What's on: Thursday May 2

Comedy, soul sessions and traditional Irish music all form part of the music line-up in Cork tonight.
What's on: Thursday May 2
Comedian Gearoid Farrelly is at Coughlans tonight. Picture: Larry Cummins, /Evening Echo staff


Charlie's, Union Quay The Last Word 9.30pm, adm free

The first Tasty Thursday of every month. The Last Word are a collective of gnarled Cork session musicians assembled by bass guru and aficionado of groove Noel Barrett to play an inspiring selection of lesser known soul and R&B cuts from the 1970s to present day. Paul Seymour (keys), Sean Murray (guitar) and Fionn O’Ceallachain (drums) round out of rhythm section with up and coming soul diva Dearbhaile Maclean taking centre stage on lead vocals and Sarah Hickey on backing vocals.

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.

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

Come in and join us for the best in authentic trad played by Ireland's best musicians.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Choirs At Triskel 1pm, adm Free but ticketed

Presented by Cork International Choral Festival 2019, featuring Petroysan Chamber Choir from Ukraine and Cheep Trill, Australia.

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.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm and 8pm, 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.

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

 This session takes place in one of Cork's most renowned and respected trad bars, The Corner House, and features giants of trad music, Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny McCarthy and Aidan Coffey with special guest musicians every week!


Coughlan's, Douglas St. Comedy Cavern Presents Gearoid Farrelly 'Home Truths' 8.30pm, adm €15

Gearóid Farrelly takes his brand of chatty standup comedy to Coughlans Cork on Thursday May 2. This show will address everything from Trump to decluttering and explain why you shouldn't toilet train a cat. Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world. He has supported the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and appears every week on his Sunday Best show on Today FM. Gearóid's podcast "Fascinated" is a comedy chat show and is available on iTunes. 


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. At Eternity’s Gate (12a) 8.30pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50 112 mins –USA/France/UK/Switzerland/Ireland 2018

Dir: Julian Schnabel Starring: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend and Oscar Isaac. Earning him an Academy Award nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh. This film finds a complex and troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language. 

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Sorry Angel (Nc) 6pm, adm €10 / €7.50 133 mins – France 2018 – Subtitles

Dir: Christophe Honoré. Starring: Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps and Denis Podalydès. Jacques is a single father in his late 30s trying to maintain a sense of romance and humour in his life. While on a work trip to Brittany he meets Arthur, a young aspiring writer, igniting a spark. 

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Stephen Dunne: Shackled To Belligerent Ghosts 10 am, adm free

Triskel Gallery Space, Stephen Dunne’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing and moving image. He produces his work in a spontaneous manner and attempts to draw upon the unconscious as source material. 

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