Thu 27 Sep - Sat 29 Sep 2018
8:00pm | €25 / €23
Thu 27 Sep - Sat 29 Sep 2018 | €25 / €23

Songs from the Beautiful City is an evocative celebration of the history of Cork through beautifully crafted narrative songs and ballads performed by Cork’s very own Bard, Jimmy Crowley.

Accompanying archive images and footage of Cork will complement this unique show of story and song. Jimmy has compiled a powerful cache of urban ballads depicting life as lived by the working people, their pastimes, labour, hardship and loves, a true history of the people of Cork from the turn of the 20th century.

Keen to spread the rich song tradition of his native city, Jimmy will sing his ode to Cork, ‘Beautiful City’, his anthem to sporting heroes and champions, ‘The Boys of Fairhill’ and ‘The Ballad of Christy Ring’, poignant love songs ‘I Know My Love’ and his World War 1 parody ‘Salonika’ along with a good sprinkling of the humorous with ‘Johnny Jump Up’.

Sit back and be immersed in this unique story of Cork told through nostalgic archive photos and footage brought to life by the mesmerising storytelling of the legendary balladeer in his own inimitable style, filled with quirky observations and quaint turn of phrase. Jimmy’s unique singing style, accompanied by his mastery on bouzouki and guitar, together with archive images make his city come alive. A show to be experienced.

Cork the Beautiful City is Jimmy’s true love.

Dates & Times

Thursday 27 September, 8pm
Friday 28 September, 8pm
Saturday 29 September, 1pm
Saturday 29 September, 8pm

€25 full and €23 concession for evening performances
€15 full and €12 concession for lunchtime performance

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