Cork Gig Guide: 16th May-22nd May

This week in Cork: Angel Olsen & more...
Angel Olsen plays Cork Opera House this weekend, with the Missouri singer bringing her six-piece band down south for the biggest The G-Man to date. From the alt-country ballads of Half Way Home to the searing indie of Burn Your Fire For No Witness to the pop-rock majesty of MY WOMAN, Olsen continues to morph and evolve into one of the most exciting recording and live artists of her generation. Do not miss Ought's Tim Darcy who performs as special guest with the Montreal songwriter sending his first solo record, Saturday Night, out into the world earlier this year. Check out the excellent Tall Glass of Water. Showtime at 8pm. Sharp. Then we're all off to Gulpd Cafe for some dancing with Not How, When.

Also going down around town this week:
  • Bluegrass and americana with The Prairie Jaywalkers in Coughlan's (Tuesday)
  • Elizabeth Cooney Sextet in Cork School of Music (Wednesday)
  • This Side Up with Dedbeats in The Poor Relation (Friday)
  • Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley, Live at St. Luke’s (Saturday)
  • David Corley & Band in Coughlan’s (Sunday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.


Tuesday 16th May
- The Prairie Jaywalkers, Coughlan’s, 9pm, FREE
- UCC Music Recitals, Cyprus Avenue, 2pm, FREE

Wednesday 17th May
Cork Improvised Music Club, Gulpd, 9.30pm, €3
- Elizabeth Cooney Sextet, Cork School of Music, 8pm, €20
- UCC Music Recitals, Cyprus Avenue, 2pm, FREE

Thursday 18th May
- Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €29.50
- Of Virtue, Fred's, 7pm, €TBC
- The Midnight Rambles, Oliver Plunkett, 11.59pm, FREE
- UCC Music Recitals, Cyprus Avenue, 2pm, FREE
- Driftwood Soldier, De Barra’s (Clonakilty), 9.30pm, FREE

Friday 19th May
- We Banjo 3, Live at St. Luke’s, 7.30pm, €22.50
- This Side Up and Dedbeats, The Poor Relation, 9pm, €7
- Skream, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €20
- Buena Comida Social Club feat Aoife O'Neill, Gulpd, 7.30pm
- Sirene 1009: Noise and all that Jazz, Cork School of Music, 8pm, €5/€10/€15
- Paul Brady & Andy Irvine, Cork Opera House, 8pm, €41
- Jamie Stanton & Roadkill Revival, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 8pm, €12
- Alex & The Soul Bakers, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €10
- Driftwood Soldier, Levis’ Corner Bar (Ballydehob), 8pm, €Pass the Hat

Saturday 20th May
The G-Man presents Angel  Olsen and Tim Darcy
Cork Opera House
8pm, €22

Not How, When, Gulpd, 9pm, FREE
- I Draw Slow, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €15
- Scullion, Triskel Christchurch, 8pm, €25
- Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh & Cormac Begley, Live at St. Luke’s, 7.30pm, €22
- Cian Finn, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €10
- Sillk, Sarah Walker Gallery (Castletownbere), 8pm, €12

Sunday 21st May
- David Corley & Band, Coughlan’s, 9pm, €12
- Brewhouse Jazz, Franciscan Well, 6.30pm, FREE
- Crow Black Chicken, Crane Lane, 11.59pm, FREE
- Sillk, Levis’ Corner Bar (Ballydehob), 8pm, €Pass the Hat

Monday 22nd May
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics Monday Americana Session, Coughlan’s, 9pm, FREE
- Hank Wedel & Ray Barron, Charlie’s Bar, 9.30pm, 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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