An outdoor four day concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic will take place in Cork next April.

One of the highlights of the year long memorial, the concert will feature music by Riverdance composer Bill Whelan and will be streamed globally.

On April 11, the Navy will perform a fleet review and the Air Corps will partake in a fly-past at Cobh, the ship’s last port of call.

Project director Marc Anderson said, "Titanic 100 Cobh 2012 and our event partners welcome one and all to be part of the many wonderful experiences that will pay tribute to the Titanic and the people associated with her in Cobh, Cork City, and Cork Harbour throughout 2012 and beyond.
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"We want to encourage imagination and creativity and would like to promote the positivity in believing anything is possible".

The events:

January 1 - Gun salute and flares released from Spike Island.
March 17 - Cobh’s St Patrick’s Day Parade steps back in time to 1912.
April 9 - The MS Balmoral cruise liner, which is retracing the Titanic’s journey, arrives in Cobh.
April 11 - To mark the day that the Titanic arrived in Cobh, the Navy will conduct a fleet review, and the Air Corps will perform a fly-over.
April 14 - The Irish Coast Guard will perform a rescue display comparing old techniques with new.
April 15 - An ecumenical service to mark the century after the Titanic sinking.
May 26 - The Ford International Short Film Competition aimed at school children.
June 22-24 - Concerts on Spike Island.
July 14-15 - Vintage Fair in Cobh.
August International Gourmet Festival, including a Titanic-themed gala dinner.
August 17-19 - The Titanic 100 Cobh People’s Regatta.

For more info check out the Titanic 100 website here.