Cork Gig Guide: 11th-17th April

Ryley Walker (Coughlan's, Monday)
This week in Cork: Ryley Walker, Brigid Mae Power, Marlene Enright, Lankum (Lynched), Katie Kim & more...
Go easy on the chocolate eggs of sugary joy this Easter as there is a lot of live music to consume. An obvious personal highlight of the week is Ryley Walker's full band show in Coughlan's on the bank holiday Monday, a show that has been sold out for some time. Brigid Mae Power and Peter Broderick's addition to the bill makes this one of my favourite The G-Man presents... line-ups to date. For those who missed out on tickets, Ryley will be sticking around Cork City on the following Tuesday for a solo show in Gulpd, again joined by Brigid Mae Power. This is limited capacity, so pick up tickets from eventbrite now to avoid disappointment on the night.


Folk-punk foursome Lynched, recently rebranded as Lankum, play a special Easter Sunday show up in St. Luke's with a whole night of music planned for the village. With Katie Kim on warm-up duties in the St. Luke's church, live music kicks off across the road with Anth Kaley and Lynda Cullen kickstarting proceedings with tunes in new cafe Rant from 4pm with colourful folkies Sillk playing a set in the Wine Vault across the road at 6pm. Donal Dineen spins the discs from 10.30pm in Henchy's, rounding off a pretty outstanding night in St. Luke's. For a 2015 interview with Lankum click here.

*Marlene Enright
Thursday 13th April | Coughlan’s | 9pm, €12

Cork’s own Marlene Enright takes to touring duties this month in promotion of debut solo album ‘Placemats and Second Cuts which hits shelves – both virtual and physical – on 24th March. Having ended 2016 with an appearance at RTÉ’s Other Voices get-together down in Dingle, The Hard Ground singer and pianist’s folk-pop stylings see her profile continue to rise, with new single ‘123’ regularly popping up on national radio.

*Extract from Totally Cork magazine April edition

Also going down around town this week:
  • Zolala Klub returns for another evening of talks and performance in Siopa Gan Ainm (Wednesday)
  • Laurie Shaw & The Swamp People in Gulpd (Thursday)
  • Talos releases new album Wild Alee with a show in Connolly’s (Saturday)
  • Saint Caoilian and Muireann Levis in Levis', Ballydehob (Sunday)
  • Liam O’Maonlai in Sirius Arts Centre (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 11th April
- Sara Bear Ryan, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 12th April
- Stephen Murphy, Cyprus Avenue, 10pm, €10
- Zolala Klub (Talk/Performance/Music), Siopa Gan Ainm, 7.30pm, €donation
- Laura Duff, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE

Thursday 13th April
- Marlene Enright, Coughlan’s, 9pm, €12
- Laurie Shaw & The Swamp People, Gulpd, 9pm, €5
- Patrick O’Donnell, Brú, 9.30pm, FREE
- Transmission Club, De Barra's (Clonakilty), 9pm, FREE


Friday 14th April
- Visionaries, Triskel, 8pm, €20/€17
- Mozart: The Complete Sonatas performed by Dr. Fionnuala Moynihan, Triskel, 1pm, €10

Saturday 15th April
- Crojayn, Brú Bar, 9.30pm, FREE
- Not How, When!, Gulpd, 9pm, FREE
- Talos, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €13
- Chris McDonald & Jude McDonald, Levis' (Ballydehob),  8pm, Pass The Hat


Sunday 16th April
- Lankum (Lynched) & Katie Kim, Live at St. Luke’s, 8pm, €22.50
- The Cavern Beatles, The Everyman, 8pm, €26
- Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper w/ Hames, Gulpd, 8pm, €5
- Sillk, St. Luke’s Wine Tavern, 6pm, FREE

- Brewhouse Jazz, Franciscan Well, 6.30pm, FREE

- The Band Anna, Brú Bar, 9.30pm, FREE
- Saint Caoilian and Muireann Levis, Levis' (Ballydehob), 8pm, Pass The Hat
- OoSe and Hatchett Job, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €TBC




Monday 17th April
- The G-Man presents...Ryley Walker & Band & Brigid Mae Power SOLD OUT, Coughlan's, 9.30pm, €14
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- Ó Bhéal – Poetry, Films & Open Mic, The Long Valley, 9.30pm, FREE
- Liam O’Maonlai, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 7pm, 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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