What's on: Thursday, April 4

world-renowned blues/rock icon, there's lots on in Cork city tonight.
What's on: Thursday, April 4
Carvin Jones is at Crane Lane tonight


Charlie's, Union Quay The Last Word 9.30pm, adm free 

The first Tasty Thursday of every month. The Last Word are a collective of gnarled Cork Session Musicians assembled by bass guru and aficionado of groove Noel Barrett to play an inspiring selection of lesser known soul and R & B cuts from the 1970s to present day. Paul Seymour (keys), Sean Murray (guitar) and Fionn O’Ceallachain (drums) round out of rhythm section with up and coming soul diva Dearbhaile Maclean taking centre stage on lead vocals and Sarah Hickey on backing vocals.

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.

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 

Reardens, Washington St. Guilty Judges 10.30pm, adm free

The Guilty Judges are a 3-Piece Pop covers band that are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most coveted wedding bands in the country. With high-energy live shows the Guilty Judges perform a wide range of genres that is sure to keep you on the dancefloor from start to finish.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Barefoot Gypsies 10pm, adm free

Barefoot Gypsies are a two piece or four piece folk rock band covering everything rock & folk from the 1960's to the 1990's.

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!

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Anniversary Showcase Concert From CSN'S Music and Management Course 8pm, adm €12

CSN College’s Famed Music, Management and Sound Course marks 30 Years of Success with an Anniversary Showcase Concert which will feature a unique blend of new and original material brought to life by current students, along with covers performed from a new perspective, promising a jam-packed night of pop, folk, jazz and every genre in between. Whispers of a surprise guest have also been heard in the lead up to the event.

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. 

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

Tonight its Bone Dog Blues for a great night of Live Music.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Carvin Jones Band 11.50pm, adm free

World-renowned blues/rock icon Carvin Jones, voted one of the greatest blues guitarist of all time by Guitarist magazine. Eric Clapton quote "Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player."

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! 


Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Balkan Boom! with Gary Baus & Dj Ian Fiasco 8pm, adm free 

One wild night of hot Balkan and Gypsy brass music with Djs Gary and Ian. They will spin the most exceptional tunes from this region, featuring the greats like Boban Markovic, Goran Bregovic, Saban Bajramovic, as well as Romanian powerhouses like Fanfare Ciocarlia and Taraf de Haidouks. Donations accepted for People Before Profit Cork.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Owen Colgan - Woke Tour - Extra Date Added 7.30pm, adm €15

Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero, sex symbol and Hardy Bucks star hits the road for his biggest tour yet. After a hugely successful tour in 2018 with sold out shows across Ireland, Owen is back with a new installment for 2019 - The Woke Tour. 


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Recasting Canova 10 am, adm free

Celebrating the bicentenary of the 'Canova Casts' in Cork, this exhibition explores the stories and influence of ancient sculpture, and considers the art and value of reproduction through twelve plaster casts made in Rome under the supervision of Antonio Canova (1757-1822).

Cork Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place That Abrupt Magnificence Jonathan Fisher’s Views Of Killarney 10am, adm free

In 1770, Jonathan Fisher (1740-1809) was the first artist to produce a series of views of this County Kerry landscape when he painted six picturesque scenes of Killarney and its environs. These were subsequently reproduced as engravings which helped to develop the town, lakes, and mountains as a tourist destination, a project begun by Thomas Browne (1726-1795), 4th Viscount Kenmare. 

Gallery Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Mary Swanzy: Voyages 10 am, adm free

Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) was a pioneering figure in Irish Art who witnessed the birth of Modern Art and after 1914 exhibited at the Paris Salons alongside those artists who are now household names. 

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Andrew Kearney: Mechanism 10 am, adm free

Mechanism is a light and sound installation responsive to the environment by artist Andrew Kearney, comprising of electronic, industrial and theatrical components that combine to respond, listen and react to the everyday life of Cork city centre where the gallery is located.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Ailbhe Ni Bhriain: Great Good Places 10 am, adm free Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s mesmeric series of films Great Good Places (2011) is presented at the Crawford Art Gallery to coincide with Recasting Canova.


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Harry Clarke 10 am, adm free

One of Ireland’s best-known and loved artists, The three windows in the Harry Clarke room on the second floor of the Crawford Art Gallery are important works. 

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Heroes and Villains 10 am, adm free

Heroes and Villains, a selection of works from the collection.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Stephen Dunne: Shackled To Belligerent Ghosts 6pm, adm free

Stephen Dunne’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing and moving image. He produces his work in a spontaneous manner and attempts to draw upon the unconscious as source material. His new exhibition, Shackled to Belligerent Ghosts opened today

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