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WEDNESDAY MAY 17TH
Nothing of note musically tonight (chuckle, chuckle), but those so inclined are encouraged to horse into the Friary on Shandon Street at 8pm for a table quiz to benefit Abortion Rights Campaign/The Repeal Project. Tenner for a table of four, a steal at twice the price.
THURSDAY MAY 18TH:
The Electronic Folk @ CIT Rory Gallagher Theatre (5.30pm, €12)
Annette Buckley, the MacHales and collaborators tread the boards of the newly-reopened Rory Gallagher Theatre on CIT’s Bishopstown campus.
FRIDAY MAY 19TH:
We Banjo 3 @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30, €25)
A visit to the altar of St. Luke’s for genre-fusing “celt-grass” four-piece Galwegian globetrotters, We Banjo 3.
Sirene 1009 @ Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music (8pm, €16)
World-travelled improviser and former UCC Music improv facilitator Han-Earl Park is joined by collaborators for live improvised noise and free jazz.
This Side Up @ The Poor Relation (9pm, €7)
Sligo hip-hop messers headline a stacked bill co-presented by Cuttin’ Heads Collective and Dedbeats. Also on the line-up: Spekulativ Fiktion, Outsider Rapha, Amaron + Magic and Dedbeats.
Skream @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €20)
Oliver Jones continues criss-crossing the world as one of electronic music’s most in-demand figures, off the back of his own work and with Magnetic Man.
SATURDAY MAY 20TH:
Caoimhín O’Raghaillaigh & Cormac Begley @ Live at St. Luke’s (7.30pm, €20)
Trad duo return to the stage of the former church at St. Luke’s, bringing with them a set focused on the music of the Clare and Kerry regions.
Angel Olsen @ Cork Opera House (8pm, €22)
Singer-songwriter makes a triumphant return to Cork in her biggest run of gigs yet. Last few tickets going for this one, don’t sleep on ’em.
I Draw Slow @ Cyprus Avenue (8pm, €15)
Dublin folk outfit return home for a run of Irish dates inbetween bouts of conquering Nashville with alternative-tinged Americana.
DeepBlue @ Cyprus Avenue (11pm, €TBC)
Cork-based house performance and promotions outfit get a warm-up in for Life festival, with all the residents lined up.
SUNDAY MAY 21ST:
RINSED @ The Vicarstown Inn (5pm, free)
The Vinyl Below crew haul over to North Main St. for an evening-long session of all shades of house/tech, in the back.
Hibagon @ An Spailpín Fánach (9pm, €10)
Noisy, mathy space-heft from sci-fi duo describing themselves as “your daily cup of mud”. Support from local prog upstarts Aponym.
David Corley @ Coughlan’s Live (9pm, €12)
After releasing his debut album proper in 2015, following a 30-year run as a live musician, Corley travels to Coughlan’s as part of an Irish run before the release of its follow-up.