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Triskel Backstage Podcast Goes Behind the Scenes with Arts Workers

Have you ever wondered how a play is produced, how books are published, how dance performances are created and how sound within venues varies? Our Head of Marketing and Development Gillian Hennessy has gotten together with Eimear O’Brien, Director of Lunasa PR, to go behind the scenes with artworkers to ask those very questions and to discover why they do what they do.

Their new podcast Triskel Backstage will delve into the wonderful world of the arts and will feature the voices of people who seamlessly make performances happen and bring the arts to life. A new podcast will air every two weeks and will feature interviews with a wide range of art workers such as:

Triskel Backstage can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and on the Anchor App.

Return to Summertime

Our 6 Summertime Concert Series is back for another year and we’re looking forward to welcoming these talented musicians to the Triskel stage to play beautiful music for you.

There is a season ticket available for €50/€40: purchase one ticket for each of the concerts (except the first concert, which is free) and the discount will be automatically applied.

Triskel and Music Network Announce Musician for RESONATE 2022 Residency

We’re delighted to announce that classical violinist Patrick Rafter will work alongside artist and composer Sam Perkin as part of the Music Network RESONATE 2022 Artist in Residency to create “Freedom In Performance”. Motivated by a common desire to push the boundaries of performance practice and to challenge what is widely considered to be the accepted Concert Format, they will experiment with gesture and movement making these elements central to the final performance.

Looking forward to working with Patrick and Sam over the coming months and seeing the work they will produce. Stay tuned for news!

RSA Brings its Fellows Festival to Cork

The RSA, the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce, has been at the forefront of significant social impact for over 260 years. They have a diverse global community of over 30,000 problem-solvers who deliver solutions for lasting change and they’re coming to Cork for a festival entitled Belonging, Place & Reconnecting. It takes place here on Saturday 25 June from 11am to 5.30pm and is free for RSA fellows and non-members alike.

Before the economic boom of the 1990s, Ireland was known as a nation of emigrants. The past 25 years, however, have witnessed the gradual transformation of Ireland to a country of net immigration, on a scale and at a pace unprecedented in comparative context.  Irish society has become more diverse in terms of nationality, language, ethnicity, and religious affiliation; and these changes are now clearly reflected in the younger population presenting challenges as well as opportunities. The current influx of Ukrainian people fleeing war will further enrich this diversity and add to the complexity of questions and reflections on what makes us feel we belong and how we connect and reconnect with self, others, and community within and across different places.

Attendees will enjoy talks from poet Tom McCarthy and artist Shane Cullen on his acclaimed work ‘The Agreement’, as well as a lunchtime concert from cellist and vocalist Naomi Berrill. In the afternoon, there will be three panels focussing on place and belonging, building bridges and reconnecting.

Panellists include Dr Naomi Masheti from the Cork Migrant Centre, Brigid Carmody from the Cork Traveller Women’s Network, broadcaster Philip King and Cllr Kieran McCarthy.

Free | All welcome | Booking essential

Click here for more on the jam-packed programme of talks and panels.

A spellbinding new work for string quartet and actor

The Cork Midsummer Festival always guarantees something fresh and different. This year, they’re bringing a show to Triskel that includes text adapted by Cork composer John O’Brien from – of all things – the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Intrigued? Of course you are! Add in the supremely talented Carducci String Quartet and renowned actor Derbhle Crotty and you have an evening to remember.

There will just two shows so make sure to get your tickets now! Tickets are available via the Cork Midsummer Festival website.

Freddie White is Coming Back to Triskel this June

Freddie White has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970s with a keen ear for quality songs, undisputed talent for interpretation and exemplary songwriting skills.

He was a founding member of Scullion, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell, and later formed The Fake, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late ‘70s.

Freddie is coming back to Triskel this June for what is sure to be an outstanding concert featuring new songs along with his classics from his 40-year career as a principal in the orchestra of Irish folk and rock music.

Buy your tickets now!

Join Camilla George for a hypnotic blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz

Music Network presents the explosive London-based Nigerian born award-winning saxophonist Camilla George on her first Irish tour this summer and she’s coming here on Saturday 18 June.

Camilla is a unique voice on the international jazz circuit, known for her love of fusing African and Western music and her hypnotic blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz. She will be joined by her all-star band featuring Renato Paris (keys and vocals), Jihad Darwish (electric and double bass) and Rod Youngs (drums). The unmissable 10-date nationwide tour will run from 15 – 26 June.

Get your tickets now!

As part of Music Network’s commitment to making live music accessible to people of all ages in Ireland, Camilla and her band will lead a series of music workshops for jazz musicians in school and community settings throughout this tour. The workshops will provide a unique opportunity for musicians to engage with and learn from some of the very best musicians the UK jazz scene has to offer.

ANNOUNCED Award-winning Nigerian born saxophonist Camilla George to perform at Triskel

Camilla George, MOBO-nominated saxophonist and star of acclaimed group Jazz Jamaica, is regarded as one of the leading lights of British Jazz. A celebration of the jazz tradition, from its African roots through to its modern forms her music is an exciting and energetic blend of African, Caribbean and modern jazz influences. She’s performing with her band on the Triskel Stage on Saturday 18 June as part of her Music Network tour.

Tickets are €18/€16 and will be on sale Wednesday 20 April at 10am. This is a concert not to be missed!

Things to Note when Visiting Triskel

Triskel on Road to Re-opening

We look forward to welcoming audience members back again to Triskel Arts Centre.

As part of our commitment to the continued well-being of our audience members, team members, and in ongoing efforts to assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we implemented enhanced protocols and procedures you will notice before and during your visit. We continue to monitor all guidelines and will update and revise below accordingly.

We are committed to the Health & Safety of our staff and audiences. And we are operating under the agreed protocols described under “Guidance documents for the Safe Operations of Cinemas during COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021”, a copy of which can be found here.

Opening Hours

  • Triskel Gallery Space is open Monday–Thursday 4–9pm & Friday–Sunday 11am–6pm
  • Triskel Cinema is back – please visit the Cinema page for details of upcoming screenings.
  • Bear with us as we work towards bringing back our physical Box Office at the venue. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets online in advance. If you have any queries, please email TriskelBoxOffice[@]TriskelArtsCentre[.]ie


Before your visit

Please note we ask that you do not visit Triskel if you:

  • are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell.
  • are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • are self-isolating or restricting your movements.
  • have been diagnosed with confirmed COVID-19 infection in the last 10 days.
  • are a close contact of a person who is a confirmed case COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 minutes).
  • have been advised by a doctor to isolate or cocoon.
  • have returned from international travel and are not in compliance with government guidance.



  • We are frequently cleaning and disinfecting throughout the building, particularly of high-touch point areas.
  • Additional training and PPE have been provided for all employees.
  • Additional hand sanitiser dispensers are placed at key points throughout the building.
  • Additional signage to promote hand washing and best hygiene practices has been posted throughout the building.


Booking tickets

  • Booking is not required to visit Triskel Gallery Space.
  • Online booking in advance is required for all audience members attending Triskel Cinema and Triskel Music events to ensure safe and comfortable capacity and limited contact admissions. You will not be able to purchase tickets at the venue. We do not charge booking fees.
  • You will find the link to your e-ticket in your purchase confirmation email. You will need to show this e-ticket when you arrive. Alternatively, you can print the e-ticket at home and bring that.
  • If Triskel cancels or postpones an event, we will contact ticketholders giving four options to choose from: refund, hold for rescheduled date, exchange for voucher, donate to Triskel.
  • If you cannot attend an event because of Covid, we will be happy to exchange your order for a voucher. Email our Box Office with your order details. We would appreciate 48 hours’ notice in order to process this.
  • If you have any queries, please email TriskelBoxOffice[@]TriskelArtsCentre[.]ie


Arriving at Triskel

  • Entry for Triskel Gallery Space is on Tobin Street. Go up the main stairs, turn to your left and the Gallery Space is at the end of the hall.
  • Entry for Triskel Cinema and Triskel Music events is on Tobin Street. Doors will open 15 minutes ahead of the screening/show time. Please arrive with enough time to get through the entry process and reach your seat.
  • Please note all performances in Triskel Christchurch begin at their stated time. Latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory while in Triskel, however, we acknowledge your right to wear a face covering if you choose.
  • Please have your e-ticket open on your phone so that it may be scanned by a member of staff. Or, if you choose to print the ticket at home, please show that.
  • Only food and beverages purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises.
  • You must remain in your allocated seat throughout the screening/performance.



  • As an Historic building, Christchurch does not have a Mechanical Ventilation System. Triskel has instead developed a Ventilation Plan – which is on display at the entrance to the venue. The purpose of the Plan is to strike a balance between the comfort of everyone in Christchurch and the need to ensure that there is adequate fresh air circulating in the Church.
  • Triskel has 3 Air Purifiers located in the Upper Gallery, and 2 Co2 Meters located in the Church. By combining fresh air with purification and measuring air quality, we have done what we can to ensure the church is sanitised and ventilated.


What can you do to help us promote a healthy environment?

We are doing all we can to promote a healthy environment, and in doing so, we also rely on you to keep recommended self-care in mind for your safety and the safety of others. Throughout your experience, please be mindful of current Government and HSE guidelines as well as public health recommendations:

  • If you or a member of your party has a temperature or is feeling unwell, please visit us another time.
  • Wash your hands often, using soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Help us promote social distancing by remaining at least two metres away from others who are not part of your party and do not shake hands or hug.
  • Please keep your party together to help maintain social distancing with other audience members.
  • If you must cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow, not into your hand or into the air.
  • The wearing of face coverings is required while in an enclosed space as per the Government guidelines.


Our staff are here to assist you with a safe journey through the building. We look forward to seeing you all again.

RESONATE 2022 – open call!

We are inviting professional musicians with a strong track record in music performance to apply for one of six new RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies presented in partnership with glór (Ennis), Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), The National Opera House (Wexford), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork City), The Dock (Carrick-on-Shannon) and Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny).

This year’s programme will provide a grant of €8,000 to each of the six appointed musicians to facilitate the creation of new work and creative partnerships. Audiences around the country will have opportunities to enjoy the new material created during each of the residencies through live concert performances and online content.

Commenting on the announcement, Music Network’s CEO Sharon Rollston said: “Music Network is very pleased to be offering RESONATE together with our partners for a second consecutive year. RESONATE is the most extensive of our musician residency programmes, and will provide the selected musicians with the necessary time, space and income needed to develop exciting new work which will be premiered this Autumn.”

Individual musicians with a strong track record in music performance, who are currently living in the Republic of Ireland, are invited to apply. Applications are welcome from musicians performing in a range of genres, either as solo artists or on behalf of existing groups or new collaborations. Cross-genre and cross-artform collaborations (with music as a core element) are also welcome.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications is 2pm, Thursday 12 May 2022.

To apply and for more information please visit

Music Network is committed to equity and inclusion, and particularly welcomes applications from under-represented musicians, including but not limited to musicians of colour, musicians with disabilities, Traveller musicians and LGBTQ+ musicians.


Information webinar

Music Network will present a webinar on the RESONATE programme with a Q&A session on Wednesday 27 April at 11am.

Musicians wishing to attend this webinar can book a place here. Advance registration is essential. A recording of the webinar will also be made available on Music Network’s website and social media channels from 28 April 2022.

RESONATE Digital Series

If you missed the sensational concert by David Power, Marja Gaynor and John Walsh on Saturday 26 March, fear not! They recorded a short video for you to enjoy. This will be live on Triskel’s Facebook and YouTube channels on Friday 8 April at 7pm.

Uilleann piper David Power, Finnish baroque violinist Marja Gaynor and Irish flamenco guitarist John Walsh present a collection of unique musical arrangements from the Irish, baroque and flamenco folk traditions for their combination of instruments. These arrangements were developed during David’s Resonate residency here at Triskel.

This forms part of Music Network’s RESONATE Artist in Residence Digital Series as concerts from all venues and musicians involved in the programme stream online 4-8 April.