What's on: Saturday, March 9

A mix of comedy, Smiths & Morrissey tribute and DJ club nights are some of the gigs on around the city tonight.
What's on: Saturday, March 9
Shane Clifford Comedian is at City Limits Comedy Club


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. These Charming Men - A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey 7.30pm, adm €15

Formed in 1995, These Charming Men are well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around. These Charming Men have toured extensively from Europe, to the USA and Japan, where they replaced Morrissey at the Fuji Rock Festival after he pulled out. Yes, they are that good. If you want a realistic and faithful representation of the spirit and music of the Smiths or Morrissey, These Charming Men are your only option.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Bedrock 10.30pm, adm free

Full on rock & roll band! Enjoyed throughout the country, this band is not to be missed.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Lir Quartet 1pm, adm €16 / €13

The Lir Quartet return with a wonderfully contrasted programme of works by Britten and Mendelssohn. In association with the National String Quartet Foundation.

Charlie's, Union Quay Crow Black Chicken 10.30pm, adm free

Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their dirty southern Blues sounds. This power trio of Christy O’Hanlon (vocals, guitar), Stephen McGrath (bass) and Gev Barrett (drums, backing vocals) combine elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov’t mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd and LED Zeppelin to create their greasy blues-rock sound. The long-bearded trio have been described as “an Irish ZZ Top” and played with them at Live at the Marquee.

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

SoundDog are an acoustic two-piece act made up of singer-songwriters Brian Lalor and Christine B Phelan with a varied body of material resulting in an energy-fueled live show. Their set consists of a collection of original songs, unique covers and folky duets. Expect to hear everything from traditional homegrown ballads to Nashville duets through uplifting medleys and bluesy numbers along with a few simple twists to familiar classics. Both musicians are accomplished recording artists with over a decade of experience each in the music industry supporting prestigious acts such as Sharon Shannon and touring with their own show nationwide.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Tim Mullane 10.30pm, adm free

Tim Mullane has been wowing our audiences for many years now, an energetic and very accomplished musician he has been known to cover everything from Neil Young to the Bee Gees and everything in between.

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

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

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Lee Sessions 5pm, 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.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Jovani 11pm, adm €20

Jonas Nainys aka Jovani, half of a hugely successful Radistai DJs project from Lithuania, continues with his solo material and joins creative forces with the renowned pop singer Jazzu and delivers the perfect summer ending track called «keep it to myself».

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. DJ Fadd Jnr 11pm, adm free

Mixed and scratched by Fadd Jnr, an alternative musical take on Saturday night club music. Expect classic electro cuts, indie fused pop and a mixture of Rock’n’Roll staples, along with plenty of new upbeat tunes for your dancing pleasure.


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. It is the continuation of Vukašin Nedeljković’s ongoing work highlighting the injustices, confinement and incarceration of asylum seekers in Ireland. 


City Limits/ The Comedy Club/ Cork, Emma Doran, Shane Clifford, Mark O Keeffe and Denis Len, adm €18, doors 8.30pm / showtime 9.30pm

One of Ireland's most exciting emerging talents, Emma Doran is a comedian, blogger and self-proclaimed chancer. Her stand up and sketches have racked up hundreds of thousands of hits on some of the country's most popular sites including Daily Edge, Mummypages, SHEmazing, Broadsheet, Breakingnews.ie, and Her.ie. Emma was also a regular on RTÉ's Republic of Telly, and has appeared on everything from the Today Show with Daithi and Maura to American TV Show Right This Minute.

After working in retail for 10 Years Shane Clifford decided, on a whim, to upload some silly videos to the internet. The videos dealt with issues such as mental health and masculinity through an original, absurd and most of all funny lens and after accidentally attracting a small, but devoted following he decided to give stand up a go.

In the 3 years since he nervously stepped on stage in a tiny room in Killarney and told jokes to four American tourists, he has risen quickly performing all over Ireland and appearing at major Irish comedy festivals.

www.thecomedyclub.ie, 0214507744, www.tickets.ie

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