What's on: Saturday, February 2

Comedian Eric Lalor is at Cork City Limits tonight. Here's a guide to what else is on around Cork city
What's on: Saturday, February 2
Comedian Eric Lalor is at Cork City Limits Comedy Club tonight.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Malcolm Middleton 7.30pm, adm €15

Guitarist and songwriter, Malcom Middleton is best known for his work with Aidan Moffat in Scottish rock legends ARAB STRAP, as well as for his string of DPR$$N-CORE smash hit singles. On BANANAS Malcolm has teamed up with the acclaimed not-jazz trio Jenny, Jones & Smillie(David Jeans drums, Stevie Jones double bass and Graeme Smillie piano) to produce an album that is both scathing and nice.

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

First and foremost Andy Dunne is an Entertainer. So many years of playing in pubs and keeping up with the “flavor of the month” songs has given Andy the edge over most other entertainers on the scene, especially when he has managed to do this with just vocals and an acoustic guitar. 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.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Poc Ar Buile 10pm, adm free

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett - Poc Ar Buile started off a few years ago messing around on a Wednesday night in the Stables in Carrigaline. The band grew from three to five and the rest is history! Poc ar Buile are Cork's liveliest Irish Ballad / Folk Band.

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

Upstairs in the Oliver Plunkett, join Binary Sunset for some live music, after midnight

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Spotlight Chamber Music Series Iv 1pm, adm €12.50/€10.50

The fourth and final concert of the Spotlight Chamber Music Series will feature two romantic string sextets alongside Sam Perkin’s Duet for Two Violas. Both of Brahms’ sextets for strings are early works; the first, B flat Major Sextet was composed when Brahms was only twenty-seven years old. Sam Perkin’s Duet for Two Violas will follow, and the programme will conclude with the lovely string sextet that serves as the introduction to Capriccio, Richard Strauss’ final operatic venture. Mia Cooper, Nicola Sweeney (Violin) Simon Aspell, David Kenny (Viola) Brian O’Kane, Aoife Burke (Cello) 

Charlie's, Union Quay Sugar Mountain 10.30pm, adm free

An energetic ffive-pieceAmericana/country/blues band. Mixed bag of bass, drums, violin, guitar and vocals. Featuring Martin Moylett originally with Princes Street & The Mojo Rejects.

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

Bedrock is an exciting party band hailing from Mitchelstown, North Cork and are full of energy, highly entertaining and topped to the brim with quality musicianship and vocalists.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. The Old Moderns 10.30pm, 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 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

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

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

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


Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall Cask Ales & Strange Brew Fest 1.30pm, adm free

The Cask Ales and Extraordinary Brew Festival continues until today Saturday February2. Featuring a range of special brews using curious and interesting ingredients, the festival will showcase the growing experimentation of Irish brewers and their ability to challenge the norms of brewing. The national Beer enthusiasts club, winners will be announced today. Live music, performances & Pompeii pizza! Admission is free.


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Harry Clarke Watercolours: Dreaming In Blue: 10 am, adm free

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) watercolours. Limited run - must close on Valentine's Day.

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.


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


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Earth, Wind & Fire: Made In Cork Contemporary 10 am, adm free

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.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Heroes and Villains 10 am, adm free

Heroes and Villains, a selection of works from the collection, explores the archetypes of good and bad characters, and the middle ground between them. 


City Limits, The Comedy Club, Coburg Street, Eric Lalor and guests, adm €15/€18

Award-winning Comic Eric Lalor was already a very well know and loved comic on the Irish comedy scene, with his engaging, high-intensity performances that make him a “must see comic”.

Eric stars on Fair City as bad boy Cathal Spillane and also enjoyed a nationwide tour with Al Porter that climaxed at the “Live at The Marquee” in Cork in front of 5000 people last summer.

Eric is a regular at all the top festivals from London to China and back to Dublin's Inveigh gardens, he has worked with the biggest names in comedy, from Tommy Tiernan to Jason Byrne and many more .

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