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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Hot Blooded Animals are a band of trumped-up Culchies who play the kind of Rock n’ Roll we can all relate to.
The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city.
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.
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. A fantastic night is guaranteed!
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.
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.