What's on: Wednesday, April 3

From storytelling, to traditional Irish music, a folk session and comedy act, there's a lot on in Cork tonight.
What's on: Wednesday, April 3
Storyteller/ Seanachai Teddy Black from Castletownbere is at The Franciscan Well, Cork at for a free storytelling gig tonight. Picture; Larry Cummins

The Gables, Douglas St. Traditional Irish Music Session 9.30pm, adm free

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. They are drawn to the allure of the session. The way in which a group of musicians can gather, some having met only for the first time, pick a set of random tunes and yet all know exactly when to start, change and stop, all in perfect unison. Yes the phenomena of the musical gathering that it ‘the session’.

Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Irish Story Telling 8.30pm, adm free

Teddy Black is a well known Irish storyteller steeped in lore handed down orally from old -timers, he is a repository of intimate local history and characters - a seanachai in the venerable Irish tradition. Growing up as a boy in Castletownbere in West Cork, long before television had had any influence in Ireland. Teddy experienced people gathering in neighbouring houses (this kind of house was known as a rambling house) passing on the stories and songs they had heard from their old folk.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Welcome Inn Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

Cork's finest Trad & Folk session in one of the city's few remaining traditional Irish pubs.

Reardens, Washington St. Sound Affair 10.30pm, adm free

Get over the midweek hump in Reardens with Sound Affair - an Irish two piece cover band hailing from Limerick.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Ill Winds 9.30pm, adm free

The Ill Winds are a three piece traditional/contemporary band from the South East of Ireland featuring well established musicians from both at home and abroad.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Owen Colgan - Woke Tour 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. " All my new gained knowledge along with my love for Jambons, Crows and grown men fighting will be bestowed upon the people of the Emerald Isle during this tour. So sit back, take off your pants and enjoy the multi layered, high octane shit talk experience of a lifetime. " - Owen

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