Lord Mayor's Tea Dance, Featuring Evelyn Grant and the Corks Pop Orchestra, to Take Place January 26
A January 'Gathering' of young and old, from communities all over Cork and beyond who love to dance, will take to the floor in City Hall, to the music of Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra. The Lord Mayor's Tea Dance is a not-for-profit initiative organised by a local committee of people from the public, private and voluntary sectors and hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Catherine Clancy. The committee is chaired by Dr. Andrew Crosbie.
Young people are invited to bring an older person or a group of older people to the 'Ball'.
Previous Tea Dances have proven to be great fun and the need for these events is greater now than ever before. These dances recognise the role of a previous generation and offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge this contribution.
We are inviting 'The Young at Heart' of the nation to use the 'free travel' to come to Cork for the 'craic'. We hope by publicising this event nationwide that local groups in cities towns and villages throughout the country will repeat this initiative.
Entertainment is provided by the Cork Pops Orchestra conducted by Evelyn Grant and we expect some of our dancers to out-dance 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The orchestra will be joined by, one of Cork's leading male vocalists, Bernard Curtin, who will sing a selection of Sinatra Style swing numbers and big band classics,
Rona Coulter and her dancers from Viva Dance Studios will provide an entertaining interlude with a selection of dances.
The Cork Pops Orchestra will perform a selection of up-tempo and 'smoochy' numbers. Dancers can enjoy a range of music from Johann Strauss to Abba and demonstrate their dancing skills in waltzes, tangos, two-steps, swing dancing and a bit of rock 'n' roll.
The Cork Pops Orchestra's Tea Dances were devised by Gerry Kelly and grew from the successful Millennium Tea Dance project for 'The Young at Heart', which took place in Cork City and County.
This year we have an added surprise. There will be a 'Cinderalla' prize for one lucky ticket buyer. The lucky winner will receive a lift to the Ball, Phase 8 dress from Brown Thomas, with a hair do and make up thrown in. The purchaser of a ticket from Pro Musica goes to the Cobbler (opposite the GPO) on Oliver Plunkett Street and puts there name and phone number in the Golden Slipper for a draw which will take place the week before the ball.
Photo Credit: www.corkpops.ie