Cork Gig Guide: 20th-27th June

This week in Cork: Gulpd wrap-up shows, Elbow, Elton John, Cork Midsummer Festival & more...
Following last week's bombshell, expect a number of send-off sets to take place in Gulpd Cafe over the next week or so. Announcements are happening on the fly with Laurie Shaw & The Swamp People - backed by The Sunshine Factory - the only upcoming show confirmed as of yet so check back on the gig guide for what are sure to be some emotional shows in everyone's favourite culture space as we tip an appreciative glass (or two) to Plugd 3.0 and Gulpd cafe.
Rory Francis O'Brien, the last ever Improvised Music Club meet-up featuring a whole host of previous contributors, Lerosa and Toby Kaar all confirmed for Gulpd this week. See the listings below for the details.

Elsewhere, Live at the Marquee's month in the sun motors on with Elton John and Elbow the latest big names to sing some songs down in the docklands. 

Cork Midsummer Festival kicked off last week with plenty of neon raves and installations to keep curious eyes filled. Robert Curgenven's Sculpting Air - The Sound of the Sky in The National Sculpture Factory jumps out as a highlight with the Cork-based Australian artist using the wonderful space and a state-of-the-art soundsystem to re-enact moments from his 2016 release, Climata  See the full programme over on

Also going down around town this week:
  • #Corklovesmusic 3 session in The Poor Relation (Thursday)
For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.


Tuesday 20th June
- Elton John, Live at the Marquee, 8pm, €85
- Stone Foundation, Cyprus Avenue, 8pm, €15
Be My Guest: Xero & more, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €8-€10
- A Guide to Gulchur w/ Rory Francis O'Brien, Ellen Dillon & more, Gulpd, FREE
- She Said, Crane Lane, 11.50pm, FREE

Wednesday 21st June
- Elbow, Live at the Marquee, 8pm, €58.65
Be My Guest: Aoife O'Neill & more, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €8-€10
- Cork Improvised Music Club (last session), Gulpd, 9pm, €3
- Sitting Room, DeBarras (Clonakilty), 9pm, €5

Thursday 22nd June
- Sculpting Air – The Sound of The Sky w/ Robert Curgenven, National Sculpture Factory, 8pm/10pm €10
- #Corklovesmusic 3: Booking & Touring, The Poor Relation, 8pm, FREE
Be My Guest: Looptown & more, Cyprus Avenue, 11pm, €8-€10
- Laurie Shaw & The Swamp People and The Sunshine Factory, Gulpd, 9pm, €donation
- The Midnight Rambles, The Oliver Plunkett, 11.30pm, FREE

Friday 23rd June
- Remembering the North Infirmary w/ John Spillane & Conal Creedon, The Maldron Hotel, 8.30pm, €15
- Songs of Joni Mitchell w/ Clare O’Mahony, Coughlan’s, 9pm, FREE
Classics in the Park: Cello Magic, Fitzgerald Park, 6pm, FREE

Saturday 24th June
- Lerosa [uzuri/ idle hands] w/ Kenny Hanlon [apartment records], Gulpd, FREE- One Horse Pony, Coughlan’s, 10pm, FREE
- Mind Riot, Crane Lane, 9pm, FREE
Summer Party Fundraiser, Sirius Arts Centre (Cobh), 7.30pm, €40
- J Wagner, Hackett's (Schull), 10pm, €TBC

Sunday 25th June
- Ranagri, Coughlan’s, 9pm, €10
- Toby Kaar, Gulpd, 8pm, FREE
- Céilí Allstars, DeBarras (Clonakilty), 3pm, FREE

Monday 26th June
- Walking On Cars, Live at the Marquee, 8pm, €39
- Full Moon Club, The Abbey Tavern, 9.30pm, FREE
- The Americhanics, Coughlan’s, 9pm, FREE
- Open Mic Night, Brú, 9pm, 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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