What's on: Monday, June 17

What's on: Monday, June 17
Artist, Bennie Reilly, whose exhibition The New Past Exhibition runs at the Gallery Space, Triskel, Cork.Picture: Jim Coughlan.


Coughlan's, Douglas St. The Americhanics - Acoustic Monday Session 9pm, adm free

Join us for our weekly Monday night gig with The Americhanics - an intimate harmony driven trio session with members of Crazy Chester, playing all the songs of the greats in Folk, Roots and Americana music. 

Charlie's, Union Quay Hank Wedel & Ray Barron 9.30pm, adm free

Hank Wedel and Ray Barron have been playing Monday nights in Charlie's on Union Quay since 1994. An acoustic guitar/vocal and mandolin duo, they host a session that has acquired legendary status in Cork, with musicians and singers from near and far joining them through the years. Hank sings and plays guitar, Ray plays mandolin and the pair play everything from Bob Dylan to Finnish waltzes.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Andy Dunne 9.30pm, adm free

Andy Dunne continues his Monday night residency in The Oliver Plunkett, playing a wide range of covers & of course his own original material. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Common Touch 11.50pm, adm free

The Common Touch are a seven-piece Cork band that bring a soulful mix of reggae, rock and folk to their live performances.

Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Never Too Late 8.30pm, adm free

Never Too late play a mixed bag of folk, ballads, country, blues, contemporary Irish and popular ageless sign-alongs - with a bit of modern thrown in for good measure. 

Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Trad Session 3pm, adm free

Our daily trad session has a mix of jigs and reels and great Irish songs in both Irish and English. With a bit of gypsy jazz and hillbilly thrown in the mix it's always a lively session.

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.

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

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

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. The New Past By Bennie Reilly 10 am, adm free

Bennie Reilly’s work has always dealt with aspects of the natural world and its peculiarities. Her latest exhibition, The New Past, is a collection of paintings and sculptural objects that present a flux of both accepted and questionable historical fact. Informed by an interest in museology, it is built upon an eclectic accumulation of curios and photographic research. Reilly said, “The origin of these objects and images are amalgams of place and time, giving lie to their casual suggestion of archival certainty. By the acts of collecting, hoarding, classifying (or reclassifying), melding and mixing objects within a museological framework, I want to create artefacts to perplex the archaeologists of the future.” Reilly, who studied fine art at IADT Dun Laoghaire and graduated from Kingston University in 2008 with an MA in illustration, has visited and photographed the collections of over thirty museums throughout Europe and the US. Her most recent research trip to Philadelphia and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in 2017 was funded by the Thomas Dammann Jnr Memorial Trust. Her favourite piece is always the one she is about to make. Artist Bio Bennie Reilly’s practice is informed by museology, natural history and the core act of collecting. Her research has taken her to museums throughout Europe and the US and to remote residencies in Iceland, Norway and in Ireland. Graduating from the Institute of Art & Design, Dún Laoghaire, in 2004 and receiving an MA in illustration from Kingston University, London, in 2008, Reilly has since exhibited across Europe and in Ireland with seven solo exhibitions to date including Rara Avis at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and her most recent Small Pieces of Precarious Life at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. In 2017 Reilly received the Thomas Dammann Jnr Memorial Trust Award to fund a research trip to The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

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