What's on: Sunday, April 28

The 'original people's poet' is among those performing in Cork city tonight
What's on: Sunday, April 28
John Cooper Clarke


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Ruthanne 8pm, adm €10

RuthAnne releases her soulful, heart rendering piano ballad “It Is What It Is”, on November 23 via The Other Songs. “It Is What It Is”, the 4th track taken from her debut album (rel 2019), follows singles “Liquid”, “The Vow” and “Take My Place”. The official video for “It Is What It Is” was filmed at the London Palladium, directed by Elle Lotherington and will be released the same day. In the last year, RuthAnne has built up an online following of almost 50k, has played live supporting Alanis Morrissette, Third Story, Niall Horan and X Ambassadors, and has recently been confirmed as the main support for Hozier. 

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Jack Ahern 8pm, adm free

Jack is an incredible solo act and his repertoire is absolutely incredible. It even includes a solo version of Bohemian Rhapsody! A fantastic guitar player with a voice to match.

The Gables, Douglas St. Traditional Irish Music Session 9.30pm, adm free

The Gables is home to the “Trad Session” for over 30 years. The session has been visited by traveling musicians from far and wide with many diverse cultures. They have been tutored in all forms of music, classical, jazz, folk and blues but in some way all are drawn to the allure of traditional Irish music.

Reardens, Washington St. The Kilkennys 10.30pm, adm free

The Kilkennys are a four-piece traditional Irish ballad group, who have been entertaining audiences all over the country, and internationally for the past ten years, with their unique and accomplished style of playing and vocal talent. Known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, they perform the length and breadth of the country up to five nights a week. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Big Swinging Mikies 6pm, adm free

Born in the Folk House and a neighbouring apartment in Kinsale in the hot summer of 2013, the Big Swingin' Mikies are a band that was set up as a "non Saturday night" band.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.

What's That Sound? 9pm, adm free

What's that sound? are a four piece Funk and Blues acoustic outfit consisting of Joey Ryan, Pierre Morrisey, Evan Prendergast and Clare Sands.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Ben Reel Trio 11.50pm, adm free 

Ben has reinvented himself from album to album, influenced by different styles of music from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 5.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm adm free

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


Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Monk Confessions 6pm, adm free

Come on up to our newest addition, MONK cocktail bar! Every Sunday from 6pm join Stephan (mixologist) for board games, live music, wine specials, cocktails & Pompeii meat & cheese boards!


Live At St. Lukes John Cooper Clarke 7.30pm, adm €28 + booking fee

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. John's new poetry book The Luckiest Guy Alive was launched on November 1 2018 in the UK and Worldwide on Picador/Macmillan. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever.

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