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CUH Midsummer Festival of Song & Music

29 June 2015


CUH held its first Midsummer Festival of Music recently. Various artists performed throughout the day. Images courtesy of Robert Gosnell.

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Schedule of Events

 Friday 19th June 2015





10:00am – 02:30am

Baby Grand Piano Recitals with special guest pianist Kevin Jansson, 12.45pm - 1.15pm

Cardiac Renal Centre (CRC) Main Atrium,

Various Pianists will perform throughout the course of the day a delightful mixture of Piano genres on the Baby Grand Piano kindly sponsored by Jeffers of Bandon.

Fifteen year old musical prodigy Kevin Jansson  was one of 12 teenagers worldwide to study a Mastercalss under the world famous pianist   Lang Lang in Barcelona. Jansson has won numerous competitions & played at prodigious music festivals such as the West Cork Music Festival & most recently in Cork Opera House Gala Concert. Various other Pianists from the CIT School of Music will perform from morning till noon a delightful mixture of Piano genres on the Baby Grand Piano kindly sponsored by Jeffers of Bandon.

10.30 - 11.00


Julie Chott Andersen from Denmark on the Chromatic button Accordion.

This gig is part of her Irish ‘Tour de Folk’

Eye Clinic cafe area near the Emergency Department (ED) entrance

Julie Andersen is Cycling around Ireland on her debut Tour de Folk’ playing in various venues throughout the country her native Danish folk music on the Chromatic button Accordion.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Billy Horgan& Friends Jazz Band – lunchtime concert

Staff Dining room

CUH ‘Gallery Gig’ venue

Jazz it up at lunchtime with the resident CUH big band of Jazzy sound! After a few years break we warmly welcome back retired CUH staff member Billy Horgan & Friends, well know on the local Cork Jazz scene & regular performers on the Guinness International Jazz Festival Circuit. A must see & hear for all CUH staff! Enjoy the food; enjoy the mood, with all that Jazz...

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Capella’s Fun Facts For Music!

A Workshop for Kids & Parents by music students of Violin

Paediatrics Department 1C & 4B, Children’s unit, Playroom, School, Wards & Clinics.

Capella Sherwood & is a professional Violinist & music teacher from Canada & a mothers & knows what it is like to Juggle Unwell Children & play Music! She brings her Violin Students with her to deliver this fun performance for patients who will be encouraged to participate & explore the wonderful world of sound & musical instruments.

2.30 -4.30pm

Traditional Music Group led by Dominica O’Shea & friends from Iveleary & Inchigeellagh

Cardiac Renal Centre (CRC), Main Atrium & Eye Clinic & Emergency Department Cafe area


With balconies spanning over 4 floors allowing for patients & staff to view the performance from near their wards. Or enjoy the music wafting into your room & office in this amazing building designed with natural light & rich natural acoustics from the outset.

From the wonderfully rich Cork traditional musical heritage come a group of musicians from Iveleary & resident Inchigeelagh County Cork. With the O’Shea family & friends connected to the famous Inchigeellagh hotel owned & run by Joe Creedon & family, they were instrumental in helping to secure over 50 artworks from the Br. Ambrose art collection in CUH & helped celebrate the launch with music, poetry & song. We warmly welcome them & HSE staff member Margaret O’Shea for a mixture of music & song with a plethora of musical instruments & musicians! Not to be missed.

5.00pm -


TheNewCUH Work Place Choir Launch...

with choir conductor Patrick Dalton on piano

CRC atrium

Director Patrick Dalton from the Cork School of Music MA programme will meet staff members of CUH from all departments for the first time & we hope to try some warm up singing scales & maybe even a song or two...


The grand piano kindly sponsored by the famous Jeffers Pianos from Bandon Co. Cork


6.00pm - 6.45pm

Bandon Brass Band


CRC Atrium

The famous Bandon and District Brass and ReedBand will entertain us with a program of mixed brass band music and well known pieces. Founded in 2001 by a group of trustees. The band was initially under the baton of Herbie Hendrick, formerly of The Butter Exchange Band. In 2011 the present conductor, Robert O’Connor, took charge. The membership of the band now exceeds thirty, ranging in age from early teens to adults. The band has competed at the South of Ireland Band Championships for the last two years.

7.00pm till late!

‘ The Polyphonics’


CRC Main Atrium

And finally the finale from the Barbershop acapella ensemble. Ireland’s longest established barbershop chorus formed in 1980 and a member of the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers (I.A.B.S.) ever since it was inaugurated in 1988. The Polyphonics are the current Irish Male Barbershop Chorus Champions having won the crown for the 13th time in October 2014. Also winners of the 2012 National Light, Jazz and Popular Music Competition in the Cork International Choral Festival. What a perfect group to sing us out into the long Midsummer evening & night with their wonderful songs and harmonies.



Saturday 20th June

9.00am - 10.30am

Radio Gramaphone recital by resident DJ David McInerney

CUH 102 FM Radio



A quiet gentle selection Classical of music to start the day with in honour of World Music Day on the 21st June. A wonderful choice of music on the Theme of ‘Peace and Love’.



For further information please contact: 

Edelle Nolan, Arts Coordinator, Cork University Hospital Campus

Mobile: 086-7714617     Telephone: 021-4922055      Email:       


Terry Kiely, Finance Manager, Cork University Hospital

Telephone: 021-4922011        Email: