2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the construction of the public recreation area of the Mardyke in Cork city. To mark this unique moment in the cityâ€™s history, the Glucksman invited artist Deirdre Breen to create a large scale artwork at the site of the original bandstand in front of the UCC Ceremonial Gates on Western Road. As part of Bandfield, a free programme of music events are planned for the coming months that celebrate the Mardykeâ€™s long history as a civic space and venue for outdoor performances.
Citadel will bring their musical vibes from around the globe to the Glucksman as part of this free lunchtime concert. The event will run as part of UCC Community Week 2019.
Citadel are a diverse group of musicians who live in the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre, Cork, performing a unique fusion of sounds and songs from Burundi, The Ukraine, Russia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Their music is influenced by a variety of styles including traditional, folk and jazz.
Bandfield and the Mardyke 300 celebrations are supported by Cork City Council.