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Right Here Right Now festival announces #CorkLovesMusic start-up talk, premieres orchestral Anna Mitchell video

Right Here Right Now festival announces #CorkLovesMusic start-up talk, premieres orchestral Anna Mitchell video

Mike McGrath-Bryan

COMPETITION TIME: We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for the Frank and Walters’ performance at the Opera House on Sunday June 2nd, as part of Right Here Right Now. Joined by the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, this is a unique chance to see Cork indie legends perform with a full 48-piece ensemble, with supported from Ye Vagabonds and Marlene Enright. To be in with a chance to win, simply email [email protected], subject header: ‘Right Here Right Now’.

After a busy 2017 including events in venues and festivals all over Cork County, panels at this year’s Quarter Block Party & It Takes a Village festivals, and a two-day residency at UCC, #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.

In partnership with Coughlan’s Live Promotions and Cork Opera House, #CorkLovesMusic are proud to present New Beginnings, a talk and performance panel featuring a variety of speakers from Cork’s music startups and social movements, as well as sets from three of the city’s upcoming musicians.

After a number of years of venue closures and changes, a number of venue openings, expansions and new music entrepreneurs have emerged in the last twelve months. New festivals, spaces and facilitators are ready to provide a new foundation for the Cork scene as change comes for the city centre.

Karan Casey heads up Fairplé, a movement to equalise pay and promotion along gender line in Irish folk & 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.

Admission is entirely free, but advance booking is required (please click here). For further updates on additions to the lineup, please stay tuned to #CorkLovesMusic on Facebook and Twitter.

For all of the latest information on Right Here Right Now, follow @rhrnfest on Twitter, and use #RHRN18 across socials.

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Meanwhile, heading into year two of its run at Cork’s Opera House, Right Here Right Now has made something of a calling card of its collaborations with the venue’s in-house concert orchestra, providing full backing to the artists performing on the main stage of the historic venue.

Ahead of this year’s orchestral excursion with the Frank and Walters, Ye Vagabonds and more, Corkonian singer-songwriter Anna Mitchell has unveiled the video for single ‘Better Life’, recorded with the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra at last year’s festival.

Anna Mitchell - Better Life - live with the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra

Mitchell appears in a solo capacity at this year’s festival, in a double-bill Jack O’Rourke at his show on Sunday June 3rd. Tickets and more information here.

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