Charlie's, Union Quay Jawbone 9.30pm, adm free
Tasty Thursday’s Sessions - Jawbone an acoustic folk and blues with your host Phil Christie and Alan Comerford. They are often joined by a host of guest performers playing all things blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll and bluegrass. These are skilled musicians and though they play covers the sound is very much their creation. With inklings of rock, country and bluegrass this is perfect pub, tap your toe along stuff.
Coughlan's, Douglas St. Sara Ryan & Band 9pm, adm €10
Hailing out of Newbridge, County Kildare and now singing out of Cork City, Sara Ryan, armed with her lyrical blend of emotional honesty, self-awareness and societal reflection, driven by a perceptive and rebellious spirit, is well on her way to reaching every music loving ear throughout Ireland. Sara’s soft and smooth but soulful vocal styling, supported by beautifully crafted melodies, invites the listener to stay tuned for the electrifying sound and next insightful rhyme. Sara was then crowned ‘New Folk Artist of the Year’ at the prestigious Irish Folk Music Awards.
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Collabro 8pm, adm €20.90
Collabro are the world’s most successful Musical Theatre group. In 2014 they met for their first rehearsal above a pub in London and just a month later went on to rouse the whole of Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of ‘Stars’ for the Britain’s Got Talent judges. Having triumphed in their Semi-Final heat they then won the overall competition with one of the biggest majorities ever. This subsequently led to them joining Simon Cowell’s label Syco, and hence becoming label-mates with the likes of One Direction, Little Mix, Susan Boyle and Il Divo. In the three years since the competition they have enjoyed much success.
The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Ballads & Banjos 9.30pm, adm free
One of Cork's finest traditional and folk sessions. A different blend of musicians every week but always the same result; daecent music and mighty craic!
Reardens, Washington St. Old Moderns 10pm, 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! The Old Moderns carefully tailor our set list to the event they play to ensure the dance floor is full and guests have a night they will never forget.
The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Midnight Rambles 11.30pm, adm free
'The Midnight Rambles' are our new jamming sessions. Join some of Cork's finest musicians for an almighty shindig! An acoustic session in the middle of the downstairs bar covering all styles of music. All musicians and music lovers are welcome to join us to play or just sit back and listen.
The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Traditional Irish Dinner and Show 7pm, adm free
Upstairs at The Frisky Whiskey Bar - come and experience the amazing The Oliver Plunkett Hooley and take part in our Traditional Irish Dinner and Show experience Sunday to Thursday from 7pm. Join us upstairs in The Frisky Whiskey Bar where a selection of Traditional Irish meals are served as part of a three-course dinner.
Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Dwyers Traditional Irish Session 7pm, adm free
Come in and join us for the best in authentic trad played by Ireland's best musicians.
The Corner House, Coburg St. Lee Delta Blues Club 9.30pm, adm free
Last Thursday of the month we have the jam session with all great musicians for your entertainment.
Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Crow Black Chicken 11.50pm, adm free
Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. This power trio of Christy O'Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar) Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, backing vocals) combine elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov’t mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin to create their greasy blues rock sound.
Plugd, The Roundy, Castle St. Anna Mieke with Guest Hanora George 8pm, adm €7
Homebeat and An Club Cruinn are delighted to welcome back Anna Mieke to Plugd to launch her new album "Idle Hand". Anna Mieke is the musical project of Anna-Mieke Bishop, in which musical landscapes are weaved into song on Greek bouzouki, guitar and piano (and cello, in recordings). As a performer she has joined forces with a diverse mélange of other artists - for this concert she will be joined by Brían Mac Gloinn (of folk duo Ye Vagabonds), who, as well as playing on all of the above, adds drones on Indian harmonium and fiddle accompaniment, and Conor Cunningham. Tickets from Plugd and online at uTicket
Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Dwyers Warehouse Sessions 9.30pm, adm free
The Guilty Judges and The Ill Winds are having a jam session! Will be an interesting one. Musicians welcome to come along and jump in for a tune
Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm and 8pm, adm free
The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city.
The Corner House, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6pm, adm free
Features giants of trad music, Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny McCarthy and Aidan Coffey with special guest musicians every week!
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Stephen Dunne: Shackled To Belligerent Ghosts 10 am, adm free
Triskel Gallery Space Stephen Dunne’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing and moving image.