The Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance will see a gathering of young and old from communities all over Cork and beyond take to the floor of Cork City Hall on 25 January 2015.
The event, with music from Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra, is hosted by Cllr Mary Shields, Lord Mayor of Cork and is a not-for-profit initiative organised by a local committee of people from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
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.
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. Young people are also being invited to bring an older person or a group of older people to the Tea Dance.
Organisers are inviting ‘The Young at Heart’ of the nation to use the free travel to come to Cork for what promises to a great night of entertainment with special guest, Keith Hanley.
They are also hoping that by publicising this event nationwide, that local groups in other villages, towns and cities throughout the country will repeat this initiative.
The Cork Pops Orchestra, conducted by Evelyn Grant, will perform a selection of up-tempo and smooch numbers and dancers can enjoy a range of music from Johann Strauss to Abba. They will also get to demonstrate their dancing skills in waltzes, tangos, two-steps, swing dancing and some rock ‘n’ roll.
The Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance takes place on Sunday 25 January 2015 from 3pm to 6pm and tickets are €10 and are available from Pro Musica on Oliver Plunkett Street.