Music Generation Cork City, in partnership with Cork City Council, are delighted to present the video highlights of Glow on the Go!
In changed circumstances this year, we couldn’t have our usual performances at GLOW: A Cork Christmas Celebration; so instead, we took Glow on the Go! Young people all over the city played, sang, rapped, and danced in their neighbourhoods to help spread some festive cheer, all undertaken in line with public health restrictions related to COVID-19.
The morning saw Cork Academy of Music kick off brass band performances in Nagle Community College, Mahon, and St. Maries of the Isle. Bright and early too were the boys from Scoil Íosagáin, Farranree, who left school and carolled around the neighbourhood, outside Nana’s house and at Heather House! They were also joined by their Creative Tradition tutors. Photos of this event featured in The Irish Times Images of the Day Dec 11th and got a write up in The Echo!
Meanwhile, back on the south side of the city, the Barack Street Band team were making their way from school to school, including Greenmount, Ballyphehane and Togher- and Santa even paid a surprise visit, who knew he was a drummer too? The performance in Greenmount was covered on Red FM’s Neil Prendeville show on that morning (link here – check out 01:27:40 and 02:03:35!)
After school finished, attention turned to the stage set up at The Kabin in Knocknaheeny. Music Mash Up groups from Terence McSwiney CC and Sundays Well Boys NS set the Christmas tone early. This was followed by a guest appearance by the wonderful Majella Cullagh with Music in Community, who treated us to some Christmas classics (capped off with a stunning O Holy Night). It was then as the light faded that the Kabin Krew, working with GMC Beats, brought the energy with some classic tracks and some brand new beats. There were also impressive first performances from young people of Cork Migrant Centre, who have been working with Youth Work Ireland Cork on their singing, rapping and songwriting!
Finally, rounding out the day our partners at Music Mash Up brought some beautiful outdoor community carolling to Mayfield- a fitting end to a special event!
Note: In accordance public health guidelines, none of these groups exceeded 15 people and details of performance locations were not shared publicly pre-event, to ensure the safety of all participants and in adherence with Level 3 recommendations.
We would like to thank Cork City Council for supporting this unique event as part of Re-Imagine Glow. We would also like to thank all of our Partner Providers for their hard work, our team of Music Educators, and of course all the wonderful performers for sharing their music with us!