Iarnród Éireann has launched a permanent piano at Cork Station.
The Cork piano is the fifth public piano to be installed at Ianród Éireann Stations - the first was installed at Pearse Station in 2017, followed by Heuston, Connolly and Waterford.
Accomplished piano player Dylan Howe, was at Cork Station today to officially launch the permanent piano which was unveiled to mark World Piano Day.
On #WorldPianoDay we have launched a new piano at Kent Station Cork. We hope everyone who passes through the station enjoys it. #musiccantakeyouanywhere #kentpiano #comeeretomeboy pic.twitter.com/Q1i8idfo66— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) March 29, 2019
Artist Gary Reddin designed the piano, which is inscribed by the phrase ‘Come here to me Boy’ - which speaks for itself, like.
Speaking at the installation John Murphy, Piano Tuning & Repair said: “The Cork piano is the fifth public piano that I have worked with Iarnród Éireann on and I am thrilled that so many people are getting to play the piano in a public place and provide entertainment to the many thousands of passengers that pass through the stations every day”
Cork Station Manager, Ray Foley said: “Myself and my team here in Cork are so looking forward to hearing lots of musicians give us a tune here at the station and I’m sure it will contribute greatly to the atmosphere for everyone who passes through”