What's on: Friday, April 26

Here's a line-up of gigs around Cork City and County tonight
What's on: Friday, April 26
The White Horse Guitar Club


Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Ill Winds 10.30pm, adm free

The Ill Winds are a three-piece “traditional meets contemporary” band, based in Cork City. The band has become known for combining old with new, classic with modern, all with a signature Irish twist. The group consists of Michael Grace (vocals, guitar, percussion, mandolin), Tony Dunne (accordion, percussion, vocals) and Paul O’Shea (drums, vocals, percussion, mandolin).

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Tír Na NÓg 9pm, adm €16

Tír na nÓg have been described as Alt Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk! What is not disputed is that Sonny Condell and Leo O'Kelly are two of the most influential writers and musicians ever to have come from Ireland. The duo came together in 1970 and made three classic albums for Chrysalis Records. They were strongly championed by John Peel, and recorded many Peel Sessions for BBC. As well as headlining their own shows, they, famously, toured the world with Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, and Procol Harum. Their last album, The Dark Dance, and their first studio album in 43 years, was voted no.3 Prog Album Of The Year by Classic Rock Magazine. As well as their recordings, Tir na nOg, are renowned for their vibrant and magical live performances.

Reardens, Washington St. The Pat Fitz Band 10.30pm, adm Free before 11pm

A Cork native, Pat has been active on the Irish music scene since he was 15. He has supported and played with a wide variety of popular artists including James Morrison, Paul Young, Sharon Shannon, Mundy and lots more. Pat was very unlucky when he came 5th in 2008's You're A Star but has since become one of the most popular entertainers in Munster.

White Horse Guitar Club, Ballymaloe Grainstore, €30, 8pm

The 11-strong guitar band make their first appearance in Ballymaloe Grainstore. They interpret songs of the Americana/Irish Roots songbook – think Irish voice choir singing the songs of the deep Southern States, Appalachian mountains, and bringing it all back home to Ireland.

Tickets from www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or by phone at 021 475 7200.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Hot Blooded Animals 9.30pm, adm free

Hot Blooded Animals are one of The Oliver Plunketts favourite cover bands. A real good-time classic rock group with years of experience of playing both nationally and internationally and are armed with a jukebox sized catalogue of tunes that are all performed with plenty of gusto. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Guilty Judges 11.30pm, adm free

The Guilty Judges are a 3-Piece Pop covers band that are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most coveted wedding bands in the country. With high-energy live shows the Judges perform a wide range of genres that is sure to keep you on the dance floor from start to finish.

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. 


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Raising The Bar For New Fiction 7.30pm, adm €8 / €6

As part of Cork World Book Festival, Kit de Waal and Anne Griffin will be in conversation with writer Paul McVeigh. 


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. It Galz Live! 7.30pm, adm €15

Following their sold out shows in September and December of 2018, due to popular demand IT GALZ are proud to announce their National Irish Tour 2019 including a Cork date at Cyprus Avenue. IT GALZ Podcast is a dose of cultural commentary by Jenny Claffey and Lindsay Hamilton. The ladies give their personal takes on a variety of topics from pop culture to women's issues, through their often comedic and sometimes satirical lens.

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