The 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



  • Cork Shakespearean Company is 90 Years Young! 23 Apr 2014 - Tickets: € Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Cork Shakespearean Company - the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, including his poems and sonnets, over a 12-hour period in 12 different venues throughout Cork city. View details
  • Moving Together 29 Apr 2014 - Tickets: € Free This exhibition of dance on film celebrates the variety, creativity and expressiveness of non-professional dancers across Ireland.
    “Dance isn’t only about the training you’ve done. It’s also what you express with the body you have”. View details
  • On My Way 02 May 2014 - 03 May 2014 Tickets: € 20 /12 concession - 10% discount for group of 10+ Handling fees may apply. €1 restoration levy included in ticket price. A journey from innocence to experience.
    An evening of uplifting musical theatre featuring the 2014 Advanced Preparation course students of Musical Theatre Ireland
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  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road 06 Jun 2014 - 08 Jun 2014 Tickets: € 18 or €68 for 4. Handling fees may apply. €1 restoration levy is included in ticket price The annual showcase of Billie-jean's East Cork Stage School.
    A show not to be missed!
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Supported by: Arts Council of Ireland, FAS, Cork City Council Cork City Council FÁS Arts Council of Ireland