What's on: Friday, May 10

From cover bands to Latin nights and comedy acts, there's something to suit all tastes tonight in Cork city.
What's on: Friday, May 10
Cork guitar legend Freddie White is at Triskel Arts Centre tonight.


Charlie's, Union Quay Crazy Chester 10.30pm, adm free

Crazy Chester have been rocking County Cork for some time now, as all you Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Bob Dylan fans will already be well aware. The band describe their style of music as Americana and country.  Renowned for their lively and entertaining live shows, Crazy Chester also have the musicianship and strong catalogue of songs to separate them from many of the other good time cover acts.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Barefoot Gypsies 10.30pm, adm free

Hugh Dillion and Martin Ryan make up The Barefoot Gypsies. Covering the very best of The Beatles, Tom Petty, Travelling Wilburys and many more.

Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. Underscore Orkestra Trio 10pm, adm free

The Underscore Orkestra Trio are three musicians from The Underscore Orkestra playing a slightly scaled down version of the big band. They play a mix of original and traditional music influenced by Hot jazz, Balkan, Americana, Klezmer, Blues, Swing and bit of Irish.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Freddie White 8pm, adm €22

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base. 

Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. The Underscore Orkestra Trio 10pm, adm free

Playing Hot Jazz n Swing, some Klezmer n Balkan, and a bit of Bluegrassy musings.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Tony Milner 10.30pm, adm free

Tony Milner is another long established act at The Welcome. Classic songs in acoustic style is the order of the day. Hits from Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Albert Hammond and Steely Dan are all performed with enthusiasm and a precision that we have gladly become accustomed to.

Reardens, Washington St. Gorilla Radio 10pm, adm Free before 10pm

Exciting cover band with a killer set mixing commercial rock,hip hop and rap to name just a few genres which will have crowds coming back for more

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm adm free

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


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Richy Ahmed & Ejeca 10pm, adm €17.50/€20

Hailing from South Shields in the north of the UK, Richy continues to make regular appearances at events across Britain whilst touring internationally.  His Ibiza presence is undeniable; this season, he held down his well-known residency at Paradise, DC-10 whilst also becoming one of seven all-night guests to take over the Space Terrace for elrow.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Fiesta Latina With DJ Wilros 9pm, adm free

Latin night event playing the best in, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Samba.


Coughlan's, Douglas St. Comedy Cavern: Joanne McNally (Sold Out) 8pm, adm €15

Comedy Cavern presents Joanne McNally, who will also appear on an additional date, Thursday May 16. Joanne burst onto the Irish comedy scene in 2014 and in less than a year in the business, she became the co-host on RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show Republic of Telly, co-wrote and starred in the stage show Separated At Birth a comedy about her adoption and sold out her first ever solo stand up show in Dublin.

City Limits. The Comedy Club, Coburg Street, Funny Fridays, with Mark O' Keeffe and Special guests, adm €15, 9pm

Funny Fridays features some of the best new acts and up and coming acts all in the safe hands of their MC.  This night is becoming very popular as there seems to me many hilarious surprises , this week they have a big future start appearing.

For more see www.thecomedyclub.ie or call 0214507744, or log onto www.tickets.ie or email brian@thecomedyclub.ie


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Book Launch 12.30pm, adm free

You are invited to join The Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery in celebrating the launch of 'The much maligned Mary Pike. The rebel county & 98' By Kieran Groeger, 12.30 – 13.30 pm Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome. Admission free, email friends@crawfordartgallery.ie for more details.

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