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21 gigs to see in Cork this weekend

21 gigs to see in Cork this weekend

Mike McGrath-Bryan


Gyda Valtysdottir, Dreamcycles and Mark Waldron-Hyden @ An Spailpín Fánach (7.30pm, €15/3 for €30)
Múm co-founder and sonic experimentalist kicks off Quarter Block Party’s music programme for the weekend.

John Francis Flynn and An Taobh Eile @ Coughlan’s (8.30pm, €12.50/3 for €30)
John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland and further afield.

Stanton’s Grave @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €10)
Cork punx launch new EP ‘A World in Ruins’ at the red room on Parliament Street. Support from Audible Joes and Screams from the Attic.

Fears, Autre Monde and CMAT @ The Roundy/PLUGD (9pm, €10/3 for €30)
A triple-bill of Dublin DIY heads upstairs for Quarter Block Party, including Glasnevin’s CMAT (pictured).

The Bonk, Myles Manley and Soft Focus @ An Spailpín Fánach (9pm, €14/3 for €30)
A triple-bill of psychedelia, krautrock and pop perfection as part of Quarter Block Party.

Daithí @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (9.30pm, €12)
Electronic pop wunderkind continues a fine live run with a full-band show at the Clonakilty folk outpost.

Míde Houlihan @ The Brú (10pm, free)
Clonakilty singer-songwriter takes to stage at her own stomping-grounds, with a full band in tow.

Prospekt x Research @ Dali (10pm, €12)
Cork collective Prospekt’s monthly Dali residency continues with a collaborative night alongside Dublin label Research: techno abounds from Aeron, Taint and Trail of Thought.

Electric Rex @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €5)
“Expect the most invigorating of EDM, the most resounding of big-room, and your favourite sing-along songs mashed up into one.”


Lemoncello & Maija Sofia @ Coughlan’s (3.30pm, €12/3 for €30)
Quarter Block Party opens day two of live gigs with Maynooth cello duo Lemoncello, and Galway singer-songwriter Maija Sofia.

John Spillane @ Coliemore Artists’ House, Cobh (8pm, €10)
Cork’s singing bard plays an intimate show at John Adams’ gaff in Cobh town centre.

First Class and Coach @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8.30pm, pass-the-hat)
West Cork alternative/electronic outfit play the village venue in Ballydehob.

UrbanAssault Warm-Up Gig @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8.30pm, €7)
Drakonis, Tooms, Drought and New Age Messiah serve up a proper pre-game ahead of the final UrbanAssault metal all-dayer later this month.

Outsider YP, Actualacid, Whozyerman?, Arthuritis @ PLUGD/The Roundy (9pm, €10/3 for 30)
A full house of psychedelic and progressive sounds upstairs on Castle Street for Quarter Block Party.

God Alone, Pretty Happy, Melts and Sister Ghost @ An Spailpín Fánach (9pm, €10/3 for €30)
Black metal, post-punk and noisemaking ahoy upstairs in the Spailpín for Quarter Block Party.

Post-Punk Podge, Acid Granny, Jar Jar Jr. and Junk Drawer @ The Kino (9pm, €14/3 for €30)
Limerick agit-pop, electrified trolley-wielders, smooth-jazz sounds and wholesale noise-making for all at the Kino, for Quarter Block Party.

Vinyl Below @ Dali (10pm, €10)
House and techno all night from VB’s usual suspects at the venue on Carey’s Lane.

Fish Go Deep @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €12)
Greg and Shane take the controls for their monthly set at Cyprus Avenue, with thirty-one years of Cork clubbing culture behind them.


Aoife Nessa Frances & Elaine Howley @ Coughlan’s (3.30pm, €12/3 for €30)
Quarter Block Party’s finale gig before the closing party later this evening is a double-bill of solo psychey singer-songwriting.

Ilse de Ziah, Dara O’Brien and Jorge Kachmari @ Maureen’s (8pm, donations)
Blending elements of Irish, Indian classical, Klesmer and jazz through original compositions and traditional melodies.

Sing Along Social @ PLUGD/The Roundy (8.30pm, €5)
Aoife McElwain’s ‘zero commitment choir’ ends Quarter Block Party on a collaborative high-note. No singing experience/ability required.

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