Magic Nights by the Lee
A new series of free music events will take place at four of Cork city's parks. 'Magic Nights By The Lee' will showcase a host of local talent performing across five nights at Fitzgerald’s Park, the Glen River Park, Ballinlough Park and Ballincollig Regional Park.
Running across five nights in late August and early September, the likes of John Spillane, the Frank & Walters, and a selection of Cork's emerging soul singers will perform at fully-seated concerts limited to a capacity of 200 people. Organised by the Good Room – the promoters behind such venues as St Luke's and the Kino – in association with Cork City Council Arts Office, the concerts have been funded by the Government’s Local Live Performance Scheme. Anyone wishing to attend must reserve the free tickets in advance.
While live music is still banned in indoor venues, exacerbating the difficult situation faced by musicians and crews since the introduction of Covid-associated public health measures, the park concerts are the latest in a number of outdoor events in Cork that have been providing employment for people in the sector. Elizabeth Fort, Triskel, and Connollys of Leap are among the venues providing outdoor gigs in recent weeks.
Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond, said, “This exciting programme of seven free concerts in four parks across the city, not only supports Cork artists and events crew, but also gives the citizens of the city an opportunity to experience some of the best music the city has to offer for free and safely.”
The concerts are:
Free tickets available via https://magicnightsbythelee.com/
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