Like the ‘Yes’ campaign in the forthcoming equality referendum, Fish Go Deep’s music has a broad, cross–generational appeal. Play’s Eoghan McNeill talks to a true legend of the Cork music and dance scene…

“Obviously, we’re going to have a great time, too,” says Shane Johnson, one half of house music act Fish Go Deep, demigods of the...

Tommy Tiernan returns to the islands following his sold-out 2013 offshore tour, playing Sherkin Island and Cape Clear this July.

Now entering his 20th year as a stand-up comedian and still passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, new show Out of the Whirlwind makes for a verbal and acrobatic descent into God knows what.

Tickets priced €25 for the...

Hip-hop producer MNDSGN (Mind Design) makes his Cork debut, playing The Sextant on Friday, May 22nd.

Having released first album Yawn Zen on Stones Throw Records – home to J Dilla and Madlib – MNDSGN takes his stage name from the Nas lyric “my mind is seeing through your design like blind fury.”

He will be joined on the night by jazz and funk improve band...

UCC Choral Society hold their annual Sounds of Spring concert on Saturday, April 18th in the Aula Maxima, UCC.

This year’s concert features a variety of contemporary and classical pieces from Fleischmann to Nat King Cole, and Taylor Swift to Mendelsohn.

The concert will also feature a special performance from the university’s...

The award-winning play Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer, comes to the Ballymaloe Grainstore on Thursday, May 7th,  following sell–out shows across Ireland, the US, Australia, Europe and the UK.

One of Ireland’s unsung heroes, Antarctic explorer Tom Crean is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance from Aidan Dooley.

A solo 36–mile trek...

Friday, April 17th
Having just released new single Prophet, acclaimed Dublin band Ambience Affair play a free 9.30pm gig in Coughlans. 

Saturday, April 18th
Albert Hammond has been writing hit songs for over forty years and is responsible...

One of the gems in the rough of the Irish music scene, Paul Tiernan has spent the last 15 years living in France. Eoghan McNeill catches up with him ahead of the launch of his new album, containing some of the most finely–crafted songs of his career, and a return to Cork.

Influenced by his own mortality and “typical Irish Catholic upbringing,” France–based singer...

The Ballydehob Jazz Festival returns for its ninth year, running from Friday, May 1st to Monday, May 4th.

The highlight of the 2015 festival is set to be the Speakeasy, Rum Running, Bootlegging Prohibition Party in the Ballydehob community hall on Saturday, May 2nd.

Eighteen–piece piece brass band the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra will be playing jazz standards of the 20s, 30s...

Cork Cine Club are to screen The Great Museum, an Austrian documentary following staff at a Vienna museum on Thursday, April 16th.

Directed by Johannes Holzhausen who spent two years following staff at Kunsthistorisches Museum, the observational film is a humorous behind–the–scenes peek at one of the world's great art museums.

The haunting short Irish film The Last...

Triskel Christchurch will host their first ever theatre screening on Saturday, April 11th beginning a new tradition in style with Frankcom's acclaimed production of Hamlet, starring Maxine Peake.

Originally filmed last October at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, it was the venue’s fastest–selling show of the last decade.

“Theatre screenings are a different...

The Three Tenors Ireland, fresh from a sell-out National Concert Hall appearance and a performance at the European premiere of Lincoln, play the Cork Opera House on Saturday, April 11th.

Described the New York Times as the “most delicious box of chocolates your ears could ever have,” The Tenors’ set spans across the genres, jumping from Leonard Cohen to Pavarotti to...

World–class fiddler, champion step dancer and captivating singer April Verch brings her band to Triskel Christchurch on Saturday, May 9th.

The three–piece band take their lead from bluegrass, old–time and western swing for a high–octane journey through North American roots music.

Having just realeased her tenth album The Newpart, April is to be...

Friday, April 10th
Actor, boxer and comedian Patser Murray is familiar to millions from Love Hate, but shows his lighter side with Ross Browne ansd Seán Coughlan at the City Limits Comedy Club tonight and tomorrow night. Doors 8.30, admission €15.


“It was just so uplifting. It really was a religious experience,” says Declan Kelly of The Three Tenors Ireland on his favourite performance to date, which took place in front of 80,000 people.

 “You’re obviously very nervous, but the sense of honour and privilege is just amazing,” he says.

The performance came at 2012’s International...

The epic Les Miserables is to be staged by CADA Performing Arts at the Firkin Crane from Wednesday, April 8th to Saturday, April 11th.

Directed by Catherine Mahon–Buckley, the production stars Thomas Grogan, Keith Hanley, April Kelly, and Julie Twomey, and follows CADA’s successful run of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel of the...

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