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? 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 and Clare Sands) What's that sound? 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, an ever-changing array from some of Cork’s and Ireland’s finest traditional players.
Tony & Audrey, another long established act at The Welcome. Classic songs in acoustic style is the order of the day. Hits from Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Albert Hammond and Steely Dan are all performed with enthusiasm and precision.
Anna Mitchell is a singer and songwriter based in Cork. With influences of Americana and Soul. After the independent release of her debut album ‘Down to the Bone’ there has been no stopping the Cork songstress as she has toured the world playing her dark folk Americana to loyal listeners and fans.
Music at Midday is a partnership with CIT Cork School of Music. Music at Midday returns on the first Sunday of February. Join them at the gallery for a special piano recital by Aisling Deegan and Donal McHugh in the comfort of the Lecture Theatre (ground floor). Aisling Deegan will play: Felix Mendelssohn - Rondo Cappriccioso, Op.14 in E major (1830) Franz Liszt - Liebesträume, S. 541 in A Flat Major (1850) Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude No. 5 'Alla Marcia,' Op.23 in G minor (1901) Donal McHugh will play: Robert Schumann - Papillons, Op.2 (1831). Free entry, no booking required, all welcome.
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!
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.
This exhibition will contain two bodies of woCork-based 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.
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.
Searching for something new and free to do with your family on Sunday?
The Crawford Art Gallery has you covered from 2pm to 3.30pm, with a free art workshop - drop in at 2pm. Also a free guided tour.
The free events and exhibitions are open every Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am-4pm. Don't forget that Crawford Gallery Café serve heavenly Sunday Brunch from 11am!
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.
Heroes and Villains, a selection of works from the collection, explores the archetypes of good and bad characters, and the middle ground between them.