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Magic Nights By The Lee – A Winter Solstice

The Good Room in association with Cork City Council have announced a brand new series of open air, live music and entertainment events set to take place in Cork City in the run up to Christmas as part of the local authority’s festive celebrations, called ‘Magic Nights By The Lee – A Winter Solstice’.

It is a new series of live music and entertainment events to be staged over three nights in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS).

The outdoor shows which commence on the winter solstice, Tuesday December 21st, will showcase some of Cork’s finest music, comedy and drag performance talent for three nights in a row until Thursday December 23rd.

Performing artists include one of Ireland’s most talked about, chart topping pop acts, True Tides; the brilliantly talented drag queen, Candy Warhol with the raucous Haus of Mockie Ah; the feisty boundary-pushing folk fiddler, Clare Sands; up and coming Afrobeat artists, Yves Solo and Minnie Marley; joyous jazz pop brass act Code of Behaviour; legendary Cork DJs, Stevie G, Eddie Kay and Fish Go Deep; and stand-up comedians Sinead Quinlan and Cornelius P. O’Sullivan.

Each night will be hosted by the hilariously irreverent Cian Austin Jesus, aka one half of RTE Junior’s ‘The Body Brothers’ and the acrobatic comic duo, The Lords of Strut.

The shows take place each night from 6pm – 8.30pm. Tickets costing just €3 per person, or €10 for a group of four, must be booked online in advance at with all proceeds from the events being donated to a local charity to be nominated by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Colm Kelleher. Booking agent has waived all fees for the series in order to support the soon to be announced nominated charity.

‘Magic Nights By The Lee – A Winter Solstice’ forms part of Cork City Council’s seasonal celebrations which also includes the illumination of the city centre and the much loved festival ‘GLOW – A Cork Christmas Celebration’ in Bishop Lucey Park, which this year also sees the return of the ferris wheel on Grand Parade.

Announcing the series, Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher said, “Cork City Council is delighted to support ‘Magic Nights By The Lee – A Winter Solstice’, funded through the Government’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme. We’re thrilled to be able to stage some of Cork’s most talented artists, right here in the heart of the city, and for the citizen’s of Cork to be able to see and hear them perform at the most festive time of year.”

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