#JazzFestival What’s On Crane Lane Theatre


All-you-can-Jazz @ Crane Lane Theatre today.



Time: 3:00 PM

Admission: Free

Come along between 3pm and 6pm for the finest Jam session in the city hosted by Paul Dunlea. This is the original Jazz Improv in the city and it is proving to be a popular feature as part of the  Cork jazz festival every Oct. All players welcome.



Time: 6:30 PM

Admission: Free

Formed in 2011 by Cork Trombonist/Composer Paul Dunlea as a creative outlet for his own composititions – The Paul Dunlea Group – utilizes some of Ireland’s finest improvising musicians to produce melodic and groove driven music fusing influences of Jazz harmony, pop, funk and R&B



Time: 9:00 PM

Admission: Free

Strange Attractor are an Irish 10 piece Funk Outfit. The band was formed in Dingle, Co. Kerry by Fionn o Neill, Mattie Barker and Ben Janning. The band expanded when they met drummer Cian O’ Sullivan from Cork, which led to meeting more musicians based in Cork. In the 2 years they have been together they have played nearly 150 concerts, including Electric Picnic, The Guinness Jazz festival and a German tour. The launch of their debut album “Wacky World” and music video for the single “Keep your Mind Moving” promises to move the band onwards and upwards.



Time: 11:30 PM

Admission: Free

Playing together for over 10 years to rave reviews, including sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter, The Naildrivers energise audiences with their note perfect covers of music of the late seventies and early eighties. Bands like The Specials, The Beat, The Selector, Bad Manners, Madness , The Jam, The Clash, The Undertones and The Buzzcocks come to life at the hands of The Naildrivers. Combining this musical pedigree with their own original material which fits into their set seemlessly. The music they play can be described by many people in many different ways, ska, rock, punk, whatever, but at the end of the day it’s just good music that’s fun to dance to, as can be seen at any of their gigs, both the band and the audience generally end up in a lather of sweat, smiles and satisfied exhaustion.


— Crane Lane Theatre. Phoenix Street, Cork City

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