The countdown is on to Culture Night Cork City, which takes place all over Cork City this Friday September 16th. With over 100 venues and 200 free events, Cork City Council is delighted to announce that Bus Éireann will once again provide free buses with live musical performances that will take people all over the city as part of Cork Culture Night.
Bus Éireann Culture Night Buses will leave approximately every 20 minutes from the three Culture Stops at City Hall. The buses will start at 7pm and the last bus leaves City Hall at 10pm.
A variety of musicians including Shane Keating (Uilleann Pipes), Andrew Vickers (Dance), Eoin Coughlan (Vocals/Guitar), Brian Morrissey (Banjo/Bodhran), Cliona Halley (Concertina), Adrian McAulliffe (Banjo), Caoimhin Vallely (Fiddle) and Nigel Grufferty (Fiddle) will perform on the Special Culture Night Bus Éireann Buses. Cork Born wordsmith and singer Julie Goo and Bubba Shakespeare a well-known poet and presenter on Lab TV Ireland will entertain and recite poetry as the Culture Night Buses take people all over Cork city.
Bus Éireann will present live music in Cork Bus Station with the Douglas Comhaltas Céilí Youth Band and the Dustbusters Light Orchestra.
Music plays an important role in Cork and a host of musical events will take place on Culture Night.
The African Irish Gospel Choir will perform outside City Hall at 6.15pm.
Cork Academy of Music and Music Generation Cork City are inviting musicians of all ages and instruments to a special Jazz improvisation workshop with Tom Mulcahy. Enjoy an Asian Music Experience with the Department of Music in UCC as they explore the art music of India, the Indonesian Gamelan and the Taiwanese ritual band.
The Vanbrugh String Quartet will perform a beautiful concert in the Concert Hall in City Hall. Cork Youth Orchestra under the baton of Tomas McCarthy will perform excerpts from their Reflections of Ireland 2016 Concert in the magnificent Port of Cork Boardroom.
CIT Cork School of Music will host a concert of classical and contemporary music and the City Hall Plaza will be transformed into a hive of musical activity as various musicians and groups including the Cork Pipers Band, Cork Barrack Street Youth Band, Cork Samba, The Polyphonics Make Barber Shop Choir and the Douglas Comhaltas Céilí Band perform throughout the evening.
Culture Night Cork City is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in partnership with Cork City Council. Cork’s 96FM and the Cork Independent are the media sponsors of Culture Night Cork City.