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What's On Live
Hank Wedel & Ray Barron have been playing a session at Charlie's Bar on Union Quay since 1994.
Hank Wedel & Ray Barron have been playing a session at Charlie's Bar on Union Quay since 1994.
SOCIAL BOOKMARKS

What's on: Monday, January 28

LIVE MUSIC

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Andy Dunne Full Circle 9.30pm, adm free

The Oliver Plunkett presents 'Andy Dunne Full Circle'. Andy Dunne is an Entertainer / Songwriter from Cork City. Though never an easy task, it’s becoming harder and harder for Andy to slip into any one genre as he continues to perform possibly the most eclectic set of songs you will hear from a solo performer and his natural onstage wit and banter add another dimension to what is already a great night’s entertainment. Although performing mainly well arranged cover versions, Andy also adds some of his own songs to the mix. These range from heart warming contemporary folk ballads to (sometimes humorous) pop/blues songs. All accompanied by his unique acoustic guitar style.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Stepping Stones 11.50pm, adm free

This four-piece band from Youghal play an eclectic mix of Rock & Roll for your dancing pleasure.

Charlie's, Union Quay Hank Wedel and Ray Barron 9.30pm, adm free

Hank Wedel and Ray Barron have been playing in Charlies bar on Union Quay since 1994. An acoustic guitar/vocal and mandolin duo, they host a Sessions that’s has acquired legendary status in Cork, with musicians and singers from near and far joining them through the years. Hank sings and plays guitar, Ray plays mandolin and the pair play everything from Bob Dylan to Finnish Waltzes.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm and 8pm, adm free

The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city.

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St. The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

Supported by Cork City Council, this trad session series runs all year round, and features world-class musicians and singers, in Cork's most iconic bars. 

ART

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Harry Clarke Watercolours: Dreaming In Blue: 10 am, adm free

Modern Galleries, Screening Room & Harry Clarke Room. Explore the unique imagination of Harry Clarke in our first annual exhibition of his Eve of St Agnes (c.1923) watercolours. Limited run - must close on Valentine's Day.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Aesthetic Distance – Vera Ryklova 10 am, adm free

Triskel Gallery Space, Aesthetic Distance is a photographic exploration of desire and the sense of self within the concept of social and cultural belonging, and it features a series of staged self-portraits by artist Vera Ryklova. Although the theme is associated with the artist’s intimate life its depiction possesses elements that allow for different layers of interpretation. The role-playing attitude the work carries certainly provokes but does not denounce.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Sandra Hickey – Where Two Styles Meet – Loving Vincent Inspired 10 am, adm free

This exhibition will contain two bodies of work by Cork-based artist Sandra Hickey. The first style of work is inspired by her time working on Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, where she and 124 artists hand painted over 65,000 frames in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. The second body of work is a style Hickey has been developing for years and was making in the lead up to Loving Vincent.

DANCE

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Irish Dancing Lessons 7.30pm, adm €5

Meet new people in Cork, get some exercise, learn the ancient and noble art of traditional Irish dancing. Every Monday at 7.30pm in Crane Lane. They begin by covering the basic steps, and then move on to group dancing. Beginners are welcome, no partner required! For more information see www.fb.com/ceilibythelee

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co Chorcaí 'Ex-voto Naomh Ghobnatan' 10 am, adm free

Exhibition by Alys Tomlinson, an award-winning editorial and fine art photographer based in London continues. ‘Ex-Voto Naomh Ghobnatan’ ‘Ex-Voto Naomh Ghobnatan’ is an extension of Alys’ previous work in Lourdes.

EXHIBITION

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Earth, Wind & Fire: Made In Cork Contemporary 10 am, adm free

From ancient processes to new (machine) technologies, the exhibition Earth, Wind and Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary will showcase the work of Nuala O’Donovan, Eoin Turner, Alex Pentek, Mary Palmer / Anne Kiely and Joseph Walsh. Six Cork-based contemporary artists whose artistic practice exemplifies excellence in craftsmanship. Curated by Anne Boddaert.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Heroes and Villains 10 am, adm free

Heroes and Villains, a selection of works from the collection, explores the archetypes of good and bad characters, and the middle ground between them. While some heroes and villains are easily identifiable through certain recognisable traits, it is often the case that these categories are not so self-contained. Depending on the contexts of time and place, someone who is once celebrated as a hero may be transformed into a villain, or vice versa. Indeed, these shifting contexts can act as formative influences, with artists and writers alike recognising the power of settings and scenarios on the decisions we make.