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100s choristers for Limerick Sings Choral Festival 2017

100s choristers for Limerick Sings Choral Festival 2017

| March 25, 2017

THE medieval and indeed, modern haunting harmonies of Anúna’s 30th anniversary concert at UCH were preceded by the media launch of Limerick Sings International Choral Festival. The festival itself will take place from June 22 to 25, welcoming high ranking choirs from the United States, the UK and other parts of Ireland. Anúna will host […]

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Musicians to play laptops as instruments in Limerick concert

Musicians to play laptops as instruments in Limerick concert

| March 24, 2017

Limerick will host a concert of computer music next week, in a collaboration between performers and lecturers from University of Limerick (UL) and University of California (UC). UL’s Dr Kerry Hagan and UC San Diego’s Professor Miller Puckette will perform together in a concert titled Hocket Pagan on Monday (April 3). The evening of live music for […]

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Mary Immaculate’s MIDAS gives us Godspell

Mary Immaculate’s MIDAS gives us Godspell

| March 24, 2017

MIDAS returns to the Lime Tree stage with a tale for all times, Stephen Schwartz’ ‘Godspell’ until Saturday 25. There will be a matinée performance on Friday 24 at 11am as well as the 8pm shows. “Godspell’ is an immensely successful rock opera which needs little introduction,”  observes Gill Fenton, marketing manager with the theatre. […]

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Watch #GoggleBox with The Creative Family live

Watch #GoggleBox with The Creative Family live

| March 24, 2017

THE many stakeholders to each year’s Creative Show ensure a fab dynamic for this enormous, fun, diverse gathering on stage. Directed by Bottom Dog’s Myles Breen, he also writes the narrative and chooses songs. 2017’s theme of #GoggleBox is choreographed by Angie Smalis, artistic director with Limerick Youth Theatre. #GoggleBox  tunes into Lime Tree Theatre […]

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‘A Life in Theatre’

‘A Life in Theatre’

| March 24, 2017

Having shone as director/ producer of ‘The Boneyard Man’ B-series, Norma Lowney now directs the David Mamet play ‘A Life in the Theatre’. This read-only production is by Bottom Dog working with independent professionals at No. 1 Pery Square this Sunday March 26, 8pm. US actor Gary Hetzler and Limerick’s Shane Whisker are cast. The […]

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And the beat goes on: Celebrating New Spotlight Showband Show

And the beat goes on: Celebrating New Spotlight Showband Show

| March 22, 2017

THE New Spotlight Showband Show will bring back the era of hugely popular Irish bands touring ballrooms across the country performing the cover versions of the biggest hits of the 1960s. Synonymous with the showband era was Spotlight Magazine (later renamed New Spotlight and then Starlight). The paper’s tagline was ‘Ireland’s No. 1 Young Entertainment […]

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Limerick school shortlisted in Student Theatre Awards

Limerick school shortlisted in Student Theatre Awards

| March 21, 2017

The shortlist for the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards has been announced and Limerick’s Mid West School for the Deaf has been named as a finalist. Mid West School for the Deaf Featuring Laurel Hill Secondary School has been shortlisted in the Best Original Production category for its production of ‘Hush’. Judges praised the “innovative […]

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Illinois University win Limerick’s Band Championship

Illinois University win Limerick’s Band Championship

| March 20, 2017

Illinois State University have been named as the overall winners of the 47th Limerick International Band Championship. Around 1,000 musicians performed in the event which saw 17 bands from the United States, Germany, England, Northern Ireland, Tipperary, Dublin, Donegal and Westmeath as well as Limerick marching down O’Connell Street in Limerick as part of the Limerick […]

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Dance project for 50 somethings through Choral Moves

Dance project for 50 somethings through Choral Moves

| March 20, 2017

CONSIDER the beauty and majesty of choral works from Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and more. Then consider an opportunity extended to all over 50s by Dance Limerick to take up a dance class scored to arias and oratorios. There’s even a taster session free to all on Thursday March 30 at 2pm at this John […]

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Ledwidge  – on 100th anniversary of his death

Ledwidge – on 100th anniversary of his death

| March 18, 2017

ANTHONY Fox directs a new play on the late World War 1 poet Francis Ledwidge that comes to Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock on Saturday March 25, 8pm. Staged by The New Theatre Dublin, we hear from tour promotor Jim Myers that “touching upon themes of class and war, ‘Ledwidge’ presents its subject in the context […]

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