Thursdays @ Oliver Plunkett


Time: 7:00PM (Upstairs)
Admission: FREE

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett “The Frisky Whiskey Bar” “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, it’s a relaxing set of jigs or reels at the end of a long day. For another, it’s the background rhythm behind a set or céilí dance.” For us it’s a cracing live music session where anyone can come along and tap to it. We have the Frets playing like on stage every Wednesday night with the best of lively traditional Irish music!



Time: 10:ooPM (Upstairs)
Admission: FREE

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett – 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! This weekly session takes place in one of Cork’s most famous bars, The Oliver Plunkett, and features wonderful musicians.


Hank Wedel and Friends

Time: 10:00PM
Admission: FREE

Hank Wedel & Friends Tonight we are delighted to welcome Hank Wedel and Friends too The Oliver Plunkett. Hank Wedel(guitar and vocals) will lead us through a selection of his favourite blues numbers and some of his own songs, he will be joined by his friends on the night.


The Midnight Rambles – Jamming Session

Time: Midnight
Admission: FREE

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!

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