Cork Gig Guide: 17th-23rd May 2016

This week in Cork: Live at St. Luke's, The Shaker Hymn, Rubyhorse, Joey Ryan, Jinx Lennon and more...
All the focus is on homegrown folk this weekend as the latest leg of the Live at St. Luke's series returns for an Acoustic Weekend. Featuring storytellers such as Jimmy Crowley, John Spillane and Declan O'Rourke, the gigs are spread out across Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For ticket details, visit Sticking with Irish talent, Joey Ryan launches his new album in Coughlan's on Thursday evening. Listen to Joey playing a couple of songs from Fall Through The Night on The Cork Music here. Reformed Cork band Rubyhorse rock Clonakilty's De Barra's that very same night before playing a sold out Ballincollig show in The White Horse the following evening.

Cork indie quartet The Shaker Hymn continue their Irish tour by taking in two county Cork dates with a meet-up in Myrtleville first (Pine Lodge, Saturday) before heading to Levis' on Sunday night. For those looking for something a little more off-centre, why not head to The Kino on Washington Street to take in the words and wisdom of Jinx Lennon and Wasps Vs. Humans on Saturday night.

Also going down around town this week:
  • U.S. producer and DJ Steve Aoki in Cork Opera House (Wednesday)
  • Cork Improvised Music Club continue their May residency in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • Celtic ballad singer Connie Dover accompanied by Skip Gorman in Coughlan's (Friday)
  • Multi award winning trad quintet Goitse 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, 17th May
Jazz Improv (9pm), Cookie & The Vaudevilles (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Wednesday, 18th May 
- Steve Aoki in Cork Opera House
- Aine Cahill and Spam Turner (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre

Thursday, 19th May 
- Joey Ryan & Band in Coughlan's
- The Light Runners (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- The Academic in Cyprus Avenue
Cork Improvised Music Club: Brendan Riordan, Roslyn Steer & Solamh Kelly in Gulpd
Midnight Rambles Session in The Oliver Plunkett
- Rubyhorse in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 20th May 
- Skip Gorman & Connie Dover in Coughlan's
- Acoustic Weekend: Jimmy Crowley & John Spillane with Colin Deady Live at St. Luke's
- Rubyhorse in The White Horse (Ballincollig) SOLD OUT

Saturday, 21st May
- Jinx Lennon, Wasps Vs. Humans featuring Saved By Silence & Julie Goo in The Kino
Acoustic Weekend: Maverick Sabre Live at St. Luke's
- The Shaker Hymn in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Sunday, 22nd May
- Psychedelic Pill (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
Acoustic Weekend: Declan O'Rourke & Jack O'Rourke Live at St. Luke's
- The Shaker Hymn in Levis' (Ballydehob)
- Goitse in De Barra's (Clonakilty)
- Moody Roots in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

Monday, 23rd May
- 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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