What's on: Friday, March 1

It's a new month, so what's in store in venues across Cork tonight?
What's on: Friday, March 1
Jack O'Rourke Picture. John Allen


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

Jack Ahern is no stranger to the live music scene in Cork with over seven years of solid experience playing many different musical genres, in and out of many different bands and line ups. He is currently in Binary Sunset. Their influences include Rory Gallagher (which they frequently pays tribute to in their live sets), The Beatles, Thin Lizzy and Radiohead. Jack has also been composing music for as long as he has been playing it, his music has been described by Morrissey of the Smiths as “Simply Brilliant”. Binary Sunset are constantly trying to move forward with sound and style and are well worth a listen.

Charlie's, Union Quay The Watermelons 10.30pm, adm free

The Watermelons are a three piece Blues band based in Cork. With a line up, consisting of drums, bass, guitar and sax, the band boasts some of Cork’s finest musicians. The set journeys from Chicago Blues to blues rock containing blistering tracks from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, The Allman Brothers, Junior Wells, Fleetwood Ma , Jimi Hendric etc. Expect many solo’s driven by a formidable rhythm section.

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Jack O'Rourke 7.30pm, adm €15

Jack O’Rourke is one of those mercurial artists whose musical imagination and personality has made him an intriguing entity to his many fans. A songwriter who first came to prominence with his ode to misunderstood youth, ‘Silence’ - which became a torch song for the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum - Jack went on to release his debut album Dreamcatcher to massive acclaim, peaking at No.5 in the Irish album charts and drawing huge critical praise.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Guilty Judges 9.30pm, adm free

New young band headed by lead singer Rob O'Shea playing great covers and some new music live in the Oliver Plunkett bar.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Gazelles 11.30pm, adm free

Downstairs in The Oliver Plunkett, Live Music from 'The Gazelles' from 11.30pm.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Ceol Coolroe 7pm, adm free

Upstairs at the Oliver Plunketts 'Frisky Whiskey' bar 'Ceol Coolroe' will be playing. The Traditional Irish Music Session is sure to be full of "ceol agus craic"!

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Hell For Leather 10pm, adm free

Upstairs in The Frisky Whiskey bar, in the Oliver Plunkett, high octane five-piece trad rock band from Cork playing all genres of music with an Irish twist. No frills just hardy ceoil.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Ill Winds 11.30pm, adm free

Playing upstairs in the Frisky Whiskey bar, The Ill Winds are a three piece traditional/contemporary band from the South East of Ireland featuring well-established musicians from both at home and abroad.

Reardens, Washington St. The Harleys 10.30pm, adm Free before 11pm

Formed in 2011, The Harleys are the most sought after act in the Irish Corporate and Wedding markets. For venues and festivals, Ireland just loves this band! They have a superb ongoing working relationship with, and on behalf of, Radio Nova. Today FM have taken the band away on tour with them to Austria and RTÉ have also hired The Harleys to front their orchestra live on The Late Late Show. 

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. 


Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Fiesta Latina With DJ Wilros 9pm, adm free

Latin night event playing the best in, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Samba.


City Limits, Coburg St. Funny Fridays at City Limits Comedy Club 9pm, adm €15

Every Friday at City Limits /The Comedy Club is Funny Fridays, it features some of the best new acts and up and coming acts all in the safe hands of the MC. This week's other guests feature, Denis Len, Mark O'Keeffe, Roger O'Sullivan and guests. This night is becoming very popular as there seems to me many hilarious surprises.


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. The second body of work is a style Hickey has been developing for years and was making in the lead up to Loving Vincent.


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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