Cork Midsummer Festival programme revealed

Cork Midsummer Festival programme revealed
Launching the 2019 Cork Midsummer Festival programme, running from 13-23 June, isactress and writer Irene Kelleher pictured at Nicholas Street, Picture Clare Keogh

CORK Midsummer Festival returns next month, running from June 13 to June 23 and this year’s programme is filled with world premieres.

One of Ireland’s fastest-growing festivals, this year Cork Midsummer Festival is host to several performances that will make their World premiere, including Evening Train, which is based on the critically acclaimed album by Blarney native Mick Flannery.

The premiere will take place at The Everyman Theatre, who along with Rosa Productions, have put this performance together.

Musically, The Cork Proms, curated by director Wayne Jordan and conductor John O’Brien, comprising of three successive concerts will return to Cork Opera House.

Douglas Park will have a programme celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg. There will also be Cork’s first Carnival of Science, which is two days of experiments, fun activities and big, top shows curated by Lifetime Lab.

Speaking about Cork Midsummer Festival 2019, Director Lorraine May said: “There is huge heart in this year’s Festival with themes of love, hope, the joy in simple acts of togetherness, and our need for connection explored throughout. With the support of our funders, the Festival uses the city as a stage and is programmed in partnership with our inspiring arts organisations and institutions. Together, we are very excited to welcome audiences this June.”

Tickets for all of the Cork Midsummer Festival events are on sale now and are available via http://www.corkmidsummer.com.

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