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21 gigs, clubs and festivals to see in Cork this weekend

21 gigs, clubs and festivals to see in Cork this weekend

COMPETITION TIME: The Nialler9 Cork Gig Guide has three pairs of tickets to give away for Fangclub and Mindriot MT this Saturday at Cyprus Avenue (more info below)! To be in with a chance to win, simply email ticke[email protected], subject header: ‘Fangclub Tickets’.


#CorkLovesMusic @ Cafe Oasis, UCC Student Centre (8pm, free)
Music talks and performances return with a special outing for UCC Music Society – Angela Dorgan, Stevie G, Bantum and Kelly Doherty speak on music, with performances from Kev Ring, Cara Kursh and Ronan Mansfield.

A Repealin’ Feelin’ @ Old Bar, UCC (8pm, €4)
Meanwhile, across campus, bands and artists perform in aid of Together4Yes. Andy Killian, The Slut Club, Pretty Happy and Tebi Rex performing.


Gadget and the Cloud @ UCC New Bar (8pm, free)
Live sadgirl beats in support of debut full-length ‘Songs for Sad People to Dance To’. Support from lofi beatmaker Papa Floral and ambient duo Momputer.

Garageland Gigs @ Crane Lane Theatre (8pm, €10)
RTÉ 2XM’s Irish series continues its Leeside residency at the Crane Lane, rounding up indie lads Rich City Vultures, Eden Isle, Black Violets and Rufus Buck.

Lankum @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9pm, €12)
Triumphant trad revivalists head to Clonakilty on their way to It Takes a Village festival after winning two BBC Folk Awards.

The Burma @ Coughlan’s (9pm, free)
Cork indie youngfellas continue their grind around the city’s venues off the back of airplay from the likes of RedFM and RTÉ 2FM.


It Takes a Village Festival – Day 1 @ Trabolgan Holiday Village (2pm, tix at link)
Day one of the new festival with a roof over its head. Performing: Andrew Weatherall, Shit Robot, Talos, Lankum, The Altered Hours, The Jimmy Cake, Nialler9, Bon Voyage, Bitch Falcon, My Name Is John, Stevie G, Jim X Comet, Arveene and Fixity.

Tinfoil @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €12)
Techno super-duo Sunil Sharpe and Defekt launch their collaborative album ‘On a Roll’ with a journey under the famous hammers. Jamie Behan, Rory Fleece and Order/Chaos filling out a huge billing for the occasion.

Eduardo Niebla @ Triskel Christchurch (8pm, €20)
Hailed as one of ‘the world’s great guitarists’, Eduardo Niebla returns to Cork with his to present a repertoire of flamenco and jazz from his latest albums.

Stuck on Repeat @ The Friary (9pm, free)
One-man math-pop machine John Ryan performs a spooky set for the day that’s in it, joined by local producer/rapper Transient Water Bottle.

Amanaka @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €8)
French crossover metallers, headed up by adoptive Corkonian Christophe Erpelding, celebrate the vocalist’s 40th birthday with a headline show at the red room. Support from Bisect and Ballina punks Shithatt.

The Grunts @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €10)
Veteran Cork outfit showcases its recent turn for melodic alt-rock, adapted upon its expansion to a four-piece.

The Moonstomp @ The Sextant (9.30pm, free)
Put your braces together and your boots on your feet for the Moonstomp’s residents, as they return to the quayside venue and beer garden with plenty of ska, two-tone and rocksteady on wax.

Futurism @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €10)
A showcase of young Irish techno and house producers, including Xero, LTGTR, GAB and Reese.


It Takes a Village Festival – Day 2 @ Trabolgan Holiday Village, 11am, tix at link)
Day two of the new festival with a roof over its head. Performing: Young Fathers, Fujiya & Miyagi, Brian Deady, Fish Go Deep, John Daly, Roger Doyle & Kevin Barry, Slow Moving Clouds, Ye Vagabonds, Bantum, Donal Dineen, Le Boom, Oh Pep!, John Blek, Super Silly, Strength NIA, Sim Simma, Anna Mieke, Lilla Vargen, Jus Me & Spekulativ Fiktion, Crevice, Bad Bones, Ryan Vail, DJ Scope, Landless. Plus – DJ sets, spoken word shows and a coastal nature walk.

Sound Sound Day @ UCC Music Department (11am, free)
A full day’s worth of live performance, presentation, discussion and guided walks surrounding music, field recording, improvisation and sound art in Cork City.

Grasshopper Skatepark Fundraiser @ Grasshopper Skatepark, Coburg St. (1pm, €7)
Cuttin’ Heads Collective and PYRE Promotions double-up on a fundraising gig for Grasshopper indoor skatepark on Coburg St. BAILER, We Come in Pieces, Worn Out and newbies SELKIES on the bill, plus CHC DJs and all-day BBQ.

Mammothfest Battle of the Bands – Heat 3 @ An Spailpín Fánach (7pm, €7)
Travelling metallers Amanaka guest-headline the final round of heats ahead of the big showdown for a spot at Brighton’s Mammothfest this summer. Competing: Aponym, Archaos, Jenova, Immaculate Deception, Arjuna’s Eye.

Fangclub @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €12.50)
Dublin grunge/alt-rock-inspired power trio continue their tear through venues around the country. Support from Mindriot MT.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (8.45, €15)
Award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources.


It Takes a Village Festival – Day 3 @ Trabolgan Holiday Village (11am, tix at link)
Day three of the new festival with a roof over its head. Performing: Martin Hayes & Steve Cooney, The Blindboy Podcast, Booka Brass, Saint Sister, Sunday Times!, Marc O’Reilly, Seamus Fogarty, Shookrah, David Keenan, Cian Finn, Céilí Allstars, Bocs Social, A Cow In The Water, Rowan, Ghostking Is Dead, Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation, Yenkee, Damsel, Saint Caoilian, Elaine Malone and Aisooooo. Plus: poetry, podcasts, DJ sets and drag shows.

Shane Joyce @ The Kino (2pm, free)
The Washington Street venue continues its Sunday daytime sessions with singer-songwriter Shane Joyce. All-ages as per venue policy.

David Keenan @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (8pm, €10)
Singer-songwriter much-praised by the like of Hozier and Glen Hansard takes to DeBarra’s for a solo show.

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