What's on: Sunday January 27

Searching for something new and free to do with your family on Sunday? The Crawford Art Gallery has you covered, with free storytelling, art workshops and tours. Here's a guide to other exhibitions, events and gigs on this Sunday. 
What's on: Sunday January 27
Clare Sands performs as part of What's That Sound in The Oliver Plunkett 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 and Clare Sands), who 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".

Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St. Divine Invention 10pm, adm free

Divine Invention are guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Professional Blues Band, 11.50pm, adm free

The Professional Blues Band play the Best of the blues with no guitar.

Reardens, Washington St. Amazing Apples 10.30pm, adm free

Amazing Apples formed in 2008. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly gained popularity throughout Ireland with their distinct raw Irish/Americana sound. All the members are multi-instrumentalists incorporating bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, keyboards, banjos, and whatever else they could get their hands on for their live show.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place The Spencers 8pm, 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.

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 at 3pm. 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. 

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

Melissa loves to fuse her traditional Irish style signing with Jazz techniques.

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. 


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Harry Clarke Watercolours: Dreaming In Blue: 10 am, adm free

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.

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. 

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. 


Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co Chorcaí 'Ex-voto Naomh Ghobnatan' 10 am, adm free

Exhibition continues by Alys Tomlinson, an award-winning editorial and fine art photographer based in London.  Features photographs taken at the pilgrimage site of Reilig Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney, the project encompasses formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-lifes of the objects and markers left behind.


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Sunday Fundays At The Crawford! 2pm, adm free

Searching for something new and free to do with your family on Sunday? The Crawford has you covered. 

Storytelling: 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm . Storytelling with Rosie from BrokenCrow in the cosy Penrose Rooms. Suitable for one to four-year-olds. Free but ticketed via Eventbrite. 2pm to 3.30pm.

Art Workshop: Get creative with this themed and hands-on activity. Just drop in! 2pm. Guided tour: Join the friendly guide and explore the gallery. Meet in the foyer (ground floor).

All welcome. The Crawford Gallery Café are open 11am-4pm serving Sunday Brunch and sinful treats.


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Earth, Wind & Fire: Made In Cork Contemporary 10 am, adm free

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. Six Cork-based contemporary artists whose artistic practice exemplifies excellence in craftsmanship. Curated by Anne Boddaert.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Harry Clarke 10 am, adm free

One of Ireland’s best-known and loved artists, Harry Clarke was born in Dublin in 1889, and trained in the art of stained glass in his father’s church decorating workshop, and in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. While he went on to develop a unique style that was very much influenced by Symbolism, the three windows in the Harry Clarke room on the second floor of the Crawford Art Gallery are important works. Purchased directly from the artist by the Gibson Bequest Committee in 1924.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Heroes and Villains 10 am, adm free

Heroes & Villains, a selection of works from the collection, explores the archetypes of good and bad characters, and the middle ground between them. While some heroes and villains are easily identifiable through certain recognisable traits, it is often the case that these categories are not so self-contained. Depending on the contexts of time and place, someone who is once celebrated as a hero may be transformed into a villain, or vice versa. Indeed, these shifting contexts can act as formative influences, with artists and writers alike recognising the power of settings and scenarios on the decisions we make.

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