* Coughlan’s welcomes four-piece rhythm and blues band the Hecklin’ Dogs and ska band the Service on Friday and Saturday night. Both shows are free.
* From there, the Douglas Street venue turns its focus to its annual music festival, which starts on Tuesday, September 26, with the likes of Mick Flannery, Marlene Enright, John Blek, and Scullion all scheduled to play.
Festival season continues in full swing next weekend as the Cork Folk Festival returns. Running from September 28 to October 1, the 38th edition of the festival will see the likes of Donovan, Andy Irvine, and Kila perform throughout the city centre.
The main focus will be on Clonakilty, with the West Cork town hosting the 13th edition of the International Guitar Festival until Sunday.
The Cork Comedy Festival returns for its second edition.
As ever, the heart of comedy in Cork — City Limits on Coburg Street — boasts an impressive collection of acts. Chris Kent, Alison Spittle, Colin Murphy, Denis Len, and Bernard Casey are just some of those lined up to perform, and the weekend kicks off tomorrow with Funny Fridays (Ross Brown and guests). See thecomedyclub.ie.
*And, if all that wasn’t enough, tonight (Friday September 22) sees the return of Cultur Night.
More than 200 events will tak place in 113 venues in Cork city.
Everything from visual art to music and history will take place throughout the city, with something for even the most eclectic tastes.
This includes intimate musical performances, theatre events, as well as a host of dance, comedy, and visual arts events.
For more details on these and all other events scheduled for the night, see culturenight.ie.