What's on: Thursday May 23

In Cork tonight, The Wedding Present celebrate their 30th anniversary concert, while Mongoose perform as part of their album tour
What's on: Thursday May 23
Downtown Mongoose


Reardens, Washington St. The Old Moderns 10pm, adm free

The Old Moderns are a high energy five piece band who have played in many different countries in various bands, from weddings to festivals, private functions, birthday parties, college balls to pubs you name it, they have played it! The Old Moderns carefully tailor our setlist to the event they play to ensure the dance floor is full and guests have a night they will never forget.

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. The Wedding Present - Bizarro 30th Anniversary 7.30pm, adm €22.50

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bizzaro. The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. 

Charlie's, Union Quay Snaggletooth 9.30pm, adm free

Tasty Thursday Session with Declan Hogge playing the music of Planxty, Paul Brady, Bob Dylan etc. Combination of guitar, mandolin and mouth organ along with a strong voice.

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Mongoose 'Suck The Wound' Album Tour 9pm, adm €15 / €12

Mongoose 'Suck the Wound' Album Tour with special guest Niamh Regan.

Mongoose is a musical melty-pot, combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women - Molly O'Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. ‘Suck the Wound’ is a darker piece of work than the band’s first album ‘Mongoose’ (2015), both sonically and thematically. Exploring different sounds and textures, this album is prickly and hard to define. The genres of the songs vary widely, from rock, to a South American bolero, to jazz, to folk, all tied together by Mongoose’s tight four part vocal harmonies.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Dwyers Warehouse Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

The Guilty Judges and The Ill Winds are having a jam session! Will be an interesting one. Musicians welcome to come along and jump in for a tune.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Ballads & Banjos 9.30pm, adm free

One of Cork's finest traditional and folk sessions. A different blend of musicians every week but always the same result; daecent music and mighty craic!

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Traditional Irish Dinner and Show 6pm and 8pm, adm free

Relax and enjoy delicious food, local beers and sweet treats. Performances at 6pm & 8pm sharp Sunday - Thursday. For bookings please email info@theoliverplunkett.com

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Midnight Rambles 12 am, adm free

'The Midnight Rambles' are The Oliver Plunkett's jamming sessions! Join Edel Curtin and some of Cork's finest musicians for an almighty shindig! An acoustic session in the middle of the downstairs bar covering all styles of music. All musicians and music lovers are welcome to join us to play or just sit back and listen!

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Stuart Wilde & The Birdmen 11.50pm, adm free

The Birdmen are a four piece band playing everything from Bob Dylan to The Beastie Boys. Blues/Folk/Rock & Hip Hop. The Birdmen are Stuart Wilde, Herbie Macken, Dan Thornhill & Wally.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Common Touch- Atlantic Songbook session 9pm, adm free

The Common Touch are a seven-piece Cork band that bring a soulful mix of reggae, rock and folk to their live performances.

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 Corner House, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6pm, adm free

Features giants of trad music, Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny McCarthy and Aidan Coffey with special guest musicians every week! T

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

Features some wonderful musicians and singers led by Cork’s own William Hammond!


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Vox Lux (16) [Scott Walker Tribute] 8.30pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Stacy Martin Vox Lux follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. 

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (16) 6pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50

Starring: Zac Efron, Lily Collins and John Malkovich. Ted Bundy murdered at least 30 women during the 1970s. His torrid story is told through the eyes of longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer.

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