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Music fills the streets of Cork city

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Pictured above at the launch of the Lord Mayor’s Musical City Programme, the Band of the First Southern Brigade with Lord Mayor Cllr. Brian Bermingham and Captain Brian Prendergast, Conductor.

 

Lord Mayor’s Musical City Programme

Music will fill the air of Cork during the summer months.  Lord Mayor Cllr. Brian Bermingham launched the Lord Mayor’s Musical City Programme in company of the First Southern Brigade Band by the City Library on the Grand Parade at 1 pm, Thursday, 4th June 2009.

Over the summer months bands from across the city and county will perform for free for the public throughout the city.  Cork has a rich tradition of music and these bands and performers are dedicated to keeping this a vibrant and evolving part of our cultural life.

‘I would like to thank all of the musicians, bands and individuals who helped to make these performances a reality.  Their generosity and talent will help to bring the city alive in the summer’, said the Lord Mayor.

Performers include the Band of the First Southern Brigade, the Butter Exchange Band, the Barrack Street Band, the Fermoy Concert Band, Leichardt Brass Band from Germany, St. Nicholas Brass Band, Mayfield Brass Band and the Ipswich Hospital Band.

Speaking in advance of the launch the City Manager Joe Gavin said; ‘Cork has invested in our streets and buildings, but also in our people and our culture.  Events such as these showcase the city in all of its rich variety.’

Other events organised through the Lord Mayor’s Musical City Initiative include a concert by the Band of the First Southern Brigade and a Remembrance Concert in Cork’s City Hall.

Programme

Band of First  Southern Brigade             Thurs. 4th June         1pm     Grand Parade

Butter Exchange Band                          Wed. 10th June      7.30pm Fitzgerald’s Park

Barrack St. Band                                  Sun. 14th June         4pm     Grand Parade

Butter Exchange Band                          Wed.17th June   7.30pm Fitzgerald’s Park

Band of First Southern Brigade             Wed. 24th June   1pm     Fitzgerald’s Park

Barrack St. Band                                  Sat. 27th June     3.30pm Grand Parade

Band of First Southern Brigade             Wed. 1st July       1pm     Grand Parade

Fermoy Concert Band                          Sat. 11th July        2pm     Grand Parade

Band of First  Southern Brigade            Thurs.16th July       1pm     Grand Parade

The Leichhart Band                              Sat. 18th July         1pm     Grand Parade

Fermoy Concert Band                          Sun. 19th July         2pm     Grand Parade

St. Nicholas Brass Band                        Sat. 25th July         2pm     Grand Parade

Mayfield Brass Band                            Sun. 26th July          2pm     Grand Parade

Band of First Southern Brigade             Tues. 28th July        1pm     Fitzgerald’s Park

Ipswich Hospital Band                          Wed. 29th July        12.30pm  Grand Parade

For more information contact:

Liz Meaney, Arts Officer, Cork City CouncilEmail: liz_meaney@corkcity.ie

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Pictured above the Band of the First Southern Brigade performing outside the City Library on the €6m redeveloped Grand Parade streetscape.

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