The second annual Midleton Music takes place this Saturday, 19 August in aid of the East Cork Music Project (ECMP).
Like the inaugural event last year, the Midleton Music Fest is free to attend and will feature more than 30 of Cork’s established and up-and-coming musical acts continuously performing on two stages at An Teach Beag (Banner’s Bar) in Midleton. The event begins at 12pm and runs until late, with collection buckets available on the day for donations to the ECMP.
“It is going to be a super day,” said Eoghan Hennessy. “We have some fantastic acts coming down. We would encourage everyone to get into Banner’s on Saturday and support this great cause. It is just one day, the only day a year we hold this, and it would be great if people were to show up on the day and support this great, free event.”
The confirmed acts so far include August Walk, Colin Deady, Jamie Stanton, Myles Gaffney, Kaara, The Diviners, Hell for Leather, Mike Carey, the Moon Dogs, Round 2, Gaelic Brew, Wayne MacSweeney, Adam Tattan, Aaron McCarthy, Bad Reputation, the Two Dans, Dave Quirke, Unknown Legends, ECMP participants who will be joined by many more on the day. All acts will perform for free.
The Midleton Music Fest is organised by Mr Hennessy, Josh Spillane of Banner’s Bar and Cobh musician Jamie Stanton to raise money for the ECMP. The first Midleton Music Fest raised more than €2,000 for the ECMP last August.
Run by Cloyne Diocesan Youth Service out of the Midleton Community Centre, the ECMP aims to provide its participants, who range from 16-25 years old, with the skills and opportunities to progress to full time training or employment. With focus on music and art, its day-to-day modules include lessons on work experience, IT, CV making, social studies, music theory, various art modules, and a youth and community module.
Visit the East Cork Music Project Facebook Page for more information.