Hank Wedel and Ray Barron have been playing in Charlies bar 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 funday 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. Not to be missed.
The Oliver Plunkett presents 'Andy Dunne Full Circle'. Andy Dunne is an Entertainer / Songwriter from Cork City Ireland. Though never an easy task, it’s becoming harder and harder for Andy to slip into any one genre as he continues to perform possibly the most eclectic set of songs you will hear from a solo performer and his natural onstage wit and banter add another dimension to what is already a great night’s entertainment. Although performing mainly well-arranged cover versions, Andy also adds some of his own songs to the mix. These range from heartwarming contemporary folk ballads to (sometimes humorous) pop/blues songs. All accompanied by his unique acoustic guitar style.
Upstairs at The Frisky Whiskey Bar - Come and experience the amazing The Oliver Plunkett Hooley and take part in the Traditional Irish Dinner and Show experience Sunday to Thursday from 7pm. A selection of Traditional Irish meals are served as part of a three-course dinner. Top class entertainment by some of the best local traditional musicians and dancers performing the finest in jigs, reels and other Irish music styles will accompany your meal for the ultimate Irish entertainment experience.
The Underscore Orkestra Trio play hot jazz and New Orleans style swing as well as some Balkan and Klezmer folk and Americana. Instrumentation is fiddle sax, clarinet/harmonica and resonator guitar.
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. It is a significant work, since there is very little visual information about previous Irish carceral sites including Magdalene Laundries, Industrial Schools, Mother and Baby Homes and ‘Lunatic Asylums’. From April 2007 to November 2009, Vukašin was housed in a Direct Provision Centre while seeking asylum. The Asylum Archive grew from that experience: “I kept myself intact by capturing and communicating with the environment through photographs and videos. This creative process helped me to overcome confinement and incarceration.” Asylum Archive is directly concerned with the realities and traumatic lives of asylum seekers. Its main objective is to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, and civil society activists, amongst others, with a view to create an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, which critically brings forward accounts of exile, displacement, trauma, and memory. It is not a singular art project that stands ‘outside of society’ engaged in an internal conversation; rather, it’s a platform open for dialogue and discussion with individuals who have experienced a sense of sociological/geographical displacement, memory loss, trauma, and violence. It has an essential visual, informative, and educational perspective and is accessible, through its online presence, to any future researchers and scholars who may wish to undertake a study about the conditions of asylum seekers in Ireland.