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The locals sure love their music! Cork is bursting at the seams with musical talent and the city's pubs, theatres and specialist live music venues are overflowing with live music acts seven nights a week. 

For comprehensive live music listings, including Irish traditional music sessions click here 

History

Without doubt the most famous musician from Cork is blues guitarist and singer Rory Gallagher who initially made his name with the trio Taste before going solo. Although never one to flirt with main stream Gallagher had the respect of the top musicians of his time. Our favourite quote about Rory is from Jimi Hendrix. When asked by a journalist what it felt like to be the greatest guitarist in the world he replied:

"I wouldn't know. Ask Rory Gallagher".

Rory Gallagher is revered on Leeside with murals and images filling bar and club walls. After his early death in 1994 the Paul Street plaza was renamed Rory Gallagher Square. 

Cork's most well known bands are the Frank & Walters and The Sultans of Ping FC, both who have charted extensively in Ireland, the UK and around the world.  

Whats On

For comprehensive up to date live music listings, including traditional Irish music, please click here:

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Event Guide - Sunday 24th Sep 2017

Show events for

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Live Music



Reardens, Washington St.
10:30 pm - Free


The Oliver Plunkett
6 pm - Free


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.
9 pm - Free


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.
6:30 pm - Free


Charlies, 2 Union Quay
3 pm - Free


Franciscan Well, North Mall
6 pm - Free


The Gables, 32 Douglas St.
9:30 pm - Free


Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St.
10 pm - Free


Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St.
9 pm - Free


Ballymaloe Grainstore
8 pm - €22


The Bodega @ St. Peters Market
7 pm - Free


The Bodega @ St. Peters Market
7 pm - Free


Sin É, Coburg St
5:30 pm - Free


Sin É, Coburg St
7 pm - Free


Sin É, Coburg St
8:30 pm - Free


An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St.
9:30 pm - Free



DJ / Nightlife



The Friary, North Mall
9 pm - Free



Comedy



Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
3 pm - €10


Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
5 pm - €10 & €16


Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
8 pm - €22


City Limits, Coburg St.
9 pm - 10 euros



Cinema



Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
8:45 pm - €9.30/€7.00 membership


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
3:45 pm - €6.50/€5 membership


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
6:15 pm - €6.00 / €5.00 Membership


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
1:30 pm - €6.00 / €5.00 Membership



Theatre



Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay
8:30 pm - €15


Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay
6 pm - €15


Firkin Crane, Shandon
8 pm - €15, (online and phone bookings subject



Art



Quay Co-op Restaurant
1 pm - Free


James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Cam
10 am - Free


Meade's 126 , Oliver Plunkett Street.
7 pm - Free



Lecture/Talk/Tour



Franciscan Well
6:30 pm - 10 euro



Workshops



Circus Factory, Centre Park House, Centre Park Roa
1 pm - 1 masterclass - €30.00 2 masterclasses


The Village Hall, St Patrick's Quay.
10 am - €70 for the two days, or €40 for one day



Sport on TV



Woolshed Baa & Grill
6 pm - Free