Melissa loves to fuse her traditional Irish style signing with Jazz techniques. A brilliant end to the week.
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.
Featuring One Horse Pony, Ryan Kershaw and guests In Aid of Cork Animal Care Society.
One of the longest traditional music Sessions is in Charlie’s bar every Sunday at 3pm. The session is hosted by Cork’s own Sean O’Driscoll, both a sweet and rhythmic banjo player and a fine hand on the old style button accordion, along with his wife Mary O’Driscoll on the fiddle. To keep the sessions fresh and real, each Sunday features a different guest musician, anever-changingg array from some of Cork’s and Ireland’s finest traditional players.
A lively fun Sunday jazz session in our beergarden, joined by some of Corks best swing dancers, this weekly event offers a relaxed end-of-weekend, with the space to bop along too! With influences including Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Oscar Peterson and a plethora of many other jazz giants, Pinky Trolley bring a classic approach to equally classic music.
Ceili By The Lee is running this special event in aid of charity. Come and learn some Salsa Moves in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Blues Jam session every Sunday. All players are welcome to the stage and featuring Gerry Quigley & The Dirty Blues Band as the house band. The band take the stage for a night of laid-back and classy blues. Sundays is musicians jam night, all blues musicians welcome to join the band for some fun, laughter and music on stage! If you have never played with a band it doesn’t matter, give it a go! You’ll have lots of fun! They have a Fender Tele and Marshall 100w amp for visiting guitarists so you will get a great sound! Or bring your own instrument of any kind, all instruments welcome. Anything is possible...
The Professional Blues Band play the best of the blues with no guitar. The gents line up on drums, electric bass, piano and tenor.
Hugh Dillion and Martin Ryan make up The Barefoot Gypsies and they are one band you don't want to miss. Covering the very best of The Beatles, Tom Petty, Travelling Wilburys and many more. Two superb musicans who will have you singing and dancing all night long.
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