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Announced: Jesus Blood – The Gavin Bryars Ensemble Live in Concert

As part of a series of special events to mark Triskel’s 40th Anniversary, we are proud to present the great British Composer Gavin Bryars in Concert with the Ensemble in a programme that includes the first live performance in Ireland by the Ensemble of the seminal work “Jesus Blood”, and the Irish Premiere of “Winestead”, commissioned by Opera North for the Hull City of Culture in 2017, for which the T. C. Lewis Organ at Christchurch will be used, and which also features the voice of Tenor John Potter. The programme will also feature recent and familiar works including the sublime “The Flower of Friendship”.

The Gavin Bryars Ensemble are: Gavin Bryars (Organ, Double Bass); John Potter (Tenor); James Woodrow (electric guitar); Morgan Goff (viola); Nick Cooper (cello); and Aoife Burke (cello, “Jesus Blood”).

The concert is on Sunday 25 November and tickets go on sale on Monday 23 July at

Announced – Cork Folk Festival at Triskel

The Cork Folk Festival is emerging as one of the most important folk & traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe. We’re delighted to have two concerts in Triskel Christchurch during the festival.

On Thursday 4 October, we’ll have two of Cork’s finest Sean-nós singers, Máire Ní Chéileachair and Nell Ní Chróinín, singing alongside one of Portugal’s finest and newest Fadó singers, Claudia Aurora. Sean-nós singing is considered to be a distant cousin of Fadó singing in Portugal.

On Friday 5 October, Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin and Dermot Byrne (who have just merged their talents in new group KGB) will be joined by another legend of Irish trad, Kevin Burke, who was a band member, along with Paddy, of the groundbreaking group, The Bothy Band.

Tickets are on sale now – click here for more.

Call for Exhibitions 2019 – Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Deadline: Friday 20 July, 5pm.

TRISKEL ARTS CENTRE is seeking proposals from professional artists as part of its 2019 Visual Arts Programme.

Up to five exhibition slots are being offered through the callout process. Exhibitions are awarded in approximately 6-8 week slots to include installation, beginning 1 March 2019 to 30 November 2019.

The exhibitions will be located in Triskel Gallery Space. The applications will be reviewed and selected by a jury of three, which will be chaired by Valerie Byrne, Director, National Sculpture Factory.

A fee will be offered and a production budget allocated for selected exhibitions.

Triskel will not accept late applications.


To make a submission:


  • an exhibition proposal (max 2 A4 pages)
  • when you envisage your work would be ready
  • include up to six images of your work
  • an up-to-date CV
  • We also need a separate letter, signed, giving consent to Triskel Arts Centre to hold personal information and data for the sole purposes of this selection process.

DO NOT send any hardcopy proposals or original artwork.  We accept WETRANSFER files.

Send submissions to

Summer at Scrypt Café Bar

Scrypt Café Bar have launched a new Summer Menu, a Brunch Menu and an Evening Nibbles Menu. Come in and enjoy some tasty treats such as cheese boards, antipasti, sourdough bread with eggs however you want them and our favs chorizo and avocado!

Gluten free and vegan options available.

Scrypt are also delighted to announce they’re using some local suppliers:
The Chicken Inn, English Market
Alternative Bread Company, English Market
Cooleeney Cheese
Brian St Ledger Fruit and Veg

Announced – Triskel celebrates 40th Birthday with Alternative History

Join us for this beautiful concert of early music on Friday 21 September to mark Triskel’s 40th Birthday, the 300th Anniversary of Christchurch and Culture Night. This event is part of the Triskel|40 programme, tickets are free (max. two tickets per person) and will be released at 11am on the morning of the concert.

Alternative History brings together singers Anna Maria Friman and John Potter with lutenists Ariel Abramovich and Jacob Heringman in a project which creates unique new repertoires from historical performance practice.

Announced – Ripple Effect Night Markets

Join Triskel and Scrypt Cafe Bar for the Ripple Effect Night Market. Starting on Thursday 28 June 2018, the markets will have a combination of stalls of local crafts, foodies, vintage clothing and wellness as well as a doggie treats stand for the dog lovers.

“Ripple Effect is about bringing local traders, start-ups and like minded people together, once a month through good summer vibes in a great location within Cork City. If anyone is interested in joining the market, please contact,” Lisa Hannigan, Market Organiser.

The markets will be on in Triskel Garden and Scrypt Cafe Bar one Thursday evening a month over the summer.

“The Triskel Garden is a fantastic space in the centre of the city and using it for such an event brings a great buzz to the building and allows the Triskel to share its historic space with the public. The Cafe will be open throughout the evening for refreshments and tasty nibbles to complement the market,” Rose McKenna, Scrypt Cafe Bar.

Host: Scrypt Cafe Bar

Organisers: Grainne Darmody and Lisa Hannigan  of Ripple Effect Market

Dates: Thursday 28 June, Thursday 19 July, Thursday 2 August, Thursday 23 August, Thursday 6 September

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Announced – Summertime Concerts Series

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural 6 Summertime Concerts, the Triskel Arts Centre has programmed another exciting series of lunchtime recitals. Starting on Saturday 23 June in Triskel Christchurch, the series showcases predominantly Irish artists, featuring repertoire ranging from Baroque and Classical to contemporary, “Sound Bath” style works.

Cellist Aoife Burke, curator of the series, said, ‘I’m delighted to be part of this line-up of wonderful musicians and to have the chance to play myself in the beautiful surrounds of Triskel Christchurch. Given the high level of artistry of each of the performers involved, I am convinced the people of Cork will thoroughly enjoy these lunchtime recitals.’

The Concerts

1.10pm Saturday 23 June – Alex Petcu (Percussion)

1.10pm Saturday 7 July – Billy O’Brien (Piano)

1.10pm Saturday 21 July – Norah O’Leary and Caitríona O’Mahony (A Baroque Feast)

1.10pm Saturday 11 August – Aoife Burke and Ciara Moroney (Cello and Piano)

1.10pm Saturday 25 August – Lara Marie Müller and Gary Beecher (Soprano and Piano)

1.10pm Saturday 1 September – Cian and Sabine Ducrot (Flute and Piano)

Tickets on sale now at the links above or by clicking here.

Announced – Tom Baxter

One of the most distinguished songwriters of the 21st century is set to make his long-awaited album return this year, as Tom Baxter unveils his first official release in a decade, The Other Side of Blue. He plays live on Sat 6th October 2018 in Triskel Christchurch

Presented by Tom Keating.

Tickets on sale now. Info at

Announced – In Clouds

As part of its #Triskel40 celebrations, Triskel is delighted to collaborate with Sparsile, Cork Midsummer Festival and National Sculpture Factory in bringing an exciting new show by composer and artist Peter Power to Cork.

Peter joins creative forces with other distinguished artists from the worlds of dance, design, writing and more to produce an innovative and immersive experience.

Full info and tickets:

Triskel Arts Centre appoints Gillian Hennessy to PR & Marketing role.

Triskel, Cork’s Contemporary Arts Centre, has appointed Gillian Hennessy as PR & Marketing Manager. Having worked in the book publishing industry for over 14 years in various capacities, including event management and digital media, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role.

Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director of Triskel, said, ‘We’re delighted Gillian will be joining us at such an exciting time in Triskel’s history. We turn 40 this year and will have a number of #Triskel40 events and initiatives that we will be telling everyone about in the coming months.’

Gillian, whose most recent role was Media and Marketing Executive with The Collins Press, said, ‘I’m looking forward to working with the Triskel team and telling the stories of the amazing artists, musicians and writers who love coming to perform in the beautiful Christchurch. It’s a challenging time to be joining an arts organisation and I know the passion of the people at Triskel and in the wider Cork community will make this such a positive experience.’

Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978 and has served as Cork’s Contemporary Arts Centre since then. Triskel has, over the years, developed its reputation as an eclectic cultural venue, and has featured the work of, or in some cases launched the careers of, several generations of artists, musicians, writers and composers. Triskel is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.

Announced – Damo Suzuki

The lightning-rod of good vibes and creator of new musical communities is back! Mystic pop-star pinup of Can! Nomad shaman of the Damo Suzuki Network!

Come and be part of Damo’s non-stop round-the-world sonic carnival, the Never-Ending Tour: unique music created in the moment, straight to the heart.

See full details and ticket info at:

Announced – Ólafur Arnalds

Triskel Christchurch and Cork Opera House present Ólafur Arnalds live at Cork Opera House on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

BAFTA Award winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds adds more dates to his worldwide tour, his first in over three years. Previously announced European shows in May, which include the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, have all sold out.

See full details and ticket info at: