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19 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this Bank Holiday weekend

19 gigs and clubs to see in Cork this Bank Holiday weekend

Mike McGrath-Bryan


BEOGA @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €15)
On the eve of supporting collaborator Ed Sheeran at Páirc Ui Chaoimh, trad-pop outfit BEOGA take centre-stage at Cyprus.

The Connolly’s Songbook @ Connolly’s of Leap (9pm, €TBC)
Saint Caoilian continues his series of live love letters to musical icons while out under the hammers – this time, himself and guests will pay homage to Carole King.

The Underscore Orkestra Trio @ Sin É (9pm, free)
More hot jazz, blues, swing, Balkan, Klezmer and the like from Cork-frequenting journeymen.

Vulpynes @ Crane Lane Theatre (9pm, free)
Riot-grrl two-piece take to the stage at the Crane Lane, with support from local youngfellas The Slut Club.


Evolution Bass & Techno @ Connolly’s of Leap (6pm, €10)
An extended evening of bass and tech across two rooms under the hammers, with residents and guests of Evolution D’n’B.

Radical Chicks @ The Friary (7.30pm, donations)
An all-woman night in the biggest little venue in town – Corkwomen at the decks playing all-female tunes. Donations to Together 4 Yes.

Stone Malice @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €5)
Galway classic-rock youngfellas head upstairs in Fredz, with support from Corkonian pop-punks Skies Behind.

The Shaker Hymn & Pale Rivers @ The Roundy (8pm, €10)
A double-dose of much-fancied Cork indie in psych-poppers The Shaker Hymn and Nialler9 faves Pale Rivers.

Revelation Sound System @ Cyprus Avenue (10pm, €10)
High-fidelity dub and bass music from the longest-running sound system in Ireland.


Alpha Male Tea Party @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €10)
UK math-rockers return to Cork after a three-year absence, with support from Dubliners Bicurious and Cork lads Aponym.

Percolator & The Bonk @ An Spailpín Fánach (9pm, €10)
A double-dose of psychedelia via Merakindie and Waterford shoegazers Percolator return after co-headlining Quarter Block Party, with improvisers The Bonk in tow.

The Shaker Hymn & Pale Rivers @ Connolly’s of Leap (9pm, €10)
The second of two nights for this double-headliner, heading out West to Leap this time around.

The Grunts @ Crane Lane Theatre (9pm, free)
Corkonian four-piece continuing their rolling momentum after the success of most recent single ‘Heal Your Heart’.


SOMA First Birthday Disco Brunch @ SOMA (12pm, free)
DJ Eddie Kay and other friends of the Tuckey St. coffee shop set up decks for an afternoon of birthday tunes!

J.D. Wilkes and Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers @ Crane Lane Theatre (4.30pm, free)
American musician, visual artist, author, filmmaker, southern surrealist, and founder of the Legendary Shack Shakers hits Cork with collaborators for a special unplugged show.

Mick Flannery @ Connolly’s of Leap (7pm, €20)
‘I Own You’ singer-songwriter closes up a big Bank Holiday of gigs at Connolly’s of Leap.

Jack O’Rourke @ Rachel’s (7.30pm, free)
Corkonian singer-songwriter spends his Bank Holiday Sunday in the Allen family restaurant on Washington Street.

Billy Carter @ Fred Zeppelin’s (9pm, €tbc)
Korean pop-rock outfit return to Fredz after a visit last year, with the newly-expanded Grunts in support.

County Vinyl @ The Roundy (9pm, €5 after 11pm)
County residents reunite for back-to-back-to-back tunes upstairs in the home of Plugd Records.

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