Cork Gig Guide: 19th-25th April 2016

Glenn Jones in Sirius (Sunday)
This week in Cork: Glenn Jones, The Shaker Hymn, Onra, Rusangano Family, Meschiya Lake and more...

Cork simply doesn't do quiet weekends on the live music front these days with April's hot streak of great shows continuing unashamedly unabated. The madness really starts to get going on Friday as Cork indie quartet The Shaker Hymn official unveil second record, Do You Think You're Clever, to their hometown fans with a special show lined up for Coughlan's. To hear more about the follow up to Rascal's Antique and listen to some live renditions of the new tracks, listen back to The Shaker Hymn's Cork Music Show appearance in March using this link. For those who fancy their folk or big band jazz, Anderson (Cyprus Avenue) and Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns (The Crane Lane Theatre) provide the perfect alternative on that very same evening. And that's only the first night of the weekend!

Paris-based producer Onra is in charge of heating up the Triskel TDC on Saturday night, an evening which sees two excellent out-of-town shows with men of the moment Rusangano Family wrapping up their Irish tour out west in De Barra's whilst force of nature fiddler Caoimhín Ó'Raghallaigh plays Cobh's picture perfect Sirius Arts Centre. For those set on buying a day-ticket for the train to Cobh maybe stay around an extra night as subtle guitar genius Glenn Jones plays an early evening show in the same venue that very day.

Also going down around town this week:

De Barra's have made a pair of tickets to Rusangano Family in Clonakilty on Saturday available. Email your name/number with a subject of RF4EVA to to enter.

For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Tuesday, 19th April
Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- CIT Academy of Popular Music Showcase in Cyprus Avenue

Wednesday, 20th April 
- Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- CIT Academy of Popular Music Showcase in Cyprus Avenue

Thursday, 21st April 
- Jack O'Rourke in Coughlan's
Cork Improvised Music Club: Stephen Parker, Niall McGuinness and Dan Walsh in Gulpd Café
- Daniel Kemish in The Roundy
- Frugalisto Album Launch Luka Bloom in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 22nd April 
- The Shaker Hymn in Coughlan's
- Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Anderson in Cyprus Avenue
- West Village Block Party in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- The Statics in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Robert Sarazin Blake in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Saturday, 23rd April
- Brian O'Keefe & Vinyl Cartel (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Plugd presents Onra and Colm K in Triskel TDC
- RTE Contempo Quartet (1.15pm) in Triskel Christchurch
- The Hughberries in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
- Rusangano Family and Spekulativ Fiction in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Sunday, 24th April
- Glenn Jones in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)

Monday, 18th April
- The Americanics in Coughlan's

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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