12 January 2015
By Tom O’Sullivan
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 and the Cork Pops Orchestra.
The Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance, hosted by Cllr. Chris O’Leary, Lord Mayor of Cork, is a not-for-profit initiative organised by a local committee of people from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Afternoon tea is a highlight of the occasion.
Organisers 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’.
Viva Dance studio under the direction of Rona Coulter will give a ballroom dancing demonstration and the vivacious Cork Swing Dancers will give a special exhibition displaying their passion for dance and music.
The orchestra will be joined by special guest Keith Hanley who starred as ‘The Genie’ in Aladdin at the Everyman Palace Theatre panto.