Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018
Cork Opera House
The Frank & Walters, Marlene Enright, Ye Vagabonds perform with The Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra in the main auditorium.
Iarla O Lionáird with Steve Cooney and Greenshine, Wallis Bird with special guest John Blek, Jack O’Rourke and Anna Mitchell, in the Right Room.
#CorkLovesMusic presents panel discussion featuring Edel Curtin & Eibhlín Gleeson (Right Here Right Now), Karan Casey (Fairplé Cork), Stephen O’Byrne & Hope Alo (Dali at The Pav),Kevin Power (Whitewell Studios) and live music from Elaine Malone, Stuck on Repeat, Christina M. Cusack.
Presented by Cork Opera House and Coughlan’s Live Promotions, Right Here Right Now is a three-day festival, all under one roof. Showcasing the most exciting in music and culture in Cork CIty, the festival, now in its second year, continues its mission of celebrating and supporting the local music scene, and providing unique platforms to artists. It kicks off Friday 1st June with an opening party in The Green Room featuring DJ’s, live music, and special guests.
On Saturday 2nd June, become immersed in a rare and specially curated experience as the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, lead by John O’Brien, perform on stage with Marlene Enrightand Band, Ye Vagabonds, and Cork legends The Frank & Walters. This specially commissioned arrangement will allow the audience to enjoy the music of these incredible performers in a new and all-encompassing way, with the 30 of finest orchestral musicians from or based in Cork.
On Sunday 3rd June, #CorkLovesMusic in the Green Room at 2pm, is a panel discussion on topics that affect musicians in Cork. Karan Casey heads up Fairplé Cork, the local chapter of a movement to equalise pay and promotion along gender line in Irish folk and traditional music. Stephen O’Byrne and Hope Alo from Dali have just moved their venue from a warehouse at the city’s docks to the former Pavilion venue on Carey’s Lane, providing a new space for the city’s artists and DJs. Kevin J. Power is a singer-songwriter and music producer who has recently become a new in-house producer for Whitewell Studios in Cloyne, while Edel Curtin and Eibhlín Gleeson have taken Right Here Right Now from an idea to year two of a collaborative festival for Cork City.
Sunday will also see the main auditorium transformed into a much more intimate, 200 person capacity pop up ‘venue within a venue’ creating a whole new space and atmosphere for audience and artists alike.
Renowned two-time Grammy nominee Iarla O’Lionard takes to the stage in the Right Room with acoustic guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney, and special guests Greenshine, for a special lunchtime show at 3pm. At 7pm, experience the irrepressible energy of Wallis Bird who’ll be joined by John Blek, followed by a double bill of more home-grown talent as Jack O’Rourke and Anna Mitchell take to the stage at 10pm. Sunday Day tickets (€45), which also grant access to the official closing party, are on sale now.
Tickets on sale from www.corkoperahouse.ie or from box office 021 427 0022
Notes to Editors
Venue: Cork Opera House
Date & Time: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018
Tickets: Saturday night €25 / Sunday Individual shows €20 / Sunday Day ticket €45 *
Age: Strictly over 18s
Book Online: www.corkoperahouse.ie
Book by phone: 021-4270022