Cork Gig Guide: 14th-20th June 2016


This week in Cork: Cork Midsummer Festival, Hawk, Slayer and more...

I'm not around and about this week so hence the late gig guide and short-but-sweet preview. Back to normal next week! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Cork Midsummer gets going this week with theatre, music, comedy and more. Visit corkmidsummer.com for the full lowdown.

Clonakility celebrates a diverse, creative community with four days of live music, spoken word, poetry, art and interactive workshops, flower clubs, talks on trains, ceramic workshops, open mic evenings, exhibitions and much more. Hosted by the many colourful cafes and bustling businesses, such as the legendary De Barra’s pub, which make Clon such an idyllic location for the artistically inclined. For the nuts and bolts of it all, see clonartsfest.com.


FILM - Triskel screens Purple Rain (19th-22nd June, Triskel Christchurch) 
It’s been a bad year for losing good people but the sudden loss of Prince at his Paisley Park home in April sent shockwaves throughout the world. Leaving us a catalogue of work to remember him by, Prince defined what it meant to be a true auteur. Experience the purple one’s celluloid classic -  featuring the sixth best-selling soundtrack album of all time - within the hallowed halls of the Triskel’s Christchurch with special screenings in June.

Also going down around town this week:
  • Slayer & Anthrax Live at the Marquee (Wednesday)
  • Hawk in Cyprus Avenue (Thursday)

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

Wednesday 15th June
Slayer & Anthrax
Live at the Marquee
7pm, €35-€44

Carlene Carter
Ballymaloe Grainstore
8pm, €22

The Lee Sessions
The Corner House
9.30pm, FREE

Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies,
Gulpd
9pm, FREE

Russian Songwriter's Night
The Roundy
8pm, FREE

Thursday 16th June
Hawk
Cyprus Avenue
9pm, €5

Jawbone
Charlie's
9.30pm, FREE

Cork Improvised Music Club
Gulpd
9pm, FREE

The Midnight Rambles - Jamming Session
The Oliver Plunkett
12am, FREE

Live Room
The Roundy
9pm, FREE

Friday 17th June
Pleasurekraft
Cyprus Avenue
11pm, €17.50

Pulses of Tradition
Triskel Christchurch
8pm, €15

Nicole Maguie w/ Colin Deady
The White Horse (Ballincollig)
8.30pm, €15

Hot Blooded Animals
Charlie's
10.30pm, FREE

Pinhole w/ Annie Bloch
Coughlan's
9.30pm, FREE

Glam Life Funky Friday
The Roundy
9pm, FREE

John O'Connor
The Welcome Inn
10.30pm, FREE

Transmission Club - Clon Organic Arts Festival
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
10.30pm, FREE

Saturday 18th June
New Airs RTÉ Contempo Quartet - Cork Midsummer
Triskel Christchurch
8pm, €22

Dr. Dec & The Side Effects
Charlie's
9.30pm, FREE

Crazy Chester
Coughlan's
10pm, FREE

Andy Dunne
The Oliver Plunkett
12am, FREE

Coco Comedy Club
The Roundy
8pm, FREE

Rocky & The Dependables
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
10.30pm, FREE

Street Talk
Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
10pm, FREE

Sunday 19th June
is this on? Karen Power & Quiet Music Ensemble - Cork Midsummer Festival
Cork City Gaol
8pm, €5

Niall McCabe Band
Coughlan's
10pm, FREE

J Wagner
Brú Bar
9pm, FREE

Lee Trad Music Session
Charlie's
3pm, FREE

Tango Night
The Roundy
8pm, FREE

Fintan McKahey - EP Launch
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
7.45pm, FREE

Monday 20th June
Full Moon Club
The Abbey Tavern
9.30pm, FREE

Hank Wedel & Ray Barron
Charlie's
9.30pm, FREE

The Americanics
Coughlan's
9pm, FREE

Andy Dunne Full Circle
The Oliver Plunkett
7pm, FREE

J Wagner - Satchmo Sessions
Quay Co-op
7.30pm, FREE/Donations

Girlcrew Craft Club - workshop
The Roundy
7pm, FREE

Traditional Irish Session
De Barra's (Clonakilty)
9.30pm, FREE

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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