LIVE PERFORMANCES

AT UCC AMPHITHEATRE

PLEASE NOTE THESE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER

Rebel Acro

5pm | Outside Student Centre (subject to weather)

In March 2019, BALLINCOLLIG gymnastic group Rebel Acro made it to the final of Ireland’s Got Talent leaving judges astounded when they put on a spectacular performance in the semi-final. Their mix of daring lifts, catches, and eye-popping balancing acts drew a massive ovation from the audience and left judges purring. The gymnasts, ranging from ages 10 to 18 years old practice for up to 15 hours per week. Their dream is to represent Ireland at the World and European Championships but before that they’re going to open up Cork Discovers 2019. 

UCC Quercus Scholars

5.15pm | First Floor Student Centre

Kate O’Gorman is a fiddle player and has achieved huge success at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann over the years. Anthony Cahill is an Accordion /Melodeon player  and is not only an accomplished musician but also a repairer of accordions. Nada Ní Chuirrin is an Irish traditional musician specialising in the tin-whistle and concertina and  is also a highly acclaimed sean-nós dancer. All three musicians have been awarded the Quercus Scholarship for Creative and Performing Arts due to their talent and passion for Irish music and culture.

Cork Migrant Centre Hip Hop Dancers

5.30pm | Outside Student Centre (subject to weather)

Cork Migrant Centre Dance Group comprised of migrant girls living in Cork. The group has been together for a year under the mentorship of Red FM DJ Stevie G and dance Instructor Andrea Williams. They have performed at various events ranging from Africa Day in Cork, UCC Refugee Week, UCC Music Variety Show, and Dell Technologies, & the Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place. In Cork, they have become a ‘must see hip-hop crew’ with the usual ‘swaga’ associated hip-hop.

CIPHER: Hip Hop's Third Space - live music and musicology

6pm | Outside Student Centre (subject to weather)

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UCC Professor Griff Rollefson and Cork artist/educator Garry McCarthy present a group of young musicians from Knocknaheeny’s Kabin Studio (Music Generation Cork City). The collaboration is part of Rollefson’s €2m EU research initiative, CIPHER, which looks at how this form of street art takes the best of past and present, creating a “third space” that is beholden neither to traditional orthodoxies nor to the soulless neoliberal future. As James Joyce put it in 1916: “You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.” That’s flippin’ the script! THAT’S HIP HOP! Includes live performances, video, and media analyses.

Rap Artists from the Kabin Studio

6.30pm | Outside Student Centre (subject to weather)

A non-profit music & creative space in Knocknaheeny Cork, for young people that want to write, record, sing, rap, rehearse, act, code, produce, podcast and just make some cool stuff in the northside of Cork City. Supported by Music Generation Cork City & GMCBeats Workshops. For more info go to GMCBeats.com or search for Kabin Studio on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (That’s Kabin with a K!) 

And check out this playlist of songs recorded at a junior summer camp this summer or this recent article about them on Today FM.

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Centre Stage School

7pm | Outside Student Centre (subject to weather)

Centre Stage School was established in 2003 by Aideen McAuliffe, and has gone from strength to strength every year, providing students with instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap and Acrodance (as well as many other disciplines in the Performing Arts).  We are delighted to present the Dance Company performers and Elite Competition teams from Centre Stage School, Mallow, performing their pieces for 2019/2020.  

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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THIS PROJECT HAS RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION’S HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME UNDER GRANT AGREEMENT NO 818789