Cork Gig Guide: 14th-20th March

Oh Boland - Gulpd, Sunday
This week in Cork: Oh Boland, John Blek, Usher's Island & more...
Self-described "scum poppers from Tuam" Oh Boland are currently in the midst of an Irish tour which brings the trio, who toured this rock-lovin' island with Parquet Courts not so long ago, to Gulpd Cafe on Sunday evening. Cork punks Land Crabs support.

Saturday night picks are for the folkies with the latest trad supergroup set to play Live at St. Luke's. Featuring Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin & John Doyle, Usher's Island take to the St. Luke's altar early on Saturday night leaving plenty of time for the expected post-gig drinks in Henchy's. If the good weather is inspiring roadtrips then look no further than a solo outing from Rats frontman John Blek who sings some alt-country tunes harbour-side in Cobh's Sirius Arts Centre.

Also going down around town this week:
  • The Prairie Jaywalkers continue a new bluegrass session in Coughlan's (Tuesday)
  • CIT Battle of the Bands continues with Heat 2 in Cyprus Avenue (Wednesday)
  • Cork Improvised Music Club in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • Ó Bhéal - Poetry, Films and Music in The Long Valley (Monday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.


Tuesday 14th March
- The Prairie Jaywalkers, Coughlan's, 9pm, FREE

Wednesday 15th March
- CIT Battle of the Bands Heat 2, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €2

Thursday 16th March
- Breathe Welcome to the Machine – Very best of Pink Floyd, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €26/€23.50
- The Whispering Pines, Stack Theatre Cork School of Music, €15 (proceeds to charity)
- Tin Foil (Sunil Sharpe & Defekt), Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €12.50
- Cork Improvised Music Club, Gulpd Café, 9pm, €3
Emily Donoghue, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Naildrivers, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Hope Is Noise, Fred's, 9pm, FREE

Friday 17th March
- Waze & Odyssey, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €20
- Tongue & Groove (3.30pm), Tuo Duo (7pm), Mojo Rising (10pm), Brú, From 3.30pm, FREE
- Zion Train, Crane Lane, 9pm, FREE
- The Céilí Allstars, Coughlan's, 7.30pm, FREE
- Ye Vagabonds, Connolly's (Leap), 6pm, €FREE
- Daithí, Connolly's (Leap), 10pm, €10

Saturday 18th March
- Usher’s Island, Live at St. Luke’s, 8pm, €28
- Flashmob, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €15
- The Live Room, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Crow Black Chicken, Charlie’s, 10.30pm, FREE
- The Band Anna, Crane Lane, 9pm, FREE
- Meljoann, Gulpd, 8pm, FREE
- Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Brid Harper, The White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €15
- John Blek, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 8pm, €15
- Paddy Dennehy & Síomha, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8pm, Pass-the-hat
- Wiggle, Connolly's (Leap), 8.30pm, €10

Sunday 19th March
- Oh Boland! and Land Crabs, Gulpd Café, 7.30pm, €6
- Snaggletooth, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- She Said, Crane Lane, 11.55pm, FREE
- Rinsed #8 Sunday Session, Vicarstown, 5pm, FREE
- James OR and Emma Langford, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8pm, Pass-the-hat

Monday 20th March
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- Open Mic, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, Charlie’s, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics, Coughlan's, 9pm, FREE
- Fenton & The Phantoms, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Ó Bhéal – Poetry, Films & Open Mic, The Long Valley, 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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