CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS of Schools Concerts

City Hall, Cork  November 8th,9th,10th 10am and 12 noon

University Concert Hall, Limerick Friday 11th November 10.15am and 12 noon

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Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra look forward to entertaining Primary and Post Primary school audiences and their teachers in this year’s Cork Pops Orchestra  Concerts for Schools Series.

The Cork Pops Orchestra and their conductor Evelyn Grant celebrate 25 years in show business this year. The orchestra was founded for the occasion of the ‘Tall Ships’ visit to Cork in 1991, and has entertained audiences in concert halls, cathedrals, open air festivals and Tea Dance Parties with artists ranging from Sir James Galway to Tommy Flemming. This gang have never let anything get in the way of a good party! They have played for countless fund raising balls playing a range of music from Strauss to Sinatra and Operatic Favourites to Folk.

They are joined this year by Keith Hanley the winner of ‘The Voice’ (2013)

The orchestra will explore the ‘blurred boundary between fine arts and and media arts’ in a collaboration with DJ Dashka who combines old and new technologies in his work.

Dashka is an award-winning music producer, composer,DJ and instrumentalist from Cork. His productions have been signed to the biggest global record labels,and he has performed DJ sets as far afield as Miami, Ibiza and Dubai.

Dashka also composes music for film. He presents a weekly 3 hour specialist radio show on Spin Southwest, and was awarded a Masters in Music & Technology from Cork School of Music.


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On our web-site www.corkpops.ie , you will find links to exciting Youtube video clips relevant to the concert material. You will also find links to last year’s concert programme and to some of our favourite websites explaining the instruments of the orchestra, and general information about the basic elements of music.

“We are passionate about sharing the great music of the orchestral repertoire with a new audience of young people and we hope that these concerts will be an inspiring experience and one that will provide material for teachers to develop in the class-room.”

Clip from a previous concert.

Concerts for Schools March 4th 2015, City Hall, Cork

                Evelyn Grant presents  Blockbuster Classics

Music from the Movies

The Cork Pops Orchestra concerts for  schools will take place on Wednesday March 4th at 10am and 12 noon.


Concerts will take place in City Hall, Cork.

Presented in association with the Cork Institute of Technology, Cork City Council,  RTÉ lyric fm and the Cork Independent 

email: corkpops@gmail.com or phone 087 2462636 to reserve seats.

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Surgeon Noonan Charity Ball 31.1.15

The Annual Surgeon Noonan Charity Ball takes place in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Saturday 31st January 2015. Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra are looking forward to another great night of dancing! Book your tickets now.

Entertainment begins at 6.30pm with a Gin & Champagne Reception followed by a 5-Course Dinner. After dinner sees dancing to the music of the ever-popular Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra who will help you waltz the night away!



2015 SN Ball

‘An Evening of Music from the Silver Screen’, Mount Juliet, 7th/8th.7.14

Evelyn Grant and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland Ensemble, 7th and 8th July 2014, Mount JulietEvelyn Glandore

‘An Evening of Music from the Silver Screen’ – Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Mount Juliet on the 6th & 7th of July for a performance of some of the greatest music from the movies, by a talented ensemble of musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. The concert is conducted and presented by RTE lyric fm’s Evelyn Grant. An evening of nostalgia, romance, and excitement as the orchestra weaves its magic on tunes from Charlie Chaplin, to Ennio Morricone and John Williams, not forgetting some of the wonderful pieces from the classical music repertoire which have been used so effectively on film. The captivating slow movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto (Out of Africa) and the haunting theme from Schindler’s List will feature the orchestra’s talented soloists, while the brass and percussion will revel in the thrilling scores from Star Wars and Superman. See below Evelyn Grant, Carol-Anne McKenna and soprano Molly Lynch, with members of the National Youth Orchestra after last year’s performance ‘A Viennese Evening with a Twist’.Evelyn Grant National Youth Orchestra of Ireland


Cork Pops Orchestra at Experience Fest, Cork Sat. June 14th, 2014

Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra are looking forward to their outdoor lunchtime concert at Experience Fest Cork Summer Show in Cork on Saturday June 14th at 1pm, at the Curraheen village.

They will perform a programme of popular music, ranging classics to big band numbers, rock and roll and a few pops tunes. They will be joined by vocalist Bernard Curtin and they are anticipating some fine dancing and singing from the audience!

Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra are no strangers to a bit of ‘craic’ and they have established themselves with all ages, families, schools and community groups throughout Munster through their concerts, tea dances, and outdoor gigs. Their inaugral outdoor ‘Prom’ concert was to and audience of 50,000 people on the final night of the ‘Tall Ships’ visit to Cork. Highlights of the orchestra’s career include 16 Lord Mayor’s concerts, Cork 2005 European Cultural Capital performances with Sir James Galway and many more. The orchestra was seen by 62 million viewers in the US in a PBS special featuring Tommy Flemming.

So bring along your dancing shoes and join in the fun a what should be a great afternoon and evening of music. The Cork Pops Orchestra will be followed by Pulses of Tradition, Something Happens and the evening will conclude with a performance by Jack L.

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