02 Apr

BEHIND THE CURTAIN The Corner House Session (2020)


Presented by The Everyman and Islander
2 APR 2021

With this live video stream from The Corner House,The Everyman and Islander were thrilled to launch Behind The Curtain. This new collaboration welcomed audiences behind the curtains of our city’s heartlands of music in a series of live streamed Friday night sessions, presenting the music and atmosphere of Cork that we all know and love so well.

In the first of the series of live streamed Friday night sessions, coming direct from The Corner House itself, we brought together some of the city’s finest traditional musicians. Hosted by Blaithín Mac Gabhann, audiences enjoyed the musical mastery of Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (Pipes); Con Fada Ó Drisceoil (Box/Voice); Pat ‘Herring’ Ahern (Guitar/Bouzouki) and Johnny McCarthy (Fiddle/Flute/Voice).

For many years, The Corner House on Coburg Street has been known as the home of the prime traditional musicians of Cork City. Its hospitality and open-armed welcome have made it the stomping ground for visiting musicians to call and engage with the numerous high-quality sessions that take place on a weekly basis. The coming together of these four musicians amalgamated the Thursday evening session, a major lure for traditional music enthusiasts with the well-established Wednesday night residency. Audiences enjoyed a highly energetic and entertaining performance full of musical magic and humour.

Upcoming Behind the Curtain sessions in collaboration with Islander will see musicians performing in their natural habitat throughout our city. From The Corner House Session, where we reignite the most important local trad session in the city whilst their doors are closed, to intimate, evocative live streams from the nooks and crannies of The Everyman itself.

Host: Blaithín Mac Gabhann
Pipes: Eoin Ó Riabhaigh
Box/Voice: Con Fada Ó Drisceoil
Guitar/Bouzouki: Pat ‘Herring’ Ahern
Fiddle/Flute/Voice: Johnny McCarthy


Eoin Ó Riabhaigh
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Con Fada Ó Drisceoil
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Pat ‘Herring’ Ahern
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Bláithín Mac Gabhann
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