After a hectic run at festivals including Sounds from a Safe Harbour, Cork Culture Night, Cork Midsummer, Townlands Carnival and Mallow Arts festivals, #CorkLovesMusic presents the latest in a series of talk and performance events, designed to open up discussion and provide a place to share ideas in Cork music.
On the night of Tuesday December 5th at Barrack Street’s popular Alchemy cafe & music venue, speakers from the public arts sector address the funding and infrastructual supports available to bands and artists, explain the process of funding applications, and go through options and advice, in a round of short talks. Speaking: Ciarán Walsh (Culture Ireland), Jean Brennan (Cork City Council – Arts Office), and Angela Dorgan (First Music Contact).
These talks will be followed by a discussion panel and open Q&A session, continuing the conversation on the future of music in Cork and what next for the scene, including announcements for the #CorkLovesMusic project in 2018. Accompanying the discussion will be live performances from Cork-based “ugly song” singer Leah Sohotra, folk duo Rough Sunday, and solo soul songstress Christine Cusack, while the entire event will be recorded for addition to the growing library of talks and performances available on #CorkLovesMusic’s YouTube channel.