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Time: 10am and 12 noon
Venue: City Hall Cork City
The annual Cork Pops Orchestra series of concerts for primary and post primary schools continues with ‘Harp Magic’, presented by Evelyn Grant and featuring harpist Jean Kelly in City Hall, Cork at 10am and 12noon.
The 2018 programme features the instrument that is Ireland’s national emblem – The Harp. Music for concert harp provides a context for social and cultural history of the 18th and 19th century, while the electric harp brings us right in to the 21st century, accompanying songs and dance tracks from recent pop music hits.
They will start each concert with the National Anthem, the words of which will be projected on a big screen. This initiative has been encouraged by the Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Tony Fitzgerald. Dance music producer DJ Dashka and vocalist Keith Hanley will join forces with soloist, Jean Kelly, on electric harp. Plenty of audience participation is always encouraged with song lyrics and images on the big screen.
The programme is curriculum-based, and makes connections between music of the past and present. The concert focuses on active and attentive listening, encourages audience participation, and is a multi-media experience. Classroom resources are provided to participating schools.