Prominent music experts will visit Cork on Tuesday next, 24th March as part of Cork Arts Fest 2009. 2FM DJ, Dan Hegarty; Paul Linehan, Bass player and vocalist with Frank and Walters; Ian Wilson, 2FM producer responsible for launching the careers of countless musicians with his pioneering session recordings; and Maurice Byrne, Senior Sales Executive with Sony BMG will share their experiences in the promotion of quality music.
The evening organised by the Music Society of Cork Institute of Technology is scheduled to start at 6pm with a screening of “Rock with Your Cork Out” a documentary (27 min) which focuses on the experiences of young Cork rock musicians. This will be followed by a screening of extracts from a documentary on the career of Ireland’s first international rock legend, the late Rory Gallagher. This documentary is currently in production and is brought to Cork by Rory’s brother Donal Gallagher who will also chair the panel discussion following the screening.
The screening and panel discussion will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 24th March in the Rory Gallagher Theatre, Cork Institute of Technology. Throughout the evening, audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and seek advise from the music experts on the panel.
DJ, Dan Hegarty’s award winning programme will be broadcast live from Cork later that evening and will feature some of the panel guests.