What's on: Sunday, May 12 

Have you been to a session in Cork that has been running for more than 30 years? Find out where, in our gig guide.
What's on: Sunday, May 12 
Hank Wedel.


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 travelling 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. 

Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Brewhouse Jazz 6.30pm, adm free

A lively fun Sunday jazz session in the beer garden, joined by some of Cork's best swing dancers, this weekly event offers a relaxed end-of-weekend, with space to bop along too! With influences including Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Oscar Peterson and a plethora of many other jazz giants, Pinky Trolley bring a classic approach to equally classic music.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Hank Wedel 8pm, adm free

Hank Wedel needs no introduction to the people of Cork. A legend on the Live scene for the last 20 plus years he has entertained the masses with a beautiful mix of classic hits and self-penned numbers. Always guaranteed a great show Hank really must be experienced up close and personal in the unique surrounds of The Welcome.

Charlie's, Union Quay Lee Trad Music Sessions 3pm, adm free

One of the longest traditional music sessions is in Charlie's bar every Sunday, hosted by Cork's own Sean O'Driscoll, both a sweet and rhythmic bango player and a fine hand on the old style button accordion, along with his wife Mary O'Driscoll on the fiddle. To keep the Sessions fresh and real, each Sunday features a different guest musician, an ever changing array from some of Cork's and Ireland's finest traditional players. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Sunday Blues Jam with Gerry Quigley & The Durty Blues Band 9pm, adm free 

Blues Jam session every Sunday from 9-11pm. All players are welcome to the stage and featuring Gerry Quigley & The Dirty Blues Band, as the house band. If you have never played with a band it doesn't matter, give it a go! They have a Fender Tele and Marshall 100w amp for visiting guitarists so you will get a great sound! Or bring your own instrument of any kind.

Reardens, Washington St. Amazing Apples 10pm, adm free

Amazing Apples formed in 2008. Brothers Cian and Darragh Crehan and drummer Brian Grace had played in bands together in previous years so they already had a musical connection established. Early 2008 saw the introduction of Eanna Fahy, an accomplished fiddle player for his age, and Anthony Ryan who brought an impressive lead guitar sound to the plate. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly gained popularity throughout Ireland with their distinct raw Irish/Americana sound. All the members are multi-instrumentalists incorporating bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, keyboards, banjos, and whatever else they could get their hands on for their live show. 

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 Sunday Confessions 6pm, adm free

Come on up to the venue's newest addition, the MONK cocktail bar! Every Sunday from 6pm join Stephen (mixologist ) for board games, live music, wine specials, cocktails and Pompeii meat and cheese boards.

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