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.
The longest consecutive running Open Mic Night in Cork City. Every Monday night you can witness an eclectic mix of professional and amateur musicians from all over the world on stage in Brú Bar. This always interesting night provides an in house guitar and a complimentary drink for every performer, as well as an open-minded audience for a funday Monday for all.
Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Monday Blues Session 9pm, adm free
Foot-stomping blues every Monday night with resident band One Horse Pony – playing a session of original blues songs along with some outstanding covers. Not to be missed
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.”. 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. Although performing mainly well-arranged cover versions, Andy also adds some of his own songs to the mix. These range from heartwarming contemporary folk ballads to (sometimes humorous) pop/blues songs. All accompanied by his unique acoustic guitar style.