Orla Gartland never wanted to be anything but a musician. Something connected when she sang; she knew she had something worth sharing. By the time Orla finished school her audience was ready and waiting.
Orla’s first love was folk and cites Laura Marling as the first artist to really turn her world upside down. Over time she became drawn closer to the eccentric, the quirky, the energetic - artists like Imogen Heap, Darwin Deez, Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple.
When she felt she had finally found her voice, Orla began building a team around her and within a year she had signed a publishing deal. Next came teaming up with the writer/producer duo Ben Langmaid. Now Orla is ready and primed to release her first single, a feisty alt-pop track called ‘I Go Crazy’. The track is one of many of Orla’s upcoming releases that is firmly rooted in personal experience.
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.
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.
Cork's finest Trad & Folk session in one of the city's few remaining traditional Irish pubs.
The Clones are a cover band based out of Limerick, Ireland. They play an energetic mix of music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & today.
Live music downstairs in The Oliver Plunkett Bar, Fiddlers Rock take to the stage from 10pm.
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.
Liv Monaghan duo AKA Bird&Bass are Irish Vocalist and songwriter Liv Monaghan and virtuoso jazz bass player Sava Medan. Based in Paris, this is their Cork debut, and Irish tour opener! Tickets available from EventBrite.
Get a taste of real authentic trad music at one of Dwyers Sessions.
New Jam night focusing on the rhythm-based music of the late 60’s and early 70’s, featuring the music of The Meters, James Brown, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock et al.
A Rock quartet covering the Psychadelic 60s through Rock n Roll, punk, funk, grunge, rock to present Day.
The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city.
Features world-renowned masters of trad music - The Four Star Trio!