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Elvis Spectacular at UCH Limerick

Elvis Spectacular at UCH Limerick

| September 13, 2017

IT is the 40th anniversary of the passing of Elvis Aaron Presley. Fronted by 2012 European champion Ciaran Houlihan, the Elvis Spectacular features the TCB Band and girl group, ‘The Sweet Sensations’. Ciaran Houlihan, who has been with this show for nine years, spoke to Limerick Post. There are many eras to the career of […]

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Samantha Mumba to join UCH Panto

Samantha Mumba to join UCH Panto

| September 13, 2017

ACTRESS / Pop Star Samantha Mumba will join the star studded cast of this year’s Cinderella Panto, at University Concert Hall. Mumba’s debut single Gotta Tell You went straight to the top of the Irish, UK and US charts in 2000. She sold almost five million records before going onto a successful acting career working […]

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The hard blues funk of James Taylor

The hard blues funk of James Taylor

| September 12, 2017

ONE of the headliners for this year’s Limerick Jazz Festival, running Thursday September 21 to Sunday 24, is The James Taylor Quartet on Saturday night. Snapped up by festival chairman John Daly at the Cork Jazz Festival in October, we all look forward to a blast by excellent musicians x4 with the forthright Mr Taylor. […]

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Siamsa Tíre’s Anam in dance

Siamsa Tíre’s Anam in dance

| September 10, 2017

TRADITIONAL dance as you have never seen it. Yes, step dancing from Kerry, contemporary Irish and in the mix, original styles from Appalachia in Amerikay, Canada’s Ottowa Valley and live music and singing. Four amazing dancers and three musicians/ singers come together to hammer out the percussive, spirited show ‘Anam’ that sold out Dublin’s Samuel […]

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Elemental’s antics on Cecil Street

Elemental’s antics on Cecil Street

| September 9, 2017

THIS Sunday September 10, The GAFF joins  Elemental Arts Festival in animating parts of the city whose charm is sometimes forgotten. The performance art resource GAFF has a special interest in its home place, Cecil Street, which has always housed cultural institutions. Remember Theatre Royal, anyone? The Lyric? VEC? “The GAFF will close a part […]

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Join the club of Friends of University Concert Hall

Join the club of Friends of University Concert Hall

| September 7, 2017

WITH this week’s launch of University Concert Hall’s juicy programme into Christmas, is news of monthly and indeed weekly events for patrons, ‘Friends of UCH’. Members fall in for special invitations, circulated deals and receptions held to fete events on campus; tickets are discounted. First up is Friday 22’s ‘Culture Night Coffee Morning’ at 11.30am, […]

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What are Limerick’s favourite Disco Floorfillers

What are Limerick’s favourite Disco Floorfillers

| September 7, 2017

WE are looking for the definitive list of Limerick’s favourite floorfillers. The songs and intros that bring the party onto the city’s dance floors for since the dawn of the disco era. With no small amount of help from legendary Limerick DJ – Michael McNamara who has played since his early teens at the Limerick […]

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Luka Bloom: Taking refuge in music

Luka Bloom: Taking refuge in music

| September 6, 2017

BARRY Moore celebrates 40 years on the road in 2017. He started singing professionally in 1977 after quitting college here in Limerick at NIHE (now University of Limerick) studying European Studies.   The debut album from the Kildare singer/songwriter was titled ‘Treaty Stone’ in honour of his year in Limerick renting a house Castleview Gardens […]

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Paul Lynch, finding ‘Grace’ in the publishing world

Paul Lynch, finding ‘Grace’ in the publishing world

| September 4, 2017

WRITER in residence for City of Culture 2014, Limerick born Paul Lynch is a novelist of weight and merit. His new story ‘Grace’, set during Famine Ireland, was released in the States in July and drew admiring reviews from broadsheets such as The Washington Post. Lynch actually had a tough time engaging belief in this, […]

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Wordsworth, Ms Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy

Wordsworth, Ms Jane Austen and Tom Lefroy

| September 2, 2017

TWO hundred years after Jane Austen’s too-early death at 41, the Limerick Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society celebrates her romantic connection to Limerick for the evening of Thursday September 7. Back in the day, Jane had a thing going on with a member of the Limerick gentry, Mr Thomas Lefroy. There was an expectation […]

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