Cork Gig Guide 30th May - 5th June

Fixity (Thursday)
This week in Cork: Fixity, Magic Pockets, Inni-K, festivals & more...

Dan Walsh's Fixity take to Gulpd's intimate café room on Thursday night whilst Penske label partner Magic Pockets does the same on Friday. Talk about an incendiary introduction to a bank holiday weekend. Otherwise it's all about festivals. Electronica, soul, rock, pop. You name it, Cork has it going on this June Bank Holiday weekend!


Open Ear
Music festivals instigate the perfect opportunity to break away from reality but few go as far as to whisk escapees away on a ferry to a secluded island for the weekend. Specialising in the electronic and experimental variety, Open Ear first invaded Sherkin Island in 2016 and is back with a whole new box of tricks from Friday 2nd June until Sunday 4th June. Turntablists and sound manipulators on the bill for 2017 include Magic Pockets, Cáit, Dreamcycles, Naive Ted and Fixity.
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Soul in the City
MacCurtain Street may be all jazz hands and tinkling ivories in autumn, but in summer its set up for some smooth soul. From Friday 2nd June until Sunday 4th June, Soul in the City welcomes Karen Underwood, Stevie G, Velvin Lamont, Gemma Sugrue, Buck Taylor & more to multiple venues spreading from The Cornerhouse on Coburg Street, to Gallagher’s, Cask and White Rabbit on MacCurtain Street stretching up Summerhill North towards St. Luke’s Church.
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Also going down around town this week:
  • Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Live at St. Luke’s (Friday)
  • Chris Smither in Coughlan’s (Friday)
  • Inni-K & poet Stephen James Smith in Levis' (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 30th May
- Bitta Jazz, Mr. Bradley's, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Unknowns, Coughlan’s, 9pm, FREE
- Acoustic Session, De Barra’s (Clonakilty), 9.30pm, FREE

Wednesday 31st May
all quiet - apparently

Thursday 1st June
- Fixity, Gulpd, 9pm, €10
- Snaggletooth, Charlie’s Bar, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Midnight Rambles, Oliver Plunkett, 11.59pm, FREE
- The Light Runners, Crane Lane, 11.50pm, FREE
- John Spillane, De Barra’s (Clonakilty), 9pm, €10

Friday 2nd June
- Magic Pockets w/ Éilís & African Fiction, Gulpd, 9pm, €6
- Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Live at St. Luke’s, 7.30pm, €24
- Chris Smither, Coughlan’s, 9.30pm, €20
- Soul in the City Festival, Various MacCurtain Street venues, 6pm, €TBC
- Techno Fridays, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €6/€8
Cuttin' Heads Soul Special, Brú, 8pm, FREE
- Hot Blooded Animals, Charlie’s Bar, 10.30pm, FREE
- Open Ear Festival w/ Cáit, Naïve Ted, Magic Pockets & more, Sherkin Island, All Day, €110/€130
- Saucy Monkey, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €10


Saturday 3rd June
Soul in the City Festival, Various MacCurtain Street venues, 6pm, €TBC
- Carcer City, Dream Awake & more, An Spailpin Fanach, 8pm, €10
- The Mashed Potatoes, Charlie’s Bar, 10.30pm, FREE
- Open Ear Festival w/ Cáit, Naïve Ted, Magic Pockets & more, Sherkin Island, All Day, €110/€130
- Vinyl Below, Connolly’s (Leap), 2pm, €TBC
- Hillfest w/ The Frank & Walters, Rubberbandits & more, Watergrasshill, 4pm, €TBC
- Luka Bloom, Sarah Walker Gallery (Castletownbere), 8pm, €15
Bandon Music Festival: The Strypes & more, Bandon, 6.30pm, From €15

Sunday 4th June
Soul in the City Festival, Various MacCurtain Street venues, 1pm, €TBC
- Brewhouse Jazz, Franciscan Well, 6.30pm, FREE
- Open Ear Festival w/ Cáit, Naïve Ted, Magic Pockets & more, Sherkin Island, All Day, €110/€130
- Arveene, Connolly’s (Leap), 8pm, €10
Bandon Music Festival: The Blizzards & more, Bandon, 6.30pm, From €15

Monday 5th June
- 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
- Inni-K & Stephen James Smith with Alyanya, Levis' (Ballydehob), 7pm, €donation


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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