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Since the Crane Lane Theatre opened its doors in the early nougties, it has been the host to some of the biggest names in blues, jazz and indie music, including; New Model Army, James Taylor Quartet, Preachers Son and many, many more.

This exciting birth of a new kind of music venue, at a time of musical revolution in Cork has led to many memorable nights at the Crane Lane Theatre. As well as music, the Crane Lane has seen many great theatrical acts and has been a host venue in celebrating Cork’s most iconic events, including The Cork Jazz festival and St. Patricks Day festivities.

The venue hosts live music 7 days a week, and whether it is the return of the Crane Lane’s original folk and blues acts or tomorrow’s next big thing, we are sure our eclectic mix has something for everyone’s taste .

tony-milner
Date: Thu 29th
Jun
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

A regular on the Cork music scene for many years now, Tony is well known for his unique acoustic interpretations of some classic songs which he’ll be playing, along with a few new original numbers, every monday on the Atlantic Songbook…

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Big-Daddy-Can
Date: Thu 29th
Jun
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Big Daddy Can plays an eclectic mix of everything from deep house, Rock, electro, funky house, dubstep, drum n bass, techno, jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, lo-fi – everything under the sun basically!

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Bad Boy Blues
Date: Thu 29th
Jun
Time: 11:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Formed as a backup band in case one of Inner City Blues were working on other projects. It features up and coming superstar guitarist Pierre Morrissey! Morrissey hails from the great musical town of Killkenny. The new outfit also features…

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Latin Night Jan
Date: Fri 30th
Jun
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Latin night event playing the  best in, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue,Bachata & Samba

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Sé-K
Date: Fri 30th
Jun
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Che-K will bring you back  to a place you had forgotten you loved so much. Expect to hear songs that remind you of the first record ever bought,your first leather jacket, or your very first live gig Or festival ….

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Main Crane Lane Floor
Date: Fri 30th
Jun
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Playing the best of indie and rock classics with electro dance,hip hop,ska and all things that make you move  

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Date: Sat 01st
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Jerome Rimson / Bassist-Vocalist Founding member of the Inner City Blues Band From Detroit Michigan With a professional track record rarely equaled Known as the Hit-Man. Jerome will be joined by guests on the night.

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Sé-K
Date: Sat 01st
Jul
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Che-K will bring you back  to a place you had forgotten you loved so much. Expect to hear songs that remind you of the first record ever bought,your first leather jacket, or your very first live gig Or festival ….

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Fadd Jnr
Date: Sat 01st
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Mixed and scratched by Fadd Jnr, an alternative musical take on Saturday night club music. Expect classic electro cuts, indie fused pop and a mixture of Rock’n’Roll staples, along with plenty of new upbeat tunes for your dancing pleasure.

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Ceili By The Lee
Date: Sun 02nd
Jul
Time: 4:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Join us as our MC guides you through the basic steps, before combining them into more complex dances. Sieges will be laid and lifted, bridges crossed and bonfires burnt. All are welcome, including beginners and solo dancers. A great way…

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Date: Sun 02nd
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Blues Jam session every Sunday from 9-11pm. All players are welcome to the stage and featuring Kieran Murphy & Blind Lemon as the house band.

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Big-Daddy-Can
Date: Sun 02nd
Jul
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Big Daddy Can plays an eclectic mix of everything from deep house, Rock, electro, funky house, dubstep, drum n bass, techno, jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, lo-fi – everything under the sun basically!

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Diego July 2nd
Date: Sun 02nd
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

New York City-based drummer Diego Joaquin Ramirez was born and raised in Cork Ireland. He played his first gig on drum set with his fathers’ band at age 4 and by the time he was 17, Diego was performing regularly…

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Ceili by the lee
Date: Mon 03rd
Jul
Time: 7:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Céilí by the Lee has moved house! Cork’s favourite Irish dancing night now takes place on Monday nights in Crane Lane. Still at the time of 7.30pm, still for the staggeringly good value of €5 Join us as our MC guides…

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Crane Lane Theatre Event
Date: Mon 03rd
Jul
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487
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Date: Mon 03rd
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

THE DEANS – Biography written by Xavier Bonnet – Rolling Stone France – January 2014 (Translated by Talia Soghomonian) Gavin Dean on lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and harmonica. Ronan Lally on bass and vocals. Irish, made in Galway. Go get…

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swing-eire
Date: Tue 04th
Jul
Time: 7:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Join us every Tuesday for Swing Dance classes at the Crane Lane. Swing dancing is a great way to meet new people in a fun and friendly environment, as well as stay healthy and learn something amazing! Solo Jazz at 7pm Beginners Partnered Swing Dancing at 8pm…

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Jazz Improv
Date: Tue 04th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Jazz jam session every Tuesday, hosted by Paul Dunlea. This is the original Jazz Improv in the city and features as part of the  Cork jazz festival every Oct. All players welcome.

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Print
Date: Tue 04th
Jul
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Funk, soul, Rock n Roll, R&B classics and much more

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4th of July Grunge Special
Date: Tue 04th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Paradox are an Alternative Rock band from Cork, Ireland. Formed in 1997 by brothers Pete Mac and Mike Mac the early Paradox sound was heavily influenced by the Grunge Era of the 90’s. Paradox are no strangers to the Crane…

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220px-MyViolin
Date: Wed 05th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Open trad session every Wednesday 9-11pm. All players welcome

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Ross Curley
Date: Wed 05th
Jul
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487
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Date: Wed 05th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

In their short music career as band Scoops have already – had their debut EP climb to 2nd in the Overall Irish iTunes Album Charts just short of Adele at number 1. – Had sell out Headline shows in Dublin,…

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triad
Date: Thu 06th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Cork City based singer songwriter Hank Wedel  showcases songs from his recently released album “Living In The Land of Love”  as well as songs from previous albums  recorded with “Open Kitchen” and “Princes Street”  over a 30 year musical odyssey

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Date: Thu 06th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Irelands top blues acts. This power trio of Christy O Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar, Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, backing vocals) combine elements of folk and hard rock with…

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Latin Night Jan
Date: Fri 07th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

  Latin night event playing the  best in, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue,Bachata & Samba

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Big-Daddy-Can
Date: Fri 07th
Jul
Time: 11:45pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Big Daddy Can plays an eclectic mix of everything from deep house, Rock, electro, funky house, dubstep, drum n bass, techno, jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, lo-fi – everything under the sun basically!  

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Date: Sat 08th
Jul
Time: 8:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

This charity event is a showcase of local Cork talent organised by ‘Fight Against Suicide’ with all proceeds being donated to the Cork Samaritans. The message being pushed by this event is simple: Although times may get tough, Life is…

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Fadd Jnr
Date: Sat 08th
Jul
Time: 11:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Mixed and scratched by Fadd Jnr, an alternative musical take on Saturday night club music. Expect classic electro cuts, indie fused pop and a mixture of Rock’n’Roll staples, along with plenty of new upbeat tunes for your dancing pleasure.

Read more...
Ceili By The Lee
Date: Sun 09th
Jul
Time: 4:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Join us as our MC guides you through the basic steps, before combining them into more complex dances. Sieges will be laid and lifted, bridges crossed and bonfires burnt. All are welcome, including beginners and solo dancers. A great way…

Read more...
blues-jam2-lowres-175x175-1
Date: Sun 09th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Blues Jam session every Sunday from 9-11pm. All players are welcome to the stage and featuring Blind Lemon as the house band.

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RITHIM
Date: Sun 09th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

RITHIM is an exciting multicultural percussion project, involving Irish based world percussionists and musicians. Performing entirely original and collaborative music, strongly influenced by West and Central African, Caribbean and Gaelic rhythms and music, they are the only group of it’s…

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Ceili by the lee
Date: Mon 10th
Jul
Time: 7:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Céilí by the Lee has moved house! Cork’s favourite Irish dancing night now takes place on Monday nights in Crane Lane. Still at the time of 7.30pm, still for the staggeringly good value of €5 Join us as our MC guides…

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Date: Mon 10th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

THE DEANS – Biography written by Xavier Bonnet – Rolling Stone France – January 2014 (Translated by Talia Soghomonian) Gavin Dean on lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and harmonica. Ronan Lally on bass and vocals. Irish, made in Galway. Go get…

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LIFETIME CORK
Date: Tue 11th
Jul
Time: 8:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Jazz Improv Special : Hosted by Paul Dunlea and the Improv Band. T O M M Y H A L F E R T Y ‘ S ‘ L I F E T I M E T R I B…

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Date: Tue 11th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Live Lizzy are a 5 piece Thin Lizzy tribute band from Cork. The band features Paul Cronin on Lead Vocals, Hughie Donovan on Lead Guitar, Alan Creedon on Lead Guitar, Bob Kavanagh on Bass and Gavin Blackshields on Drums. All…

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220px-MyViolin
Date: Wed 12th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Open trad session every Wednesday 9-11pm. All players welcome

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Ariel Posen
Date: Wed 12th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Ariel Posen is an internationally acclaimed guitarist born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. Other then playing with many bands all over the continent, producing records, composing music and recording on sessions, Ariel has spent the last few years touring around…

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Date: Thu 13th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

An experienced and young Irish 4 piece, Crojayn demonstrate adept musicianship with a broad range of genres from Blues to Hard-Rock, Jazz to Funk & even Acoustic.  Crojayn gained wider exposure & following in 2016 with a collection of performances at Festivals; Whelans’ Blues Roots & Brass Festivals (See attached…

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Strange Attractor
Date: Sun 16th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Strange Attractor are an Irish 10 piece Funk Outfit. The band was formed in Dingle, Co. Kerry by Fionn o Neill, Mattie Barker and Ben Janning. The band expanded when they met drummer Cian O’ Sullivan from Cork, which led…

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Date: Mon 17th
Jul
Time: 11:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Mojo Rising is made up of a number of dedicated and well-trained musicians, whose universal goal is to make you jump, jive, skank and ultimately, weak-limbed and sweaty… Combining classic rock with reggae, ska, funk, soul, rap and funky improvisations, all arranged…

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anna-liese
Date: Tue 18th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Anna-Liese are a four-piece Waterford-based band made up of 2 Kilkenny men, a Wexford man, and indeed, a Waterford man. Mark Walsh – Guitar/Vocals Emmet Conefery – Guitar/Vocals Sean Carey – Bass Eddy Blake – Drums It is difficult to…

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Date: Wed 19th
Jul
Time: 7:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Lol Tolhurst is best known as a founding member of the band that virtually invented alternative music, The Cure. Formed in 1976, The Cure is one of the most influential, successful and critically acclaimed bands of its generation.

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Date: Sat 22nd
Jul
Time: 8:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news! Daniel Jeanrenaud alias ‘The Camden Cat’ and Rockin’ Roll king of the London underground is heading your way for a short Irish tour. He has assembled a band of Irish musicians to…

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The Blues Crew
Date: Sun 23rd
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The Bluez Crew was started by Jeremy Nagle having returned from recording an album in California, in September 2013. The style of the band is uptempo guitar based rocking blues which is lively and danceable, harkening back to the early blues of, Muddy Waters, BB King, Albert King, Little Walter, up…

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Date: Mon 24th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Bandicoot Promotions Presents: BOB WAYNE & THE OUTLAW CARNIES One can always best gauge success by the number of people their music touches and has a positive impact on, not by the sheer amount of units sold. This has never…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
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Date: Fri 28th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The Service are a six-piece band from Cork who have been playing Ska, Reggae, 2-Tone and Rocksteady to applauding crowds for many years. Originally formed in 1994, and with some lengthy breaks in between; since 2013, they have reclaimed their crown as the…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
The Bionic Rats
Date: Sat 29th
Jul
Time: 3:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Kingsativa http://kingsativa.bandcamp.com/ They mix the rhythms of Ska, 2tone, Reggae & Rocksteady into their own special brew of Jamaican beats and Irish soul. Since forming they’ve shared the stage with many of their musical influences, opening up for the likes…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
SKATUESQUES
Date: Sat 29th
Jul
Time: 6:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

All Female 6 piece Ska Band, currently covering some of their favourite classic ska tunes and their own mind blowing originals. Bass – Arianuska, Lilow – Guitar , Zoe – Drums ,Mooney Tunes – Keys , Shan D – Vocals…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
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Date: Sat 29th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

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Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Natty Wailer is from and inspired by the old school Reggae of the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers. Natty recorded and toured with Bob Marley and the Wailers as a keyboard player for over nine years. Natty recorded numerous…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
The light Runners
Date: Sun 30th
Jul
Time: 5:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The Light Runners are a Reggae Funk collective that combines fluid vocal harmonies with tight and tasty instrumentals. The band also features famous Congolese musicians Daniel 6000 and Troca Pablo from the world renown soukous band Zaiko Langa Langa. They are sure to provide a unique and…

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
The FitzaFrenic
Date: Sun 30th
Jul
Time: 9:00pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

Edgy ska-rock four piece!

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Cork Ska & Reggae Festival
GypsyFish
Date: Sun 30th
Jul
Time: 11:50pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

The GypsyFish are a high energy jam band hailing from the south of Ireland combining elements of Funk,Folk,Reggae,Rock and Soul to form the bands sound. Ruairí de Leastar – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar Simon Daly – Electric Guitar/Vocals Warren Tivy – Bass/Synths/Vocals…

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Date: Wed 02nd
Aug
Time: 7:30pm

Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

They feature acts that are a unique fusion of traditional circus, sideshow, burlesque and magic presented with a modern rock n'roll edge.

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