Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance

City Hall, Cork Sunday 26th January 2014 3.00pm-6.00pm

Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra

Bernard Curtin – Vocalist

Viva Dance Studio

Tickets €10 Pro Musica Oliver Plunkett St., Cork

Tea Dance 2013

A January ‘Gathering’ of young and old, from communities all over Cork and beyond who love to dance, will take to the floor in City Hall, to the music of Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra.  The Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance is a not-for-profit initiative organised by a local committee of people from the public, private and voluntary sectors and in conjunction with the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Catherine Clancy. The committee is chaired by Dr. Andrew Crosbie.


Irish Examiner article 16.1.14 Click link to read

‘Trip Lightly’ at the Lord Mayor’s Tea Dance 2014 

Evelyn GrantYoung 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 the need for these events is greater now than ever before. These dances recognise the role of a previous generation and offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge this contribution.

We are inviting ‘The Young at Heart’ of the nation to use the ‘free travel’ to come to Cork for the ‘craic’. We hope by publicising this event nationwide that local groups in cities towns and villages throughout the country will repeat this initiative.

The Cork Pops Orchestra conducted by Evelyn Grant provides entertainment and we expect some of our dancers to out-dance ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Rona Coulter and her dancers from Viva Dance Studios will provide an entertaining interlude with a selection of dances.

The Cork Pops Orchestra will perform a selection of up-tempo and ‘smoochy’ numbers. Dancers can enjoy a range of music from Johann Strauss to Abba and demonstrate their dancing skills in waltzes, tangos, two-steps, swing dancing and a bit of rock ‘n’ roll.

The Cork Pops Orchestra’s Tea Dances were devised by Gerry Kelly and grew from the successful Millennium Tea Dance project for ‘The Young at Heart’, which took place in Cork City and County.



 Photo Gerry Kelly