What's on: Thursday January 17

British born singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens is among those performing in Cork tonight. 
What's on: Thursday January 17
British born singer-songwriter, Matt Owens, who is at Crane Lane Theatre tonight.


The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Ballads & Banjos 9.30pm, adm free

One of Cork's finest traditional and folk sessions. A different blend of musicians every week but always the same result; daecent music and mighty craic!

Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St. DJ Ronan 10pm, adm free

DJ Rory is sure to keep you on the dancefloor every Thursday!

The Corner House, Coburg St. Lee Delta Blues Club 9.30pm, adm free

Tonight the Dizzy Blues perform a great night of music.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Brain Craic: Pub Quiz Fundraiser 8pm, adm free

Get your brain crackin’ at a pub quiz fundraiser! Bring your friends along for a guaranteed great night out and help raise funds for the upcoming local elections supporting our passionate candidates Ed FitzGerald and Tjitske de Vries. Great prizes for the winners. Booking not necessary – just show up. Suggested donations €10 or €5 for the unwaged.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Matt Owens (Noah & The Whale ) 9pm, adm free

British born singer-songwriter and musician Matt Owens first came to prominence as a founder member of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale. Releasing four albums, Noah and the Whale achieved huge success in the UK and overseas, selling over one million albums in the UK alone. The band toured the world between 2006 and 2015, playing hundreds of festivals, including Austin City Limits, Fuji Rocks and Lollapalooza, as well as touring with the likes of Arcade Fire, Bahamas, and Laura Marling. In 2016 Matt formed the band Little Mammoths, releasing the critically acclaimed debut album Phantom Dreams. The band tours the UK and Ireland on a regular basis. In 2018 he released his debut solo album. It is an album that oozes Americana with its campfire storytelling told mainly on acoustic guitar and piano, reflecting the songwriting skills of some of Matt’s favourite artists Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell and Warren Zevon.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Crow Black Chicken 11.50pm, adm free

Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. This power trio of Christy O Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar, Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, backing vocals) combine elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov’t mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin to create their greasy blues rock sound.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Midnight Rambles 12 am, adm free

'The Midnight Rambles' are a new jamming session. Join some of Cork's finest musicians for an almighty shindig! An acoustic session in the middle of the downstairs bar covering all styles of music. All musicians and music lovers are welcome to join us to play or just sit back and listen.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Barefoot Gypsies 10pm, adm free

Barefoot Gypsies - two piece or four piece folk rock band covering everything rock and folk from the 1960's to the 1990's.

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

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

The Corner House, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6pm, 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. Features international giants of trad music, Aidan Coffey, Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny McCarthy and Colm Murphy with special guest musicians every week!

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 led by Cork’s own William Hammond!


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Crazywise (Nc) [first Fortnight] 7.30pm, adm €9.50 82 mins – United States 2016 – Documentary – Dir: Phil Borges, Kevin Tomlinson

Featuring: Angeles Arrien, Phil Borges and Laura Delano. This award-winning film explores the transcendent and healing potential of a psychological crisis. It looks at what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. Followed by a discussion facilitated by First Fortnight €9.00 (+ 50c membership) (annual membership discounts do not apply).


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. Although the theme is associated with the artist’s intimate life its depiction possesses elements that allow for different layers of interpretation. The role-playing attitude the work carries certainly provokes but does not denounce.

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. These works are very different from her Van Gogh inspired paintings. They are abstract and figurative. They are all about the body and its beautiful imperfections. 


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 (Ireland), the project encompasses formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-lifes of the objects and markers left behind.

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