Cork Gig Guide: 21st-27th March

Clang Sayne - Gulpd (Sunday)
This week in Cork: Clang Sayne, Marlene Enright, 3 Will Tour & more...
Wexford songwriter Laura Hyland brings her alt-folk clan Clang Sayne to Cork as part of their Irish tour to celebrate the official launch of new album The Round Soul of the World. Curse You Mocking Moon (think folk music carved out of the wind), the record's first single, premiered on last week and should receive an outing when the foursome - featuring celebrated Cork saxophonist Carolyn Goodwin on bass clarinet -  play Gulpd Cafe on Sunday.

Elsewhere it continues to be about the launches as the 3 Will Tour visits Cobh (Sirius, Wednesday) and Ballydehob (Levis', Friday) - see the latest edition of Totally Cork magazine for an article I wrote following a chat with the 3 Will trio of Paul Creane, Paula Cox and The Man Whom; soul seven-piece Shookrah set new EP Clichés forth into the world with a Leap party in Connolly's on Friday; Marlene Enright's début solo record hits shelves Friday also with a Ballincollig launch bash on Friday night also in The White Horse (see Walk This Way special with Marlene here.)

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 3 in Cyprus Avenue (Wednesday)
  • Cork Improvised Music Club in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • Pianist Marc Copland in Triskel (Saturday)
  • Mike Skinner of The Streets fame & Murkage bring their grime/dubstep club Tonga to Crane Lane (Saturday)
  • The Strypes in The White Horse (Saturday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.


Tuesday 21st March
- Abrústic Sessions, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Prairie Jaywalkers, Coughlan's, 9pm, FREE
- The Watermelons, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Tunesday w/ Professor Horse and the Wildmen, Mr. Bradleys's, 9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 22nd March
- Rave in the Cave, An Spailpin Fanach, 8.30pm, €6-€8
- CIT Battle of the Bands Heat 3, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €2
- Christina May Jazz & Blues, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Gutterbaby, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- Paula Cox, Paul Creane & The Man Whom, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 8pm, €10 CANCELLED (see Friday for alternative date)

Thursday 23rd March
- The Riptide Movement, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €20
- The Bartok Project No. 6 – RTÉ Contempo Quartet, Triskel, 8pm, €15/€12
- Cork Improvised Music Club, Gulpd Café, 9pm, €3
- Warsaw Radio, Crane Lane, 11.30pm, FREE
- The Midnight Ramble, Oliver Plunkett, 11.59pm, FREE

Friday 24th March
- Little Hours and Stephanie Rainey, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €12.50
- CSN Live and Gigging, Firkin Crane, 8pm, €12
- Mozart: The Complete Sonatas performed by Dr. Fionnuala Moynihan, Triskel, 1pm, €10
- Dim The Lights, Gulpd, 9pm, FREE
- Shookrah, Connolly's (Leap), 9pm, €20 (with bus)/€10
- Marlene Enright and Caoilian Sherlock, The White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €12
- Paula Cox, Paul Creane & The Man Whom, Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8.30pm, Pass-the-hat

Saturday 25th March
- Marc Copland, Triskel, 8pm, €27.50
- Mall Grab, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €16
- Pearl Jem, Cyprus Avenue, 7.30pm, €12.50
- Mike Skinner (The Streets) & Murkage present Tonga, Crane Lane, 8pm, €5
- Soul Driven, Coughlan's, 10pm, FREE
- Not How, When!, Gulpd, 8.30pm, FREE
- The Strypes, The White Horse (Ballincollig), 8.30pm, €20
- Strange Attractor, Connolly's (Leap), 9pm, €10

Sunday 26th March
- New Irish Jazz Orchestra, Cork School of Music, 8pm, €12.50-€17.50
- Clang Sayne w/ Mick O'Shea + Solamh Kelly, Gulpd Café, 8pm, €6-€8
- Paul Tiernan & Tony Davis ( The Listeners), Levis' Corner House (Ballydehob), 8pm, €10

Monday 27th March
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, Charlie’s, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics, Coughlan's, 9pm, 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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