Cork Gig Guide: 31st May-6th June 2016

This week in Cork: Doug Paisley, Listener, David Kitt, Soul In The City, Open Ear Festival, Bob Log III and more...

Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley plays a couple of Cork shows this week but will not be city bound, which is becoming a startlingly common occurrence these days due to the amount of choices available out west. Don't let that dishearten you city dwellers though as any excuse for a road trip to either Levis' (tonight, 31st May) or De Barra's (1st June) should be scooped up with open arms.

Those more heavily inclined take note that Friday's eagerly awaited Listener show in Cork Community Print Shop has been moved to Fred Zeppelin's (moved from Print Shop), allegedly due to an impromptu/unexpected/unwanted visit by the fire marshal. Opening for the Missouri trio will be St. Bernard, a new Cork band comprised of members of Terriers, Lamp and Horse.

Sherkin Island says hello to Open Ear Festival, a brand new electronica and experimental music festival set on Sherkin for three days with Spaces, Ordinate, Ellll, Sunken Foal all set to perform over the course of the long weekend.  Tickets are €75 for full camping on the beautiful island. For all the detail, visit Sticking centrally, MacCurtain and Coburg Street are given the soul treatment on 4th and 5th June with The Everyman, Metropole, Sin É and more featuring live music from Karen Underwood and more up and down parts of the oldest parts of Cork. Venue and performer details can be viewed on

Bank holiday Monday belongs to helmeted headcase Bob Log III, who compacts his annual Cork pilgrimage into a solitary day with an early showing in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville) before hightailing it into town for a midnight concert at The Crane Lane Theatre. If ignorant to the world of Bob, best get acquainted real soon.

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, 31st May
Jazz Improv (9pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Doug Paisley in Levis' (Ballydehob)
- Acoustic Session in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Wednesday, 1st June 
- Doug Paisley in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Thursday, 2nd June 
- The Doors Alive in Cork Opera House
- Pauline Scanlon in Coughlan's
- Wasted Space in Cyprus Avenue
Midnight Rambles Session in The Oliver Plunkett
- John Spillane in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Friday, 3rd June 
- Listener in Fred Zeppelin's (moved from Print Shop)
- Rowan in Coughlan's
- Bandon Music Festival: Gaelic Brew & More in Bandon
- David Kitt in Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh)
- Open Ear Festival: Spaces, Ordinate, Ellll, Sunken Foal & more on Sherkin Island
- Wiggle in De Barra's (Clonakilty)

Saturday, 4th June
- Soul In The City: Karen Underwood, Jack O'Rourke & more in Various Venues
- Donovan in Cork Opera House
- David Kitt in Coughlan's
- White Boys in Cyprus Avenue
- Slow Motion Heroes in Henchy's
Open Ear Festival: Spaces, Ordinate, Ellll, Sunken Foal & more on Sherkin Island
Bandon Music Festival: The Riptide Movement in Bandon

Sunday, 5th June
Soul In The City:  Karen Underwood, Jack O'Rourke & more in Various Venues
Cork Improvised Music Club Dara O'Brien (sitar) and Ilse De Ziah (cello) and Dan Walsh (drums) in Gulpd
- Tango Night in The Roundy
- Damsel and Greatest Apes in The Slate
Open Ear Festival: Spaces, Ordinate, Ellll, Sunken Foal & more on Sherkin Island
Bandon Music Festival: Delorentos, The Shruggs, Colin Deady & more in Bandon
- Finbar Furey in The Grain Store (Ballymaloe)

Monday, 6th June
- The Americanics in Coughlan's
- Bob Log III (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
- Bob Log III (5pm) in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)

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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