Midleton is set to become the Munster capital for one night only on Friday, 29 November. The east Cork town will be host a gala Christmas market celebration in support of various local causes. Celebrity couple Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy will open and compere the proceedings on the night.

Local stars Crystal Swing will be right at the heart of the action when they join The Working Together Choir as they jointly perform their new Christmas single, Hard Times. The famous song was composed by American writer Stephen Foster in the 19th century, a man with roots in Ulster.