What's on: Thursday, January 24

From ballads and banjos to funk, soul and R&B, here's some gigs on in Cork city tonight.
What's on: Thursday, January 24
 Funk Soul Veras are at The Oliver Plunkett tonight.


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.

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

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

The Corner House, Coburg St. Lee Delta Blues Club 9.30pm, adm free

The Dizzy Blues Band perform, with variations on some instruments.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Dr.Feelgood & the Electric Mayhem 11.50pm, adm free

Dr.Feelgood & the Electric Mayhem band are a fine collection of Cork musicians that produce an eclectic sound of progressive funk, soul and R&B rock. Featuring on Vocals & Guitar – Adrian Best, Drums – Anto Noonan, Keys – John Fitz and Bassist – Dan Thornhill. There is lots of grooves, sultry solos and moods to get into.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.

The Midnight Rambles 12 am, adm free

'The Midnight Rambles' are a new jamming session. 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.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Funk Soul Veras 10pm, adm free

Playing Upstairs in The Oliver Plunkett bar is Funk Soul Veras. This young band will delight with their funky covers of songs you love. On stage from 11pm.

Charlie's, Union Quay Martina Stanford and Friends 9.30pm, adm free

Martina Stanford (Boxcar Bertha) will pair up for a night of traditional and contemporary folk and blues songs.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Guilty Judges 1.30pm, adm free

The Guilty Judges are a 3-Piece Pop covers band that are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most coveted wedding bands in the country. With high-energy live shows the Guilty Judges perform a wide range of genres that is sure to keep you on the dancefloor from start to finish.

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

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. 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 

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 led by Cork’s own William Hammond.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Heathers (16) (Twisted Celluloid) 8.30pm, adm €9.50/€7.50 103 mins – United States 1989 – Dir: Michael Lehmann Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty

This true cult classic of modern American cinema has captured the imaginations of troubled teenagers the world over with its acerbic satire of the sugar-coated high school movies of the 1980s.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Sleep Has Her House (Nc) (Phantoscope) 6.30pm, adm €10 90 mins – United Kingdom 2017 – Dir: Scott Barley

In a world devoid of human beings, an undefined presence manifests, embodied as the wind. Through long static takes, this visionary film develops a hypnotic experience.


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. Aesthetic Distance – Vera Ryklova 10 am, adm free 

Triskel Gallery Space hosts Aesthetic Distance, 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.  These photos were taken at the pilgrimage site of Reilig Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney.


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, the curatorial focus of the exhibition is to illuminate the synergetic relationship between artistic excellence and technical skill.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Harry Clarke 10 am, adm free

One of Ireland’s best-known and loved artists, Harry Clarke was born in Dublin in 1889, and trained in the art of stained glass in his father’s church decorating workshop, and in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. While he went on to develop a unique style that was very much influenced by Symbolism, the three windows in the Harry Clarke room on the second floor of the Crawford Art Gallery are important works. Purchased directly from the artist by the Gibson Bequest Committee in 1924.

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. 

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