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Music in Cork

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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 20th Aug 2017

Show events for

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Live Music



The Oliver Plunkett
9 pm - Free


The Oliver Plunkett
6 pm - Free


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


Reardens, Washington St.
10:30 pm - Free


The Roundy, Castle St.
9 pm - Pay what you want


Charlies, 2 Union Quay
3 pm - Free


Franciscan Well, North Mall
6 pm - Free


The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place
8 pm - Free


The Gables, Douglas Street
9:30 pm - Free


Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St.
10 pm - Free


Old Oak, Oliver Plunkett St.
7 pm - Free


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


The Bodega @ St. Peters Market
7 pm - Free


Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St.
9 pm - Free



DJ / Nightlife



The Friary, North Mall
8:30 pm - Free



Art



Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
10 am - Free


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
11 pm - Free


Crawford Art Gallery
10 am - Free


Crawford Art Gallery
10 am - Free


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
11 am - Free



Lecture/Talk/Tour



Franciscan Well
6:30 pm - 10 euro


The College Gardens & St. Mary's Collegiate Church
10:30 pm - Free