What's on: Friday, May 17

St Luke's hosts a three-date concert series by Mick Flannery, kicking off tonight. Find out what else is on this weekend.
What's on: Friday, May 17
Singer/songwriter Mick Flannery. Picture: Denis Minihane.


Reardens, Washington St. The Boogie Band 10.30pm, adm free before 10pm

The Boogie Band have quickly established themselves as an exciting live act and gained a large following throughout Munster. The Boogie Band specialise in providing 100% live music entertainment for weddings and corporate events. They have become one of the most reputable and sought-after bands from the Cork area.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Old Moderns 10.30pm, 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! 

Live At St. Lukes Mick Flannery 7.30pm, adm €26.50 + booking fee (Performing on 17, 18 and 19. Some tickets available for Sunday)

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award-winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. 

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Golden Years 7.30pm, adm €12

Since its inception five years ago, the Golden Years show has paid tribute to the life and music of the great David Bowie in theatres and live venues throughout the country. 

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Cyprus Avenue Presents Thanks Brother 9pm, adm €10

Cyprus Avenue presents Thanks Brother, the grit-pop duo, who release their first single of 2019, ‘We Caught It’, in January. This is the second single from the pair, following 2018’s ‘We Are Different’ which saw the band playlisted on national radio and perform live on The Late Late Show and The Today Show and followed on with sold out shows in Dublin and Paris.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place John O'Connor 10.30pm, adm free

John O’ Connor is another supremely talented artist on the roster, 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.

Charlie's, Union Quay The Tan Jackets 10.30pm, adm free

The Tan Jackets deliver hearty renditions of songs by The Stooges, Them, The Sonics, MC5 and others from the realms of punk rock and 60s psychedelia.


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.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. The Favourite – LGBTI Awareness Week Culture Night (15a) 6.30pm, adm free

119 mins – Ireland / United Kingdom / United States 2018 – Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz Each year as part of LGBTI Awareness Week, Cork City LGBTI Interagency Group includes a night of LGBTI themed entertainment. This year, as part of the 9th annual LGBTI Awareness Week, they are delighted to present a screening of the historical comedy-drama The Favourite. Join them for a wine reception from 6.30pm followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning film at 7pm. The Favourite is set in the early 18th century when England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. 

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