Pack a blanket, deck chair and picnic, Swing by the Lee outdoor concert series featuring the ever popular Swing in the Park concerts, have added special guests Jack O Rourke, Rebecca Storm and comedian J R-oss Browne to the bill, for a series outdoor concerts at Fota House & Gardens this September.
Now in it’s fourth year, Swing by the Lee concert series returns to live audiences this year. Big names such as Rebecca Storm, Jack O Rourke and comedian Ross Browne will join the already jam-packed line-up for the hugely popular concert, Swing in the Park. This year, the acts will take to the big stage at Bell Field, in front of Fota house and Gardens, on September 11th and 12th.
Curated by Songstress Marguerite O Connor, of Starlight Entertainment, the concerts see a return of the ever popular ‘Swing in the Park’ shows which have been running in Cork City since 2017, with over 20 top performers including The Songstress, The Loungeman, Fiona Kennedy, Lorna Moore, Aine Carroll, Gill McGee, violin duo Violini and many more perform hit songs from from the swing, jazz and soul era, and a second show including hits from Musical theatre and Disney for all the family to enjoy.
Marguerite says that the music festival has focused on including something for everyone. “Whether you like swing, jazz, original music, musical theatre or comedy, we have shows for all. We’ve focused on bringing acts who entertain all the family, in a very relaxed space, with huge distancing available, for people to be able to enjoy the return of live music and comedy. It’s been over 18 months since musicians and performers have been able to perform live. We’ve thankfully kept music alive through online shows since lockdown but to be able to do this in a safe, outdoor space, to audiences who have missed going to these shows, is very exciting”.