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21 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this Bank Holiday weekend

21 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this Bank Holiday weekend

Mike McGrath-Bryan


The Hot Sprockets @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €12)
Good-time psych-indie-soul melting pot returns to Cyprus Avenue.

Joey Gavin & Richie Delahunty @ The Roundy (9pm, €5)
This month’s instalment of An Club Cruinn leads off with former Thumper man Joey Gavin and trad prodigy Richie Delahunty upstairs in the Roundy.

JusMe @ Dali (10pm, free)
Cuttin’ Heads Collective co-founder and cutman supreme heads upstairs on Carey’s Lane for Dali’s free weekly bop.


Laurie Shaw @ The Roundy (8.30pm, €6)
Wirral/Cork songwriter takes upstairs to the home of Plugd Records with The Swamp People in tow and Under a Plastic Cloud on the decks afterward.

The Ocelots @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8.30pm, donations)
Brotherly duo returns to Levis’ after impressing at the venue’s Secret Song all-dayer in 2017. Support from Basciville.

Daithí @ Connolly’s of Leap (8.30pm, €15)
Fiddle prodigy debuts his new live project under the hammers ahead of a busy festival season.

Townlands Carnival Battle of the Bands @ J.C. Murphy’s, Macroom (9pm, free)
Dubliners MYTH and Ivan Nicolas are among the bands playing at the festival’s homecoming show. Winners head to the Crane Lane on the 9th to compete for a spot on the Rising Sons stage.

Drum and Bass @ Dali (10.30pm, €10)
A night of drum and bass at the former Pav. Lineup announced over the coming days at the link above.

Techno Fridays @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €5)
Jamie Behan and residents get back behind decks for techno on a Friday upstairs on Caroline St.


The Frank and Walters @ Cork Opera House (7.30pm, €25)
Leeside indie legends dive into their catalogue of pop gems with the help of the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra. Supported by Ye Vagabonds and Marlene Enright, also with string-assisted sets. Night one of Right Here Right Now festival.

Robyn Hitchcock @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €15)
Alt-rock progenitor, Soft Boys founder and veteran singer-songwriter stops upstairs on Caroline Street.

Spanner @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9.30, €5)
Danceable, ska-punk agitpop upstairs on Parliament Street, courtesy of Rebel County Drunk Punx. Support from Audible Joes.

Sage @ Dali (10pm, €12)
All City Records/Subject hassle-merchant and beatmaker comes to Cork for the Bank Holiday.

Guy Holes Presents: The Dutch Flap @ The Roundy (11pm, free)
“Techno punkism performed by former electro nudists. Come along and watch the people that Jools Holland once described.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


CorkLovesMusic: New Beginnings @ Cork Opera House (2pm, free)
Speaking: Eibhlín Gleeson & Edel Curtin (Right Here Right Now); Stephen & Hope (Dali); Kevin Power (Inner Chapter); Karan Casey (Fairplé). Performing: Elaine Malone, Stuck on Repeat, Christina M. Cusack. Last few advance places available at the link.

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Iarla Ó Lionáird @ Cork Opera House (3pm, €20)
Two-time Grammy nominee and The Gloaming man Iarla Ó Lionáird brings sean nós style to Right Here, Right Now festival, accompanied by acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney.

Wallis Bird @ Cork Opera House (7pm, €20)
Choice-nominated songwriter returns to Cork after playing the White Horse this past January, as part of Right Here, Right Now.

Soul Journey @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €25)
Karen Underwood leads gig-goers through the songbook of a genre etched into modern history. Closing the Soul in the City festival.

Wayward Folk @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8pm, donations)
Gavin Moore, John Fitzgerald & Paula K O`Brien team up for a special gig in Ballydehob.

Wired Deep @ Cyprus Avenue (10pm, €10)
Boiler Room-inspired house antics from the residents of Wired Deep – DJ in the middle of the room, crowd in the round.

Jack O’Rourke & Anna Mitchell @ Cork Opera House (10pm, €20)
A double-bill for Cork singer-songwriters as part of Right Here, Right Now.

The Service @ Cork Opera House (11pm, free)
Corkonian ska lads help bring Right Here, Right Now to a close in the Green Room.

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