What's on: Thursday, February 28

One of the most hotly tipped British artist of 2019 is in Cork tonight.
What's on: Thursday, February 28
Freya Ridings is at Cyprus Avenue.

LIVE MUSIC

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Freya Ridings 8pm, adm €18.50

As Freya Ridings is the most hotly tipped British artist of 2019 with the announcement of her largest headline tour to date for 2019. Kicking off tonight, February 28 in Cork, it will include a date at London’s Roundhouse and will see Freya play to over 14,000 fans. It’s been an incredible year for the North London, 23-year old whose single ‘Lost Without You’ hit Number 9 in the Official Chart. A hymn to lost love and regret, the single has now had over 50 million streams, it’s been added to BBC Radio 1 playlist, played by Capital FM, Heart, Smooth FM and Bauer network and she’s the No.1 artist in the Independent singles and Shazam chart. 

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Ballads & Banjos 9.30pm, adm free

One of Cork's finest traditional and folk sessions. A different blend of musicians every week but always the same result; daecent music and mighty craic!

Reardens, Washington St. Old Moderns 10pm, adm free

The Old Moderns are a high energy five piece band who have played in many different countries in various bands,from weddings to festivals, private functions, birthday parties, college balls to pubs you name it, they have played it! The Old Moderns carefully tailor our setlist to the event they play to ensure the dance floor is full and guests have a night they will never forget.

The Corner House, Coburg St. Lee Delta Blues Club 9.30pm, adm free

Tonight is Jam Night for a chance for all musicians to play for us. Great night assured.

Charlie's, Union Quay Snaggletooth 9.30pm, adm free

Tasty Thursday Sessions with Declan Hogge playing the music of Planxty, Paul Brady, Bob Dylan etc. Combination of guitar, mandolin and mouth organ along with a strong voice.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Art Crimes Band 11.50pm, adm free

Founded in 2011 The Art Crimes Band launched their debut studio album of original material entitled ‘Radio’ at the 2015 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. The group have gigged extensively together and have included very popular ventures into the world of Burlesque with International burlesquer and model extraordinaire Foxy P.Cox. See www.theartcrimesband.com 

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, adm free

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

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 8pm, 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. 

The Corner House, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6pm, adm free

Features international giants of trad music, Aidan Coffey, Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny McCarthy and Colm Murphy with special guest musicians every week! Tagaigí isteach don togha is rogha ceoil!

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

Features some wonderful musicians and singers led by Cork’s own William Hammond!

DJ / NIGHTLIFE

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. DJ Big Daddy Can 11pm, adm free

Big Daddy Can plays an eclectic mix of everything from deep house, Rock, electro, funky house, dubstep, drum n bass, techno, jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, lo-fi – everything under the sun basically!

CINEMA

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Os Maias / The Maias – Film Screening Portuguese Cultural Event 7pm, adm €5

Organised with the support of Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua , I.P., Embassy of Portugal in Ireland, Honorary Consulate of Portugal.

The film is based on the realist novel of the same name written by the great Eça de Queiroz, and is a great, melodramatic, amusing and melancholic, story of the Maia family and of Portugal. Set in Lisbon at the close of the nineteenth century, The Maias can be viewed as a classic coming-of-age novel. 

ART

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. 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.

EXHIBITION

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. 

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