What's on: Saturday, February 23

Bell X1 have a sell out gig at Live at St Luke's, there's also blues, traditional Irish music and more on in venues across the city.
What's on: Saturday, February 23
Bell X1 band members, Dominic Phillips, David Geraghty and Paul Noonan. They play Live at St Luke's tonight. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Bell X1 have a sell out gig at Live at St Luke's, there's also blues, traditional Irish music and more on in venues across the city.


Live At St. Lukes Bell X1 Acoustic-ish & Dowry Strings Sold Out 7.30pm, adm €35, plus booking fee

Bell X1 will be joined by Dowry Strings (Eanna Brennan) who will provide string accompaniment. The concert will feature a selection of songs from Bell X1's catalogue. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Frets 7pm, adm free

The Frets are a guitar/vocals and mandolin duo based in Cork city who play a wide variety of music, ranging from Jazz swing, Country rock, bluegrass and instrumental traditional music from Ireland, America Scandinavia, Greece and Italy.

Charlie's, Union Quay Hot Guitars 10.30pm, adm free

Hot Guitars are a five-piece bands blues, rock style popular with young and old audiences as they play a variety of covers ranging from The Rolling Stones, The Animals, Dylan, Muddy Waters, Clapton, Van Morrison, Steely Dan and more. Fronted by lead singer Joe O’Callaghan who is also an accomplished harmonica, sax and keyboard player. Joe’s high energy performance ensures that audiences are dancing from the very first number. They are rich in talent from skilled guitarists Tom Stephens and Tony Burke whom lend to the great vocal sound of Hot Guitars topped off with the unique bass playing of Pete Brennan. A gig everyone talks about.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Phoenix 9.30pm, adm free

Phoenix is a highly entertaining, dynamic and exciting four-piece collaboration of very experienced and accomplished musicians, who regularly perform at some of the most established bars, nightclubs, events and festivals throughout the country. With a set-list that covers every genre including Rock, Chart , folk, R&B, Funk, Soul, Pop, Rock n' Roll, Waltzes and Jives.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Andy Dunne 10.30pm, adm free

First and foremost Andy Dunne is an Entertainer. So many years of playing in pubs and keeping up with the “flavor of the month” songs has given Andy the edge over most other entertainers on the scene, especially when he has managed to do this with just vocals and an acoustic guitar. 

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Kenny Live! 10.30pm, adm free

Kenny Live has long been a mainstay at The Welcome. A powerful vocal performance coupled with vibrant acoustic guitar proves a massive hit with locals and visitors alike. A very wide range of songs with everything from Johnny Logan to the Dubliners involved.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Scapa Flow 10pm, adm free

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett, live traditional Irish music from Scapa Flow.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Guilty Judges 10.30pm, adm free

Sharpest dressed musical connoisseurs in Cork! Playing the best rock, pop and party music known to man and beast!

The Gables, Douglas St. Leif 10pm, adm free

Leif are one of Cork's most popular and dynamic acts. Their song choices range from soft acoustic traditional and folk to rock and roll classics. Expect to hear the likes of James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, The Everly Brothers, Bill Withers, John Denver and a few surprises.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Mindriot 9pm, adm free

The three piece from Mitchelstown in Cork have been blazing a trail since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Brothers” in 2016. With a sound that’s been described as glorious & melodic and thunderous . 

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Mack Fleetwood 7.30pm, adm €15

Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today. 

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Clementi – The Piano Sonatas – Recital 2, by Dr Fionnuala Moynihan, 1pm, adm €11.50 / €9.50

It was Dr Fionnuala Moynihan's wish to include one of Clementi’s sonatinas in every recital. She said: "These works, though short, touch my heart every time and I performed my first Clementi sonatina when I was ten years old: recital no.2 finishes with one of my favourites." This recital showcases both Clementi’s middle and final stages in his compositional life.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm adm free

The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city. 

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St. The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

Supported by Cork City Council, this trad session series runs all year round, and features world-class musicians and singers, in Cork's most iconic bars.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Sandra Hickey – Where Two Styles Meet – Loving Vincent Inspired 10 am, adm free

This exhibition will contain two bodies of work by Cork based artist Sandra Hickey. The first style of work is inspired by her time working on Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent, where she and 124 artists hand painted over 65,000 frames in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Asylum Archive – Vukašin Nedeljković 10 am, adm free

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. 

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