Having started out as an instrumental guitar two-piece in 2006, Túcan have gradually swelled in numbers, and are now an eight strong big band.

With the release of second album Towers  — “an album that will live long in people's hearts and minds” according to 2fm’s Dan Hegarty — Túcan are playing Coughlans on Thursday, April 2nd.


Post–rock band Mogwai have annouced their first ever Cork show, which is to take place 20 years, almost to the week, after their first rehearsal.

The Scots’ Cork debut will take place on Wednesday, June 17th at the Cork Opera House, and will be part of the band’s 20th anniversary world tour.

The band’s last studio album, 2014’s Rave Tapes, has been...

Cork–based heavy rock band Terriers are to launch their debut album on Good Friday, April 3rd.

The album, Let’s Hear it for the Boys, will be streamed exclusively on Thin Air this April, while lead single Clean my Bones is available to stream now.

Terriers will be joined by fellow Cork band Hope is Noise on the night, whose lead singer Dan Breen provided guest vocals...

Cork’s Montfort College of Performing Arts will get spooky with the Roald Dahl classic The Witches, adapted for the stage by Trevor Ryan. When the Grand High Witch conjures up a plan to get rid of every child in England, one little hero and his fearless grandmother are all that stands between the witches and victory!

Over 160 Montfort College of Performing Arts students have...

Sarah Webb, one of Ireland’s most popular writers, is to present a workshop entitled Starting to Write for Children and Teenagers as part of the West Cork Literary Festival.

Nick Davies, the man who uncovered the News International phone-hacking scandal is also set to tutor at the festival, presenting a three–day workshop on investigative reporting techniques.


Friday, March 27th
CIT Blackrock Observatory and the Cork Astronomy Club host Moonwatch – a guided observation evening under the first quarter moon in the observatory’s courtyard. The free event starts at 6.30pm.

Saturday, March 28th

“The idea came from a throwaway remark at rehearsals – ‘wouldn’t it be nice to release a single to mark the referendum’ – and now here we are,” says Karl Fradgley of Cork choir Choral Con Fusion.

The community choir, recently named “Entertainers of the Year” at the Dublin–based Gala Awards, is releasing a single today, Friday...

“The most intoxicating outfit in rock right now,” according to Q Magazine, Princess play the Triskel Arts Centre on Saturday, March 28th.
Mixing dream–like experimentation with elements of Krautrock, ambient–noise rock and psych–garage, the Dublin two–-piece has recently returned from a European tour.
Princess will be...

Cork Cine Club are to screen German film Stations of the Cross onThursday, 26th March at St. John's Central College.
The film is a story of religion, devotion and radical faith, focusing on Maria – a 14-year-old student and member of a Catholic fundamentalist community.
Directed by Dietrich Brüggemann, the film shows Maria going through the 14...

Young Cork musicians take to the stage of the Cork Opera House for Music Generation Cork City’s (MGCC) Concert Party 2015 on Wednesday, March 25th.
Following last year’s sold-out concert at the same venue, this year’s show features some of the 2,500 youths enrolled at MGCC sharing their joy in music. 
“The concert will be jam-...

Cork artist and musician Eileen Healy will launch a new exhibition — A Fine Line — at Nash 19 in the city centre on Thursday, March 26th with a special introduction from Conall Creedon. Working with her collaborators and natural light, Eileen generates studies in form and gesture. She has previously exhibited at the Crawford Art Gallery; Students League New York; Royal Hibernian...

A former RIverdance lead vocalist from Cobh brings her jazz and swing band to the Sirius Arts Centre on Saturday, 11th April.
Cookie and the Vaudevilles, led by Caitriona Fallon who toured with Riverdance for five years, take their lead from Tom Waits, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.
Comprising local and national musicians on double bass, mandolin, guitar,...

Friday 20th March Kila at Cyprus Ave.
Kila, the seven-member, traditional Irish/world music group who have been playing together for more than a quarter century play Cyprus Avenus at 8pm. Tickets are €15.

Saturday 21st March ...

“Ultimately my job is still the same. You go on stage, sing your best songs, and have a bit of craic with the audience,” says Kieran Goss, ahead of his show in the Triskel Arts Centre. 

The job — touring and recording — has been the same for the 30 years following his decision to leave his job as a solicitor and “go out and hit the circuit.”...

This St. Patrick’s Day, The Royal Ballet’s production of Swan Lake will be broadcast live on the big screen in Ballymaloe Grainstore at 7.15pm. 

The St. Patrick's Day performance features Natalia Osipova as Odette/Odile, and Royal Ballet Principal Matthew Golding as Prince Siegfried, while Boris Gruzin conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

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