Gig guide

Fri Apr 28

Shamboolaa

6:00 pm, Free before 11pm


Kick off the weekend in Reardens with live music from Shamboolaa at 5.30pm




Fri Apr 28

Guilty Judges

10:30 pm, Free before 11pm


New young band headed by lead singer Rob O'Shea playing great covers and some new music live in Reardens bar!! Sharpest dressed musical friends in Cork!




Sun Apr 30

Hell For Leather

10:30 pm, Free before 11pm


Hell for Leather A four piece Cork Band. A mad bunch of lads, playing a variety of Irish music. No frills just hardy ceoil.




Mon May 1

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue May 2

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


Wed May 3

The Clones

10:00 pm, FREE


The Clones are a cover band based out of Limerick, Ireland. They play an energetic mix of music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & today


Thu May 4

The Art Crimes Band

10:00 pm, FREE


The Art Crimes Band is a music collective based in Cork City, Ireland specialising in World music, RnB, Blues, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Rock. The group formed in 2010 to play & compose music for Hip Circles Bellydance’s Vaudeville Theatre & Dance production entitled 'The Purple Cabaret', featuring a cast of over 30 international artists at the Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork. Today the group continue to produce Burlesque theatre shows around Ireland in collaboration with the internationally renowned burlesque performer Foxy P.Cox. Aside from theatre ventures the band is a stand alone entity garnering huge support and following in their own right on the Irish music and festival scene with their now legendary appearances at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival each year. 2013 saw the band officially launch the Cork Jazz Festival on behalf of Guinness for the national media, while 2014 saw the band perform & produce one of the biggest burlesque shows ever in Ireland at The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork featuring nearly 30 of the top burlesque acts from around the world & Ireland to a sold out audience. At The Cork Jazz Festival 2014 the band launched their debut single ‘Love For A Lark” on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay and all major online retailers. The group also performs as a stripped down format for more intimate smaller venues & pubs under the title “The Art Crimes Acoustic Band”.


Fri May 5

Big Generator

10:30 pm, Free before 11pm


Big Generator is a four piece rock band based in Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland. The band has toured extensively in the U.K, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, America and of course their native Ireland. Big Generator has also enjoyed a considerable amount of success and all of it achieved without the backing of a major label. The guys have also shared the stage with names like Ocean Colour Scene, Big County, Whitesnake and Joe Satriani to name a few. Big Generator have released two albums "On The Line" and "The Unreleased" . The albums have received rave reviews in Holland where it has been on release. The band are signed to Green Street Records, a Dutch label.


Sun May 7

Amazing Apples

10:00 pm, FREE


Amazing Apples formed in 2008. Brothers Cian and Darragh Crehan and drummer Brian Grace had played in bands together in previous years so they already had a musical connection established. Early 2008 saw the introduction of Eanna Fahy, an accomplished fiddle player for his age, and Anthony Ryan who brought an impressive lead guitar sound to the plate. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly gained popularity throughout Ireland with their distinct raw Irish/Americana sound. All the members are multi-instrumentalists incorporating bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, keyboards, banjos, and whatever else they could get their hands on for their live show. After doing the Irish circuit for two years the band decided to take a new direction and write music. Playing support for people like Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Mumford and Sons at festivals and venues around the country, saw the Apples achieve success on the big stage.


Mon May 8

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue May 9

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


Wed May 10

Funk It Up!

10:00 pm, FREE


Get over the mid-week hump with a sexy blend of soul and funk from newly formed 'FUNK IT UP' - a side project from the highly popular Papa Zitas.


Thu May 11

The Lads

10:00 pm, FREE


Four piece pop rock band The Lads will be playing the most harmony dense songs from the 60s and 70s. Playing everything from the Zombie to 10cc. The band teeters on the edge of becoming a Beatles Tribute band but would that be a bad thing?


Fri May 12

Blue Steel

10:30 pm, Free before 11pm


Blue Steel is made up of three former members of Live as Kings who have been lighting up the Cork music scene since 2006. With the recent addition of Mark 'the guitar' McCarthy of Celtic Knights fame, the collaboration of sick tone, creative beats, smooth bass lines and tantalizing vocals has created a cocktail worthy of the most partying of pallets. The variety of music gives the opportunity for the Johnny Cash fan, the Stevie Wonder fan and AC/DC fan to rock out in perfect harmony. So get down to The Oliver Plunkett for what promises to be a cracking night of Live Music.


Sun May 14

Kesh

10:00 pm, FREE


Keeping the crowd dancing all night long for Paddy's, KESH are a 4 piece contemporary Irish band hailing from Co. Cork, Ireland. Comprising of members Jason (Vocals, Guitar), Aaron (Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle & Vocals), James (Bass, Vocals) & Chris (Drums, Vocals) the band kickstarted 2015 with a launch night at the renowned Friskey Whiskey Live Music Venue @ Corks The Oliver Plunkett. Already in the practice room since June 2014, the band compromises of former members of Cork band, The Buachaills and solo artist Jason Condon. The 4 members have a wealth in experience of playing festivals in not just Ireland, but Europe too. KESH play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads & contemporary songs


Mon May 15

The Lads

8:00 pm, FREE


Four piece pop rock band The Lads will be playing the most harmony dense songs from the 60s and 70s. Playing everything from the Zombie to 10cc. The band teeters on the edge of becoming a Beatles Tribute band but would that be a bad thing?


Tue May 16

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


Wed May 17

J90

10:00 pm, FREE


J-90 are a band who incorporate the huge popularity of the club scene and the ever changing world of rock and pop, J-90 have become the band to break down the barriers for live Irish bands. J-90 play a wide variety of music from the old classics to the up to the minute chart hits covering bands like Linkin park, Wheetus, The Dandy Warhols, Blink 182 and Travis. They have started working on their own songs and are hoping to have their first single released by the end of the year. On stage the whole band put on a huge visual display of high energy and the unexpected. The band is quickly being recognised around the country gathering a large and loyal fan base. J-90 is oozing with potential and could very well be a household name in 2004. At the moment they are setting the pace for live bands in Ireland.


Thu May 18

The Art Crimes Band

10:00 pm, FREE


The Art Crimes Band is a music collective based in Cork City, Ireland specialising in World music, RnB, Blues, Funk, Soul, Jazz & Rock. The group formed in 2010 to play & compose music for Hip Circles Bellydance’s Vaudeville Theatre & Dance production entitled 'The Purple Cabaret', featuring a cast of over 30 international artists at the Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork. Today the group continue to produce Burlesque theatre shows around Ireland in collaboration with the internationally renowned burlesque performer Foxy P.Cox. Aside from theatre ventures the band is a stand alone entity garnering huge support and following in their own right on the Irish music and festival scene with their now legendary appearances at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival each year. 2013 saw the band officially launch the Cork Jazz Festival on behalf of Guinness for the national media, while 2014 saw the band perform & produce one of the biggest burlesque shows ever in Ireland at The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork featuring nearly 30 of the top burlesque acts from around the world & Ireland to a sold out audience. At The Cork Jazz Festival 2014 the band launched their debut single ‘Love For A Lark” on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay and all major online retailers. The group also performs as a stripped down format for more intimate smaller venues & pubs under the title “The Art Crimes Acoustic Band”.


Fri May 19

Cosmic Funk

10:00 pm, Free before 11pm


The Cosmic Funk band have been touring the country for over 10 years with their funk, soul & disco extravaganza. In recent years the band have taken to releasing their own material in the vein of Brooklyn's Daptone Records. The band's debut Ep 'Take it to the Limit one last time', received critical acclaim in local and national press with the singles 'Do you Wanna Dance' and 'Dynamite' featuring prominently on local radio stations across the country as well as on RTE Radio 1's John Creedon show. The band's material has been remixed by DJs including DJ Jay Ru and DJ Carabas, exposing the CFB brand to 'House' aficionados in clubs around the world including Berlin, New York and beyond


Sun May 21

Hell For Leather

10:00 pm, FREE


Hell for Leather A four piece Cork Band. A mad bunch of lads, playing a variety of Irish music. No frills just hardy ceoil.


Mon May 22

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue May 23

The Band Anna

10:30 pm, FREE


The Band Anna began as a group of best friends playing music together at a local park in May of 2016. In a very short amount of time, they have become one of the most promising up-and-coming bands in Ireland. With an original EP set to launch sometime this year, keep your ears open - rumour has it that they may very well be planning to bring it right back to the roots of their music and play their first original set busking on the streets of Cork City.


Wed May 24

Guilty Judges

10:00 pm, FREE


New young band headed by lead singer Rob O'Shea playing great covers and some new music live in Reardens bar!! Sharpest dressed musical friends in Cork!


Thu May 25

Scots Clan

10:00 pm, FREE


Live Music from Scots Clan to kick off your Thursday night!


Fri May 26

Bluemoose

10:30 pm, Free before 11pm


Bluemoose are constantly on tour, both at home and in the UK, bringing their energetic and entertaining live show to thousands of frantic spectators, through an average of 240 shows annually. Consisting of four experienced professional musicians from various parts of Ireland, the cover band based out of Wexford, have been performing at some of Irelands highest profile events, headlining and also sharing stages with some top name chart acts both at home and abroad. Not only do Bluemoose put extraordinary energy into their stage performance but also into their show production as a whole. Top of the range sound equipment combined with state of the art lighting and effects separates them from the norm. The ability to cater for any occasion has seen Bluemoose build up an enviable following of supporters and their constant interaction with these loyal friends has seen their popularity and profile blossom.


Sun May 28

The Kilkennys

10:00 pm, FREE


The Kilkennys are a 4-piece traditional Irish ballad group, who have been entertaining audiences all over the country, and internationally for the past ten years, with their unique and accomplished style of playing and vocal talent. Known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, they perform the length and breath of the country up to five nights a week. Up to now, they have been performing as Uisce Beatha, but due to various crucial reasons and the fact that a few bands with the same name have sprung up around the world, the decision was taken to change the name to The Kilkennys, as the boys are very proud of their black and amber roots! This name change coincided with the band signing up to Dolphin Records, the record company of such Irish music legends as Mary and Frances Black, Liam Clancy, Dolores Keane, Ronnie Drew, Jack L and Sonny Knowles. Renowned for their incredible musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music and adding their own touch of youth and energy. Over the past 12 years the band have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They were recently signed to Dolphin Discs, a record label long associated with Irish music boasting such names as The Clancy Brothers, Shane McGowen and The Dubliners.


Mon May 29

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue May 30

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


Wed May 31

Guilty Judges

10:00 pm, FREE


New young band headed by lead singer Rob O'Shea playing great covers and some new music live in Reardens bar!! Sharpest dressed musical friends in Cork!


Mon Jun 5

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue Jun 6

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


Mon Jun 12

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue Jun 13

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


Mon Jun 19

Tanya Louise and the Jam Masters

8:00 pm, FREE


Though still very young, Tanya has been in the Cork music scene since the age of 14. Since releasing her solo debut EP, Better in Two’s, at the age of 17 in the famous Crowley’s Music Centre in February 23rd of this year, Tanya has gone from strength to strength. The Jam Masters was formed subsequently to this and the bands popularity is astounding. The band’s original material is hard to define being bluesy, jazzy, folk rock. The setup is not typical for a four piece band with Tanya on guitar/vocals, Murty on cajón, Bart Kondrat on lead guitar and Maciek (Magic) on harmonica. The band has an unusual, distinctive and original sound which puts them into that ‘can’t get them out of my head‘ category.


Tue Jun 20

3 Of A Kind

10:30 pm, FREE


Craic agus Ceol with live music from 3 of a kind from 10:30 pm in Reardens Bar. Food served til late!


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