MUSIC UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Time: 6:00 pm
Laoise Leahy plays live downstairs in The Oliver Plunkett bar all your favourite Christmas Songs with a piano accompaniment.
Time: 7:00 pm
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett we have ‘The Frets’ playing with the best of lively traditional Irish music! “It can be tricky to pin down an absolute definition for Irish Traditional Music. Like any art form, it will mean different things to different people. For some, its a relaxing set of jigs or reels at the end of a long day. For another, its the background rhythm behind a set or céilí dance.” For us it’s a cracking live music session where anyone can come along and tap to it, ‘the Frets’ are sure to provide just that!
THE LEE SESSIONS
Time: 10:00 pm
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett at “The Frisky Irish Whiskey Bar “The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city. Supported by Cork City Council, this trad session series runs all year round, and features world-class musicians and singers, in Cork’s most iconic bars. These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork’s reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike!
Time: 10:00 pm
The Calvinists are an original, energetic gypsy blues and alternative folk band from West Cork, Ireland. Their songs, laced with infectious harmonies and driving rhythms draw inspiration from the spirit of gypsy musicians and American troubadours, the energy of punk rockers and the eerie voodoo of the Deep South. Combined with their penchant for battering their instruments, belting out harmonies, yodeling, shouting and generally causing a ruckus, it makes for an experience to remember. Since their formation in 2010 they have built a loyal fan base and a reputation for quality, energetic live performances. They have performed live on R.T.E (Ireland) televisions popular Saturday Night Show and have been featured on national and local radio stations. They have toured in Ireland and in Europe, also performing at Electric Picnic, Indiependence and Knockanstockan music festivals.
THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLES – JAMMING SESSION
Inspired by Levon Helms creation of the same name, The Midnight Ramble is a collection of some of Corks best musicians coming together every Thursday night at midnight to blow the house down with a plethora of classic tunes. Led by John O Connor of John Blek and The Rats fame, this improvised musical session can take you on a journey traversing every genre of music, across multiple eras and can often feature surprise guest ramblers including Mick Flannery, Duke Special, Maura O Connell, Mickey Joe Harte, Joe O Leary, Evelyn Kallansee and many more. Every week, John is joined by some of the best local talent such as Anna Mitchell, Hank Wedel, Brian Hassett, Davey Ryan, Clare Sands, Eoghan “Regie” O Regan, Hugh Dillon, Mike O Riordan, Niall McCabe and tonnes more! Dave Fanning of 2FM regularly expresses his love for The Midnight Ramble as being one of the best gigs he has ever seen! On Every Thursday from Midnight it is one gig, not to be missed!