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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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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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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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Saved by the 90s: from Backstreet Boys to Maniac 2000

Saved by the 90s: from Backstreet Boys to Maniac 2000

| March 17, 2017

THE regular club of timeless and unforgettable club bangers and pop classics of the 1990s with DJ Screech returns to Dolan’s this weekend. DJ Screech will be lashing out the classic hits of the 90s. Expect anything from Backstreet Boys to Chemical Brothers, Whigfield to Faithless, Rhythm is a Dancer to Sandstorm and you will […]

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Kilfenora is taking new directions

Kilfenora is taking new directions

| March 16, 2017

SINCE forming in 1909 to raise funds for the local church, The Kilfenora Céilí Band has grown through many different line ups and hundreds of young musicians from County Clare have lent their talents to the Irish dance band. Today the membership reaches well beyond the parish of Kilfenora in West Clare with members from […]

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World famous German band to compete in Limerick championship

World famous German band to compete in Limerick championship

| March 15, 2017

A German band which has entertained millions of people around the world in places like the Great Wall of China, New York and Table Top Mountain in South Africa will compete in this year’s Limerick International Band Championship. Trommlerkorps ‘Gut Klang’ was founded by a group of miners in Dortmund, Germany in 1919 and will be […]

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New version of Linger from The Cranberries

New version of Linger from The Cranberries

| March 15, 2017

THIS is the re-recorded version of Linger from The Cranberries new album ‘Something Else’, a collection of their best known songs played acoustically with the  Irish Chamber Orchestra. The album will include three new tracks and comes out April 28. The Cranberries tour in May and June playing Dublin Thursday May 18.     http://vevo.ly/JlcIM2 […]

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Joan As Police Woman for Dolan’s

Joan As Police Woman for Dolan’s

| March 14, 2017

Musician, singer, songwriter and producer Joan Wasser collaborated with musician/ singer Benjamin Lazer Davis on a pop album inspired by African rhythms. The duo brings the  Let it Be You tour to Limerick this week …   JOAN As Police Woman (Joan Wasser to her relations) has made music since picking up the violin in […]

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Rusangano Family win Choice Music Prize for the album ‘Let the Dead Bury the Dead’

Rusangano Family win Choice Music Prize for the album ‘Let the Dead Bury the Dead’

| March 9, 2017

LIMERICK/CLARE group Rusangano Family took the first prize for Album of the Year at the Choice Music Prize tonight. As the winning act Rusangano Family will receive a €10,000 prize fund. The band explained that the band made the album in difficult circumstances with rapper Murili explaining as they accepted the prize. “Trying to explain […]

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Marching band competition will bring 1,000 musicians to Limerick

Marching band competition will bring 1,000 musicians to Limerick

| March 5, 2017

The streets of Limerick will be filled with lively music on Sunday March 19 as over 1,000 talented marching band musicians from across Ireland, Europe and America take part in the 47th running of the Limerick International Band Championship. Led by The Irish Army Band, the competition will start at Pery Square at 12 noon, then march […]

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