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The coming 12 months are shaping up as a breakthrough year for budding local folk star Anna Mitchell. With the launch of her debut album, national airplay, and a support slot for Simone Felice, the coming year looks to be a defining one for the Cork singer-songwriter. Ahead of the release of her fi rst EP Fall Like That, Play’s Maria Tracey chats to Mitchell about honest inspirations and...

A Cork comedian who gave up his day job as an electrician to pursue his calling on-stage is coming to City Limits at The Comedy Club tomorrow, Saturday.

And funnyman Chris Kent has proven that the risk was worth it, voted as one of the top five Irish comedians by Hot Press magazine last year and sharing the stage with the likes of Bill Burr, Dylan ...

Bell X1's David Geraghty's solo project Join Me In The Pines will be at the Triskel next month, coinciding with the release of his first album under the moniker. INHERIT will be launched on Friday, October 10th, the same day that JMITP will take to the stage Leeside.

The debut single Joy Is A Lion was released earlier this year to two sell-out shows in Dublin’s...

Famous for its spellbinding music, Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love will come to Cork in November as part of a national tour. Innovative director Oliver Mears updates the action, transferring it to an university campus, where Adina is a lecturer and Nemorino a nerdy student. 

Desperately in love with the beautiful but unattainable Adina, Nemorino is...

A packed programme of music, visual arts, theatre and literature will 'engage' audiences in Bandon next week. Twenty-five events across four-days will feature at the 7th annual ENGAGE Arts Festival, which takes place from Thursday, September 25th to Sunday, September 28th. On the opening night, idiosyncratic songwriter and cellist Vyvienne Long will perform, and the...

Singer/ songwriter Declan O’Rourke is abandoning the traditional album launch and choosing inside to release one song a month. Beginning this month, the musician will commence the release of a number of singles, taking place across several months as part of a yet-untitled project.

The songs can be accessed by fans through email. "It takes a very long time to put out an...

Acclaimed singer Karen Underwood has trawled jazz, blues and soul to find artists whose rise to fame was followed by a fall from grace for her new show. Of Ladies Lost and Found, set for the Everyman Theatre this Sunday, September 21st, will be a celebration of love and struggle; loss and fortune.

Underwood journeys with her audience to the heart of the pain and redemption,...

The 11th season of a popular cinema club screening independent world cinema kicks off next week. Running from Thursday, September 25th through to Thursday December 4th in St John's Central College, Cork Cine Club offers cinematic adventures from around the globe with a new season of 10 films from India, Mexico, Italy, Singapore, Georgia, USA, Laos, France/Iran, Palestine...

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Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik  is rocking up to Ballincollig as part of her nationwide musical camper tour. The one-of-a-kind artist, who is known for her clear angelic voice and soft finger picking, plays the The White Horse at 9pm....

Next month the 16th anniversary of the murder of US college student Matthew Shepard, whose tragic story sparked debates and demonstrations across the globe, will take place. The Laramie Project was created in the aftermath of his death and the play's message has continued relevance with today’s issues. The first Cork production of the play will be staged next week and...

Culture Night's secret gig is one of the hottest tickets in the city's programme. The Triskel Arts Centre in association with Cork City Council have lined up singer Lisa Hannigan to perform an intimate gig at a secret location next Friday, September 19th, at 8pm as part of the occasion. Currently working on her third solo album, Hannigan has recently been featured as vocalist the multi-...

Put pen to paper at the Triskel with workshops by two renowned writers. Rachel Andrews and Afric McGlinchey are encouraging people to unlock their inner author with their respective six-week writing courses. Writer and journalist Rachel Andrews' workshop, entitled The Writer and the Place will use travel, nature and place as backdrop and inspiration for uncovering the story, and it...

Famous for its spellbinding music, Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love will come to Cork in November as part of a national tour. Innovative director Oliver Mears updates the action, transferring it to an university campus, where Adina is a lecturer and Nemorino a nerdy student. Desperately in love with the beautiful but unattainable Adina, Nemorino is conned by fraudster...

Get ready for two artfully noisy evenings of real-time interactive music at The Roundy. Featuring Han-earl Park, Roslyn Steer and Dan Walsh, the events take place on Sunday, September 28th and Monday, October 20th upstairs at the Castle Street venue. Recently returning to Cork after two years in New York, Park is something of a veteran of the Cork improvised music scene.

While in...

Tragedy, obsession and destructive desire will unfold within The Events, running at The Everyman for four nights from Wednesday, September 24th. Internationally acclaimed acclaimed actor Derbhle Crotty stars in David Greig’s daring play, which asks how far forgiveness can go in the face of atrocity.

Presented by Actors Touring Company, London, it features a different local...

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