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.
Andy Dunne is an Entertainer / Songwriter from Cork City Ireland. His solo performances have been described as “Magical..” – PROC. 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 heart warming contemporary folk ballads to (sometimes humorous) pop/blues songs. All accompanied by his unique acoustic guitar style.
Céilí by the Lee has moved house! Cork’s favourite Irish dancing night now takes place on Monday nights in Crane Lane. Still at the time of 7.30pm, still for the staggeringly good value of €5 Join us as our MC guides you through the basic steps, before combining them into more complex dances. Sieges will be laid and lifted, bridges crossed and bonfires burnt. All are welcome, including beginners and solo dancers. A great way to make new friends, experience traditional Irish culture, learn to dance and get fit! Admission €5 This is an 18+ event! Food being served from Arthur Maynes all day!
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. Join them upstairs in The Frisky Whiskey Bar where a selection of Traditional Irish meals are served as part of a three-course dinner.
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.