2017 Cloyne Round Tower Music Festival
Cloyne will see its first event Cloyne Round Tower Music Festival take place next weekend from Friday, 15 through Sunday, 17 September.
The Music Festival is the first fundraising event organised by the recently assembled Cloyne Round Tower Restoration Committee (CRTRC), with the aim of the weekend of popular music, film and songs of praise, being to highlight and fundraiser for this new project to restore Cloyne’s round tower.
The first event of this new festival will be a Celebration of Music and Local Talent beginning at 7pm on Friday, 15 September at Cloyne Cathedral, the host venue of the weekend’s events. Wayne McSweeney, the well-known Midleton musician and tutor at the East Cork Music Project, will, along with local musicians and singers, perform an evening of song and music.
Those wishing to perform on the evening should message the CRTRC) or call Brian on 087 665 2667. Though the event is free to attend and partake in, donations towards the Restoration Committee would be gratefully accepted on the night.
The Cathedral will host two events the next day, Saturday 16, with the first being a National Theatre Production Screening of Peter Pan. Admission is priced at €5 for children and adults, with tickets soon to be available both locally and online.
The second event on Saturday is a benefit performance by Red Hurley and his band from 8-10pm. Mr Hurley is one of Ireland’s most successful solo male singers with a career spanning five decades and will perform an evening of spiritual, gospel and pop music with a full band. Tickets are priced at €25 and are available available via Eventbrite on the Ballymaloe Grainstore website www.ballymaloegrainstore.com.
The final event to close out the Music Festival will be the Songs of Praise Service on Sunday, 17 September which will run from 4-5.30pm. The service of popular hymns and sacred music aims to celebrate the rich diversity and tradition of Cloyne Cathedral, and will be performed by Dean Alan Marley along with the Choir of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the children of St John the Baptist National School, Midleton, the Chapter members of the Cathedral and Ecumenical guests.
This is the first major fundraiser organised by the Cloyne Round Tower Restoration Committee, which consists of members of Cloyne’s business community, Midleton & Area Chamber of Commerce, Ballymaloe House and Dean Alan Marley of Cloyne Cathedral. The proceeds from this festival will go towards the restoration of Cloyne’s 30-metre tall sandstone round tower, which is one of only two in County Cork.
For more information visit the Cloyne Round Tower Restoration Committee page on Facebook.