What's on: Saturday February 16

What's on: Saturday February 16
Tom O'Mahony is at City Limits tonight. Picture: Suzanne Thompson, Circus Photography


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Andy Dunne 12.30 am, adm free

First and foremost Andy Dunne is an Entertainer. So many years of playing in pubs and keeping up with the “flavor of the month” songs has given Andy the edge over most other entertainers on the scene, especially when he has managed to do this with just vocals and an acoustic guitar. He has developed a style of Guitar playing that (although detrimental to any kind of guitar string!) is powerful, full and rhythmic yet when required it can also be tender and touching. The same can be said for his vocals. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Frets 7pm, adm free

The Frets are a guitar/vocals and mandolin duo based in Cork city, who play a wide variety of music, ranging from Jazz swing, Country rock, bluegrass and instrumental traditional music from Ireland, America Scandinavia, Greece and Italy.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. The Vanbrugh Quartet 1pm, adm €16/€13

The Vanbrugh Quartet Quartets At Triskel – Spring Series The Vanbrugh continue their exploration of the great piano quartet repertoire in the company of acclaimed Belfast pianist Michael McHale, recently appointed lecturer at CIT Cork School of Music. 

Charlie's, Union Quay Tres Hombres 10.30pm, adm free

Blues, funky blues, hard blues from Tres Hombres featuring Mickey Power, Alex Pentek, and Fergal O’Leary playing good music differently every time. Expect tunes from the likes of Freddie King, Free, John Mayall, Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits and many more.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Pearls 9.30pm, adm free

The Pearls are a lively band of versatile musicians with years of experience perfect for any crowd. After four years on the road with one of Ireland's most successful live bands, Marlow and John know a thing or two about putting on a great show! The Pearls bring all that experience to the West of Ireland, together with new young Galway talent, singer and keyboard player Niamh O'Brian. Whether there is three, four, or five piece formation, you will always have a great fun with them.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place The Spencers 10.30pm, adm free

The Spencers consists of Brian Hennesy and Eoghan Murphy and together they perform cracking covers. Anything from The Beatles to Otis Reading and many many more.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Celtic Knights 10pm, adm free

Live upstairs in the Frisky Whiskey bar, Celtic Knights are a four piece band based in Cork. The band plays a vast variety of music from the 60s to modern day rock and funk. It is guaranteed to be a good night when Celtic Knights are around.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. She Said 10.30pm, adm free

Seven piece Soul/Funk covers band from Cork City. Satisfying all your musical senses, with cosmic bliss from some of the biggest divas in the business.

The Gables, Douglas St. Rob Harley 10pm, adm free

Rob Harley from Cork, spent his formative years in San Francisco’s Bay area, while there he gained his interest in music with his focus especially in Folk and Blues. Currently The Rob Harley Band are performing in and around Ireland playing the blues and classic rock covers as well as their own originals.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers 9pm, adm free

Playing together for over 10 years to rave reviews, including sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter, The Naildrivers energise audiences with their note-perfect covers of music of the late 70s and early eighties. 

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. Gerald Ahern 7.30pm, adm €10

Please show your support and come along on Saturday February 16th for the official launch of Gerald Ahern's debut album 'From the Streets of Pana to Grande Parade'

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Lee Sessions 3pm, adm free

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

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

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!


City Limits, Coburg St. Tom (The Bear) O Mahony Plus Guests 9pm, adm €18

Tom toured with MTV star Tom Green. Tom's also worked with Michael Winslow (of Police Academy fame) Abandoman and Tommy Tiernan. He starred alongside Rik Mayall and Snatch star Alan Fordin in “Damo & Ivor” as “Tarquin”.

He is unapologetically funny, fiercely likable and refreshingly original.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. The Camino Voyage (Pg) (Back By Popular Demand) 8.30pm, adm €9.50/€7.5 (98 mins)

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)  6pm, adm €9.50 / €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. 6.15pm Filmmaker Q&A


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.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Asylum Archive – Vukašin Nedeljković 10 am, adm free

The Asylum Archive is an art, activist and academic platform that examines the notion of Direct Provision Centres; the localities and sites where asylum seekers are being held while in the process of seeking refugee status. 

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