Niall McCabe Band 'The Village Hall' Album Launch Show
Sun 25th Mar, 8:00 pm
The Niall McCabe band are set to release their second album, "The Village Hall", following the success of their first album "Part of the Light" which garnered them RTE Radio 1 album of the week, TV appearances on "The Saturday Show" and much critical acclaim. Amongst a busy year of shows, and festivals such as Electric Picnic, and Soul in the City, the band recorded the album live in The Village Hall Vintage Emporium in Cork over two nights in front of a live audience.
Barry Wilson Music
Thu 29th Mar, 9:00 pm
€8 Barry Wilson is from Cork, Ireland and has spent the last year in studio collaborating with over 22 musicians around Ireland creating, writing and arranging music for his upcoming album in early 2018; as well as contributing in places some drums, percussion, piano, e-piano, vocals and lyrics to his pieces.
Comedy Cavern Presents; The Falling Stars Of Irish Comedy.
Fri 30th Mar, 8:30 pm
Comedy Cavern presents; The Falling Stars of Irish Comedy.
Headliner: Richy Sheehy
Support: Denis Len and Christopher O'Leary
MC: Roger O'Sullivan
Thu 5th Apr, 9:00 pm
The Sleepwalkers are Cork’s finest purveyors of western swing, hillbilly jazz and country bop. Swingin’ tunes and swapping hot licks on Fender Telecaster, Pedal Steel guitar and Fiddle from the 1940’s and 50’s by Les Paul, Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West, Barney Kessel, Jimmie Rivers, Charlie Christian and more!
Cian Heffernan – Drums
Clare Sands - Fiddle / Vocals
David Murphy – Pedal Steel / Lap Steel
Declan O’Shea – Electric Bass
Luka Bloom (Sold Out)
Fri 6th Apr, 9:00 pm
Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.
Born into a very musical family, Luka (62) is the youngest of six and grew up in Newbridge, Co Kildare. He was just 18 months old when his father died, leaving his mother nancy to raise six children on her own. She has been a big influence on his life. He's very close to all of hi.....more info
Comedy Cavern Presents: Michael Mee
Sun 8th Apr, 8:00 pm
Comedy Cavern Presents: Michael Mee
With Support: Paul Crowley and Christopher O'Leary
Michael Mee: The World According to Mee
In The World According to Mee, Michael delivers his usual mix of personal stories and one-liners, as he tries to make sense of the changes that have happened in Ireland and in his own life since his days growing up in Cork in the 80s (Warning: There may be references to Spiders).
Michael Mee is an.....more info
Fri 13th Apr, 9:30 pm
“When life turns on you and you are squashed into the ground by slow, endless, formless, unrelenting blackness, you fight back.”
In response to the relentless destruction and cruelty of mankind in recent events across the world and closer to home, The Grunts release their new single 'Heal Your Heart' on December 8th 2017.
Together for over 10 years, core members of the band, Liam O Shea (songwriter & guitarist) and James Spillane (drummer) maintained their.....more info
Thu 19th Apr, 9:00 pm
€12 August Wells is a musical project created by Ken Griffin and John Rauchenberger in New York.
Griffin is the former creative mind behind the groups, Rollerskate Skinny, Kid Silver and Favourite Sons. John Rauchenberger, a New York pianist who has played with among others, The Favourite Sons, Maggie Estep and Daniel Carter. The music of August Wells has been described as “Strange other worldly chamber music”, “Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs” and “The secret marriage of Willy Nelson and Lee Haz.....more info
Tiz McNamara & Band & Guest Pat Maloney
Fri 20th Apr, 9:00 pm
€10 Tiz McNamara’s independent releases have racked up over 3.5 Million Spotify Plays, featured in UK TV shows ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Emmerdale’ and gained huge support from BBC Radio 2, and Amazing Radio.
Tiz has supported BRITS ‘Critics Choice Winner’ James Bay as well as the 2016 breakthrough act Frances.
The Irishman recently returned from a North American tour where he played more than 26 shows in under 30 days.
With 4 new releases planned for 2018, including Tiz’s annual April 1st release, it.....more info
Sun 22nd Apr, 8:00 pm
€12 "Peter Mulvey is consistently the most original and dynamic of the US singer-songwriters to tour these shores. A phenomenal performer with huge energy, a quick-fire, quirky take on life, and an extraordinary guitar style. A joy to see.” — The Irish Times
“Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style.” — The Boston Globe
Peter Mulvey grew up in Wisconsin, in the frozen North of the U.S. He set out early on the American road, playing gigs in coffeeshops and bars from New York City to .....more info
Fri 27th Apr, 8:00 pm
€18 Mamasongue is a celebration of songs from distant lands, brought to the stage by Camilla Griehsel, one of Ireland’s most versatile and passionate singers. Camilla sings songs from around the world that transcend the constraints of culture, time and place to show that, through performance, a song’s true meaning can be deeply felt, regardless of its language.
“I am drawn to the universal emotions in performance,” says Camilla. “As we travel from culture to culture, we’ll find parallels in the w.....more info
Timmy McCarthy Concert
Sun 29th Apr, 1:00 pm
€20 Concert to Honour Timmy MacCarthy aka Timmy the Brit.
Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy, as he is known, has spent many years of his life in England. He returned to Cork in the mid 1960’s he was one of the main organisers of the Cork Folk Club in the 70's and founded the Cork Folk Festival in 1979 His interest in traditional music and in particular, Irish Set dancing brought him in contact with those people who were largely responsible for the revival and continuance of the tradition.
He learned his.....more info
Sun 20th May, 8:00 pm
NEW ALBUM THE PROJECTOR OUT APRIL 13, 2018 VIA NEW YORK PRO
UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 2018
Simone Felice, the singer-songwriter/record-producer from deep in the Catskills, has announced the release of his new album The Projector on April 13, 2018 via New York Pro.
The first single to be released from the record is album opener and title track ‘The Projector’, premiering today on the Line of Best Fi.....more info
Jon Dee Graham with William Harries Graham
Thu 24th May, 9:00 pm
Jon Dee and William Harries Graham, new mini album and UK/Irish tour
"Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." - Jason Isbell (Drive-By Truckers)
Knoxville Station, is a five-song mini-album that Jon Dee Graham knocked recorded in Tennessee backed by Knoxville rockers the Tim Lee 3 (guitarist Tim Lee, bassist/singer Susan Bauer, and drummer Chris Bratta). This is the follow up to his last studio record ‘Garage Sale’ in 2012 when he last toured .....more info
Sun 27th May, 8:00 pm
€18.50 ELEANOR MCEVOY NAKED LIVE and THE THOMAS PROJECT 2018!
Eleanor McEvoy embarks on the next phase of Naked Live (her new solo show) with dates in Australia and Ireland. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the first “A Woman’s Heart” Tour after Eleanor’s composition brought a title, a focus and a hit song to the first Irish album compilation of female contemporary artists. The album not only went on to be the biggest selling Irish album in Irish history, it also provided massive empathy and hope.....more info
The Small Glories
Thu 7th Jun, 9:00 pm
€15 Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate.
Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around t.....more info
Thu 23rd Aug, 9:00 pm
€15 Jim White gets around. When he’s not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the US and Europe and publishing award winning fiction.
His sixth solo studio album, the bizarrely titled Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, is a mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences featuring a bevy of his hometown Athens’ roots musicians, plus west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West, and rock .....more info
Cork Folk Festival Early Bird Ticket
Thu 4th Oct, 8:00 pm
Cork Folk Festival 4-7th October 2018 Early Bird Tickets are now available, artists booked so far are
Kate Rusby Band, Irish Memory Orchestra, Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin, Dermot Byrne, Pete Coe, Chris Dromey,Máire Ní Chéileachair Ye Vagabonds, Desi Wilkinson, Two Time Polka Cork Singers Club Cork Pipers Club Warwick Folk Festival and many many more.....
Concerts, Sessions, Competitions, Classes, Open-air events and Children’s events
Over 200 musicians, 40 events &.....more info