Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Cork Gig Guide: 1st-7th March

Hamell On Trial
This week in Cork: Hamell on Trial, Albert Hammond, Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin, Marc O'Reilly, Damsel, Hounds of Finn and more...

Fleet fingered, sardonic social commentator and father of anti-folk, Hamell On Trial comes to Coughlan's for a midweek show on Thursday. Described as “Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson and Joe Strummer, expect the brain, heart and funny muscles to be flexed and stretched throughout the evening. Wexford slide-player Clive Barnes supports.

For those more into their straight-up trad look no further than a trip out east to Sirius Arts Centre where legendary Bothy Band boyos Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin entertain all and sundry down Cobh way.




Speaking of legends, the revitalised Albert Hammond and his deceptively large songbook are back in Cork for another two dates in Cork Opera House (Wednesday and Thursday) whilst blues-rock player Marc O'Reilly returns home to Ireland fresh faced following a recent stint at European music showcase Eurosonic. Cork's own Carpool Conversation will open in Cyprus Avenue on Saturday.

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.
Day-by-day

Tuesday, 1st March
- Tony Henderson and Native Oak in L'Atitude 51
- Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 2nd March 
- Albert Hammond in Cork Opera House
- UCC Songwriter's competition in Cyprus Avenue
- Sitting Room in De Barra's (Clonakilty)



Thursday, 3rd March 
- Albert Hammond in Cork Opera House
- Hamell On Trial in Coughlan's
- CIT Battle of the Bands Heat 1 in Cyprus Avenue
- Album launch: Jack Doherty in The Roundy
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 4th March 
- Crow Black Chicken in Charlie's Bar
- Kormac in Cyprus Avenue
- Damsel in Levis' (Ballydehob)



Saturday, 5th March
- Marc O'Reilly and Carpool Conversation (8pm), Blonde (11.30pm) in Cyprus Avenue
- Sacred Harp Convention (10am-4pm) in St Maries of the Isle Primary School
- Olivia Trummer & Jean-Lou Treboux in Triskel Christchurch
- David Hope & The Henchmen in Levis' (Ballydehob)
- Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)
- David Kitt in Connolly's (Leap)



Sunday, 6th March
- Lee Scratch Perry in Cyprus Avenue
- Sacred Harp Convention (10am-4pm) in St Maries of the Isle Primary School
MusicNerdPride! - Volume1 Music Quiz (7pm) in Urban Jungle

Monday, 7th March
- The Americanics in Coughlan's
- Hounds of Finn in De Barra's (Clonakilty)


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.


- 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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