Tuesday 20 February 2018

Luke Kelly tribute fundraiser

AN Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT) Luke Kelly Tribute Fund Raising Concert will take pace at Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey, on Friday February 28 at 8.15 p.m.

The event aims to fund raise for the purchase of Vital Signs Monitors for the Clinical Haematology Unit of the Dunmanway Day Unit in CUH.

Admission is €10 and all proceeds will go directly to this cause.

2dub step THE rebels face their stiffest contest of the National Football League season yet when they take on reigning champions Dublin on Saturday, March 1 at 7pm.

The match is on in Croke Park, but will be televised on Setanta Ireland for those unable to make the trip up to headquarters.

3Battle of the bands SEE the best Cork bands of the future as the UCC Battle of the Bands contest reaches its finale on Wednesday, March 5 at 9pm.

A far cry from the manufactured pop of reality television, this event sees finalists showcase the sounds of tomorrow. Admission is just €3.

4high octane CATCH a screening of 'Rush' at the Briery Gap Macroom on Monday, March 3 at 8.30. Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed - handsome English playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Nicki Lauda.

Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance. Admission €5

5classical abandon ENJOY classic music with a twist in the Triskel Christchurch this Saturday, March 1 at 8pm.

Described by one critic as "hungry, bold and biting", in recent years the Attacca Quartet has scooped up awards with reckless abandon.

For their Irish debut the ensemble has crafted an exquisite programme that goes from Beethoven's setting of the tomb scene of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to John Adams' own quirky musings on his own work to Janek's beautifully tragic letters to the inspiration of his final work. Words and music weave together in this program to tell profound stories to the listener.

The programme takes in the music of Adams, Beethoven and Janek. Tickets:€14 (full) / €12 (early bird)

6comic mayhem DAVID O'Doherty - the self-proclaimed "Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty, recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last remaining swimming stroke 'the squid' (on back, feet first)" - has written a new comedy show with both talking and songs. Don't miss his hilarious new show this Friday, February 28 at 8pm Tickets €18 Concession €14.

7 Cajun assault SARAH Savoy & the Francadians are a group of dedicated musicians based in Paris, who bring their Cajun style music to the Kilworth Arts Centre next Thursday, March 6.

The band performs traditional Cajun and Zydeco music, reaching back as far as the earliest roots of Louisiana music with covers of Amedee Ardoin, Joe and Cleoma Falcon, and Iry LeJeune, among others.

The band's original songs, written by Sarah Savoy and long-time Savoy family friend Gerard Dole, provide Sarah with an opportunity to speak with a voice until now virtually unheard in traditional Cajun music.

Keeping her audiences dancing, Sarah belts out sassy blues, growls through honky-tonk-inspired Cajun songs of the 1940's and 50's, and wails the bitterness of some of Cajun music's most forlorn waltzes. Tickets are €26, show at 8pm.

8taken for granted RECENT BRIT Award nominee John Grant plays the Cork Opera House on Thursday, March 6 at 8pm with support on the night from Duke Special.

Rightly heralded for his two albums "Queen of Denmark" and "Pale Green Ghosts", Grant has enlisted the services of Sinead O'Connor amongst others to help flesh out his work.

If Queen Of Denmark is Grant's '70s album, channeling the spirits of Karen Carpenter and Bread, then Pale Green Ghosts is his'80s album. Of the electronic tracks, the title track is a panoramic, brooding classic, while 'Sensitive New Age Guy' and 'Black Belt' are the tracks that you might dance to in new wave clubs. Tickets are €26.

9traditional family THE Ionad Cultúrtha in Baile Mhúirne presents The Gavin Family in concert this Friday, February 28. On June 29 1963, the Gavin family played their brand of traditional Irish Music for President John F. Kennedy during his visit to Galway.

On June 22 2013, they played for his daughter, Caroline Kennedy, and family during the JFK Gathering in the National Library of Ireland.

Seán, Noreen, Frankie and Marion - were born in Corrandulla in County Galway, where their father, J.J. Gavin, ran a small thatched pub.

As children, they remember spending many a night listening from the top of the stair to visiting musicians playing in the kitchen after a ceili in the local parish hall, and they in turn are brining that tradition to Cork.

10Movie tones TAKE in some famous film scores as the Cork School of Music orchestra perform the "Magic of the Movies" this Friday, February 28 at 8pm

The orchestra conducted by Richard Rudkins and Tom Doyle will play music from The Hobbit, Up, Superman, Jurassic Park, The Terminal, Band of Brothers, War Horse, and the Warsaw Concerto from Dangerous Moonlight.

Tickets €7 and €5 (available at the door)


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