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THURSDAY JUNE 21ST

An Club Cruinn @ The Roundy (9pm, €5)
Patrick Freeman’s monthly trad/folk night at the Roundy. This month: songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jason O’Driscoll, and Dundalk uilleann-piper Fiachra Meek.

Brennan Leigh & Noel McKay @ The White Horse, Ballincollig (9pm, €10)
Chicago Tribune-endorsed country-folk duo head to Ballincollig while on Irish excursion.

County Vinyl’s Body and Soul Warm-Up @ Dali (10pm, free)
Pre-Westmeath shenanigans from the lads of County Vinyl, as they get a wee pre-session out of their monthly residency on Carey’s Lane.

Black Violets @ Crane Lane Theatre (midnight, free)
Corkonian indie crowd take to the Crane for a midnight show.

FRIDAY JUNE 22ND

Rozi Plain @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €13.50)
London-based singer-songwriter and This is the Kit member takes on the first of two solo Cork shows this weekend.

The Kino Rocks for Jack @ The Kino (8.30pm, €5)
A fundraiser for Jack O’ Driscoll, a 19-year-old from Mayfield, who suffered a serious spinal injury injury in a freak accident during March’s weather emergency, which has left him paralysed from the chest down. Original tunes from The Nation Mourns and The Grunts, followed by Thin Lizzy tribute Live Lizzy.

Digital @ An Spailpín Fánach (9pm, €10)
Function Records man and DnB legend headlines a bill of fare including Evolution residents Jet Li and Mike Fate.

Eamon O’Sullivan & Jinty @ Dali (10pm, €10)
Old-fashioned house like they used to play in Sir Henry’s, right after Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra over at the Marquee.

French in Cork @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €10)
Gwada Mike and Kidjack headline the debut edition of a new night for Francophone Corkonians, with the best of French-language tunes and a free drink on entry.

SATURDAY JUNE 23RD

Crosstown Drift: The Walking Tour @ St. Peter’s (11am, free)
The stars and storytellers of the Crosstown Drift programme pop up all over the city in a walking tour. Tour itinerary at the link.

Alex Petcu @ Triskel Arts Centre (1.10pm, €10)
The first in a new series from the renowned Irish percussionist, ‘An Exploration of Resonance’ expands on his Quarter Block Party ‘Sound Bath’ concept.

Crosstown Drift: The Magical Mystery Bus Tour @ Grand Parade (2.30pm, €20)
Hop on the magical mystery bus trip and hear readings and poetry in undisclosed and unusual locations around the city. Leading will be Pat McCabe, June Caldwell, Thomas Morris, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Lisa McInerney and Alan McMonagle. Bus tour hosted by Rude Jude Coffey.

Crosstown Drift: A Night at the Gallery @ Crawford Gallery (7.30pm, €25)
A trail of tales and tunes stops at the Crawford Gallery for poems, songs and podcasts: Patrick McCabe, Roger Doyle, Landless, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Alan McMonagle, June Caldwell, Lisa McInerney, Thomas Morris, Nicole Flattery, Cormac Lally, Danny Denton, David Jackson, Gerry Murphy, and The Point Of Everything with Eoghan O’Sullivan.

Galway Street Club @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €10)
As if Cork didn’t have enough buskers and street performers, Galway Street Club are back, fresh off the back of the release of their first Album ‘Sovereign State of Madness’, and a tour of Germany.

Stevie G & Hot Sauce @ Connolly’s of Leap (8pm, €10)
Cork’s hip-hop lifer heads out under the hammers for a session with the help of the Hot Sauce dance crew.

Hauschka @ Cork Opera House (8pm, €22)
German experimental/prepared pianist brings his live experience to Cork after Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for his soundtrack work.

Mick Flannery @ Live at St. Luke’s (8pm, €26)
Since first coming to light as a 20-year-old, Blarney’s Mick Flannery has grown over the years as a songwriter and performer, drawing from a large body of work. Night two of a two-night at St. Luke’s after selling out the Friday.

Paranoid Vol. 3 @ The Poor Relation (8.30pm, €5)
Dublin stoner-metallers Venus Sleeps headline the third in Cork’s only doom-centric residency. Support from instrumentalists Aponym and hefty tunes afterward from DJ Moss.

Crow Black Chicken @ Crane Lane Theatre (9.30pm, free)
Clonmel/Cork blues-rock trio continue their unending world tour with a stop into the Crane Lane.

Gary Fitz @ Dali (10pm, €tbc)
The venue upstairs on Carey’s Lane keeps the house and techno cooking for people staying home for the weekend. Support from Deasz.

SUNDAY JUNE 24TH

Sundown Sunday @ The Sextant (3pm, free)
Gwada Mike is playing reggae all day and his decks are open, if you’ve a rake of dub/reggae CDs or vinyl to be bothering people on the quays with.

Rozi Plain @ Levis’ of Ballydehob (8.30pm, pass-the-hat)
London-based singer-songwriter and This is the Kit member takes on the second of two solo Cork shows this weekend.

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Posted on June 20th, 2018 // Author: Mike McGrath-Bryan

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