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Emmet Place Festive Market

Emmet Place Festive Market

Saturday 19th to Tuesday 22nd December
Emmet Place, Cork

This wonderful market will run over the final weekend before Christmas bringing a wonderful atmosphere to this historic quarter of the City.

And as this is the season of good tidings and gift giving there will be a great range of special gifts for you and your loved ones with a wide selection of hand jewellery, wood carvings, soaps, woollens, leather goods, knitwear, angel gifts and other beautiful artisan crafts as well as confectionary, cakes and the best of Cork produce and hot street food.

The market will also be hosting a number of singers and choirs over the weekend festivities including the UCC Surgeon Noonan choir who are fundraising for their voluntary work in Africa and the ever wonderful Polyphonics amongst others.

Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

Saturday 19th December @ 8pm
The Church Of Saint Peter And Saint Paul

Cór Cois Abhann Corcaigh present Handel’s Messiah with The Jennens Orchestra, Eithne Willis - Leader, Emma Power - Soprano, Cora Newman - Contralto, Ryan Morgan - Tenor, Eoghan Desmond - Bass.

Conducted by Ian Sexton.

Tickets €15, available from: Pro Musica, 20 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Parish Office, direct from the choir at 086 2643040.

A limited number of tickets will also be available online via Eventbrite.ie

John Spillane

John Spillane

Sunday 20th December at 8pm
Everyman, Cork

This year the acclaimed Irish singer and songwriter John Spillane celebrates 33 years of an ever-consistent vastly illuminating and exciting career within the world of music.

Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Folk Act’ and ‘Best Traditional Act'. His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineer’s such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon.

Tickets: €25

Brian Deady

Brian Deady

Monday 21st December
Doors: 7.30pm, Show: 8pm
St. Luke's Former Church

Brian Deady launches his new album 'Non-Fiction' at Live At St. Luke's. Plus special guest Jack O'Rourke.

When you first discover the rich, soulful voice of Brian Deady, you’ll be struck by how welcoming it is. However, once you scratch the surface of this marvellous song, there’s quite a tale to tell.

Here’s an artist you can believe in and connect with. In a world where authenticity counts for so much, you’ll hear that Brian means and feels every word of this.

Tickets: €17.50

The Lee Sessions

The Lee Sessions

Tuesday 22nd December at 9.30pm
The Corner House,
Coburg Street

The Lee Sessions are an extensive series of traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city centre, featuring masters of traditional music.

'Sessions' are usually groups of musicians playing traditional Irish music in pubs - usually instrumental.

Common instruments are button and piano accordions, tin whistles, fiddles/violins, banjos, bodhráns (a type of upright handheld drum), uileann pipes, the Irish bouzuki, acoustic guitars and occasionally a piano or keyboard.

Admission: Free

The Papa Zitas

The Papa Zitas

Wednesday 23rd December @ 10.00pm
Reardens, Washington St.

The Papa Zitas are busy making a name for themselves as the most exciting new big band to have emerged on the music scene in IRELAND in a long while!

With an array of hits that encapsulate the very essence of the Motown era, their set ensures the dancefloor is heaving from the beginning to the end of the night!

Consisting of a thundering brass section, a slick and energetic rhythm section, and smooth and sweet vocal harmonies from three soulful divas, this nine piece band delivers a show-stopping performance every time.

Covering hits from The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, The Papa Zitas certainly lift their audiences Higher and Higher at every opportunity!