of nights under the title The Good Foot which will see a new hip-hop/soul/reggae night unleash itself on The Poor Relation with discs being spun by Southern Hospitality Board crew members from 8pm. That same evening welcomes teenage folk prodigy SOAK to Triskel Christchurch.

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, 9th June 
- Bluegrass Tuesday in Callanan's
Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 10th June 
- Jazz Fusion in The Roundy

Thursday, 11th June 
- Colin Deady in The Corner House
- The Midnight Ramble (12am) in The Oliver Plunkett

Friday, 12th June 
- Cork Midsummer Festival in Various Locations
- Moody Roots in Bradley's of Barrack Street
- Shookrah and Zaska in Cyprus Avenue
- Live Room in The Roundy
- Rory Gallagher Festival: Dyin' Breed in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Saturday, 13th June
- Phlux: Frank B in Cyprus Avenue
- The Good Foot (hip-hop/soul/reggae) Djs in The Poor Relation
- SOAK in Triskel Christchurch
- Cork Midsummer Festival in Various Locations
- Head Over Heels in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
Rory Gallagher Festival: Gerry Quigley & The Shinkickers in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 14th June
- James Or and Dylan Howe in The Roundy
- Cork Midsummer Festival in Various Locations
- Zoe Conway, John McIntyre and Lisa Hannigan in The Grain Store (Ballymaloe)
- Romanza in Bakestone (Carrigtwohill)
Rory Gallagher Festival: Crow Black Chicken in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Monday, 15th June
- Monday Session in Coughlan's
- Breaknik (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Black Stone Cherry in The Pav

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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