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Mayor's serves up a Jive Ace as Tea Dance returns​

21 April 2022
The Guildhall will be swinging to the unmistakable sound of the Jive Aces next month as the Mayor's Tea Dance makes a welcome return as part of the packed programme for the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.
Tickets for the event on Wednesday April 27th at 2pm have been snapped up in record time as Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, finally gets the chance to put on his dancing shoes and invite people into the venue's Main Hall.
The monthly event hasn't taken place for over two years and Mayor Warke is delighted to see its return before the end of his term in office.
"This is brilliant news for the hundreds of people who have loved coming to the Guildhall every month for tea and refreshments, a catch up and a dance," he said.
"Given that it attracts the age group who were advised to be extra cautious during the pandemic it was always going to be one of the last events to return and I'm sure people can't wait for it.
"Due to unprecedented demand I'm sorry we won't be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend but the monthly event will return soon.
"I'm delighted we have been able to secure a high level act in the form of the Jive Aces who I'm sure will put on a show to remember."
During the Lockdown restrictions the Mayor's Tea Dance was hosted in a virtual setting on a number of occasions.
Mayor Michaela Boyle teamed up with the BBC's Mark Patterson to host a virtual Tea Dance when regular attenders phoned in to share their memories and stories while Mayor Brian Tierney hosted a Christmas edition of the event online.
Further details of upcoming Tea Dances will be posted on the Mayor's social media pages or by contacting the Mayor's office on 028 71 376508.
For a full listing of the 2022 Jazz Festival visit cityofderryjazzfestival.com.