What's on: Tuesday, May 7

From comedy to trad sessions, here's our gig guide to what is on in Cork tonight
What's on: Tuesday, May 7
Leif's Eoin O’Brien and Conor O’Sullivan are at The Welcome Inn tonight.


Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Trad Session 9pm, adm free

This weekly trad session has a mix of jigs and reels and great Irish songs in both Irish and English. With a bit of gypsy jazz and hillbilly thrown in the mix it's always a lively session.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Dwyers Traditional Irish Session 7pm, adm free

Get a taste of real authentic trad music at one of Dwyers Sessions. The best of Irish musicians accompanied from time to time by talented Irish dancers.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Leif 9.30pm, adm free

LEIF comprise of Eoin O’ Brien and Conor O’ Sullivan, two of Cork's finest musicians. They will take you on an eclectic journey through some of Ireland's finest tunes and ballads. A candlelit, stove side trad session that really has to be seen to be believed. Locals and staff have even been known to get involved and give a blast!

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. 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. These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork's reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike! This brilliant session, featuring some of the country’s finest traditional musicians, takes place in the Sin É, one of Cork's longest established trad music houses. It’s the first of three sessions in the Sin É on Tuesdays! The Sin É is one of the only bars in Cork that hosts traditional Irish music sessions seven nights per week, all year round!


Coughlan's, Douglas St. Comedy Cavern: Open Mic, doors 8.30pm, show at 9pm, adm free

The Comedy Cavern is an alternative Comedy Club, located in Coughlans pub on Douglas Street. Some gigs are open mics, some feature the best of Cork Comedy, we also run "Fringe Interests" nights featuring the best shows from last year's Edinburgh Fringe, preview nights where acts try out this year's Edinburgh show, and occasionally have top class professional comics like Joe Rooney and Al Lubel gracing our stage. Gigs take place every Tuesday. Most gigs are free in, and you can pay what you think the show is worth at the end.

The Roundy, Castle St. Snatch Comedy Improv 9pm, adm €5

Established in 2002, Snatch Comedy Improv is the longest-running improvised show outside of Dublin. Sketches and scenes are made up of the spot using audience suggestions as the inspiration. There's no such thing as a bad idea. Whatever you say, they have to work with it so the pressure's on! On top of that, every scene has rules. They do mind-bending wordplay, interrogation, TV styles, songs and stories. It's unpredictable, chaotic and always fun. And never the same show twice! Great fun with a group. Have a drink and a laugh! 

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