THE 18th Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance is taking place at City Hall on Sunday, January 27.
This January gathering of young and old, from communities all over Cork and beyond, who love to dance, will be serenaded by the Savoy Hotel style music of Evelyn Grant (RTÉ LyricFM) and the Cork Pops Orchestra.
Afternoon tea is a highlight of the occasion and there will be a Cinderella prize for one lucky lady, who will receive a hairdo prize, lunch for two, and a limousine chauffeur to the ball.
To win the Cinderella prize, the ticket purchaser must enter their name and number in the shoebox in The Cobbler opposite the GPO, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.
Young people are invited to bring an older person or a group of older people to the ball.
Previous tea dances have proven to be great fun and organisers say that the need for these events is greater now than ever before.
“We are inviting the young at heart of the nation to use the free travel to come to Cork for the craic,” they said. Entertainment is provided by the Cork Pops Orchestra who will be joined by special guest Phoebe Dipple who starred as Snow White in the Opera House Pantomime last year.
There will also be a raffle at the event, with all proceeds going to the Cope Foundation.
The Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance, hosted by Cllr Mick Finn, Lord Mayor of Cork, is a not-for-profit initiative organised by a local committee of people from the public, private, and voluntary sectors. The committee is chaired by Dr Andrew Crosbie.
Tickets are €10 and can be bought at Pro Musica on Oliver Plunkett Street.