Lord Mayor's Tea Dance Will Be Held at Cork City Hall

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Bring a child to hear, see, interact and dance with an orchestra in a fun friendly relaxed environment in Cork City Hall, on Sunday afternoon January 26th 3pm-5.30pm.

Sing along with Voice of Ireland winner Keith Hanley and boogie with DJ Dashka and his live set with orchestral accompaniment and enjoy the dancing display by Declan Roche and his dance school.

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 'Savoy Hotel' style music of Evelyn Grant (RTE lyric fm) and the Cork Pops Orchestra. The Lord Mayor's Tea Dance is hosted by Cllr. John Sheehan, Lord Mayor of Cork.

Afternoon tea is a highlight of the occasion and among the many prizes there will be a 'Cinderella' raffle prize for one lucky lady, who will receive a hair do from Ikon Hair Salon, lunch for two from the Monenotte Hotel. The proceeds from the raffle are in aid of Enable Ireland.

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 at the start of 2020.

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 special guest Keith Hanley -Voice of Ireland and award winning music producer DJ Dashka, who has performed worldwide. http://www.djdashka.com

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, a bit of rock 'n' roll and then let it all hang out with DJ Dashka, Keith Hanley and the Cork Pops Orchestra.

We would like to acknowledge the continued support of Cork City Council; The HSE,; First South Credit Union; Valerie Finnegan Cahill (Ikon Hair Salon); Dino Cregan and his family, the Douglas Street Business Association and the Cork Youth Orchestra transition year students.

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 in 2000.




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