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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 - Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

Show events for

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Live Music



Coughlans
10 pm - Free


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


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.
11:30 pm - Free


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


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


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.
9:30 pm - Free


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


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


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.
11:30 pm - Free


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St.
11 pm - €10 / 12


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
8 pm - €18.00


Charlies, 2 Union Quay
10:30 pm - Free


The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place
10:30 pm - Free


Welcome Inn, Parnell Place
6 pm - Free


Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St.
5:30 pm - Free


The Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St.
7 pm - Free


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


Sin É, Coburg St
6:30 pm - Free


Sin É, Coburg St
8 pm - Free


Sin É, Coburg St
9:30 pm - Free


Rusheen, Macroom,cork
5 pm - €125 [Tier3]


Canty's, Pembroke St
7 pm - Free


Multiple Venues Across Cork City
8 pm - €15 (Concerts), €10 (Workshops) & €6 (Co


Cork City
10 am - €15 (Concerts), €10 (Workshop) & €6 (Com


The Everyman, MacCurtain St.
10 am - €6


The Everyman, MacCurtain St.
10 am - €6 (adults) & €4 (children)


4 Venues
10 am - €6 (adults) €4 (kids)


Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St.
8 pm - €10 - €12https://www.youtube.com/watch?v


An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St.
10 pm - Free


Canty's, Pembroke St
6 pm - Free


Counihans, Pembroke St
6 pm - Free


Old Town Whiskey Bar, Bodega, Cornmarket St
7 pm - Free


Counihans, Pembroke St
9 pm - Free


The Long Valley, Winthrop St
9 pm - Free



Comedy



City Limits, Coburg St.
9 pm - 18/ 15 euros



Theatre



Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay
8 pm - €20 each or 2 tickets for €35



Art



Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
10 am - Free


Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa
9 pm - Free



Dance



St Finbarrs Hurling & Football Club
9 pm - €10


St Finbarrs H&f Club-togher
9 pm - €10 inc Tea


Firkin Crane, Shandon
8 pm - €14 full €12 unwaged €10 early bird


Firkin Crane, Shandon
6 pm - €14 full €12 unwaged €10 early bird



Lecture/Talk/Tour



Franciscan Well
6:30 pm - 10 euro



Sport



Skibbereen West Carbery Golf Club
9 pm - €150 per team, including lunch