The show goes on in Mitchelstown

Rebecca Storm, who will play St George's Arts & Heritage Centre on December 4th. (Picture: Mick Quinn)

After the huge success of its Christmas Market two weeks ago, excitement is building at Saint George’s Arts Centre in Mitchelstown where, this Saturday night, Rebecca Storm will open a series of four concerts that will bring life back into the newly refurbished former church.

It’s going to be a stellar night made all the more significant by being the first Christmas concerts in North Cork since 2019. Rebecca will be on stage with her nine-piece band and backing vocals, at what is guaranteed to be a wonderful night of music by one of Ireland’s best known singers.

Saint George’s has pulled off the musical coup of the year in North Cork, if not the ‘storm’ of the year by having Rebecca Storm on stage. She performs a variety of songs and earned an outstanding reputation for her demanding leading roles in Evita, Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, Chess, Aspects of Love, Annie, Piaf and Hello Dolly.

A limited number of tickets are still available online through Eventbrite or through local shops Reidy’s and The Favourite.

The concerts at Saint George’s are fully supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Cork County Council, anxious as are many patrons, to see artists and performers return to centre stage, breathing life back into the arts sector which has been hard hit throughout the pandemic.


On this Friday night, the night, critically acclaimed Cork Comedian of CCCahoots and many sketches familiar to RTE audiences, Tadhg Hickey will kick things off with his one-hour live show ‘In One eye and Out the other’. This side splitting show is Saint George’s very first comedy show, commencing at 7.30pm.


Then, the following weekend, on December 11th, to add a festive feel to this welcome concert series is North Cork, legendary soprano, Majella Cullagh, will be joined in concert by the superb Bel Canto Choir. This will be an evening of popular carols and seasonal songs that promise to delight the audience.

Over recent weeks, BelCanto has been rehearsing every weekend in Lower Cork Street, where anticipation about being able to perform in public for the first time in two years has given the choir a great sense of revival and enthusiasm.


Local musical rising star Eamonn Walsh has organised a duo of concerts on December 17th and 18th at Saint George’s, which will undoubtedly be a delightful homecoming for Eamonn and his guest performers. These will be the last shows of the year at Saint George’s, where a new line-up of events are being planned for 2022.


A small number of tickets are still available for the show, and for all shows at Saint George’s. For those coming to any of these concerts, Saint George’s is strongly emphasising that it is Covid compliant. They have reduced seating capacity to help keep everyone more comfortable. Nobody will be allowed in without producing a vaccination/immunisation cert, or current PCR test.

As already stated, tickets are still available for these events from 087-8113611, Reidy’s Veg Shop and The Favourite, or also online booked through Eventbrite. Regulars to Saint George’s will know that you may bring your own beverages to events. We also recommend that you bring warm clothing.

The Centre is appreciative of the support of its loyal audiences who are as keen to support the arts and share some festive cheer as best we can, so that the shows will go on and everyone will have a safe and enjoyable time.