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Live at the Library

'Live at the Library' is part of a special programme of events to mark 40 years of the Rory Gallagher Music Library, 40 years of service to the music loving people of Cork, 40 years of pleasure and enjoyment to library users

This series of interviews is about contemporary Cork musicians, old and young of diverse styles and backgrounds.  They are invited to do a half hour interview in the music library, followed by a couple of songs.  Each episode is professionally recorded, and kept as part of the Cork City Libraries' Music Archive to reflect the musical culture of Cork

Interviewer:  Sheena Crowley

Recording and filming:  Frameworks Films and CLAP Media

(Funding from Creative Ireland)



Joe O’Callaghan, legendary blues/rock harmonica master of Hot Guitars, has been Cork's greatest frontman for 5 decades. 

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 The Vestas are three young, very talented, singer-songwriters from Cork 

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Jack O’Rourke is a singer/songwriter from Cork.  His debut album, “Dreamcatcher”, was released in 2016


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Hanora George is a phenomenal and versatile talent. Her voice has the tone and range of iconic stars and her performances are goosebump inducing.

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Mick Flannery is an award-winning, double platinum selling artist. Mick joined us for a chat on a break from touring Austria and Germany

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John Blek is an original folk songwriter from Cork. He is known for his work with his band John Blek and the Rats as well as his recent work as a solo artist.   

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Jack Lyons, or Irish Jack as he came to be known, is a postman from Cork with an extraordinary tale to tell. Jack grew up with the mod movement and The Who in London in the 60s.

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