The Oliver Plunkett presents 'Andy Dunne Full Circle'. Andy Dunne is an entertainer/songwriter from Cork City. 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.
Hank Wedel and Ray Barron have been playing in Charlies bar 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 Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city. 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.
These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork's reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike! This weekly session takes place in one of Cork's most famous bars, An Spailpín Fánach, and features some wonderful musicians and singers. A fantastic night is guaranteed.
Modern Galleries, Screening Room & Harry Clarke Room, explore the unique imagination of Harry Clarke in our first annual exhibition of his Eve of St Agnes (c.1923)watercolors. Limited run - must close on Valentine's Day.
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.
Meet new people in Cork, get some exercise, learn the ancient and noble art of traditional Irish dancing. Meeting every Monday at 7.30pm in Crane Lane. Begin by covering the basic steps, and then move on to group dancing. Beginners are welcome, no partner required! For more information see www.fb.com/ceilibythelee
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.
From ancient processes to new (machine) technologies, the exhibition Earth, Wind and Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary will showcase the work of Nuala O’Donovan, Eoin Turner, Alex Pentek, Mary Palmer / Anne Kiely and Joseph Walsh. Six Cork-based contemporary artists whose artistic practice exemplifies excellence in craftsmanship. Curated by Anne Boddaert.
Heroes and Villains, a selection of works from the collection, explores the archetypes of good and bad characters, and the middle ground between them.