Cork Gig Guide: 15th-21st November


This week in Cork: Lake Street Dive, Cuttin' Heads 1st anniversary, Cork Film Festival, Myles Manley & more...
Lake Street Dive
Friday 18th November | Cyprus Avenue | 7.30pm, €20

As comfortable with country and rock as they are swinging with jazz and soul, Lake Street Dive's sound is defined by one constant: the titanic voice of their Tennesse singer, Rachael Price. Following a spring cameo at Ballydehob's Jazz Festival, city slickers will have the chance to see the genre-defying quartet boom through their colourful back catalogue, including tracks from this year's Motown leaning Billboard smash, 'Side Pony'.*


*As published in Totally Cork November edition.

Although the focus is mostly on film this week, it's another seven days of sessions down south as local, national and international bands continue to come to Cork. That's not to say it's not possible to blend both with the audio visual centrepiece of this year's Film Festival staged on the altar of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral. With electronics from Eat My Noise, organ by John O'Brien and David Mathúna in charge of visuals, fLux provide a "reimagining of the original organ at St Fin Barre's Cathedral in a unique and never-before-seen way." Preview takes place early Thursday with an extra concert taking place that night and two repeats on Friday.

Saturday serves up a selection of sounds with Torontonian indie quintet July Talk taking their European tour to Cyprus Avenue; Wicklow producer t-woc launches album sentinelas so expect hip-hop/electronics and dub in Triskel TDC; Cuttin' Heads Collective celebrate a 1st anniversary by commandeering the almost-forgotten Liquid Lounge from 5pm until late; and Wexford dream-pop twosome Frankenstein Bolts play Crane Lane Theatre. Now that's choice.

Sunday provides no respite with veteran Tokyo garage rock trio Electric Eel Shock firing up Fred's whilst Sligo songwriter Myles Manley takes charge of the increasingly popular Sunday session Gulpd. Roadtrippers head west to Ballydehob for Canada based singers Ben Kunder & Sarah McDougall take their tour to Levis' Corner House for a pass the hat show before banjo-slinger Morgan O'Kane opens a brand new week with another riotous performance in Crane Lane.

Also going down around town this week:
  • Suantrai launch EP Flight into Egypt in Gulpd Cafe (Wednesday)
  • Improvised Music Club in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • Under The Hammers with Jinx Lennon, Wasps vs Humans & more in Connolly's (Friday)
  • The last Satchmo Session of the year with The Suitcase Junket in Quay Coop (Monday)
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

Tuesday 15th November
- Cork Film Festival: Goodnight Brooklyn (FILM) in The Gate Cinema, 6.30pm, €10
- Andy Dunne, The Oliver Plunkett, 11.30pm, FREE
- Lee Sessions, Sin É, 9.30pm, FREE
- Acoustic Session, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9.30pm, FREE


Wednesday 16th November
- Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra, Cork  City Hall, 8pm, €18-€30
- Suantrai EP Launch, Gulpd Cafe, 8pm, FREE

Thursday 17th November
- Prism Ensemble: Poetic Music From The Old World, Curtis Auditorium, Cork School Of Music, 8pm, €10-€20
- Cork Film Festival: fLux, St. Fin Barre's, 7pm (preview) & 9pm,  €10 (preview) €15
- Improvised Music Club: John Godfrey, Solamh Kelly/Paul Hegarty/Mick O'Shea, Gulpd Cafe, 9pm, €3
- Spotlight Poetry & Performance Open Mic, Camden Palace, 7.30pm, TBC
- Emily Donoghue, Brú Bar, 9.30pm, FREE
- Jawbone, Charlie's, 9.30pm, FREE
- Lee Sessions, The Cornerhouse, 6pm, FREE
- The Suitcase Junket, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8pm, (pass the hat)


Friday 18th November
- Tony Christie, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €40-€55
- Lake Street Dive, Cyprus Avenue, 7.30pm, €20
- Darius Syrossian, Cyprus Avenue, 11.30pm, €15
- Cork Film Festival: fLux, St. Fin Barre's, 7.30pm & 9pm,  €15
- Bate To Debt Blues Band, Charlie's, 10.30pm, FREE
- John O'Connor, The Welcome Inn, 10.30pm, FREE
- Ryan Sheridan and The Burma, White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €20
- Transmission Club, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 10.30pm, FREE
- Under The Hammers: Jinx Lennon, Wasps vs Humans & more, Connolly's (Leap), 8pm, €10

Saturday 19th November
- July Talk, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €15
- t-woc album launch w/ Diamond Dagger, Automatic Tasty & Cholera House, Triskel TDC, 10pm, €10-€12
- Cuttin' Heads Collective 1st anniversary, Liquid Lounge, 5pm (until late), €8-€10
- One Horse Pony, Coughlan's, 10pm, FREE
- Frankenstein Bolts, Crane Lane Theatre, 9.30pm, FREE
- Clonakilty Record & CD Fair, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 11am, FREE
- Electric Eel Shock, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 10.30pm, FREE



Sunday 20th November
- Electric Eel Shock, Fred's, 8.30pm, FREE
- Myles Manley, Gulpd, 8pm, (pass the hat)
- Jeff Finlin, Peter Bruntnell and Clive Barnes, White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €15
- Mick Hanly & Dónal Lunny, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9pm, €20
- Ben Kunder & Sarah McDougall, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8pm, (pass the hat)


Monday 21st November
- Satchmo Sessions: The Suitcase Junket, Quay Co-Op, 7.30pm, (pass the hat)
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, Charlie's, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics, Coughlan's, 9pm, FREE
- Morgan O'Kane, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, 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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