What's on: Saturday, May 18

From piano sonatas to stand-up comedy, here's what is on in Cork city tonight
What's on: Saturday, May 18
Comedian Matthew Wright


Charlie's, Union Quay Hot Guitars 10.30pm, adm free

This five-piece bands 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.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Guilty Judges 10.30pm, adm free

Sharpest dressed musical connoisseurs in Cork, playing the best rock, pop and party music known to man and beast.

Live At St. Lukes Mick Flannery 7.30pm, adm €26.50 + booking fee (Sold out today, but some limited tickets available for Sunday)

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years.

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Crazy Chester 10pm, adm free

Crazy Chester have been rocking County Cork for some time now, as all you Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Bob Dylan fans will already be well aware. The band describe their style of music as americana and country.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Clementi – The Piano Sonatas – Recital 4 8pm, adm €17 / €14

Dr Fionnuala Moynihan says: "To complete this series with an evening recital is an honour and a privilege. Clementi is a composer whose music both intrigues and challenges me. There is a sense of ‘being an explorer’ when one interprets and performs him. He is not performed as much as he should be and only in recent years has he rightly been reintroduced to the concert stage. I feel his music demands the highest level of technical mastery, the utmost attention to detail and demands the performer to be creative and courageous at every turn." 

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place The Spencers 10.30pm, adm free

The Spencers consists of Brian Hennesy and Eoghan Murphy and together they perform cracking covers. Anything from The Beatles to Otis Reading and many many more. We're big fans of these guys and we know you will be too so come check them out.

The Gables, Douglas St. Sounddog 10pm, adm free

SoundDog are an acoustic two-piece act made up of singer-songwriters Brian Lalor and Christine B Phelan with a varied body of material resulting in an energy fuelled live show. Their set consists of a collection of original songs, unique covers and folky duets. Expect to hear everything from traditional home-grown ballads to Nashville duets through uplifting medleys and bluesy numbers along with a few simple twists to familiar classics. 

Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 Maccurtain St. Dead Horse Jive 10pm, adm free

Dead Horse Jive are an original Rock ‘n’ Roll band who bring high-energy live performances to the crowd in their never-ending quest to have a good time.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Rory's Stories - Live! 7.30pm, adm €17.50

What's the story Rory, debut tour. Rory O'Connor is Ireland's favourite online funny man and best selling author, otherwise known through his social media sketches as Rory's Stories. Rory's Stories takes a hilarious and frank look at every aspect of Irish life. From the GAA to the Guards and everything in between, Rory's quick comedic wit perfectly captures what it means to be Irish. Bringing his sketches to life in his stand-up shows, he has sold out venues across Ireland, and even as far as Australia and the Middle East. He now brings his new show 'What's the Story Rory?' to Irish venues this spring!

City Limits, Coburg St. Award Winning Canadian Comic Matt Wright and Guests 9pm, adm €15-€18

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Matt Wright is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. Matt is known for his sharp, clean, observational comedy about the struggle of being a person and he can transition seamlessly between one liners, storytelling, and silliness. Matt has appeared on two Just for Laughs Galas (Laverne Cox 2017 and Ken Jeong 2018), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (where he was a staff writer for three seasons), CBC’s The Debaters, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Also on the bill on the night is Julie J (Tommy Tiernan show ) Mark O'Keeffe “ Show me the funny “ Winner 2019, Kevin O'Sullivan and Paul Crowley.

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