What's on: Monday, April 8

 A choral group made up of mental health staff, service users and friends is among those performing in the city today.
What's on: Monday, April 8
Ray Barron plays mandolin at Charlie's tonight.


Charlie's, Union Quay Hank Wedel and Ray Barron 9.30pm, adm free

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.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place The Leeside Serotones | Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 12pm, adm free

Leeside Serotones Choral Group Part of Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2019.

'I feel there are two aspects to the group, one is that they love the really well-known and upbeat fun songs and the other is that they love… really love, to sing songs that will comfort people,' Rachel Healy, Choral Leader. The Leeside Serotones' repertoire is a mix of popular music and includes reggae, pop, soul, blues and country. Some favourites include Emeli Sandé’s Wonder, Bob Marley’s Is this Love, Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star and Coldplay’s Fix You. The Leeside Serotones are a choral group based in Cork, made up of HSE mental health staff, service users, and friends. The group developed as part of an Arts + Minds Choral Project, which began in Autumn 2012. For more info see: https://artsandmindscork.com Free event | No booking required | All welcome 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Andy Dunne Full Circle 9.30pm, adm free

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. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Traditional Irish Dinner and Show 7pm, adm free

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. 

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Dwyers Traditional Irish Session 7pm, adm free

Get a taste of a real authentic trad music session at Dwyers of Cork. The best of Irish musicians accompanied from time to time by talented Irish dancers.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Céilí By The Lee (classes) 7.30pm, adm €5

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. The MC guides you through the basic steps, before combining them into more complex dances. This is an 18+ event!

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Ladies Who Lunch 11.50pm, adm free

The Ladies Who Lunch a band made from members of Kaara, The Vestas, Superskunkz and NOMIS.The Ladies have been “stunning” audiences ever since their first appearance on Sherkin Island in the summer of last year. they play everything from Funk, Soul, Reggae, Rock, Pop and Disco all while dressed as their lady alter ego.

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.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Stephen Dunne: Shackled To Belligerent Ghosts 10 am, adm free 

Triskel Gallery Space Stephen Dunne’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing and moving image. He produces his work in a spontaneous manner and attempts to draw upon the unconscious as source material. His new exhibition, Shackled to Belligerent Ghosts, is running at the Gallery Space at Triskel Arts Centre.

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