What's on: Saturday, February 9

The Lords of Strut are at Firkin Crane tonight, while Patrick Murray entertains at the Comedy Club.
What's on: Saturday, February 9
The Lords of Strut are at the Firkin Crane tonight.Picture: Ben Hopper


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Andy Dunne 12.30 am, adm free

Andy Dunne has developed a style of Guitar playing that (although detrimental to any kind of guitar string!) is powerful, full and rhythmic yet when required it can also be tender and touching. The same can be said for his vocals. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Frets 7pm, adm free

The Frets are a guitar/vocals and mandolin duo based in Cork city who play a wide variety of music, ranging from Jazz swing, Country rock, bluegrass and instrumental traditional music from Ireland, America Scandinavia,Greece and Italy. 

Dali, Carey's Lane Le Boom 9.30pm, adm €15

Le Boom are one of Ireland’s new music success stories having garnered 850k + streams for their two singles thus far. Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon have quickly become one of the most sought-after new acts in Irish music. Their electronic house-pop is a rush, it starts dance parties. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Stars 9.30pm, adm free

An energetic band playing the best covers to make your night full of fun! Live music in the Oliver Plunkett Bar free of charge.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Hilary Woods At Quarter Block Party 11pm, adm €15

A multi- disciplinary artist, and musician from Dublin Ireland, Hilary is Sacred Bones Records newest signee. Her evocative songs are imbued with wonder, heartache and a compelling darkness that straddle the acoustic and electronic worlds. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Kesh 10pm, adm free

Live upstairs in The Frisky Whiskey bar, Kesh are a four piece contemporary Irish band hailing from Co. Cork. Comprising of members Jason (Vocals, Guitar), Aaron (Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle & Vocals), James (Bass, Vocals) & Chris (Drums, Vocals). They  play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads and  contemporary songs.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Barefoot Gypsies 10.30pm, adm free

Hugh Dillion and Martin Ryan make up The Barefoot Gypsies. Covering the very best of The Beatles, Tom Petty, Travelling Wilburys and many more. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Binary Sunset 11.30pm, adm free 

Upstairs in the Oliver Plunkett, live music from Binary Sunset after midnigh.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Guilty Judges 10.30pm, adm free

Sharpest dressed musical connoisseurs in Cork! Playing the best rock, pop and party music.

The Gables, Douglas St. Music For Humans 10pm, adm free

Music for Humans are a two-piece cover band consisting of Dan O’Keeffe and Dave Murray. The duo perform songs drawn from multiple eras and genres and never shy away from a request.

Charlie's, Union Quay Bone Dog Blues 10.30pm, adm free

Formed in the summer of 2010 four friends and professional musicians decided to put a band on the road playing all their favorite songs from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher and Jimi Hendricks including other guitar hero’s. Playing motorcycle rallies, festivals and rock bars and clubs around the country, a must see.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Lee Sessions 3pm, 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 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm 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. 

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


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Shiba San 11pm, adm €12.50/€15

There’s much more to Shiba San than what meets the first listen. Leaving behind a 15-year long career of production experience in the French hip-hop scene, the Parisian producer became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house and was inspired to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. DJ Fadd Jnr 11pm, adm free

Mixed and scratched by Fadd Jnr, an alternative musical take on Saturday night club music. Expect classic electro cuts, indie fused pop and a mixture of Rock’n’Roll staples, along with plenty of new upbeat tunes for your dancing pleasure.


Firkin Crane, Shandon Lords Of Strut 'Drama, Drama, Drama' 8pm, adm €20

From the lads that brought you Release The Freak. the boys that concord the street performance world, raved it up in alleys across the country, confused Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent, and through it all they are still working at Tony's Bistro. A mythical memoir of how they came to be, A Pop Opera of daring, disappointments and delusions... a family feud finds the brothers in a secretive yet epic battle for the soul of the world! The clothes are too tight, the dreams are too big and there might not be enough room in this double act for the two of them! 

City Limits, Coburg St. Patrick Murray (Love Hate), Denis Len, Roger O Sullivan and guests, 9pm, adm €18

Patrick Murray is one of the top acts around Ireland at the moment, a favourite at all the established comedy clubs. He is also an established actor appearing in television on 'Love/Hate', Primeval, 'Can't Cope Won't Cope' and movies such as "You're Ugly Too" and Intermission. He has performed Jimmy Carr, Jason Byrne and Al Porter to name a few.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Naked Boys Reading At Quarter Block Party 12pm, adm €6 The event will be curated by special guest author Caroline O'Donoghue. We’ll be pulling out all the stops for an evening of naked readings, drinks, and just probably some lovely chats.  For more see www.nakedboysreading.com


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. 


Firkin Crane, Shandon M/Other 1pm, adm €10

Gabby and Benjamin Kamino, mother and son, both maintain separate careers as dancers and choreographers living and working between Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Gabby has been working professionally since the 70s; Benjamin since 2004. Although the great distance between their independent styles of work very rarely they can agree on things. m/Other is a duet for mother and son.


Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co Chorcaí 'Ex-voto Naomh Ghobnatan' 10 am, adm free

Alys Tomlinson is an award-winning editorial and fine art photographer based in London.  ‘Ex-Voto Naomh Ghobnatan’ is an extension of Alys’ previous work in Lourdes.  Taken at the pilgrimage site of Reilig Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney (Ireland), the project encompasses formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-lifes of the objects and markers left behind.


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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