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Nicole Maguire has toured the with Damien Dempsey and Nanci Griffith, has recorded in LA with Grammy Award winners and living legends and has recently even learned to yodel. Lorcan MacMuiris talks with the singer about where she’s been and where she’s going next…

 

 

Conna native Nicole Maguire has been, at this stage, playing music and writing...

The cream of Irish music will perform in Ballincollig this weekend. The Christmas Festival Upstairs @ The White Horse kicked off on Thursday with Irish acoustic folk rock band Hermitage Green and continues today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday. Singer Paddy Casey is performing this evening at 8.30pm (tickets €22.50). The festival draws to a...

Wondering where to ring in 2015? Here are our top picks for New Year's Eve in Cork!

Mick Flannery and special guest John Blek will perform at the first Coughlan's Live Promotions show at Cork Opera House. Tickets are €18/ €20/ €22.50 on sale now from corkoperahouse.ie or direct from Coughlan's Bar....

The final concert of Quartet! series at the Triskel Christchurch takes place this weekend. A popular draw during The Vanbrugh Quartet autumn/winter concert series, the finale will be held tomorrow, Saturday at 1.15pm, with a free lunchtime concert.

The Vanbrugh Quartet is based in Cork and was RTÉ’s resident string quartet from 1986 to 2013. As well...

The Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance will be held at City Hall on Sunday, January 25th, from 3pm to 6pm, featuring Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra along with special guest Keith Hanley. Dancers can enjoy a range of music from the waltzes and polkas of Johann Strauss to the catchy pop of Abba and demonstrate their dancing skills in tangos, two-...

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Wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances: it can only be Foil, Arms and Hog! The trio are back at City Limits Comedy Club tonight and tomorrow at 9.30pm, with admission both nights €18.

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Unlike poor Sleeping Beauty, audience members will be kept wide awake and entranced as a magical tale unfolds before their eyes in yet another spectacular and elaborate pantomime at the Opera House. Amid a week of dress rehearsals, Play's Maria Tracey catches up with Sleeping Beauty star Katie Honan on her first panto role. 

It's a haze of vitamin C...

For a festive treat, the Triskel is screening two magical movie classics next week: It's a Wonderful Life, which has been digitally remastered, tells the tale George Bailey who gains the attention of a guardian angel sent to help him in his hour of need, and will be screened from Friday, December 19th at 6.15pm through to Tuesday, December 23rd. The Muppets Christmas Carol...

Note Perfect, Cork Garda Male Voice Choir, Rainbow Lyrics, the Cork Prison Officers Male Voice Choir and The Choir of St Patrick’s will all perform tonight, Friday, as part of a Carols by Candlelight concert. The event will be held in St Patrick’s Church on the Lower Glanmire Road at 8pm and funds raised will benefit the Cork Association for Autism (CAA), who provide support...

Singer and songwriter John Spillane will perform with some mystery guests at the Everyman later this month. Spillane, who's celebrating 33 years of an ever-consistent and exciting career within the world of music, will perform on Sunday, December 21st. Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, he has also been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for best folk act...

Five of Ireland’s best new comics are back at City Limits Comedy Club in Cork for a Christmas special. Kevin McGahern, Trevor Browne, Edwin Sammon, Andréa Farrell and Ronan Grace all perform tomorrow, Saturday, at 8.30pm. McGahern is host of RTÉ’s Republic of Telly and star of Hardy Bucks, while Browne was a finalist...

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Tickets go on sale this morning for Damien Rice's Live At The Marquee gig on Monday, July 13th. The announcement follows the October release of his critically acclaimed #1 album My Favourite Faded Fantasy. Snap up tickets from 9am, available online at ticketmaster.ie.

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Unashamedly, deeply, proudly a product of Dublin’s hard times, Damien Dempsey has forged, through might and main, a one-of-a-kind path through the Irish music scene. Declamatory lyrics, by turns plain-spoken and subtly poetic, married to a voice which crashes into you head on and can either push you around or pick you up and carry you, his big moment came when Sinéad O’...

Two years since the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra played a headline show in Cork, they return with a sleigh-full of new material, including a selection box of classic - and not-so-classic - Christmas songs. Leapfrogging over all known barriers of genre, time and taste, the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra has blazed comet-like since their start four years ago. Founder Kevin McNally...

After a Cork show in September, God Knows, mynameisjOhn and MurLi, return to the TDC at the Triskel Arts Centre for a New Year's Eve bash. Following on from last year's The Struggle EP, God Knows and mynameisjOhn continue to keep things focused, and Rusangano / Family is the fruits of their labour, an 11-track album that cements the duo’s ongoing...

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