What's on: Sunday, February 24

One of the longest running traditional music sessions runs in Charlie's bar every Sunday. Find out what other gigs are on around the city tonight.
What's on: Sunday, February 24
Sara Ryan, is at Dwyers tonight.

One of the longest running traditional music sessions runs in Charlie's bar every Sunday. Find out what other gigs are on around the city tonight.


Live At St. Lukes Bell X1 Acoustic-ish & Dowry Strings (Sold Out), 7.30pm, adm €35 plus booking fee

Bell X1 have another sell out show at Live at St Luke's tonight.

Charlie's, Union Quay Lee Trad Music Sessions 3pm, adm free

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 bango 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.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Big Swinging Mikies 6pm, adm free

Born in the Folk House and a neighbouring apartment in Kinsale in the hot summer of 2013, the Big Swingin' Mikies are a band that was set up as a "non Saturday night" band.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. What's That Sound? 9pm, adm free

What's that sound? are a four piece Funk and Blues acoustic outfit consisting of four well established Singer-Songwriters (Joey Ryan, Pierre Morrisey, Evan Prendergast and Clare Sands) who carry themselves with a tight yet relaxed atmosphere.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place The Velvetones 8pm, adm free

Tony and Audrey, are another long established act at The Welcome. Classic songs in acoustic style is the order of the day. Hits from Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Albert Hammond and Steely Dan are all performed with enthusiasm and precision.

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

Upstairs at the Oliver Plunkets 'Frisky Whiskey' bar 'Ceol Coolroe' will be playing.

Reardens, Washington St. Celtic Knights 10.30pm, adm free

Celtic Knights are a four piece band based in Cork. The band plays a vast variety of music from the 60's to modern day rock and funk. It is guaranteed to be a good night when Celtic Knights are around.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Sara Ryan 7pm, adm free

Sara Ryan brings a unique voice to the Irish music scene with memorable lyrics conveying stories as real as they are raw. With a performance style compared to a young Edith Piaf, Sara will continue grace stages across Ireland and share her songs and stories throughout our Emerald Isle.

The Gables, Douglas St. Traditional Irish Music Session 9.30pm, adm free

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. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Crow Black Chicken 11.50pm, adm free

Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. 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.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 5.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm adm free

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

Charlie's, Union Quay The Lee Sessions 3pm, 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. 

Turner's Cross Tavern, Turner's Cross The Lee Sessions 8pm, adm free

These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork's reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike! 

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

This weekly session takes place in one of Cork's most famous bars, An Spailpín Fánach, and features some wonderful musicians and singers. A fantastic night is guaranteed!


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. 


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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