Firkin Crane

Jimmy Crowley

Jimmy is a living legend in Irish music, a central figure in the worldwide folk scene since his debut album The Boys of Fairhill. He established himself not just as a singer of old songs, but also as a stylish songwriter. His song about the sailing ship Asgard, My Love is a Tall Ship, was adopted as an anthem for sailors everywhere and was used in the documentary film on the Tall Ships. A bossanova style skit, Mrs. President, about Mary Robinson, showed that this musician could not be pigeon-holed. His fascination with musical drama resulted in his ballad opera, Red Patriots, which is based on actual events such as the burning of the Marxist bookshop in Cork city in the early seventies.

No-one sounds like Jimmy, and few can match him for sheer joy, humour and the storytelling craft which he brings to his repertoire of songs. He draws on many traditions to fashion his unique performance style and repertoire, with funny, touching and raucous tales, presenting them as essential affirmations of Cork Culture.

Performances by Jimmy Crowley

Songs from the Beautiful City 21 Jul 2010 - 26 Aug 2010
Artist's Website:
Firkin Crane - The Home of Dance



  • BLANK CANVAS Intensive 2014 - Sharing 1 25 Jul 2014 - Tickets: € Free Two short sharings of works-in-progress from dance artist Mark Carberry and film-maker Oonagh Kearney.
    Closing at 2.00pm..... Perfect for Friday lunch time and FREE of Charge! View details
  • The Wake 25 Jul 2014 - Tickets: € 5. Handling fees may apply. €1 restoration levy is included in ticket price
    Oonagh Kearney's beautiful dance film looks into the experience of a group of women in and around an imposing country house. View details
  • Spirit of Mother Jones Gala Concert 30 Jul 2014 - Tickets: € tba A concert that cannot be missed!
    Looking forward to seeing you in full voice! View details
  • Mother Jones Fundraising Concert 31 Jul 2014 - Tickets: € 15. Handling fees may apply. Si Kahn & Anne Feeney, two of USA's popular Folk singers, as part of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014. View details
  • Blue Stockings 14 Aug 2014 - 16 Aug 2014 Tickets: € 13. Handling fees may apply. €1 restoration levy is included in ticket price
    Studio 13 Productions present Jessica Swale's story of four young women fighting for their right to an education and self-determination against the backdrop of the larger suffragette movement. View details
  • Spiral 19 Aug 2014 - Tickets: € 12, €10 unwaged, €8 early bird. Handling fees may apply. €1 restoration levy is included in ticket price
    Kenyan-American choreographer and dancer Wanjiru Kamuyu asks questions about "beautiful and ugly" View details
Supported by: Arts Council of Ireland, FAS, Cork City Council Cork City Council FÁS Arts Council of Ireland