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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

Daniel Johnston tribute night

This Saturday, 18th June at Bradley’s on Barrack Street, there will take place a tribute to American songwriter Daniel Johnston. At 7.30, ‘Cine-Ceoil’ presents the documentary film, The Devil and Daniel Johnston (110 mins).

This will be followed by performances from:

The Severed Headmaster (Thinguma*jigSaw, Norway)
Alpine Those Myriads (Norway)
Rory Francis O’ Brien
Mark Fitzgerald
Andy Wilson

With Richard Delaney filling in the gaps with his favourite recordings.

There is no cover charge.

Beale Street Blues Bar events for March

Beale Street Blues Bar has been open almost a year now and was previously mentioned here. They’ve got some great weekly bands/sessions and the odd visiting act. Right now we don’t list weekly events on the main page to keep it clear and concise, but I wanted to put these somewhere they would be seen. So…

Live Gigs at BealeStreet Blues Bar
3 Union Quay, Cork [Map location]

All gigs free admission

March 2007:
Thu 8th, 9.30pm — Blues Jam session
Fri 9th, 10.30pm — BealeStreet Blues Band
Sat 10th, 10.30pm — Slumming Angels – a tribute to Rory Gallagher
Mon 12th, 10.30pm — Brian Tambling Robert Harley – playing the blues
Tues 13th, 9.30pm — SwingStreet
Weds 14th, 10.00pm — Roy O’Driscoll — Folk/Blues Show
Thurs 15th, 9.30pm — Blues Jam Session
Fri 16th, 10.30pm — BealeStreet Blues Band
Sat 17th, 10.30pm — Live Blues
Mon 19th, 9.30pm — Brian Tambling & Robert Harley — playing the blues
Tues 20th, 9.30pm — SwingStreet
Weds 21st, 10.00pm — Roy O’Driscoll — Folk/Blues
Thu 22nd, 9.30pm — Blues Jam Session
Fri 23rd, 10.30pm — BealeStreet Blues Band
Sat 24th, 10.30pm — Live Blues
Mon 26th, 9.30pm — Brian Tambling & Robert Harley –acoustic blues
Tue 27th, 9.30pm — SwingStreet
Thu 29th, 9.30pm — Blues Jam session
Fri 30th, 10.30pm — BealeStreet Blues Band
Sat 31st, 10.30pm — Live BluesFilme Kostenlos Frauen sexyKitzler spritzenMariam MPEG BehaarteFat woman fuckingKostenlos verspritzend Orgasmus MPEGs weiblichenGeschlecht Japanisch Mei Sawaialte pussy cunts Gray reifespeculum Anal insertionrasierte Reife kleinen Frauen Fotze Tittenschwanger mpg Milch

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 Venue – Bob’s Bar, Kanturk

A new venue has come to our attention – Bob’s Bar, Kanturk. It’s not clear if it is a brand new venue or if they have just started doing live music, but anyway here’s some upcoming events at Bob’s:

Live Music at Bob’s

December / January Gig list

Sat.Dec.2nd. Noelly Ward & Band
Guifted guitarist Noelly who recently toured with Don Baker bring’s his new 4 piece band to Bob’s on the 2nd.

Sat.Dec.16th. John Spillane upstairs
Two time Meteor Award winner John Spillane is one of the most accomplished singersongwriters Ireland today. His 3rd Album,”Hey Dreamer.” (Which included the hit single ‘The Dunnes Stores Girl’,) débuted at No.4 in the Irish top ten in 2005 .

Sat.Dec.23rd. Peter O’Malley
Music, Craic and Comedy with the outrageous humour of Peter O’ Malley.
Favourite comedian at Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick, WILD-MAN O’Malley delivers a crazy mix of music, song and irreverent wit!

Sat.Jan.13th. Freddie White upstairs
Freddie White has enjoyed three decades playing his own well-crafted songs and popularising the music of Randy Newman, Guy Clark(Desperado’s Waiting for a Train)and Tom Waits(Martha). He brings his impressive collection of songs to Bob’s for a special intimate concert on the 13th

Sat.Jan.27th. Liam Reilly upstairs
Lead singer with Bagatelle and one of Ireland’s most prominent songwriters. Piano man Liam makes a rare solo appearance at Bob’s on Sat. 27th.Hear Liam perform the classic’s : Summer in Dublin, The Street’s of New York, Second Violin, Flight of Earls, Trump Card,Leeson street Lady this intimate setting.

With the number of venues and pubs hosting gigs popping up around the county, I think they might merit a separate county listing in the near future. This will give more distinction to the out-of-city events, and restore some clarity to the main gig listing for city events. We will give you the the option to choose whether to view city-only, county-only or both on the one listing.

Crane Lane Theatre

Crane Lane / Phoenix St, Cork — [Map]

After months of apparent stagnation there is finally some activity afoot on the Cork pub/bar/venue scene. In recent weeks we have seen the Tikki Lounge move to a bigger and better home at the Isobar, the Roundy has started doing live music (albeit on a limited basis) and we had the unveiling of the Crane Lane Theatre. We’ll have more about the Tikki Lounge later, but here’s our first impressions of the Crane Lane.

Crane Lane TheatreThe well-known Cork publican, Benny McCabe purchased the premises of the former Club One some time early this year. In the intervening months he has overseen the transformation of the site from a nightclub that wasn’t reaching its full potential, into a brand new late bar and live music venue.
At a time when it seems like all the decent atmospheric pubs are making way for new yuppie bars, it’s a relief that there is finally a break from the new trend in large, vacuous, soulless superpubs. They seem to have made good use of the available space, dividing the site into three separate bar areas and a partially open-air terrace that runs the length of the venue.

Crane Lane Terrace

You enter the Crane Lane from Phoenix St and step into the terrace, where there is seating and a number of large potted plants which you will have to navigate around as you move from one end to the other, particularly when it’s busy. All along one side is a wall of timber-framed windows and doors, which lead into the two bars and the main room. The decor of the smaller bars is styled on a 1930’s whiskey bar, according to a recent article in one of the local papers. If you like any of Benny McCabe’s other establishments (Mutton Lane Inn, Sin É, The Oval) you will surely feel at home here.

Crane Lane Theatre StageThe main room (the ‘theatre’ part) is pretty well laid out: The bar is opposite the stage, at the back of the room. A few low tables and chairs are scattered around the front of the stage and the sides of the room. Only a couple of small pillars on the left side interrupt an otherwise unobstructed view of the stage.

The stage itself is pretty small and particularly shallow. Ron Sexsmith remarked during his gig that there wasn’t much space for him to “rock out.” Joking as he may have been, it could be a problem, although it will hardly limit the type of act the venue can (or wants to) book.

Ron SexsmithThe sound quality was very good on the night, apart from the first few songs where the bass was smothered and barely perceptible. On that particular night there was an unfortunate constant buzz of conversation from the rear of the room, which became more intrusive late in the set when more pints had been consumed and Sexsmith played a few quiet solo songs. Maybe a lot of freebie invites went out for the first gig in the new venue — people don’t pay €20 to go to a gig and talk right through it. With the terrace outside and two other bars available, there should be little excuse for people to stay talking loudly during the show. Also the noise from the bar, while unavoidable, could be kept to a minimum by using the gaps between songs to dump bottles and collect glasses.

Also on the negative side, the main room got very hot during the Ron Sexsmith gig, and there is no apparent air conditioning system; maybe I just didn’t see it, or maybe they figured there would be no need for air conditioning in the wake of the smoking ban. Even opening those big glass doors for a while might have helped, although the downside would be the distraction to the musicians and the blast of cold November air for those near the door.

Despite these functional hiccups, from an aesthetic point of view the Crane Lane surpasses the majority of its rivals in providing a retro, yet tasteful pub environment in what is effectively a completely new venue. Soft lighting from old style lanterns would seem tacky in another setting, but here beside the dark timber and red leather seats, one would be forgiven for thinking it had been in situ for decades. Paintings, prints and more modern concert posters adorn the walls throughout the venue. The resulting look is in stark contrast with the chrome and coloured lights of the previous venue.
Crane Lane Terrace Crane Lane entrance on Phoenix St Crane Lane Terrace crowd
Very few people will feel out of place at the Crane Lane. So far, we have seen people from all walks of life; young and old, local and foreign, student and socialite. Admittedly we have heard of some ‘inconsistencies’ in the door policy — the all too familiar stories of sober, respectable young men (and to a lesser extent, women) being blacklisted by bouncers for no apparent reason — but it’s early days yet and we will reserve judgement for the time being. The bar staff are professional and friendly, and it seems some have been repositioned from the aforementioned pubs.

Crane Lane BarAt around €4.60 for a bottle or pint of lager, the Crane Lane certainly isn’t the cheapest in Cork (although it compares favourably with similar venues in Dublin). However when you take into account the absence of a cover charge, for many people in search of a late drink in welcoming surroundings it’s well worth it. The availability of locally brewed beers from the Franciscan Well is another plus. Overall it looks very promising and we await with anticipation more gig announcements for the Crane Lane Theatre in the near underwriters agriculturetechnology program loan adaptive100 loans ltvadvance cash payday wired loangrade military school loan 10thloan online accept card affiliate creditltv loan 100title loans albertanotary document service loan priority aabu loans dhabiambler loan savings andmuseum alfred sloan pof adaptation loanwordsafsa student loanaffordable alaska guaranteed homeownership loan programmorgage agricultural loansisland 203k rhode loansri 203k loans Map