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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 25th Mar 2017

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Live Music



Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St.
7:30 pm - €12.50


Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St.
11 pm - €16


Reardens, Washington St.
7:30 pm - Free before 11pm


Coughlans, Douglas St.
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.
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


The Roundy, Castle St.
9 pm - Free


Cork Opera House, Emmet Place
8 pm - SOLD OUT


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
8 pm - €27.50


Charlies, 2 Union Quay
10:30 pm - Free


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


The Gables, 32 Douglas St.
10 pm - Free


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


Halla na Cathrach / City Hall
7:30 pm - €12


The White Horse, Ballincollig
8:30 pm - 20


The White Horse, Ballincollig
10 pm - Free



Comedy



City Limits
9 pm - 15/18 euros


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



Theatre



The Everyman, MacCurtain St.
8 pm - €22 | Concession €20



Art



The Lavit Gallery
10:30 am - Free


Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co Chorcaí
10 pm - Free



Photography



Alliance Francaise De Cork
8 pm - Free



Lecture/Talk/Tour



Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
2 pm - Free entry but registration required



Workshops



Mimosa Flowers, Douglas Village Shopping Centre
10 am - Free



Health/Well-Being



The Yoga Loft
7:30 pm - 65


Yoga Loft Cork
10 am - 60



Exhibition



Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.
10 am - Free


Mná  
Mayfield Arts Centre
12 pm - Free