What's on: Thursday, February 7

From jamming sessions to trad and folk sessions, there's a gig for all tastes on in Cork city tonight.
What's on: Thursday, February 7

Jim Page, who plays the Triskel on February 7, counts Christy Moore among his fans.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. The Lemonheads 7.30pm, adm €20

The Lemonheads follow up the critically acclaimed ‘Varshons’ from nearly ten years ago with another eclectic collection of covers. Produced by Matthew Cullen and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Ramones), their tenth studio album brims with the slowly-matured vocal of Evan Dando as he lures a host of personal faves to his melodic lair. He really has become one of the great expressive singers of our time.

Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St. DJ Ronan 10pm, adm free

DJ Rory is sure to keep you on the dancefloor every Thursday.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Midnight Rambles 12 am, adm free

'The Midnight Rambles' are our new jamming sessions. Join some of Cork's finest musicians for an almighty shindig. An acoustic session in the middle of the downstairs bar covering all styles of music. All musicians and music lovers are welcome to join us to play or just sit back and listen.

Triskel Arts Centre, Jim Page, 8pm, adm €20

Jim Page was born in California in 1949 and grew up in the 1960s in the San Francisco Bay Area. Boasting Christy Moore as one of his fans, Jim has a great connection with Ireland and continues to write and to perform and to experiment with form and ensemble, and his songs continue to be pertinent and expressive of our times. Tickets from www.triskelartscentre.ie or 021-4272022.

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! Come check it out for yourself.

Charlie's, Union Quay The Last Word 9.30pm, adm free

The first Tasty Thursday of every month. The Last Word are a collective of gnarled Cork session musicians assembled by bass guru and aficionado of groove Noel Barrett to play an inspiring selection of lesser-known soul and R & B cuts from the 1970s to present day. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Barefoot Gypsies 10pm, adm free

Barefoot Gypsies are a two or four piece folk rock band covering everything rock and folk from the 1960's to the 1990's.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Stuart Wilde & The Birdmen 11.50pm, adm free

The Birdmen are a four piece band playing everything from Bob Dylan to The Beastie Boys. Blues/Folk/Rock & Hip Hop. The Birdmen are Stuart Wilde, Herbie Macken, Dan Thornhill and Wally.

Reardens, Washington St. Sparkle 10pm, adm free

Craic agus Ceol with live music from Sparkle from 10pm in Reardens Bar. Food served until late.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm and 8pm, adm free

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

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.

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!


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 onOscar-nominatedd 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. 


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 6pm, 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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