What's on: Saturday January 19

Music, art, photography... here's a taste of what's on this Saturday
What's on: Saturday January 19
Niwel Tsumbu Sounds and Eamonn Cagney. Picture: Con Kelleher


The Gables, Douglas St. Fintan Lucy 10pm, adm free

Fintan, already a seasoned busker, started gigging solo around Cork city in the mid 80s, and soon found himself on the Irish trad pub circuit, singing and backing tunes. He was a member of folk/trad bands Duchas and Pluckfocailwindskin, and the acoustic rock harmony band The Phintones. As a solo act he has performed around Ireland and in New York, England, Wales, Spain and Switzerland. His song 'Peace will Come Again' is featured in full in the US movie Blind Pass. His songs have been recorded by Rory McCarthy and by Cork-based Wexford songwriter Lynda Cullen, with whom he gigs regularly as a duo since the two anchored the Songlines folk club which ran in Cork from 2009 to 2010. His newest project is Go Rev, a duo act with fellow Cork songwriter and pianist Dee Power. He has taught songwriting at The Munster Literature Centre, and facilitates community music workshops around Cork.

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

First and foremost Andy Dunne is an Entertainer. He 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. Pat Comerford is the Frets lead singer and guitarist. Pat hails from Cork and his musical influences range from Jazz swing, country blues, bluegrass and contemporary music. Pat has a wealth of musical experience under his belt, performing with folk / traditional, Jazz, rock and contemporary groups on both sides of the Irish border and internationally. Dave Barry plays mandolin and is also from Cork. Dave has played music with a variety of groups in Ireland as a bassist and mandolinist. Dave is also a well-seasoned musician and has toured with rock, contemporary, traditional / folk and Cajun groups both nationally and internationally.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Niwel Tsumbu & Éamonn Cagney 9pm, adm free

Niwel Tsumbu with Éamonn Cagney: To you, Our people – Exploring Inspiration tour.

Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are touring their explosive live show nationally and internationally. This duo has been enthralling audiences for over a decade, while making numerous recordings and videos, with regular appearances on national media. Audiences have been absolutely enthralled with their performances and music on this latest tour, with numerous concerts scheduled throughout 2018, at selected venues and festivals both nationally and internationally. Built on 15 years of constant collaboration, Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are known for their incredible musical chemistry and exciting, joyous performances. Expect a highly engaging concert, both intimate and elaborate, a musical river whose sources range from classical to Central Africa, with pulsating rhythms, wild guitar solos and so much more.

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

Meet Cork’s newest all-male pop and rock style tribute band, Transmission. This five-piece Cork-based band are set to take the band scene by storm. Performing all your favourite hits from the 60’s, 70’s funk and right up to present day classics. With a vast set list which includes music from James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Take That, The Script and The Killers.

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

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). Kesh  play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads & contemporary songs.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Guilty Judges 12 am, adm free

Upstairs - The boys are back in town! 'The Guilty Judges' kick it in all the right places and are wooing crowds across the Lee Delta with their unique take on classics old and new.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Lee Sessions 3pm, adm free

This brilliant session, featuring some of the country’s finest traditional musicians, takes place in The Oliver Plunkett, one of Cork's longest established trad music houses.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm adm free

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


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Aesthetic Distance – Vera Ryklova 10 am, adm free

Triskel Gallery Space - Aesthetic Distance is a photographic exploration of desire and the sense of self within the concept of social and cultural belonging, and it features a series of staged self-portraits by artist Vera Ryklova. 

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. 


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.  Pictures for this exhibition were taken at the pilgrimage site of Reilig Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney.

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