Hank Wedel and Ray Barron have been playing in Charliesbar on Union Quay since 1994. An acoustic guitar/vocal and mandolin duo, they host a Sessions that’s 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 longest consecutive running Open Mic Night in Cork City. Every Monday night you can witness an eclectic mix of professional and amateur musicians from all over the world on stage in Brú Bar. This always interesting night provides an in house guitar and a complimentary drink for every performer, as well as an open-minded audience for a fun day Monday for all.
Foot-stomping blues every Monday night with the resident band One Horse Pony – playing a session of original blues songs along with some outstanding covers.
Hell for leather is a high octane five-piece trad rock band from Cork playing all genres of music with an Irish twist!! No frills just hardy ceoil.
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.”
Céilí by the Lee has moved house! Cork’s favourite Irish dancing night now takes place on Monday nights in Crane Lane. Still at the time of 7.30pm, still for the same value of €5. Join them as their MC guides you through the basic steps, before combining them into more complex dances. Sieges will be laid and lifted, bridges crossed and bonfires burned. All are welcome, including beginners and solo dancers. A great way to make new friends, experience traditional Irish culture, learn to dance and get fit! Admission €5 This is an 18+ event! Food being served from Arthur Maynes all day!
The Asylum Archive is an art, activist and academic platform that examines the notion of Direct Provision Centres; the localities and sites where asylum seekers are being held while in the process of seeking refugee status. It is the continuation of Vukašin Nedeljković’s ongoing work highlighting the injustices, confinement and incarceration of asylum seekers in Ireland.