MONDAY APRIL 3RD:
Not music-related, but the Arts & Disability Connect Scheme is having its open day at 3pm at St. Peter’s Church, the former Vision Centre, on North Main Street. Vitally important that the Cork music and arts community is all-inclusive and continues to foster that spirit.
TUESDAY APRIL 4TH:
Another quiet night for original music in Cork. Could do worse, then, than join the Cork International Student Club on their trek up and down McCurtain Street at 7.30pm, and share in their Cork Stories event, where locals and blow-ins alike share their experiences of the city they love.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH:
Mick Flannery @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (8.45pm, €22)
Leeside singer-songwriter veteran continues touring electronic-tinged agitpop piece ‘I Own You’ with a stop at DeBarra’s.
THURSDAY APRIL 6TH:
Shape Note Singing Workshop @ Unitarian Church (6.30pm, free)
Cork Sacred Harp Singers lead the charge on shape-note singing for beginners as part of Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.
Cuar @ Gulpd Cafe (9pm, €10)
Flautist/double-bassist Neil O’Lochlainn and collaborators launch new album Roscanna in Gulpd, courtesy of Cork Improvised Music Club.
Footnotes @ The Friary (9pm, free)
More dancing music from the Footnotes lads. Disco, soul, etc., with selections from the stash to be won on the night.
The Urges @ Crane Lane Theatre (12pm, free)
Dublin garage-rockers come to Cork for an Alliance Promotions gig. Support from jazz-rockers Goosefat.
FRIDAY APRIL 7TH:
Sirene 1009 @ UCC Aula Maxima (1.10pm, free)
Improvisational music from world-travelled musician Han-earl Park and collaborators. Improvisation workshop open to the public after the performance, beginning at 2.
Local is Mint @ An Spailpín Fánach (7pm, €5 before 9, €10 after)
Hip-hop and stand-up night, presented by local video channel TheLabTV and headlined by Outsider Y.P. (TAFKA Young Phantom)
Honeyblood @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €13.50)
Scots punk/pop duo hit Cyprus Avenue as part of a 30-date tour for sophomore album ‘Babes Never Die’.
Ilenkus, Horse, Bailer, Destriers, Partholón @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €10)
A massive lineup of Leeside metal outfits turn out to support Galway mathcore lads Ilenkus, launching new E.P. Hunger.
Randomer @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €16)
Techno Fridays celebrate their second anniversary with a set from UK techno exponent and two-time Boiler Room featuree Randomer.
SATURDAY APRIL 8TH:
Grand & Mutefish @ Crane Lane Theatre (8pm, free)
Double-header of multicultural folk/traditional crossover artists, as part of a sojourn delightfully entitled ‘Hooers on Tour’.
Rusangano Family @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (8.30pm, €10)
The Choice Prize champs train their sights on Clonakilty’s folk stronghold. Ought to be something special.
Golden Oriole @ An Spailpín Fánach (9pm, €10)
Norwegian ‘tech-noize’ two-piece enter the fray upstairs in the Spailpín, with support from newly-rematerialised musical geologists Ten Past Seven.
Under a Plastic Cloud @ Gulpd Cafe (9pm, free)
DJ Phil Hope and guests celebrate UaPC’s sixth anniversary. Dancing music on 45 ’til the wee hours.
Latmun @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €15)
Nottingham tech-house producer/DJ rolls through Cyprus Avenue off the back of a busy 2016.
OutOut @ CUBE (11pm, free)
Techno/electro/house with Cáit (Dip/DDR) at the controls, and support from Emmet Coleman..
SUNDAY APRIL 9TH:
J.Cowhie & Barry McCormack @ Gulpd Cafe (7pm, €5)
A collaborative show from a pair of veteran independent singer-songwriters. Saint Caoilian plays support.
Samantha Crain @ Coughlan’s (9pm, €10)
US singer-songwriter passes through the Douglas Street Americana outpost while touring new album ‘You Had Me at Goodbye’.