Good news for Monkstown music fans.
The Cork village may still be without a local shop, but it is set to become home to a new music venue very shortly.
Graham White from Freezer Room Sessions is planning a series of acoustic gigs in a gothic revival church situated on the harbour.
Built in 1832 and designed by William Hill, St John the Evangelist’s Church features several unusual period details, making it quite the spot for reflection, worship, and a little reverberation.
The 150-seater building is still used by Church of Ireland parishioners to practice their faith but will also become home to local artists and musicians for musical nights out.
“I decided to take on our lovely St John’s Church in Monkstown right on Cork Harbour with @pauldunleamusic and Brian Hassy and bring you some stunning live gigs,” said the man behind the music on Instagram.
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Although the curators of the new venue are remaining tight-lipped on opening dates and line-ups, the big idea came from a recent trip to Drimoleague Singing Festival where White attended a performance by Irish artist Jack O’Rourke in the All Saints Church at the festival.
A little songbird tells us that we won’t have long to wait until we hear some more news.