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Jazz Festival

Internationally renowned, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival features over 1,000 musicians in dozens of performances in venues citywide over the weekend.  The Imperial Hotel, being the most central hotel in Cork city, is in the heart of it all, an ideal location to base yourself for the weekend within walking distance of the best restaurants and music venues.

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Don't miss Mark McCabe in our Ballroom this Jazz Weekend.......

Mark McCabe’s name has become synonymous with Irish dance culture, even sixteen years after Maniac 2000 shot to #1, it still taps into a powerful place in Irish nostalgia having achieved cult status. No one could have guessed that an improvised live recording at a Teen Club Night would shoot a then 20 year old Mark, to such lofty heights. What was initially an underground track captured the imagination of a nation! The success of Maniac 2000 garnered accolades including two Meteor Music awards and the title of second-biggest selling record in Ireland. McCabe even sealed a record deal with Twisted Records in New York and remixed for some of the biggest artists in the world.

Despite gaining a reputation as “The Maniac” Mark has never shied away from the Irish music industry and has released numerous tracks under various names, Mark was creator then editor of RTE’s new Music Alternative station 2xm, dance station Pulse and later the Director of music and sound at RTÉ 2fm.

In 2015, as a fifteenth anniversary surprise, the single topped the charts again. Shortly after, McCabe was invited to perform at Electric Picnic to thousands of excited festival goers. Since then, McCabe has been in high demand across the country and internationally and has played to over 20,000 fans collectively at festivals, clubs and college events with international dates in Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Andora and Mallorca.

This year looks to be an even bigger one for Mark as he returns to his production roots. With a number of edits and remixes under his belt and plenty of his own new material to come, McCabe has also been inundated with remix offers including James Arthur's "Safe Inside" & Gabrielle Aplin's "Miss You" both set for imminent release. His stellar remix of the Gavin James track “Nervous” is still burning bright around the world, having reached over 100 million streams to date and achieving some great chart positions including Top 5 in Holland, Norway & Belgium and currently Top 10 in France.