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Sunday Times 2nd birthday @ An Réalt Dearg

Sunday 26th June
An Réalt Dearg, Barrack St.
4pm – close
Free Admission

Outdoor shenanigans and food dependent on weather. Indoor shenanigans and craic rain or shine.

Sunday Times poster

Northern Nights @ Cyprus Avenue

The third instalment of this new night of Northern Soul will be held in Cyprus Avenue this Saturday night.

From the promoters:

A Northern Soul Night 3 is our third in a string of nights being held in Cork. Previously at The Imperial Hotel, then the Victoria, we now move to a great dance venue – Cyprus Avenue. Doors are at 11pm and open late night to 2am. Check out our site for downloads and track info on artists of the day.

Northen Nights flier

Soul as deep as you like…And then some. A scene that was originally open to the very few people has grown and grown. Sneered at by Londoners who thought they were in the know, but were actually, very much out of tune with regards what was happening in soul music during the late 60s early 70s in England.

When the Motown empire was still growing, soul acts from the states would tour the Uk. Bringing with them not only a distinctive sound, but dance moves and fashion that the crowd would pick up on. From then on, the dance floor would be full of foot slides, spins and back-drops. Possibly the beginning of breakdance.

Clubs such as the King Mojo or the Twisted Wheel would house hundreds of dancers, with several rooms with a couple of different resident Djs. These clubs could also hold live performances and the soul fans would be treated to a stage performance from some of the big names like JJ Barnes, Edwin Starr, Brenda & the Tabulations or even the Dramatics appeared live at the Torch Manchester. Now that was clubbing.

Stet Lab – monthly improvised music event

Stet Lab Returns

Cork’s monthly improvised music event returns on Thursday, 9th
October, at the Ó Riada Hall, UCC Department of Music, Sundays Well.
Stet Lab is an onstage meeting of improvisers, and this month features
guitarist Han-earl Park, double bass player Jesse Ronneau, vocalist
Veronica Tadman and guests.

Stet Lab is a curated jam session, and a forum for improvisers—novice,
veteran; student, teacher; part- or full-timer; amateur, professional;
local or visitor. Come and witness music in progress and in process,
and real-time mutations and hybridizations. Featuring a diverse
gathering of Cork-based improvisers, this month’s event is a relaxed,
informal introduction to a six month season that will go on to feature
artist from England, N. Ireland, California and elsewhere.

Audience members are welcome to participate in association with the
programmed artists; please introduce yourself to the Stet Lab curator
on the night.

The event will begin at 7:30pm and entry is free (recommended donation of €5).

See for more details.

Since November 2007, Stet Lab has successfully brought together
improvising musicians with varied experiences and from far afield.
Cork, Ireland’s monthly improvised music event, Stet Lab is a space in
which improvisers (novice, veteran; student, teacher; part- or full-
time; amateur, professional; local or visitor) can meet, play and
learn from one another.

Stet Lab gratefully acknowledges the support of the UCC Department of
Music in providing a venue for this month’s event.

further information:

Stet Lab:

New venue/bar — Sláinte

Sláinte (formerly known as The Vineyard)
Market Lane, Patrick Street, Cork — [map location]
021 4274793

No pictures or reviews of this place yet, but we’ll update here when we have something. Meanwhile, here’s their events schedule…

Paddys Weekend line up
Fri 16th Carnevale featuring The Sunbeams with BBQ. doors 8pm Admission FREE

Sat 17th Paddys day All day session with the Ceili All Stars , BBQ, Face painting and many more..
3pm onwards all welcome

Sunday 18th Trad with Ceili all Stars and BBQ from 4pm and 8pm Jam Sesssion with an array of Cork’s finest Musicians.

Friday 23rd of March Rock Hard
cork’s finest rock cover band. doors 9pm. Free Admission

Easter sunday the 8th of april
the Roaring forties
Cork’s own Swing band

If your not in you can’t win. For more details call into Slainte,

Every Wednesday @ 9pm .Ceili All Stars and Friends Open Trad Session
“Trad is not what it used to be….”

Funky Friday Every week with the Funkiest of Local djs spinning the Freakiest of tunes from Rock, Punk, Indie Jazz, Hip Hop, Electro, soul, disco and many more
” We got the Funk !…” “ Get your Freak on”

Saturday “Sensual Saturday “ Electronic Beats with masters of the decks.

1st Saturday of every month Moonlight at the Attic room @ slainte provides musical Fusion & Electronic sounds til late. Word of Mouth Food served @ 8pm. Tickets €10 from Plugd Records.

Every Sunday BBQ and Lounge music @ 6pm with an array of local musicians from Cork.
Check out Slainte for a bit of Craic agus Ceoil! Purveyors of Wines , Beers, Spirits , Ales & Especially Tall Tales!
A Feast not to be missed!

Admission free for all gigs except Moonlight.

New comedy nights in Cork

Good news for fans of stand-up comedy, as regular comedy nights are becoming more established in Cork.

Stand Up And Be Counted Comedy Club will set up residency in the Tikki Lounge on Little Hanover St. on the 27th of February, and continues every Tuesday with no cover charge.

The Craichouse comedy night at Eddies Bar (formerly the L.V.) has been going strong for over two years. An established comedy club with an ever-evolving lineup, Craichouse also showcases new talent and has helped launch the careers of many aspiring local comedians. In the coming weeks, a new competition called “Craic me up” will see emerging talent battle it out for the chance to gig at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival. Full details of upcoming lineups can be found on the Craichouse website.

Cyprus Avenue will host a new monthly comedy event — Barrel O’Laughs — kicking off on Friday February 23rd with Ian Coppinger plus guests. Tickets at €10 are available on and from the Old Oak bar.

The Lisa Richards Comedy Night is a touring co-op comedy night with a range of decent Irish talent on the books. For those down in wesht Cork direction, De Barra’s hosts its comedy night once a month, with Ardal O’Hanlon, David O’Doherty and Neil Delamere making appearances in the coming months.

And of course there’s the mainstay of the Cork comedy scene City Limits Comedy Club, with a reputation for brining the major names to Cork down through the years. Upcoming highlights at City Limits include Eddie Brill, Omid Djalili, Matt Saddlier, Jason Byrne & Andrew Maxwell.


Stand Up And Be Counted Comedy Club, every Tuesday @ the Tikki Lounge, Little Hanover St. [map] No cover charge

Craichouse Comedy
, every Saturday @ Eddie’s Bar (formerly the L.V.), McCurtain St. [map] Admission €7 / €5 (concession)
Sat 24 Feb 2007 — Alan Hurley, Breen Crotty + more
Sat 03 Mar 2007 — “Craic Me Up” Launch Night w/ Shantz
Sat 10 Mar 2007 — George Fox + ‘Craic me Up’ heat 2
Sat 24 Mar 2007 — Matt Sadlier + ‘Craic Me Up’ heat 3
Sat 31 Mar 2007 — Willa White + ‘Craic me Up’ heat 4

Barrel O’Laughs – monthly comedy night @ Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. [map]
Fri 23 Feb 2007 — Ian Coppinger €10

De Barras Comedy night, monthly @ De Barras, Clonakilty, Admission €15
Wed 21 Mar 2007 — David O’Doherty
Wed 18 Apr 2007 — Neil Delamere
Wed 21 Feb 2007 — Ardal O’Hanlon

City Limits Comedy Club, Coburg Street [map], admission varies
Fri 23, Sat 24 Feb 2007 ———– Ardal O Hanlon w/ MC Jason Coughlan
Thu 01 Mar 2007 —————– Willa White + Fred Cooke
Fri 02, Sat 03 Mar 2007 ———– Eddie Brill
Thu 08 Mar 2007 —————– Dermot Whelan + Alan Hurley
Thu 15 Mar 2007 —————– Aidan Bishop + Keith Anderson
Fri 16, Sat 17 Mar 2007 ———– Omid Djalili
Thu 22 Mar ———————– Neil Hickey + Colin Ryan
Thu 29 Mar 2007 —————– Matt Saddlier + Colin McCarthy
Fri 30, Sat 31 Mar 2007 ———– Jason Byrne
Sat 07, Sun 08 Apr 2007 ———- Pj Gallagher
Fri 04, Sat 05, Sun 06 May 2007 — Neil Delamere
Fri 08, Sat 09 Jun 2007 ———– Andrew Maxwell