What's on: Sunday, February 17

From traditional Irish music sessions, to jazz sessions and movie screenings... it's all part of Sunday night's line up in the city.
What's on: Sunday, February 17
The Lee Sessions take place in a number of Cork pubs tonight.


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Big Swinging Mikeys 6pm, adm free

Born in the Folk House and a neighbouring apartment in Kinsale in the hot summer of 2013, the Big Swingin' Mikeys are a band that was set up as a "non Saturday night" band.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. What's That Sound 9pm, adm free

What's that sound? are a four piece Funk and Blues acoustic outfit consisting of four well-established singer-songwriters (Joey Ryan, Pierre Morrisey, Evan Prendergast & Clare Sands) They carry themselves with a tight yet relaxed atmosphere.

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

Upstairs at the Oliver Plunkets 'Frisky Whiskey' bar 'Ceol Coolroe' will be playing. The Traditional Irish Music Session is sure to be full of "ceol agus craic".

Charlie's, Union Quay Lee Trad Music Sessions 3pm, adm free

One of the longest traditional music Sessions is in Charlie’s bar every Sunday. The session is hosted by Cork’s own Sean O’Driscoll, both a sweet and rhythmic bango player and a fine hand on the old style button accordion, along with his wife Mary O’Driscoll on the fiddle. To keep the Sessions fresh and real, each Sunday features a different guest musician.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Jack Ahern 8pm, adm free

Jack is an incredible solo act and his repertoire is absolutely incredible. It even includes a solo version of Bohemian Rhapsody. A fantastic guitar player with a voice to match. 

Reardens, Washington St. Bog The Donkey 10.30pm, adm free

Bog The Donkey were formed in 1995. They are one of the most successful and distinctive bands currently playing out of Ireland. They play all of the major festivals and clubs throughout the country, as well as touring the UK and USA on a regular basis.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Melissa Craig 9pm, adm free

Hailing originally from Donegal, but based in Cork city, Melissa Craig is a professional vocalist with a passion for voice. Having begun studies as a Classical vocalist holding Grade 8 Distinctions in Classical Voice and Musical Theater Voice, Melissa's focus shifted towards Jazz, Popular and Irish singing styles. Jazz fusion is an area of particular importance to Melissa and she enjoys merging her own traditional Irish singing style with jazz techniques. Graduating from University College Cork with a Bachelors degree in Music, Melissa currently enjoys working as a vocal tutor and performer.

The Gables, Douglas St. Traditional Irish Music Session 9.30pm, adm free

The Gables is home to the “Trad Session” for more than 30 years. The session has been visited by travelling musicians from far and wide with many diverse cultures. They have been tutored in all forms of music, classical, jazz, folk and blues but in some way all are drawn to the allure of traditional Irish music. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Hot Blooded Animals 11.50pm, adm free

Hot Blooded Animals are a band of trumped-up Culchies who play the kind of Rock n’ Roll we can all relate to.

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 5.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm adm free

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

Charlie's, Union Quay The Lee Sessions 3pm, 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.

Turner's Cross Tavern, Turner's Cross The Lee Sessions 8pm, 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!

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

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!


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. The Camino Voyage (Pg) (Back By Popular Demand) 4pm and 8.30pm, adm ranges from €5.50 to €7.50 (98 mins)

Documentary – Dir: Dónal Ó Céilleachair Featuring: Glen Hansard, Liam Holden and Danny Sheehy A crew embark on the Camino by sea in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Spain.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Good Favour (12a) (filmmaker Q&A) 1.30pm and 6pm, adm, from €5.50 to €7.50 

Starring: Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann and Clara Rugaard Secluded deep in the forests of Central Europe, a remote Christian community experiencing a crisis of faith finds new hope in the arrival of a mysterious young man.

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