The Hayloft, The Long Valley, Winthrop St, Cork. 9pm ¤10 021-4272144
Musician, songwriter, poet, dreamer: John Spillane is one of those artists whose canvas is wide and colourful. Cork to his very fingertips, his songs have been borrowed by Christy Moore, Pauline Scanlan and Karan Casey, among others. Spillane’s ability to connect with his audiences is legendary, and his store of songs continues to grow. Listen up for The Dance Of The Cherry Trees, Passage West and Johnny Don’t Go To Ballincollig: all slices of the Independent Republic at its best.