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15th of Apr 2021
The 17th Cork World Book Fest runs from Tues 20th – Sun 25th
Hosted by award winning writers Danielle McLaughlin and Madeleine D’Arcy, Fiction at the Friary is a free monthly event in the Friary Bar (currently online). On the 25th they host an event called “The Secret Life of Book Bloggers” at 3 o’clock as part of the Cork World Book Fest. The festival, which turns 17 this year, runs from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th April and incorporates UNECSCO World Book Day on April 23rd. This year will see writers from Australia, Latin America, Ireland and Northern Ireland read from their work in events taking place online. The programme also includes events with partners UCC and, for the first time, Nano Nagle Place and Fiction at the Friary in bringing writers and readers together. The Fest is a participative, inclusive event, connecting readers with established and emerging Irish and international authors. It also caters for all age groups with Teen Day coming back on Wednesday 21st April, which includes authors Louise O’Neill and Shane Hegarty as well as the launch of the popular Graphic Novel Project. There will also be discussions on children’s books from around the world, and on the role of literature in climate change. Languages featured during the fest include Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Basque, Latvian, German, Chinese, Indonesian, Irish and Hebrew. To book tickets for these events, which are free to attend, visit http://corkworldbookfest.eventbrite.com or www.corkworldbookfest.com

14th of Apr 2021
Remember your loved ones battle with cancer through the ‘Notes 4 Cork ARC’ Campaign
Alan Dalton of Notes to Cork, with whom RedFM partnered on the ‘Love Notes to Cork’ and ‘Love Notes to Mum’ campaigns, here talks of a new campaign called Notes for Cork ARC, a campaign dedicated to the memory of Alan’s late Aunt Breda who passed from cancer in 2019. The mission is to turn Cork purple whilst also raising money for cancer and remembering loved ones who are no longer with us. It’s an installation of over 200 posters across the City and suburbs. Donations gratefully received and you can leave a message in memory of a loved one who sadly passed away or perhaps overcame cancer on a billboard by donating upwards of €20. All donations to Cork ARC Cancer Support House. To support this worthy cause visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/notes-4-cork-arc

13th of Apr 2021
East Cork trio to cycle the distance between Cobh and Belfast to raise funds for Cork suicide prevention charity
Jack Wyse, Kyle Langford and Ciaran Cullinane are taking part in a one month challenge in aid of Breaking the Silence, charity based in Cobh but serving Cork and beyond. The trio will cycle over 430KM, the equivalent of cycling from Cobh to Belfast, while also completing a sea swimming challenge at the same time. The one month challenge will commence on Monday April 5th 2021. The challenge consists of a 30KM cycle on one day and a swim on the next, consecutively for the month, while raising money along the way. Breaking The Silence are a voluntary group who provide FREE Suicide Intervention & Prevention training to communities across Cork and beyond. Their mission is to help “Create a Suicide Safer Community by connecting the person at risk of Suicide with life preserving resources”. An iDonate page has been set up and donations can be made by clicking www.idonate.ie/cycle4bts

12th of Apr 2021
Sample some of the ‘Play it by Ear’ programme of audio shows recorded as live from Everyman Theatre Cork
Broken Crow have had a residency at the Everyman Theatre for the last couple of years, at present they are working on the “Play It by Ear” series which is a number of audio dramas such as Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara which Gavin helped produce recently. There are a number of shows in the series being live streamed from the stage in the Everyman Theatre, if you are interested in checking any future productions visit: https://www.facebook.com/EverymanCork/ https://everymancork.com/

9th of Apr 2021
18 year old West Cork musician Tristan O’Donovan tells us of his catchy new single “Bottle O’ Red”
Eighteen-year-old Corkman Tristan O’Donovan’s “Bottle O’Red” is a sunny reggae-tinged track with rock and R&B notes. A cheeky and full-bodied debut single, it has already racked up thousands of hits on Spotify and for its music video on YouTube. “It was pure chance,” Tristan explains, humbly. “Last year, me and my friend Daniel Duffy started making music in my stepdad’s mobile home in Kealkill. This song is about a girl I never got the chance to have a second date with, due to the lockdown. I uploaded it to Spotify, and then I forgot about it to be honest!” Lucas Skannel, a blacksmith shared it on his popular Facebook page, Colla Forge, after which interest exploded, unbeknownst to Tristan. ‘Bottle O’Red’ is a swaggering and confident track. Tristan’s vocals sail assertively above rhythmic guitar slashes and a bright drum beat. Hard to place in terms of genre, his sound borrows from the spirit of Bob Marley’s output as much as it does from the surf-rock stylings of Ocean Alley, with perhaps a pinch of the lovable cheekiness of Anderson Paak. Tristan O’Donovan began playing guitar at the age of the 12, after his father died, popular local musician Tony O’Donovan. In 2020, he dropped out of the Leaving Cert to focus fully on music, producing songs in his stepfather’s mobile home in Kealkill, in West Cork. ‘Bottle O’Red’ was produced, mixed and mastered there, with his long-time friend and collaborator, Daniel Duffy. To hear more of Tristin’s music visit: https://www.tristanodonovan.com/

8th of Apr 2021
Join RedFM & Cork City FC & support the ‘virtual’ Big Rebel Sleep Out for Focus Ireland April 24th
5 years into recovery Kieran chats about how Focus Ireland is still a massive support to him, this comes about after 19 months of treatment in a residential facility. He also talks about how now more than ever homelessness is on the rise as a result of the pandemic. Focus Ireland have helped give Kieran a purpose and routine in life again. On the 24th of April Focus Ireland want you to do the virtual Big Rebel Sleep Out. To support or take part visit: https://www.focusireland.ie/

7th of Apr 2021
Corcadorca Theatre Company: Ireland’s Site-Specific Theatre Specialists
Rachel Gleeson announced as the new company manager at Corcadorca Theatre Company. Rachel worked as an actor for 15 years, performing on the main stages across the country as well as abroad on international tours. She holds a BA in Drama & Theatre Studies from Trinity College, a Law Degree from The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and an MA in Arts Management & Creative Producing from UCC. Rachel has been working as Assistant Producer at Corcadorca since July 2020. Rachel: “I am thrilled to be embarking upon this new chapter with Corcadorca; a company that not only has stood at the heart of civic celebration in Cork for 30 years, but is also one of Ireland’s leading producers of off-site theatre. In taking on this role, I hope to bring fresh eyes, new perspectives and a renewed dedication to supporting new work and emerging artists. I want to thank the board for putting their trust in me to take on this legacy and greatly look forward to rolling out our exciting plans for this year and beyond, alongside Pat Kiernan.” If you would like more information on Corcadorca email: info@corcadorca.com

6th of Apr 2021
Asha Woodhouse on being elected UCC Student Union and being the first female president in 18 years
Asha saw off 2 of her male competitors to become the first female student union president in 18 years, picking up 53 % of first preference votes. Just after competing her undergraduate in Environmental Science Asha is now doing a masters in environmental law. She is using what she learnt from her time as a student to put back into focusing on sustainability in her term as president. Also discussed is how important the college experience is from a social point of view and how she is looking forward to a day when on campus learning can go ahead again.

31st of Mar 2021
West Talk Insta page fundraiser for Lisheen House mental health support service in West Cork
Set up by local West Cork man Jack O’Regan West Talk is an Instagram page that promotes West Cork business and recently he ran a socially distanced fundraising initiative for Lisheen House in Skibbereen, who provide support to those who are struggling with mental health. Since starting West Talk I’ve wanted to find a way of using the page to give back to the community. I have set up a fundraiser in aid of @lisheenshouse Lisheen House provides support to people who are struggling with their mental health or who are in crisis. It’s a great charity that offers a lot of services such as support, training and counselling. They also have a “Phone a friend” service for the elderly people in the area who are experiencing loneliness. For more information on Lisheen House visit: https://lisheenshouse.ie/tag/lisheens-house/

30th of Mar 2021
Cork Business Association Presidents Dinner At Home – A Cork Food Collaboration
An exceptional evening of celebration, awards, great food, light entertainment and networking, and panel discussions with business and civic leaders, has been planned for the President’s Dinner At Home and Cork Business of the Year Awards, which takes place virtually this year on April 17. The dinner is always a stunning showcase of Cork produce, and this year will be no different.   Attendees will enjoy a Taste of the City at Home culinary experience, which is a collaboration between Cork’s top hotel chefs and well-known Nash19 owner and past CBA President, Claire Nash.  Claire, who has been a leading organiser in Cork’s famous Long Table Dinner over the past few years, says “the quality of the food will be on a par with the Long Table and will showcase our favourite local producers and the extraordinary talent of local chefs who are pushing the boundaries with their food.” The Cork Business of the Year Awards will also be presented on the evening.  The finalists were announced last week and 7000 public votes have already been received.  Voting is open on CBAAwards.ie for the remainder of the month. The chefs involved in the food experience are from the Metropole, the Imperial, the Cork International, the Kingsley, Nash19, and Vienna Woods. The Cork Business Association is encouraging everyone to dress up on the night and to share their experience on Twitter.  They will be linking into people’s homes via social media and there’ll be plenty of prizes for the best dressed, the best presented meal, and the best tweet!” The charity partner is Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, and the awards and event are sponsored by JCD, Centra, Peninsula, and The Irish Examiner is the media partner. Tickets are priced at €95 per person (€190 for the dinner for 2) and are on a first come first served basis. To book or for more information see CBAAwards.ie, contact (021) 427 8295 or info@corkbusiness.ie .   If you would like to cast your vote visit: https://cbaawards.ie/

29th of Mar 2021
‘My Tribe – Mo Threibh’ Indie episode features Indie/Cure Heads Lor & Michelle – available to view on RTE Player
Having featured on the Indie episode of the series my tribe which looks into the various music scenes in Ireland in the past and present. They talk about being Cureheads and the tattoo they got of the band to literally mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the last time they had seen them live. Other Cork contributors to this series include Michelle Ring (Dance) and RedFM’s Stevie G (Hip Hop). Aside from this they also chat about how they became friends and shared a love of the same music. Watch this production by mind the gap now at : https://www.rte.ie/player/series/my-tribe-mo-threibh/SI0000008291?epguid=IP000066495

26th of Mar 2021
Cork band Emperor of Ice Cream new single Puerile
Since Emperor of Ice Cream announced their return from a twenty-five-year hiatus in May 2020 and with the release of their long-awaited debut album ‘No Sound Ever Dies’ last August, they have embarked on a chapter that very few, if any, expected would be written. The acclaimed debut long player entered the official Irish album charts upon release while also taking the No.1 spot in the indie album charts. Due to the wide acclaim for the album and the associated singles the band have not only appeased their long-established cult following but have garnered a new legion of supporters around the globe, which in turn has created a renewed demand for the bands back catalogue. April 16th will see Emperor of Ice Cream release ‘The EP Collection 93-94’ a compilation of their three extremely well-received EPs (Overflow, William and Know Me) which unless you were lucky enough to pick up a physical copy back in the pre digital 90’s, were no longer available. Puerile will be the 2nd single released from the forthcoming compilation album following on from Overflow earlier this year. It was recorded at Protocol Studios London with Swedish producer Adam Kviman at the controls and is a three-minute indie guitar track that once again displays the Emperors trademark compulsive rhythms, creative chord choices and frontman John Haggis’ gift for melody. ‘Puerile’ will be available on all platforms from Mar 26th. The EP collection 93-94 can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp and is available as a digital download and a limited-edition cd. To find out more about Fifa records and Emperor of Ice Cream visit: https://www.facebook.com/corkfifa/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebV6OxkyVhTVD-b6sAEUMQ

25th of Mar 2021
Comedy Quizzes at Home with with Sinéad Quinlan
Cork’s rapidly rising comedy star and face from the telly (RTÉ’s The Den/Ray D’Arcy Show/Seriously Sinead?/Winner of Stand Up & Be Funny) is on a mission to keep people laughing while they #StayHome. Sinéad has been bringing laughs (and even some knowledge) to comedy fans at home through her private virtual quizzes – which are now available for bookings. Just because we’re in lockdown doesn’t mean we can’t have the craic & cans together (but apart). These interactive comedy quizzes are produced by WOMP Events, a Galway-based digital events firm which was formed during the first lockdown of 2020. Full information and booking via wompevents.com. Find Sinéad Quinlan on Insta @sineadquinlan_

24th of Mar 2021
Mallow U16’s are dribbling all the way from Mallow to the National Basketball arena in Tallaght…all without leaving their home’s
This weekend Zoey and her teammate’s are carrying out a socially distanced dribbleathon in aid of Mallow Search & Rescue. The total distance from Mallow to the national basketball arena in Tallaght is 210 KM and, whilst remaining in their own back garden’s, they’ll dribble 10K each and would really appreciate your support. We wish the girls and their coach Niall O’Connell the best of luck Saturday If you would like to donate to this fundraiser visit: https://ie.gofundme.com/f/u16-dribblethon-fundraiser Mallow Basketball CLUB – Home | Facebook      

23rd of Mar 2021
Cork band Rowan on signing with Beverly Martel and releasing a new album and EP
After releasing an EP at the end of 2020 Rowan made traction on Spotify, as a result of this success Beverly Martel a U.S. record label approached them looking to sign them for an EP and album, which will help the band gain international recognition. Rowan is made up of : Fionn Hennessy-Hayes on drums and Kevin Herron on Guitar and Dylan Howe on Vocals. To hear more of the bands music visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-Rsmb8Em-wKS5Zg9-E2yQ

22nd of Mar 2021
Featured in RTE show ‘My Tribe – Dance’ available on the player
The Donkey’s Ears was located on Union Quay just across from Cork City Hall. Starting as a pub with a morning licence they could see that there was something special happening in relation to the dance music scene in Cork in the late 80s/early 90s so they wanted in on the action and got Michelle’s brother Mark (Donkeyman) to DJ reggae music in the pub and it became the pre-Sir Henry’s spot to go to. Also featuring on the series is a number of Corkonians including: An Indie episode with Lauren Michelle, Stevie G, Aoife Nic Canna and Ray Cuddihy talking Hip Hop . Other topics Michelle discussed was the lasting friendship’s that she developed as a result of Sir Henry’s as well as the atmosphere and unity at the time. Watch on playback at: My Tribe – Mo Threibh – RTÉ Player (rte.ie)

19th of Mar 2021
‘Too Late’ the first of four singles from Cork’s Braynin
Inspired by fleeting love amidst the chaos of lockdown, the Irish wordsmith paints the scene of being friend-zoned on his rooftop, comparing an unnamed lover to the stunning views of London at sunset​ ​from his lofty bedroom studio; “city sunset glittering red – how could I have ever impressed you?” Bold brass, luscious smooth strings, and mellow melodic wind textures, subtly create an orchestral bed of sound on which his gritty sparkling vocals sit. This impressive pop production comes as no surprise as Braynin draws from his extensive musical upbringing, clearly ​hinting at the world-class musical education he received at the renowned Yehudi Menuhin School. Having been awarded a scholarship, he left his home in ​Cork- Ireland ​at a young age to study violin and piano at the London-based specialist music school. Braynin’s debut single introduces him as a new artist, but this is certainly not his first rodeo. The gifted prodigy amassed 100 million streams as a songwriter/producer during 2020 alone, writing and producing for the likes of global DJ Imanbek and Darkroom/Interscope’s newest signee, Cian Ducrot. The multi-instrumentalist has single-handedly written, produced, mix-mastered, and performed the song, showcasing Braynin’s mastery of his craft; a definite artist to watch. “Too Late” is the first of four songs Braynin has lined up for 2021. BRAYNIN ON WRITING “TOO LATE” : “To be honest this is one of the first songs I wrote truly from the heart. Quite frankly, it came together so effortlessly I was speechless. I fell madly for this girl, and after being friend-zoned, I wrote this song. I wanted to impress her, hoping she would change her mind, and I think it worked! Definitely more love songs coming soon, that’s for sure.”

18th of Mar 2021
What’s your most memorable Irish Pub experience? #thebestofthepub
Having already booked acts to perform in the Pub for when lockdown ends Corina is really looking forward to that day. Although Pubs are closed Guinness and Diageo have an initiative called raising the bar, where you can use the hashtag #bestofthepub in order to tell your stories about how central the Pubs are to Irish society. Be it meeting someone famous, Catchphrases from your favourite bartender or Celebrating winning a Match with your team. Corina shares some of her stories such as Charleville winning the Club championship as a well as having Coronas perform live on Arthur’s Day in 2012.

16th of Mar 2021
The Barrack Street Band (or ‘Barracka’) have been part of the Cork St Patrick’s Day Parade every year since 1889
The Barrack Street Band have been part of the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork City every year since 1889 with the exception of 2011 when they were in Savannah, Georgia leading the out their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band hope to get back to practice as soon as possible as there is no practice going on at the moment, aside from those younger members of the band who are getting lessons online in partnership with Music Generation Cork. To look back at the Barrack Street Band’s contribution to the Cork Parades of the past visit: https://www.facebook.com/DeBarracka1837/videos/253484683097255/

15th of Mar 2021
Blood Bike South provides a vital out-of-hours medical delivery service for Cork
Blood Bike South is a voluntary out of hours Motorcycle and Car courier service which helps with the transportation of Blood as well other medical materials to and from Hospitals and other Medical facilities. The origins of Blood Bike can be dated back to London in 1969, then in 2012 Ireland decided to follow suit with setting up 3 different groups: Blood Bike East, Blood Bike West and Blood Bike South. Normally the ones to lead out the St Patrick’s Day parade which in turn helped them gain awareness of the service they provide, however without this year’s parade and in these challenging times for a lot of charities they would be greatly appreciative of your donations. To help with the continued running of these services visit: https://www.bloodbikesouth.ie/

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