Upcoming Events

Ortús Chamber Music Festival - 2nd March 2024 at 7.30pm


Saint George's is delighted to host this evening of chamber music in association with Ortús Chamber Music Festival on March 2nd 2024.

The 9th Ortús Chamber Music Festival will run from February 25th-March 3rd 2024 in venues around Cork City and County, featuring 10 of the world’s most celebrated classical musicians. The festival, founded in 2016 by renowned Irish musicians Sinéad O’Halloran and Mairéad Hickey, was set up with the goal of providing performance platforms for some of Ireland’s finest young musicians alongside their international peers. Committed to highlighting the achievements of Irish musicians and composers on the world stage, while bridging connections with musicians worldwide.

We will host the 4th concert of the festival for a delightful evening concert starting at 7.30 p.m.

The programme:

- Schubert - Grand Duo

- Prokofiev - Cello sonata

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- Brahms - Trio no 1


The musicians: Mairéad Hickey - violin, Ella van Poucke - cello, Jérémie Moreau - piano.

Read more about the 2024 musicians: http://ortusfestival.ie/musicians/

Tickets are priced at €18 and available from

 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ortus-chamber-music-festival-tickets-795976797027

Any questions call 087 469 6913.



Greenshine - 9th March, 2024

Greenshine are delighted to be performing at St. George's Arts and Heritage Centre for the very first time. The trio's music straddles the boundaries of Folk, Indie and Americana with outstanding harmonies, skillful stringwork and fine songwriting. Greenshine create a warm and friendly atmosphere and are no strangers to gentle family banter! You can check Greenshine's music out at www.greenshine.bandcamp.com

"The Sound of a Family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song. Shine on Greenshine ," Christy Moore.

"They have produced one great record after the next over the last few years ," John Creedon, RTÉ Radio 1.

"Mary Greene - a songwriter like no other," Sheelagh Dempsey, RTÉ Radio 1.

RTE FOLK AWARDS BEST GROUP NOMINEES Greenshine are a Cork based trio consisting of Mary Greene, Noel Shine and their daughter Ellie. Their songs have featured on Irish airwaves for many years and their tracks have travelled far beyond their homeland and into the waiting ears of music lovers worldwide.

Their 2021 single, White Trails appeared on several SONG OF THE YEAR radio lists and their current album NEW MOON ON FRIDAY is racking up the kudos and has been chosen as Album of the Week on multiple radio stations including BBCRadio Ulster & BBC Radio Scotland. Several of their songs have reached the #1 Spot of the RTE Radio1 National Airplay Chart including 'The Girl in the Lavender Dress' which went on to be second most played Irish song of the year of its release on the station. Greenshine members have appeared on the recordings of multiple artists including Christy Moore, The Republic of Loose, Mick Hanly, Frances Black and John Spillane and Ellie can now add TV Cartoon Voiceover Actor to her resumé, for her work on TG4's 'Cúla 4'. Greenshine recently performed the closing song on the beautiful TG4 commissioned show 'Ómós do Liam Reilly' a documentary on the life and times of Liam Reilly and Bagatelle which was nominated for an international TV Award. Their original material has featured in a variety of national ad campaigns, film and radio signature tunes.

Tickets are €20 and are available in the usual outlets of 2Shoes, Spar, The Favourite, Saint George's Office and on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/greenshine-tickets-760287529467


Call 087 - 4696913 with any questions.


St. Patrick's Day Concert with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Baile Mhistéala and special guests Claisceadal na gCarad  7.30pm-9.45pm


Join Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Baile Mhistéala and special guests Claisceadal na gCarad for a special Concert at Saint George's to round off St. Patrick's Day festivities.

A treat of Irish music, song and dance awaits.


The final part of the show will be open mic where singers, dancers and musicians are welcome to join the stage.


Tickets are priced at €10 and available from Eventbrite on the following link and local outlets 2Shoes, Roches Spar and The Favourite.


https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/saint-patricks-day-concert-with-comhaltas-ceoltoiri-eireann-and-guests-tickets-840162106477

Paddy Cullivan's The Murder of Michael Collins - 23rd March, 2024


An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets and lies around what happened that fateful day in Béal na mBlath, 22nd August 1922.

Did Michael Collins have a secret son in London? Was he really going to keep to the Anglo-Irish Treaty or was he planning to resume the war? If the anti-treaty side shot him, why did the Free State investigate a massive cover-up? How can one of the most important men in Irish history have no autopsy report, no investigation, inquest or even a death cert?

 And who really shot Michael Collins? Why is there such reticence from certain quarters - to this day - to find out the truth? 

No less complex or mysterious than the death of JFK and with as many twists and turns, ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ is a fascinating rollercoaster ride that will change your perceptions of Irish history forever…

Don't miss this unique show centred around one of Ireland's most important historical figures.

Tickets are €25 and available from 2Shoes, Spar, The Favourite and Saint George's Office and on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/paddy-cullivans-the-murder-of-michael-collins-tickets-768893941477

Call 087- 4696913 for questions.


David McSavage - 6th April, 2024


“If that a makes sense” Common Phrase


When you say something but you aren't sure if you explained it well and the other person understood it.

David McSavage is stand-up comedy's answer to spontaneous human combustion, an explosive and always surprising phenomenon that simply cannot be contained in a box or transposed to TV.

His new show is a unique blend of energy, improvisation, and leaps of imagination that take his audience on a joyride they'll never forget. Even David has no idea what might happen when he unleashes his crazy brand of improvised comedy mayhem. He possesses the rare gift of creating a space where audiences feel like they are kids again, all taking part in a practical joke.

‘Viciously self-deprecating, and employs the trick of using a persona to articulate some of his more risqué and quite frankly unrepeatable material.

McSavage's low-key but effective stage manner, gently strumming a guitar as he departs on numerous flights of whimsy, works brilliantly. His laid-back and laconic style provides a nice contrast to the screaming egomaniacs one often encounters at stand-up shows. McSavage has unexpectedly come out of the cold of perpetually being an outsider, and has somehow graduated into Irish comedy's small elite.’ Eamonn Sweeney - Irish Independent

www.davidmcsavage.com


Tickets for this entertaining show are €25 and available from 2Shoes, The Favourite, Spar, Saint George's Office and on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dave-mcsavage-tickets-759626381957


Call 087-4696913 for any questions.


Legend of Luke Kelly featuring Chris Kavanagh & The Patriots - 20th April, 2024


Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend 40 years on.

On January 30th 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures.

The Legend of Luke Kelly is an authentic show celebrating the life and songs of Ireland’s most iconic and greatest folk singer. Created and performed by the renowned Dublin singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh, this show brings the audience on a journey through Luke’s music and has received rave reviews in Ireland and abroad.

An overwhelming endorsement of authenticity are the huge amount of followers and regular sell-out performances in Ireland’s most prestigious venues such as Vicar Street,the Grand Opera House and the Cork Opera House.

In 2011 Chris was asked by John Sheahan to perform with The Dubliners on their German tour and Luke’s family are still in regular attendance at his concerts.

“A beautiful blast from our beautiful past” – TODAY FM

“You might find that you have to pinch yourself” ..RTE

“A Must !” – The Irish Times

“Chris called his show “The Legend of Luke Kelly” and this famous member of The Dubliners

can rest easy that his legacy is in safe hands.” – Shay Healy

“We’re so Proud and delighted with the way Chris Kavanagh has honored Luke’s music and

memory with such dignity and respect.” – The Kelly Family

Tickets are €25 and can be purchased on the following Eventbrite link or through Spar, 2Shoes, The Favourite or Saint George's Office.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-legend-of-luke-kelly-tickets-763899222137

Call 087- 4696913 for questions.

Mary Coughlan - May 3rd, 2024


Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest soulful jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has crafted a timeless and highly regarded, versatile career with devoted fans worldwide.

2024 will see Mary celebrate an impressive 40 years in the music industry, a landmark achievement.

Mary has lived through childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other; redeemed and transformed through the creative power of music. She embraces each song with empathy, courage interspersed with humour, emotions that reach way beyond the stage connecting with each and everyone in the audience.

She has created a play with a unique, hauntingly beautiful, award-nominated soundscape, WOMAN UNDONE, in collaboration with The Brokentalkers and Valgeir Sigurðsson revisiting the archetypal themes of her songs about love and loss, trauma and womanhood.

Her debut album Tired and Emotional rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985 and 15 albums later she is writing songs for another and continues to mesmerize live audiences in sold out houses throughout Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand with her versatile velvet voice.

“Mary’s live performances have to be seen to be believed.” NME

“While the comparisons have run the gamut from Holiday to Mathilde Santing to Janis Joplin, one thing is certain that Mary’s voice is her own.” THE OBSERVER (UK)


“Mary Coughlan is still casting her earthy, Irish spells, as she has been doing for 35 years. The chief ingredient in her incantations is hardly unique: emotional truth should be a basic building-block of all singing and all art. Setting Coughlan's espousal of this candour apart are the other spells with which she adulterates it and intensifies it.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (AUSTRALIA)


Tickets are priced at €30 and available from Saint George's Office, The Favourite, Spar and 2Shoes and on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mary-coughlan-tickets-810267169917


Bring your own bottle to our cosy venue and enjoy.

Call 087 4696913.



ABBA Tribute: Super Troupers -25th May, 2024


Performing all the classic hits, and fan favourites of ABBA, The Super Troupers are a fully live professional band who bring a high energy show, celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest bands.

Based in Cork, and fresh from sell out shows across Ireland, the Super Troupers guarantee to have audiences on the floor singing and dancing along to hits such as Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Thank You for the Music, S.O.S, Mamma Mia and many more.

Don't miss out on this lively and energetic night of song, dance and a trip down memory lane with the classic ABBA hits that defined a generation.

Tickets are €25 and available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/abba-tribute-show-super-troupers-tickets-796003336407

or Saint George's Office, 2Shoes, Spar and The Favourite.

Call 087-4696913 for information.

Follow The Super Troupers @abba.supertroupers@starlightcork on Facebook/Instagram.


Pilgrim Street - 8th June 2024


Dublin Bluegrass band Pilgrim Street will bring their music to Saint George's for the first time on the 8th June, 2024.

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances.

Drawing from fellow luminaries such as Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions outfit, Pilgrim St are about to bring their infectious melodies, harmonies and songs to venues all around the country.

With a setlist made up of covers and their own original songs they have graced the stages of Electric Picnic and Vicar street plus toured all over the country. They are about to embark on a Nationwide tour and are hoping to bring audiences a taste of their second album “Folk Bones”. After the launch of their debut album “Ash Into Gold Dust” in 2021 during the COVID Pandemic, Pilgrim St have a growing support who come to hear songs old and new of honesty, heartache and hope.

Pilgrim St are a collective of musicians that include Peadar Farrelly on Guitar and Vocals, Eugene Donegan on Banjo and Vocals, Eoin McDonnell on Mandolin and Vocals, Francis McGinn on Bass, Mark Lynch on Dobro, Brendan Kelly on Accordion and Vocals and and Cathal McQuaid on the Fiddle.

Tickets are priced at €25 and available from 2Shoes, Spar, The Favourite, Saint George's Office or on the following Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pilgrim-street-tickets-763892181077


Saint George's is a bring your own bottle venue.

Call 087 - 4696913 for any questions.


The Beatlebums - 7th September 2024


The Beatlebums are a live tribute to the music of The Beatles. Five of Cork’s finest musicians are bringing the magic music of The Beatles to life in sold-out venues across the country. The band covers tunes from all eras of The Beatles’ career, from the early jangle pop hits, through to the middle psychedelic sounds, to the latter-day anthems.

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Experience this ultimate tribute night to the Fab Four with us on the 7th September.

Tickets are €25 and available from the usual outlets; Saint George's Office, Spar, 2Shoes, The Favourite and on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-beatlebums-tickets-826833399957

Call 087-4696913 with any questions.


Reggie For President - 27th September 2024

Reggie from the Blackrock Road is the richest man in Cork by a huge margin.

He is the outgoing President of COCI (The Captains of Cork Industry), elite guys

dedicated to maintaining the highest standards on Leeside while paying zero tax and

cheating on their wives.

Broadcasting from his 6.8 million euro mansion on the Blackrock Road, he has over

80,000 followers on social media attracted by his videos mocking Liz Truss, northsiders,

Kerry people and Kanturk. Reggie has also played to sell-out audiences with two shows in

The Everyman Theatre.

After years of tyranny under Michael D. Higgins (who is from Limerick – he keeps that

quiet) Reggie has decided to run for Uachtarán na hÉireann, which means President of

Ireland in case you only did pass Irish for the Inter Cert.

In the run up to the election in 2025, Reggie is travelling to every nook and cranny in

Ireland. His tour will take him to the northside of Cork, minor cities such as Dublin and

Waterford, along with sad small towns which have been by-passed by progress and

advances in personal hygiene.

Join him as he reaches out to the ordinary people of Ireland without touching them, unless

they are gorgeous.

You don’t want to miss it.

Tickets are €25 and available on the following link and from Saint George's Office, Spar, 2Shoes and the Favourite.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/reggie-for-president-tickets-852101577757

Call 087-4696913 with any questions.


Remembering Ronnie with Phelim Drew - 8th November 2024


Ronnie was born in the the village of Glasthule on the southside of Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. Living in the rented room of a ‘two up, two down’ the family eventually qualified for a council house in Monkstown Farm, also in the ‘the borough’.

His father was a carpenter and his mother a seamstress and before long the family expanded and started to out grow this small but comfortable house. The young Ronnie, being the eldest, was sent to live with his maternal grandparents on the upmarket Tivoli Terrace. His grandparents approach to guardianship was from a bygone era and he longed to be back in the family home. His father, Paddy begged his wife to bring their son home but by now ‘the granny’ had got used to the boy being in the house and Ronnie’s mother, Peg, didn’t want to upset her mother.

Phelim always felt that this separateness was what ultimately led him to carve out his own path in life and take risks that few others were taking at the time.

Ronnie would go on to be a founding member of The Dubliners, leaders in a folk revival that would bring them to massive audiences world wide.

Growing up, Phelim was always struck by the electricity generated at a Dubliners concert. Looking back he can see clearly that the group was exceptional not only because of the individual strength of the performers but that combined they were a force of nature. That energy and excitement coupled with the unbridled joy of a Dubliners audience made for a nights entertainment that felt more like a party in full swing where the hosts and guests were in perfect harmony.

Phelim's ambitions as a singer have always been modest as a result!

Having spent his life so far working in the theatre, music has always played a big part in his tool box as an actor, in shows like The Abbey Theatre production of The Risen People or Landmark/ Olympia Theatre production of Once, A New Musical. Over the years he also always enjoyed the experience of playing small venues with friends.

In the years since his father passed away, he has come to enjoy listening back over his musical legacy and the wealth of material has reawakened not only a sense of pride but also deep appreciation of not just the recordings but the songs that influenced them and how they in turn have influenced others.

In this show join Phelim as he tells a few yarns and sings some of the songs made famous by Ronnie, Luke, Barney, Ciaran and John. The night is made up of a mixture of folk and other forms of musical that helped to make Ronnie and the lads so unique and the hope is to take the audience on a journey that they will enjoy in sharing these experiences in songs and stories.

Tickets are €25 and available from the following link and local outlets Saint George's Office, 2Shoes, The Favourite and Spar.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/remembering-ronnie-show-wih-phelim-drew-tickets-852039201187

Saint George's is a bring your own bottle venue.

Call 087-4696913 for any questions.