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Once considered a band for students due to their relentless gigging on Ireland’s college circuit, The Coronas have now gone international.

They’ve relocated to London and signed to the home of Hozier, Island Records, releasing fourth album The Long Way to widespread acclaim.

Where once the band’s material detailed boozy J1 holidays – “We sleep all...

Hermitage Green are to mark the launch of their highly-anticipated new single Jenny with a Pav gig on Thurday, June 18th.  

The single launch follows chart-topping debut LP Live at Whelans, and the critically acclaimed EP The Gathering.  

Having spent the last two years touring Ireland, the UK and Australia, audiences at the five-piece’s Cork gig can expect to...

A festival designed to bring cinema from the Visegrád countries - Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary — to Ireland for the first time is to be held in Cork this month.

The Camden Palace Hotel is to hold the Visegrád 4 Film Festival (V4) a four–day festival commencing Wednesday, June 24th, making for the first attempt at intercultural dialogue...

Mary Coughlan is to play a Pav gig on Friday, June 19th ahead of the launch of her latest album Scars on the Calendar.  

Reuniting with long–time collaborator and producer Erik Visser, Scars on the Calendar marks the jazz singer’s first album of new material since 2008’s The House of Ill Repute.  

Featuring entirely new compositions from Coughlan...

Friday, June 5th
Former lead singer and frontman of legendary Irish folk group The Furey Brothers Finbar Furey plays an 8pm Everyman gig. Tickets are €10 from everymancork.ticketsolve.com.    

Saturday, June 6th
Alistair McKay and...

Outspoken, controversial and hilarious: the Rubberbandits combine comic genius with some of the most scathing social commentary Ireland has produced in decades. Play’s Eoghan McNeill catches a rare interview with Blindboy as the duo prepares for a gig in the Everyman.

Blindboy Boatclub, one half of Rubberbandits — “a joke that got out of hand,” he says —...

Cork singer-songwriter Ger O’Sullivan launches debut album Playing to Win on Thursday, June 18th, the result of a two-and-a-half year journey that started with his first live performance at a Cork open mic night at the age of 40.

“I called it Playing To Win because we need as much positivity as we can get in Ireland today. The last two and a half years have been amazing for...

Husband and wife folk duo Zoë Conway and John McIntyre are to be joined by special guest Lisa Hannigan for Happiness is Being Together, a unique Ballymaloe Grainstore gig.

Set-to-be held Sunday, June 14th, the night will include performances from Go Mairir i bhFad: Zoë and John's most recent album, which received a five-star review from The Irish Times.  

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Cork’s City Limits Comedy Club is to host three rising stars of Ireland’s standup scene, with two comedy shows on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th. 

Edwin Sammon, the 2011 winner of the Father Ted Comedian Award, Republic of Telly regular Andrea Farrell, and Ross Browne of RTÉ’s The Fear hit the stage of the “best comedy club in Ireland,...

Friday, May 29th
Slide guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley, a “class act,” say Classic Rock Magazine, plays Coughlans at 9.30pm. Tickets are €10 from tickets.peoplesrepublicofcork.com. 

Saturday, May 30th
Best-selling literary...

July and Galway Girl singer Mundy is coming to Cork to unleash his newest songs at The Pav. Play’s Eoghan McNeill chats with him about the past, the present, and the future.

“He’s said something along the lines of: ‘Thanks to Mundy, my name will go down in history. Because of him, my song is played at birthdays, weddings and funerals,’” the ‘he...

Guitarist with indie rock legends The National Bryce Dessner is to debut Wave Movements – his collaboration with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry – at a Cork festival this autumn.  

Tickets are now on sale for Sounds from a Safe Harbour, a music, art and conversation festival curated by Dessner that is to run in Cork from Thursday, September 17th to Sunday,...

Friday, May 22nd
The Vanbrugh Quartet
Having left the RTÉ stable of orchestras to take up their new positions as artists-in-residence in UCC, The Vanbrugh Quartet present Crossings: a suite of collaborations with contemporary composers and traditional performers. Tickets for the 8.30pm show at Ionad Cultúrtha An Dochtúir...

Formerly an international rugby player, construction worker and journalist and currently a TV presenter, BBC’s Nick Knowles is about to take on a daunting challenge in west Cork…

Nick Knowles, presenter of BBC National Lottery quiz shows with audiences of seven million people, says he’s nervous about hosting a table quiz in a pub in Schull:

“I’ll...

Host of RTE’s Republic of Telly and former star of Hardy Bucks Kevin McGahern plays the City Limits Comedy Club on Saturday, May 16th.

 Christiane O’Mahony, a Mario Rosentock Show cast member who has toured with Des Bishop and played all the major Irish comedy festivals will join Kevin on the night.

The “lively and very funny,” – according to...

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