What's on: Friday January 18

Big Generator, The Guilty Judges and The Gazelles are among those performing in Cork tonight.
What's on: Friday January 18
The Guilty Judges are at The Oliver Plunkett tonight.


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Ceol Coolroe 7pm, adm free

Playing live in The Frisky Whiskey Bar, upstairs in The Oliver Plunkett, Ceol Coolroe is the Traditional Irish Music Session and sure to be full of "ceol agus craic".

Reardens, Washington St. Big Generator 10.30pm, adm free before 11pm

Big Generator is a four piece rock band based in Portumna, Co. Galway. The band has toured extensively in the U.K, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, America and of course their native Ireland. Big Generator has also enjoyed a considerable amount of success and all of it achieved without the backing of a major label. The guys have also shared the stage with names like Ocean Colour Scene, Big County, White snake and Joe Satriani to name a few. Big Generator have released two albums "On The Line" and "The Unreleased" . The albums have received rave reviews in Holland where it has been on release. The band are signed to Green Street Records, a Dutch label.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Guilty Judges 9.30pm, 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 Judges perform a wide range of genres that is sure to keep you on the dancefloor from start to finish.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Gazelles 12 am, adm free

Playing downstairs in The Oliver Plunkett, Live Music from 'The Gazelles' from midnight.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. New Bedford 10pm, adm free

Join us at the Oliver Plunkett in the Frisky Whiskey bar for some craic agus ceol from New Bedford in the Oliver Plunkett.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Binary Sunset 12 am, adm free

Upstairs in the Oliver Plunkett -Join us for some live music from Binary Sunset after midnight.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place John O'Connor 10.30pm, adm free

John O’ Connor is another supremely talented artist on the roster at The Welcome Inn, a native of the Rebel county he has a huge fan base within Cork and indeed nationwide. A massive selection of songs in his repertoire that will have you singing along and dancing in no time.

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

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.


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Route 94 10pm, adm €17.50

Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. His music - simmering, forceful and purpose crafted for late night dancefloors - speaks of long evenings spent locked deep into mesmerizing four-to-the-floor grooves, so immersed that the surrounding world falls away.


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. ‘Ex-Voto Naomh Ghobnatan’ is an extension of Alys’ previous work in Lourdes. Taken at the pilgrimage site of Reilig Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney.

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