What's on: Friday, May 31

From Motown to classic rock there's something for everyone tonight in Cork city, check out our gig guide
What's on: Friday, May 31
Comedian Jim Jefferies.


Charlie's, Union Quay Hot Blooded Animals 10.30pm, adm free

Hot-Blooded Animals started life as the backing band for legendary American country star Dwayne Dwight. A real good time classic rock group with years of experience of playing both nationally and internationally and are armed with a jukebox sized catalogue of tunes that are all performed with plenty of gusto. They play the kind of rock ‘n’ roll cover songs we can all relate to.

Reardens, Washington St. The Papa Zitas 10.30pm, adm free before 10pm

With an array of hits that encapsulate the very essence of the Motown era, their set ensures the dancefloor is heaving from the beginning to the end of the night! Consisting of a thundering brass section, a slick and energetic rhythm section, and smooth and sweet vocal harmonies from three soulful divas, this nine-piece band delivers a show-stopping performance every time. Covering hits from The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, The Papa Zitas certainly lift their audiences Higher and Higher at every opportunity.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Barefoot Gypsies 10.30pm, adm free

Hugh Dillion and Martin Ryan make up The Barefoot Gypsies and they are one band you don't want to miss. Covering the very best of The Beatles, Tom Petty, Travelling Wilburys and many more. Two superb musicans who will have you singing and dancing all night long.

Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. Soul In The City Festival - Fintan McKahey & Band 10pm, adm free

Fintan McKahey is a young Irish singer-songwriter. His percussive style of guitar resonates with the mystic pulse of West Cork. He will be taking his show to McCurtain Street, as part of the God Games tour. 

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Unemployable Promotions Present Hatchlings 9pm, adm €7 

'Their intention is to immerse themselves in their art and deliver honest music'.

Hatchlings create an intimate environment through their live shows and deliver a unique experience for the audience. The sonic adventure is paralleled by the narrative explored in Hatchlings' lyrics.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Tony Milner 10.30pm, adm free

Tony Milner is another long established act at The Welcome. Classic songs in acoustic style is the order of the day. Hits from Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Albert Hammond and Steely Dan.

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

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


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Aaron Stanton 11pm, adm €3

Aaron Stanton is a multi-purpose DJ with years of professional experience under his belt, packing out clubs and venues. €3 entry, doors 11pm.


City Limits, Coburg St. J J Whitehead (Jim Jefferies Show) Plus Guests 9pm, adm €15 to €18

JJ writes for the Jim Jefferies Show, which has earned him a Writers Guild of America nominee. His comedy album hit number one on iTunes last year and he has just played Madison Square Garden a couple months ago and hit all the iconic American venues.

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