Just Gilbert - Gilbert O Sullivan
The legendary Gilbert O’Sullivan returns to Cork in 2021 with his brand new show, Just Gilbert.
Saturday 11th September 2021
€46 + €1 levy + booking fees*
He was the superstar who topped the UK and US single charts in the 70s with songs of endearing tunefulness, unabashed sentiment and existentialist musings. Today, Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan continues to be regarded with tremendous affection and his songs remain well-loved around the world
Gilbert O’Sullivan was born in Ireland and moved to Swindon, England with his family aged 7. After forming and joining local bands as a drummer/vocalist, he started writing his own songs, heavily influenced by The Beatles as writers and Bob Dylan as a performer. His first single on the MAM label, Nothing Rhymed, became a UK Top Ten hit in 1970.
It was 1972’s Alone Again (Naturally) that sealed his fame, topping the USA charts for six weeks and garnering three Grammy nominations.
Soon after, he got his first three British number one hits with Clair, Get Down and LPBack to Front. Gilbert was named “Songwriter of the Year” at the 18th Ivor Novello Awards, clocked another UK Top 10 hit with Why Oh Why Oh Why and in 1974 won a third Ivor Novello award. More albums followed including the critically acclaimed Off Centre released by CBS in 1990 producing the international hit What’s In A Kiss as well as In the Key of G.
The 2000s saw Gilbert enjoying a career revival with The Berry Vest of Gilbert O’Sullivan returning him to the UK Top 20 in 2004, Gilbertville (2011) enjoying success in the UK and Japan where in 1994 he had a number 1 with the song Tomorrow, Today, and well-received performances at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival and London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2009. In 2012 his compilation entered the UK album charts at Number 12 Gilbert O’Sullivan: The Very Best Of – A Singer & His Songs (2012).
Gilbert O’Sullivan is as creative now as he has ever been across an outstanding career, the past few years have seen Gilbert O’Sullivan showcase many sides of his musical personality. Be it live shows with his band, full orchestral performances in the UK and Ireland or exploring Latin music on 2015’s Latin Ala G! album, the iconic songwriter has continued to look to the future while his famous back catalogue has, as ever, won him the respect and adoration of fellow musicians and audiences all over the world.
Gilbert’s latest formidable self-titled album was produced by Ethan Johns and was released last August and reached Top 20 in the UK Charts, receiving critical-acclaim worldwide, and to celebrate its release Gilbert will be performing a series of rare solo concerts around the world that will see him present new songs alongside all his classics such as ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’, ‘Nothing Rhymed’ and ‘Clair’ in an intimate, acoustic setting.
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Andy Irvine and Paul Brady return in 2021 with a celebration of a classic folk album, featuring Donal Lunny and Kevin Burke.
Friday 26th March 2021
* Rescheduled from Sunday 27th September 2020*
Multi award winning Irish vocalist Red Hurley brings his “The Music of my Life” tour to Cork.
Sunday 4th April 2021
American stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality Brendan Schaub.
Friday 23 April, 2021
Milton Jones returns with his new show Milton: Impossible.
Tuesday 27 April 2021.
Friday 7 May 2021
Mary Black is delighted to be returning to Cork Opera House in October 2020.
Friday 14th May 2021
The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown will headline a tour of Ireland in 2020.
Monday 17 May 2021
Sunday 6th June 2021
*Rescheduled from Friday 29 May 2020*
Monday 07th June 2021
One of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc return to Cork Opera House in 2021.
Friday June 12th 2021
Mario Rosenstock returns with The Very Best of Gift Grub Live in 2021.
Tuesday, 29th June – Saturday, 3rd July, 2021
**Please Note Rescheduled Date – 23 February 2021 show has been rescheduled to take place on 3 July 2021. All original tickets remain valid for the new date**
Sunday 4th July 2021
Rescheduled from Friday 25th September 2020. All original tickets are valid for the new date.
Ireland’s Number One tribute band, Live Forever – Oasis.
*Rescheduled from Friday 3 & Saturday 4 April, 2020. All tickets valid for new dates.
Grammy Award-winning and international chart-topping British music legend Leo Sayer returns with his show, Greatest Hits Live.
Tuesday 15 September 2021
*TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY AT 10.00
Jason Manford returns to Cork with his brand new show Like Me.
Friday 17th September 2021
Toni Lee returns to Cork Opera House in 2021 with her celebration concert of the music of The Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun.
Saturday 18th September 2021
Night Fever recreates the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production.
Friday 24 September 2021.
Following sold out shows in 2019 and 2020, Flash Harry - A Celebration of Queen will return in 2021.
Saturday 25th September 2021
Impressionist Oliver Callan brings his award-winning Callan’s Kicks comedy show to life on stage for the first time in five years.
Sunday 26 September 2021
Following a seven-year hiatus, comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy with his brand new live show – The Book of John.
Monday 27 September 2021 - Rescheduled from Monday 25 January 2021 (originally Friday 13 March 2020)
Tuesday 28 September 2021 - Rescheduled from Tuesday 26 January 2021 (originally Saturday 14 March 2020)
Rescheduled to 29 September 2021
*Rescheduled from Friday 20 March 2020**
Following a run of sold out tours Breathe - The Pink Floyd Experience present “Echoes – The Best of Pink Floyd LIVE”, an explosive live music experience showcasing the very best of Pink Floyd.
Thursday 01 October 2021
Chris de Burgh comes to Cork Opera House in October 2021 as part of his brand new tour.
Wednesday 6 October 2021
The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.
Thursday 14 & Friday 15 October 2021
Multi award winning singer-songwriter Albert Hammond returns to Cork Opera House for one night only.
Tuesday 19th October 2021 (Rescheduled from Sunday 8th November 2020)
Monday 25 October 2021
Cork City Ballet, in association with the Cork Opera House and Benchmark International, presents The Nutcracker Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th November, 2021
Comedian Jimmy Carr returns to Cork Opera House in 2021 as part of his ‘Terribly Funny’ Tour.
Friday 12th & Saturday 13th November 2021
7pm & 9.30pm
Irish Country legends The Three Amigos return to Cork Opera House
Monday, 3 January, 2022 (Rescheduled from 4 Jan 2021)
Ireland’s best-loved and popular tenor Finbar Wright returns to Cork for two performances in 2022.
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February 2022
Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan unite for a unique show bringing together their collective talents.
Thursday 17th February 2022
* Rescheduled from Saturday 21 March 2020. All tickets valid for new date
Ireland’s Greatest Voices The Three Tenors return for their annual Mother’s Day special - a must-see concert of classic hits made famous by the likes of Sinatra, The Dubliners, Pavarotti.
Saturday 19th February 2022
Thursday 31st March, 2022
Comedian and TV’s Katherine Ryan (The Duchess, Netflix) brings her brand new live show, Missus to Cork in 2022.
Tickets on sale Friday 16th October 2020 at 10am.
Friday 27th May 2022
*Rescheduled from 25 & 26 March 2020. All tickets valid for new dates.
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!
Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June 2022.