What's on: Tuesday, February 19

Tonight sees Cork band Microdisney play Leeside for the first time in 30 years. Find out more here...
What's on: Tuesday, February 19
Microdisney are at Cyprus Avenue.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Microdisney 7.30pm, adm €36.50

Cork band Microdisney featuring Cathal Coughlan (vocals), Sean O’Hagan (guitar), Jon Fell (bass) and Tom Fenner (drums) play Cork for the first time in 30 years.

After some 30 years the band reconvened to perform their seminal album, The Clock Comes Down the Stairs at the National Concert Hall and The Barbican in 2018. Having enjoyed that experience, the band will play a fully standing show at Cyprus Avenue as the venue for their final show.

Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. Double Strum 9pm, adm free

Double Strum are two Cork gals singin' the blues... or at a minimum twisting modern songs out of shape and giving them new vibes. The band features "Voice Of Ireland" and "KWC" finalist on lead vocals and self-titled "Musical Director extraordinaire" Ciara Howard on guitar and Harmonies. A great show, not to be missed.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Leif 9.30pm, adm free

Leif comprise of Eoin O’ Brien and Conor O’ Sullivan, two of Cork's finest musicians. They will take you on an eclectic journey through some of Irelands finest tunes and ballads. A candlelit, stove side trad session that really has to be seen to be believed. Locals and staff have even been known to get involved and give a blast.

Reardens, Washington St. Gypsy Sons 10.30pm, adm free

Music from Gypsy Sons from 5pm. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Jazz Improv ! Special – The Kevin Brady Trio 9pm, adm free

The Kevin Brady Trio featuring Bill Carrothers & Seamus Blake Dublin based Drummer and producer Kevin Brady begins 2019 with a performance by his Internationally acclaimed trio featuring the renowned U.S. pianist Bill Carrothers and long time rhythm section compadre Bassist Dave Redmond at The Crane Lane Theatre. Joining them for this unique series of concerts in Ireland is leading tenor saxophonist and composer Seamus Blake.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Professional Blues Band, 11.50pm, adm free

The Professional Blues Band play the best of the blues with no guitar. Ribald rock n roll and salacious soul. The gents line up on drums, electric bass, piano and tenor sax with a selection of nifty numbers from Little Richard, Ray Charles, Louis Prima, Ernie K Doe and more.

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. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike!


Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St. Fitzies Magical Flute 10pm, adm free

Join your host Trevor Fitz for fun, games and even a spot of karaoke. We all know Mondays are the new Saturdays, especially for those working in pubs, clubs, emergency services etc, so come along and kick start the week with the best entertainment in town.


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. ‘We painted so intensely and for long hours in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and trained in mastering his painting style. After finishing the production, I couldn’t help but see a Van Gogh style painting in every landscape I encountered, and in every changing sky. My response was to paint it.’ These paintings are mainly urban and rural landscapes. The second body of work is a style Hickey has been developing for years and was making in the lead up to Loving Vincent. These works are very different from her Van Gogh inspired paintings. They are abstract and figurative. They are all about the body and its beautiful imperfections. Three of these works were painted in Gdansk, Poland, while working on the animation and were shown in a group exhibition of fellow Loving Vincent Artists. Hickey has been working on these two bodies of work for over two years and she finds they both inform each other and spark new ideas, despite being very different in content.


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. It is a significant work, since there is very little visual information about previous Irish carceral sites including Magdalene Laundries, Industrial Schools, Mother and Baby Homes and ‘Lunatic Asylums’. From April 2007 to November 2009, Vukašin was housed in a Direct Provision Centre while seeking asylum. The Asylum Archive grew from that experience: “I kept myself intact by capturing and communicating with the environment through photographs and videos. This creative process helped me to overcome confinement and incarceration.” Asylum Archive is directly concerned with the realities and traumatic lives of asylum seekers. Its main objective is to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, and civil society activists, amongst others, with a view to create an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, which critically brings forward accounts of exile, displacement, trauma, and memory. It is not a singular art project that stands ‘outside of society’ engaged in an internal conversation; rather, it’s a platform open for dialogue and discussion with individuals who have experienced a sense of sociological/geographical displacement, memory loss, trauma, and violence. It has an essential visual, informative, and educational perspective and is accessible, through its online presence, to any future researchers and scholars who may wish to undertake a study about the conditions of asylum seekers in Ireland.

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