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10 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this weekend

THURSDAY JANUARY 18TH:

The Widow d’Arcy & All the Brave Hunters @ The Roundy (9pm, €tbc)
Patrick Freeman-curated An Club Cruinn brings out the folk goods again: musician and performance artist The Widow d’Arcy (aka Branwen Kavanagh), and Dublin folk collective All the Brave Hunters.

Dry Roasted Peanuts @ Fred Zeppelin’s (8pm, €tbc)
Indie-rock from Cork youngfellas. Support from fellow young fellows in Happy Alone and Déise lads Central Hall.

Wired Deep @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €7)
House, and plenty more of same, to mark the beginning of the new college semester, featuring a rake of locals on deck duty.


FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH:

Industrial Ravers of the World @ An Spailpín Fánach (7.30pm, €tbc)
Organising the working and disadvantaged in society to work collectively has long been a struggle for unions like Industrial Workers of the World. Speaking in the universal language of techno and other beatsiness ought to bring down some of the barriers, mind. Talks, dialectic and gat from 7.30pm, raving with Arbraz, Shiv and The Swede from 9pm.

David O’Doherty @ Connolly’s of Leap (7.30pm, €20)
Sexy, sexy keyboard time from Ireland’s most foremost keyboardist/comedian. Fresh from a stateside roll in the hay with Flight of the Conchords and comedy festivals elsewhere.

UMAN @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €10)
Debut Leeside excursion for Dublin soul singer-songwriter Brian Flanagan, aka U Must Act Now.

Shane Hennessy & Atlas @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €15)
Double-headliner show featuring seasoned sessioner Shane Hennessy and MOXIE sideproject Atlas in a double-dose of acoustic virtuosity.

SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH:

Two Big Nights for the Amazon @ The Friary (2pm, free in/donations)
Day one of two big days of music, performance and comedy in aid of Survival International, backing Amazonian tribes against loggers, goldminers and other vested interests. Includes Cuttin’ Heads Collective DJs, The Poor Decisions, Cara Kursh, Andy Wilson, and more. Specific timetable and such to be posted in the link above.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 21ST:

Two Big Nights for the Amazon @ The Friary (2pm, free in/donations)
Day two of two big days of music, performance and comedy in aid of Survival International, backing Amazonian tribes against loggers, goldminers and other vested interests. Specific timetable and such to be posted in the link above. Open mic upstairs from 9pm.

Marc Ribot @ DeBarra’s of Clonakilty (8pm, €25)
Tom Waits collaborator, improviser and go-to guitar adventurer for dozens of artists over the years, Marc Ribot returns following a 2015 sellout at Clonakilty Int’l Guitar Fest with his only Irish show of the year.

Thank you, Dolores O’Riordan.

Below is commentary from band members and very rare audio of ‘Dreams’, from The Cranberries at Sir Henry’s (now half-car park, half-cocktail bar Deep South), as part of the RTÉ-run Cork Rocks festival in 1991.

A voice that will resonate through the ages.

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