Cork Gig Guide: 10th-16th May 2016

Lisa O'Neill in Coughlan's (Fri & Sat)

This week in Cork: Lisa O'Neill, John Metcalfe, Little Green Cars, Myles Manley, The Burning Hell, Stephanie Nilles and more...
There's a wealth of homegrown talent showcasing their musical wares this week in Cork as the gigs continue to come thick and fast. Cavan songwriter Lisa O'Neill is a regular, warmly welcomed visitor down south, so much so that Lisa plays two dates in Cork this weekend. With third record Pothole In The Sky on shelves for the past couple of weeks, Coughlan's on Douglas Street plays host on both Friday and Saturday night. For an extract from a chat I had with Lisa last year ahead of her Christmas show in St. Luke's, recap here.

Also touring an eagerly awaited new album are Little Green Cars who play the slightly more spacious Opera House on Saturday night. Having hit the top of the charts with their debut, Absolute Zero, the Dublin folk-rockers are back with Ephemera, featuring a more focused and consistent sound and I'm particularly liking the gentle hush of 'Winds of Peace', now streaming on soundcloud. Use the player at the bottom of the page to listen.

Those looking to keep to a single geographical location on Friday, the Triskel houses two recommended show with Myles Manley playing a cafe show in Gulpd whilst composer and multi-instrumentalist John Metcalfe playing an exclusive Irish date in Christchurch that same night so you might be able to squeeze both gigs in if you are quick from the pews.

Early in the week, Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom provides a perfect excuse for a school-night road-trip by bringing tracks from his new album, Public Library, to De Barra's (Clonakilty) on Wednesday. Jeffrey Lewis fans should enjoy.

Thanks to Cork Opera House we have a pair of tickets to Little Green Cars on Saturday 14th May up for grabs since last week. To enter, simply email your name/number with a subject of "LGC" to

Thanks to Triskel Arts Centre we have a pair of tickets to John Metcalfe on Friday 13th May up for grabs since last week. To enter, simply email your name/number with a subject of "Milk the Metcalfe" to

Also going down around town this week:
  • Claire O'Brien in Gulpd (Wednesday)
  • Cork Improvised Music Club in Gulpd(Thursday)
  • Land Lovers, No Monster Club and Atlantis Fire Department in Connolly's (Leap)(Friday)
  • The Telescopes in The Crane Lane Theatre (Saturday)
  • Stephanie Nilles & Max Garcia Conover in Levis' (Saturday)
  • Ger Wolfe in De Barra's (Sunday)

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

Tuesday, 10th May
- Max Garcia Conover in Brú
- Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Acoustic Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Wednesday, 11th May 
- Papertrail and Max Garcia Conover in L'Atitude
- Stephanie Nilles in Brú
- COMEDY: The Bold Ensemble in Coughlan's
- Deep Sky Objects (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Claire O'Brien in Gulpd
- Russian Songwriters Night in The Roundy
- The Burning Hell in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 12th May 
- Daniel Champagne in Coughlan's
- MKAI (8pm), Scoops (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Cork Improvised Music Club: Brendan Riordan, Roslyn Steer & Solamh Kelly in Gulpd
- Midnight Rambles Session in The Oliver Plunkett
- Me In Time in The Roundy
- Mick Hanly with Dónal Lunny in Triskel Christchurch
- Jack O'Rourke in Connolly's (Leap)

Friday, 13th May 
- Lisa O'Neill in Coughlan's
- Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy) Revival in Cyprus Avenue
- Myles Manley in Gulpd
- John Metcalfe in Triskel Christchurch
- Sam Clague, Mide Houlihan & Anna's Anchor in Levis' (Ballydehob)
- The Shaker Hymn in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Land Lovers, No Monster Club and Atlantis Fire Department in Connolly's (Leap)
- Stephanie Nilles in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Saturday, 14th May
- Little Green Cars in Cork Opera House
- Lisa O'Neill in Coughlan's
- The Telescopes and The Sunshine Factory (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Stephanie Nilles & Max Garcia Conover in Levis' (Ballydehob)

Sunday, 15th May
- Ger Wolfe in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Lisa O'Neill in Connolly's (Leap)
- Max Garcia Conover in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Monday, 16th May
- The Americanics in Coughlan's
- The Art Crimes Band (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Satchmo Sessions: Stephanie Nilles and Max Garcia Conover in Quay Co-op

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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