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. A gig not to be missed.
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 resident band One Horse Pony – playing a session of original blues songs along with some outstanding covers. Not to be missed.
Formed as a backup band in case one of Inner City Blues were working on other projects. It features up and coming superstar guitarist Pierre Morrissey! Morrissey hails from Killkenny. The new outfit also features drummer Julian Costante from Rome, Italy. Bluesman Andrea Bonnino, a founder member of Inner City Blues Band plays harmonica, guitar and does the occasional vocal.The senior Italian hails from Piza in the Tuscon Hills of Italy. The finale piece of the puzzle is Bassist Jerome Rimson, well known for his work with the likes of Phil Lynott and Van Morrison. As co-founder of Inner City Blues the Detroit man has lived in Ireland for over 33 years and brings the streets of Detroit into the music! The Bad Boy Blues Band plays a cross section of original blues, Muddy Waters Little Walter etc. along with song by Rory Gallagher. Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley.
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.