Monday, 23 April 2018

#MagnificentCork - Day 4 - The best yet



What a day...! Even by our standards, an absolute astoundingly Magnificent Grand Day at the Cork International Choral Festival.

Great weather + some pottering around Cork, some pottering around Jameson's Distillery + singing in an atrium to an attentive audience + winning the P.E.A.C.E. award (Awarded to the choir that best embraces the spirit of the Festival, and fulfils the intentions of the trophy's benefactors, the P.E.A.C.E. Movement) + being asked to sing with all the proper singers at the grand, last night Gala Performance + leading the singing along at the after Festival party.

Phew, we need a bit of a lie down as we attempt adjust to our humdrum 21st century existences and sort out the tour washing.

Thank you to everybody involved who made it such a brilliant weekend in so many, many ways.  It was a Magnificent craic!


Sunday, 22 April 2018

#MagnificentCork - Day 3


Another almost unbelievably sunny day in #MagnificentCork sees us sight seeing, absorbing culture, history and geography, and singing on a bandstand.



Saturday, 21 April 2018

#MagnificentCork - Day 2


Lots more walking around this lovely city getting our bearings and enjoying the sunshine.  

Midday Concerts to 100 school kids was an interesting experience for both parties.

More stuff to do today, including culture and history and geography.






Friday, 20 April 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

It's a long way to... Cork


A final parting thought before the blokes board their plane to voyage across the seas, that you can follow their adventures at these locations during their long weekend of spreading the good notes of BlokeSong at the Cork International Choral Festival on this map below.

More soon, when we reach the other side...!


Mascots are GO!


Big Kevin & Big Bob

It's not just the Blokes that are getting excited, the tour mascots are pretty up for it as well!  Here you can see Big Kevin & Big Bob having their Tour Photos taken looking suitably animated (well, at least Big Bob does...).

So, we wish them safe travels and parting thoughts as the blokes fly across the Irish Sea to represent our small corner of the county.


The singing blokes of Ashton Keynes in North North Wiltshire and beyond
“One of the most exciting choirs in the UK” Matt Swann 2015 Voices Now Festival Director The London Roundhouse

Garlanded with the “Audience Award” at the 2016 City of Derry International Choral Festival

Unlocking the Inner Minstrel by lowering the tone at http://themagnificentak47.com/ since 2008

Delighted to be attending the 2018 Cork International Choral Festival


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Sorry, but no, we've got to stop being sociable at some point, there's singing to be done!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

#MagnificentCork



Brace yourself #MagnificentCork - we're heading your way!


The Magnificent AK47 – appearing at the Cork International Choral Festival 2018
Singing away and blazing a trail around the place at these events

See this Google Map https://goo.gl/q8qAQd

The full Festival Programme can be found at https://issuu.com/corkchoralfest/docs/choral_2018_prog_aw_lr1.

And edited Magnificent highlights of the singing are:

Thursday 19th April
Bristol International Airport

Choral Trail: Cork Airport  14:15
Choral Trail: Costigan’s 19:00

Friday 20th April
Choir Meet & Greet: City Hall 11:00
Friendship Concert: Carrigtwohill Community 13:00
Choral Trail: Shelbourne Bar 19:00
Then, open for invitations and any decent offers…

Saturday 21st April
Guest performance:  National competition for Light, Jazz & Popular Music: City Hall 17:15

Choral Trail: Tequila Jacks 18:00
Festival Club: Clayton Hotel 22:30
Then, who knows where else & till what time….

Sunday 22nd April
Afternoons in the Atrium: Clayton Hotel 14:15
Then, open for invitations and any sensible offers

Monday 23rd April
Singing wherever we have the opportunity and with whatever remaining voices we still have!

Should you find any lost Magnificent bloke, please return to
The Maldron Hotel
John Redmond St, Shandon, Cork, T23 A9TF, Ireland
www.maldronhotelshandoncorkcity.com
+353 21 452 9200

Or simply return him to The White Hart Inn, The High Road, Ashton Keynes, North Wiltshire, England.

We are hoping for "quite a time..."

#MagnificentCork #lovechoral #alt.mvc