Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan
Curtis Theatre, Cork School of Music 8pm ¤10 munsterfleadh.ie Opening sessionn in this year’s Munster Fleadh brings together a fiddle and accordion duo who epitomise the Sliabh Luachra regional style: Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly: two musicians who glory in one another’s company and bring just the right mix of finesse and wild unpredictability to the polkas and slides of the Rushy Glen. Also joining them tonight are Jimmy Crowley and Mairtín De Cogáin. Throughout this almost week-long gathering, there will be historical walking tours of Cork city, storytelling and sean nós dancing workshops and a plethora of music sessions. Other guests include Seán ó Sé, Jack Talty and Bryan O’Leary, grandson of the late, inimitable Johnny O’Leary.