World-class Jazz Greats Announced For 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

WORLD-CLASS JAZZ GREATS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 GUINNESS CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL

FREE LINE-UP TO INCLUDE ‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS’ JAZZ PARADE, SWING DANCE CLASSES, FREE JAZZ ON THE PLAZA OPEN-AIR GIGS, FLASH MOBS, A SWING JIVE AND A SECRET JAZZ TRAIL.

 

An exciting line up of world class Jazz greats has been announced for the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, regarded as one of Europe’s most thrilling Jazz events, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend (25th to 30th October) in Cork City.

 

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival line-up features Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider and her Orchestra for their first-ever Irish appearance, the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, celebrated US Jazz singer and composer Nnenna Freelon, UK soul songstress Laura Mvula, Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble as well as Stanley Clarke, Billy Childs Ensemble, Billy Cobham, Fred Hersch, T.S. Monk, Donny McCaslin, Belfast’s jazz evangelist Linley Hamilton, Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Trio and Pablo Ziegler Trio with dozens more acts yet to be announced.

 

Tickets for the headline acts will go on sale 31st May but there is also plenty of free entertainment with up to 1000 jazz musicians from over 20 countries performing in over 70 city venues including pubs, hotels, restaurants, galleries, public buildings and club venues as well as on the city streets. A choice of Fringe events such as a ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Jazz Parade, Swing Dance Classes, free Jazz on the Plaza open-air gigs, flash mobs, a Swing Jive, and a Secret Jazz Trail as well as Jazz Bites food festival will ensure there is truly something for all music and cultural tastes.

 

For the first time ever, the weekend will kick off with a fantastic carnival-like ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Jazz Parade on Thursday evening, 25th October.  This bright and colourful spectacle will roam through the streets of Cork bringing with it the alluring dance of the macabre. The deadly display, which is a nod to Mexico’s famous ‘Day of the Dead’ Parade, will include street performers and floats from Cork City Art Link who will partake in a New Orleans funeral procession with live improvising jazz musicians paying homage to the greatest artists of jazz gone from this world.  It’s the perfect start to Halloween season and will make you want to get your jazz on for the weekend ahead.

 

In partnership with the Festival, Triskel Arts Centre will curate a weekend of music and film from the world’s most prestigious jazz record label ECM which is sure to excite jazz music history buffs.

 

Sinéad Dunphy, the new Festival Director has high hopes for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.  “Jazz music is constantly evolving so it’s only fitting that Ireland’s largest Jazz Festival continues to evolve too.  We’re bringing it through an exciting new phase of rejuvenation and expansion, so it will be a bigger and better celebration of arts than ever before. Attendees can expect a fresh, authentic and downright jazzy feel this year, as we get back to the roots of the Festival and reflect what’s going on right now in the Jazz world.  There will be an unparalleled blend of headline acts, gigs and fringe events, along with exciting new elements including the ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Jazz Parade and a very hush, hush secret jazz trail.”

 

“I’m delighted to work with Guinness and the local Jazz Festival committee to ensure this year is the best yet so that Cork maintains its status as the home of jazz in Ireland, and one of the most important jazz festivals in the world.”

 

The legendary Festival Club at The Metropole Hotel, where the Festival was founded, will be the central hub while the Everyman Theatre, Cork City Hall, Triskel Arts CentreCork Opera House and Firkin Crane will also play host to some swinging Jazz headliners.

 

A full headline artist line-up, details of the free music and entertainment programme and Fringe events will be announced in the coming weeks. For updates visitwww.guinnessjazzfestival.com.

Follow the festival social channels for the latest news:

facebook.com/corkjazzfestival,  twitter.com/corkjazzfest #GuinnessCorkJazz

 

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Visit Cork Takes to the Road

Putting Cork on the map

Visit Cork, the governing organisation for leisure and business tourism, has been very active in promoting Cork as a destination for visitors and is now taking to the road to host a series of Open Roadshows on the 23rd and 24th May in Cork City, West Cork, North Cork and East Cork.

 

 

With four events in two days, the aim of the Roadshow is to brief the Tourism Industry on the work of Visit Cork and to encourage local communities, tourist groups, accommodation and experience providers and others with an interest in tourism to adopt the recently developed Pure Cork Destination Brand.

 

The Roadshow events will take place in Cork Race Course, Mallow (9-10.30am) and in Jameson Distillery, Midleton (5-6.30pm) on Wednesday May 23rd. This will be followed on Thursday May 24th by events in the Metropole Hotel, Cork (8-9.30am) and in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery (3-4.30pm). Registration will open 30 minutes before each event.

 

Each Roadshow is facilitated by Jonathan Healy from Newstalk. With presentations on Visit Cork, the Pure Cork Brand, a panel discussion, Q and A with Industry Leaders and an engaging workshop on how businesses can implement the Pure Cork Brand, it is sure to be a highly interactive, dynamic session. Anyone who has an interest in the Tourism Industry or in attracting visitors to Cork, is invited to attend any of the four Roadshows where there will be excellent networking and cross promotion opportunities.

 

 

Ursula Morrish, Destination Manager from Visit Cork said:

 

“Cross promotion, innovative experience development and strategic branding is key to motivating visitors to come to Cork. We encourage everyone to attend the Roadshows and explore how they can use the Pure Cork Brand to enhance their business and to celebrate all that Cork has to offer to domestic and international visitors”

 

The new purecork.ie website will be showcased at the Roadshows and Visit Cork are currently inviting businesses and tourism providers to submit their event and business details. To submit content and to be featured on the website go to purecork.ie.

 

To register for any of the four Roadshow events see http://purecork.clr.events

 

Visit Cork is a public-private partnership that promotes Cork as a destination for leisure and business tourism (Cork Convention Bureau). Visit Cork recently developed a new destination brand for Cork called Pure Cork. Visit Cork are calling on industry organisations to adopt the Pure Cork brand. To read about the brand and obtain the brand toolkit go to purecorkbrand.com

Cork Midsummer Festival 2018

Cork Midsummer Festival returns this year, running from the 15th to 24th of June, and the programme of events is nothing short of spectacular.

 

 

Cork Midsummer Festival has launched its dynamic 2018 programme comprising of new works, site-specific commissions, and engaging performances at over 40 spaces.

 

This year, Cork’s largest annual multi-disciplinary arts festival runs from 15-24 June and features 56 events. Over 55,000 people are anticipated to attend the 10 days of theatre, literature, dance, music, visual art and family-friendly festivities. For full details, visit www.corkmidsummer.com.

 

Highlights at this year’s Festival include Camille O’Sullivan with the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra (22 June), and the world premiere stage adaption of Asking For It by author Louise O’Neill at The Everyman (15-23 June). Picnic in the Park – featuring special performances to celebrate 250 years of circus – is back at Fitzgerald’s Park (17 June) and includes the Midsummer maypole dance.

 

Cork Midsummer Festival Director, Lorraine Maye said: “Working in collaboration with our programme partners, the Festival is presenting over 30 Irish premieres this year. Across those 10 days in June, Midsummer magic descends on Cork, and we invite everyone, of all ages and interests, to take the cultural adventure with us.”

 

In keeping with the Festival’s ongoing theme of unique events at unexpected places, hip hop/circus fusion Union Black comes to Neptune Stadium (15-17 June), while dance theatre company, Junk Ensemble performs Man At The Door (Number 54) in Sunbeam Bingo Hall, Blackpool (15-17 & 22-24 June).

 

Major participatory project I Could Colour Between the Lines But I Choose Not To sees artists Mark Storor and Stephen King work with Knocknaheeny residents on an installation at a house in their community (22-24 June). Other participatory events include the renowned Cork’s Long Table, an outside banquet on South Mall showcasing 10 of Cork’s best restaurants (24 June); 10 Minute Dance Parties inside a shipping container club on Emmet Place; while in Church Nightclub (16 June), Scottish performance artist FK Alexander performs the intimate (I Could Go On Singing) Over The Rainbow.

 

In theatre, Katie Holly’s Crowman, starring Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables), will premiere at The Granary (15-20 June) while Corcadorca Theatre Company’s The Numbered by Elias Canetti takes place at Fitzgerald Park (18-30 June).

 

A musical highlight will see composers Peter Power and Michael Gallen join creative forces for In Clouds (15-17 June), to celebrate 40 years of the Triskel Arts Centre.

 

Bristol-based installation artist Luke Jerram, creator of last year’s hit Museum of the Moon, returns with 1000 Flowers. The unique experience, where flowers are passed from person to person, will be documented using #1000flowers.

 

Other international artists include Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka at the Cork Opera House (23 June), while award-winning Catalan-based street theatre company, Kamchatka takes to the streets on the Festival’s opening day.

 

The Festival’s first artist-in-residence, bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa presents Nine Silences with artist Alice Maher at St Luke’s (17 June); A City In Flames with composer Linda Buckley at St Peter’s (18 June) and Life In Art, Art In Life with artist Aideen Barry at The Glucksman (21 June). Crosstown Drift presents a new event, A Night at The Gallery at the Crawford Art Gallery (23 June), with readings from Pat McCabe and Lisa McInerney.

 

Marking Midsummer’s Day, 21 June, events will take place from dawn to dusk. Cork schoolchildren launch art installations created for three city bridges, while an evening of music takes place at Tory Top Park, Ballyphehane, and a visual art performance Rolling Hills will be held at Patrick’s Quay.

 

The Festival Talks programme includes a conversation between Louise O’Neill and Tara Flynn at Crawford Art Gallery (21 June) and insights from Ellie Kisyombe into the Our Table project (15 June) at the Farmgate Café, on the campaign to end direct provision in Ireland.

 

For families, DJ Dónal Dineen holds Tiny Dancer: A DJ Set For Kids in St Peter’s, North Main Street (16 June), while Seoid/Jewel – An Opera for Babies and Small People takes place in the Graffiti Theatre, Blackpool (15-17 & 22-24 June).

 

Speaking on the programme launch, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said: “From the very first events, right through to closing celebrations, from dawn until dusk, for 10 days the Cork Midsummer Festival inspires artists and audiences alike to make new connections and tell new stories, to re-imagine what it is, and what it can be, to live in this great city of Cork.”

 

Lorraine added: “We are so grateful to our core funders the Arts Council, Cork City Council and Fáilte Ireland, and all of our individual programme funders, sponsors, patrons and friends, who have supported the Festival to ensure that Cork Midsummer Festival remains one of the most vibrant summertime events in the country.”

 

Cork Midsummer Festival is proudly supported by the Arts Council, Cork City Council, Fáilte Ireland and by media partners RTÉ Cork, the Irish Examiner, 96FM and C103, and RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

 

Tickets for all events go on sale this evening, Wednesday 2 May, from 7pm at www.corkmidsummer.com.

 

The full programme of events for 2018 is available to view on the Cork Midsummer Festival here.

 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events by following Cork Midsummer Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

 

International Basketball is Coming to Cork in June – Get Your Business Behind It!

Ireland will host the 2018 FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries for the first time, this summer.

The event will take place at the Mardyke Arena, University College Cork from June 26th to July 1st, 2018.

 

The hosting of this international event is fantastic news for Ireland, Cork and the basketball community. Participating countries in the Championships include; Ireland, Cyprus, Denmark, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova & Norway.

In addition to the above, the Irish Senior Men will play a two-match series v Luxembourg at the Mardyke Arena UCC on June 22nd & 23rd.

There are a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities still available to suit businesses of all sizes.

Don’t miss out on this one –off opportunity, contact Wayne Falvey on 086-6015657 or at w.falvey@ucc.ie to discuss further.

Click here for further information on available packages.

Soul in the City, Cork 2018

Following last year’s wildly successful second outing, the increasingly popular annual music festival ‘Soul in the City’ will return to the Victorian Quarter Cork this June Bank Holiday weekend.

 


Last year saw thousands of fans of great soul food and music flock to MacCurtain St and its surrounds for a weekend jammed with live bands, mouth-watering eats and fun and craic galore.

 
This June Bank Holiday weekend, the Victorian Quarter of Cork city will come alive with soul as some of the country’s best Soulful Brother’s and Sister’s return to various stages around the Victorian Quarter culminating in the Grand Finale, Live At Saint Luke’s on Sunday 3rd where Karen Underwood will present ‘Soul Journey’.

 
Karen will lead a stellar soul band at St Luke’s with special guests Gemma Sugrue, Niall McCabe, Leah Ahern and Isaiah G from Chicago Illinois.

 
Get on board the love train and visit the music of Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Isley Brothers, Prince, Jay Z and Eminem and so many more.   ‘Yeah baby I am bringing it.  Meet you at the station.’  The Soul In The City’s festival reaches its final destination at ‘Soul Journey’, and will attempt to once again raise the roof, Live at St Luke’s.

 
Karen Underwood is no stranger to Cork, having moved here over twenty years ago and has regularly played to sold out audiences in the city’s largest venues over the years.  Karen’s move to Cork is an interesting one and it all began with bacon and cabbage! In 1997 a friend from Cork invited her to dinner, produced the traditional Irish fare and put an Aretha Franklin CD on the player. It was then Karen realised that her music had travelled across the Atlantic and that combined with a special Cork céadmílefáilte would change the course of her life. She has never looked back.

 

Gemma Sugrue live @ Soul In The City

Man! can Gemma Sugrue hit them high notes 🎶🎶🎶 A clip from last year's main event in Live At St. Luke's with thanks to Dare Media ProductionsTickets for 'Soul Journey' are still available from Gallaghers Pub Cork or at: https://uticket.ie/event/soul-journey-live-at-st-lukes

Posted by Soul in the City Cork on Monday, April 30, 2018

 

Tickets for ‘Soul Journey’ are available at Uticket.ie and from Gallagher’s Gastro Pub.

 

MacCurtain Street and its surrounding area, now known as the Victorian Quarter, has seen a surge and rejuvenation over the past number of years.   The Quarter is characterized by an unusual and harmonious mix of architecture – from Victorian, early twentieth up to the present time. Strolling through the streets you will get a sense of Cork both past and present.

 
The area consists of many independent traders with varying sizes of businesses. A mix of small independent traders, big hotels, fine cafes, restaurants and lively bars.  Joined together under the umbrella term the ‘MacCurtain Street Traders’ the mix of different emporiums provide something special when it comes to the food and beverage aspect of the festival   Imagine a traditional fish‘n’chip shop serving you creole fish taco with chipotle sauce? Fancy a Louisiana style gumbo? Smothered Pork Chops with black-eyed peas and corn bread? A luxurious crimson cake synonymous with the American south or Mississippi Mud Pie? It doesn’t get more Southern than this and you don’t have to go to New Orleans to sample it!

 

Friday will focus on the ‘after work’ folk with early bird food. Saturday will see the benefits of a Bank Holiday audience while Sunday’s premier event is ‘Soul Journey’ in St Luke’s.

 

This festival is yet another event which is an important contributing factor to Cork’s growing reputation as a great venue for music, food and beverage. The city entered the 21st century with the growing reputation of a modern, accessible urban centre. This reputation was proven when the city was given the designation of European Capital of Culture back in 2005. Building on that accolade, the city has continued to actively develop support for culture in general.
The Victorian Quarter has continued this trend with its recent investment in hotel and hospitality sectors.

 

The origins of soul music is emotional, soul food eclectic in taste. This is what you can come to expect at Soul in the City around the MacCurtain St area on the Bank Holiday weekend.

 

People are encouraged to come rejuvenate their soul on June 1st to 3rd.  From live performances throughout the Victorian Quarter, to Soul filled movies in the Village Hall, to delicious soul food and drinks. Bring your body into the city and your Soul will be replenished!

 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events by following Soul in the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Fantastic line up for Choral Festival

1 week to go!

New dates for this year’s Festival: 18-22 April

One of Cork’s biggest events, The Cork International Choral Festival, will take place two weeks earlier this year from 18-22 April, due to the Ed Shearan concert in Pairc Ui Chaoimh clashing with the Festival.  Tickets for the exciting programme are on sale online and at their new box office at the Festival HQ in Civic Trust House, Cork City.

The event will welcome almost 3,500 world class singers and 35,000 visitors from across Ireland, Europe and beyond for what will be the 64th annual Festival.  It’s a celebration of all genres of music and song from classical to sacred, pop, and rock.

There is an extensive calendar of events to choose from, including a series of gala concerts, national and international competitions, schools’ concerts, workshops, seminars, and free outdoor recitals, which will take place in more than 60 venues in the city and county.

Some key events include…

 

GALA CONCERTS:

  • 18 April, 8pm – Opening Gala Concert in Cork City Hall:  A celebration of Irish composers with pieces from Aloys Fleischmann and Bernard Geary, along with a whole host of Irish performers.
  • 19 April, 8pm – A gala concert in Cork City Hall with internationally renowned Swedish group Solala and Ardú Vocal Ensemble.
  • 20 April, 7.30pm – A gala concert in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral with Chamber Choir Ireland
  • 20 April, 10.30pm –  The Tenebrae Consort will perform in the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne, following Tenebrae’s recent Grammy nomination.
  • 21 April, 3pm and 8pm – Fleishmann International Gala afternoon and evening concerts, which features hundreds of international voices in Cork City Hall.
  • 22 April, 8pm – Closing Gala Concert in Cork City Hall

 

OTHER

  • 19-21 April: A three-day Choral Symposium will take place throughout the weekend, with free workshops and seminars with world leaders in the areas of composition conducting and voice work. This is free of charge and a must for anyone involved in Choral music.  It offers a more interactive platform, for composers, conductors, singers, practitioners, and students to meet, experience, and discuss.
  • 18 & 19 April: Primary and post-Primary Schools Choirs competitions will take place at Cork City Hall.
  • 20 April, 12.15pm:  The Big Sing will take place in Cork City Hall and everyone is invited to come along and learn how to sing together as part of a choir. Conducted by award winning conductor Bernie Sherlock, this is a free event where the biggest bespoke choir is created by the audience in attendance.
  • Follow the Choral Trail for the weekend for a wide variety of performances in venues throughout the city and county.
  • Afternoons in the Atrium of the Clayton Hotel.  With a jam packed schedule of different choirs every fifteen minutes from every walk of  life and from around the world on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival, this is not to be missed.

 

Commenting, Sinéad Dunphy, Festival Manager, said, “We hope music fans will join us this year for our new dates from 18-21 April.  We have a really exciting line-up and it’s a Festival for everybody, with a variety of genres available including everything from classical, to sacred, to pop, to rock. We’re ready to welcome people from all over the world to enjoy everything that Cork and Ireland has to offer, all the while ensuring the sweet sounds of choral are ringing in your ears”.

 

Over 90% of events are free of charge.  Gala Tickets are available for purchase through an online booking system at www.corkchoral.ie or at the new ticket office in Civic House Cork.  Special packages are also available in partnership with the Clayton Hotel Cork City to ensure visitors get the best of their journey to Cork while enjoying all the Festival has to offer.

 

View the Cork International Choral Festival 2018 Programme Here. 

 

Events centre will get over the line

Cork people must keep faith in the events centre being delivered.

 

This was the message delivered by Ann Doherty, Chief Executive of Cork City Council, at an event this week on current Cork city developments.

A deal has been agreed in principle between the State, developers BAM and proposed operators Live Nation to provide the additional funding required for the project, but the deal is yet to be given the official go-ahead.

Speaking at the event in the Clayton Hotel, Ms Doherty said she was confident the project would get the green light, and urged people to be patient: “Enormous work has been carried out by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and others involved to hammer out a deal in relation to the events centre,” she said.

“I remain and have always said that I am confident we will get this over the line.”

Ms Doherty said it had been discussed heavily in the media, but maintained that it was important for people to keep focused on securing the project for Cork.

“It hasn’t been easy, it’s been discussed by every newspaper, radio show, social media feed. But we need to stay focused on the prize; Cork needs an events centre. We are a city of scale, and we need that landmark building in order to attract things to our city. So I think we all need to stick with it, because that’s how we’re going to make it happen.

 

Peter O’Meara, Savills; Eoin Kennedy of Zone Digital; Justine McCarthy, Cork Flower Studio representing Douglas Street Business Association and Aaron Mansworth, Chair of the IHF Cork Region at the ‘Cork City Centre Revitalisation – People, Place, Progress’ event. Photo: Brian Lougheed

 

The ‘Cork City Revitalisation: People, Place, Progress’ event highlighted ongoing and future Cork city developments as well as the revival of certain quarters like the South Parish and Victorian Quarters.

More than €700 million is currently being invested in Cork’s city centre by private and public sector organisations. The developments include a number of multi-functional sites encompassing retail, office, education, culture and tourism. 30 new sites in the city are in development or in the pipeline for development this year.

The event saw input from the CORE Partnership led by Cork Business Association, Cork City Council, Cork Chamber and more.

 

Credit: Ryan O’Neill, writing for the Cork Independent

 

Philip Gillivan Elected As New President of the Cork Business Association

The Cork Business Association held its 61st Annual General Meeting on February 6th at AIB 66 South Mall Cork. The event marked the election of Mr Philip Gillivan proprietor of The Shelbourne Bar, McCurtain Street as their new President. Philip’s term will last until February 2020.

Philip is taking over the reins from Pat O Connell, who had a hugely successful two-year term as President.  He was instrumental in re-structuring the Cork Business Association into areas that would most benefit the city, including Retail, Tourism, Infrastructure, Security, Movement, Policy, Social, and Communications.
He will continue to play an active role in the Cork Business Association and as immediate past president, he will be one of its representatives on the Cork City Centre Partnership (CORE) during 2018.

 
Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Gillivan stressed the opportunities for economic development in the city, “I am honoured to take up the post as President of the Cork Business Association. This is a very exciting time for Cork but equally, so we have to recognise the challenges we must address particularly in respect of infrastructure and public transport. Business overall is improving with an increasing level of investment, specifically in terms of new development projects as can be measured in the number of cranes visible in the city’s skyline. As a business owner myself, I want to stress how beneficial it has been to be part of this organisation over the years and to remind owners and managers that we are here for you, to promote your interests at local and national level. We will continue to work with all the key stakeholders to revitalise our city and make it a place people want to work, visit and live in. We all need to work together to have one strong voice and this is the voice of business in cork city”.

 

Philip went on to identify a number of priorities that he will concentrate on during his term in office. “I want to build partnerships between the quarters in the city and use the positive experience I have garnered from my role in helping the re-emergence of the McCurtain Street / Victorian area. This quarter is now such a vibrant part of our city’s economy. I firmly believe in businesses working together for the greater good and this is the ethos I will bring to the CBA during my term as President I also want to see that Cork fully embraces smart technology to enhance the customer experience”.
“Finally we will continue to work with Cork City Council and other stakeholders on issues facing our members including Infrastructure, Parking, Flood defences, Rates, Security, Marketing of Cork and the improvement of our Public Realm.”
Philip concluded by saying, “I would like to thank Pat O Connell for his amazing commitment to the Cork Business Association and indeed Cork. He has been a highly committed and dynamic president and has delivered a considerable amount for the association. Pat is leaving me with a much stronger and more relevant organisation and I thank him most sincerely for that. I look forward to working closely with our Chief Executive Lawrence Owens, and with our executive members who represent all business sectors in cork.”

 

Commenting on the appointment, Lawrence Owens, CEO of Cork Business Association, said,
“I would like to congratulate Philip on his election as our new President and I look forward to working with him during 2018. Philip is a proven entrepreneur with a strong commercial background and I am confident he will bring new progressive and dynamic thinking to the organisation.”