What's on: Tuesday June 18

What's on: Tuesday June 18
Ruairí de Leastar at Bru Bar


Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. Stomp Train Blues Band 9pm, adm free

Stomp Train is a collaboration in the blues between three continents that has come together in Cork Ireland. Alessio Calletti, originally from Italy, has played the blues as long as he can remember. He's lived a colorful life and is well suited to playing the blues. His guitar and vocals front the band. Jorge Kachmari, originally from United States, plays clarinet and fiddle and backing vocals. He comes from a long blues and jazz tradition and has studied various types of music thru out his life. Jono Skinner, originally from Zimbabwe, anchors the band with his percussive beats. Together StompTrain will have you clapping and stomping along to a music that is both ethereal and gutteral, a music that brings people from all walks of life together.

Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. Something Different with Ruairi De Leaster & Guests 9pm, adm free

Ruairí de Leastar has performed countless gigs in various forms of bands, duos or solo acts over the last 15 years. Having shared the stage with acts such as foy Vance, Duke special, Lisa Hannigan and Jerry Fish, he has been learning from the best and honing his own style. Ruairí has a vocal range that can swell over an audience and fill a room full of emotion and swoop with elasticity from the depths up to soaring heights.

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Donnelly - 30th Anniversary Retrospective 8pm, adm €10

Donnelly - 30th Anniversary Retrospective, featuring ..and Nun Came Back, Big Boy Foolish, Twin Siblings & more

..and NUN came back are a band formed by Ricky Dineen and Liam Heffernan to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of the late great Finbarr Donnelly. Finbarr, along with Ricky, fronted 80’s Cork bands Nun Attax, Five go Down to the Sea? and Beethoven. ..and NUN came back have taken some of the songs from that era and have given them a new set of clothes and a haircut. The band members are Vince Murray (The Vital Spark, Zombie Computer) – Vocals, Ian Walsh (Bass Odyssey, Sylvia Saint)-Drums, Liam Heffernan (Mean Features, Ros na Rún)-Guitar, Humphrey Murphy (Jodavino, Arm the Elderly) Bass – and Ricky Dineen-Guitar 

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Leif 9.30pm, adm free

Leif comprise of Eoin O’ Brien and Conor O’ Sullivan, two of Cork's finest musicians. They will take you on an eclectic journey through some of Irelands finest tunes and ballads. A candlelit, stove side trad session that really has to be seen to be believed. Locals and staff have even been known to get involved and give a blast.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Mules & Men 11.50pm, adm free

Mules & Men are pioneers of the Acid-Celtgrass scene. Bound together by a shared love of folk and bluegrass, Mules and Men have been reinterpreting these classic sounds into a unique and contemporary style of their own, drawing on influences that are wide ranging. With three part harmonies, blazing string playing and inspired original material, this band has been mesmerizing audiences far and wide. 

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Lee Sessions 7pm, adm free

Get a taste of real authentic trad music at one of Dwyers Sessions. The best of Irish musicians accompanied from time to time by talented Irish dancers.

Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall The Lee Sessions 9pm, adm free

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

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

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. 

Sin É, Coburg St The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm adm free

These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork's reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike! 

The Blarney Castle Hotel, Blarney The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

This session takes place in the beautiful surrounds of "Johnny's Bar" at the Blarney Castle Hotel and features a host of fantastic traditional Irish musicians. The session regularly features over ten musicians, including uilleann pipers, fiddlers, flute players, guitarists and many more!


An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St. Hysterical Histories - All Ages Dinner Theatre 7pm, adm €28/€25 adults, €20 children

Hysterical Histories is a unique dinner theatre experience that is suitable for all the family. Bookings on www.buytickets.at/chattybooproductions 


Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Franciscan Well Brewery Tour 2pm, adm free

Daily brewery tours Monday to Sunday. There are three-time slots available: 2pm (Beer Tour), 4pm (Beer & Whiskey Caskmates Tour) & 6pm (Beer Tour). Contact 021 4393434.


Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St. Cork Español Social Club 7.30pm, adm free

A Chat/Social Club. They teach each other Spanish and English in small groups of four to six people.


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