The Ill Winds are a three piece “traditional meets contemporary” band, based in Cork City. The band have 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).
Metal United World Wide is a community project for the Metal World. Last year on May 5 2018 all over the world there were metal shows in the same night under the same banner. 41 countries, 62 cities and 411 bands. The aim is to unite the world under the same banner and over time get every country involved in this. This year on June 15 it will all happen again, with Cork taking part this year , representing Ireland. This event will be sponsored by Boojum Cork , the only place to really get burritos in Cork.
Triskel Arts Centre presents Marcin Wasilewski Trio ‘Celebrating 25 Years’, in association with Cork Midsummer Festival.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio, the Polish jazz star, celebrates their 25th anniversary of artistic cooperation. Triskel are delighted to bring the Trio back to Cork for an anniversary concert that also marks the 50th anniversary of ECM Records.
Toto's greatest hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun was released earlier this year and impacted charts all over the world. The band is about to begin another set of tour dates with shows coming up in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. More European shows are already scheduled for the summer of 2019, which will include Live at the Marquee Cork and the band is planning on adding new North American tour dates for the fall of next year.
Jack Ahern is no stranger to the live music scene in Cork with over seven years of solid experience playing many different musical genres, in and out of many different bands and line ups. His influences include Rory Gallagher (which he frequently pays tribute to in his live sets), The Beatles, Thin Lizzy and Radiohead. He also has been composing music for as long as he has been playing it, his music has been described by Morrissey of the Smiths as "Simply Brilliant".
The Good Room presents Saint Sister + special guest as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2019. Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.
Dirty Sexy Money is a multinational collective of artists from all over the world. Irish based, they met almost two years ago with a similar passion of art and love for the same style of music, they spent an entire summer forming and became the strong team they are today.
John O’ Connor is another supremely talented artist on the roster of The Welcome Inn, a native of the Rebel county he has a huge fan base within Cork and indeed nationwide. A massive selection of songs in his repertoire that will have you singing along and dancing in no time.
Hot Guitars - This five-piece band's blues, rock style is popular with young and old audiences as they play a variety of covers ranging from The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Dylan, Muddy Waters, Clapton, Van Morrison, Steely Dan and more
Woah! Mama brings you stomping hits with sensational sass and ferocious fun, channelling divas and dudes from the 70s through to present day. Think Labelle, Aretha, The Bangles, Garbage, Prince, Bowie, Cardigans and much more.
Our daily 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.
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.
This weekly session takes place in one of Cork's most famous bars, An Spailpín Fánach, and features some wonderful musicians and singers!
These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork's reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike!
Footnotes are back at Plugd! It really has been too long. And they have a super fruity special guest. Enter Bill Mango... Host to Berlin’s popular club night Mango, Bill makes his first appearance in Cork. With a skilful understatement, he presents House with a pinch of disco, with organic percussion, with jazzy freedoms and above all lots of soul.
Mixed and scratched by Fadd Jnr, an alternative musical take on night club music. Expect classic electro cuts, indie fused pop and a mixture of Rock’n’Roll staples, along with plenty of new upbeat tunes for your dancing pleasure.
Award-winning Owen O’Neill is one of the very best. From the Conan O’Brien show to the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. From working for the screen with Danny Boyle (Train spotting. Slumdog Millionaire) to Reg E Cathey from The Wire. Owne has done the lot. But it's his stand up and storytelling that make him one of the very best in the world.
Dir: Wolfgang Petersen Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver and Tami Stronach, a 10-year-old boy discovers a mysterious book that transports him into the magical kingdom of Fantasia, where he becomes the unlikely hero of a strange and enchanted land.