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Freya Ridings


Irish Chamber Orchestra “Stabat Mater” University Concert Hall

Christian Curnyn Conductor; Sharon Carty Mezzo Soprano;  Anna Devin Soprano

Freya Ridings Live At The Big Top

The Loved Ones Lime Tree Theatre

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Presented by Rough Magic and The Gate Theatre and written by Limerick Playwright Erica Murray (runs for three nights)

Launching Pigtown Limerick 2023, Culture and Food Series were, Steve Cunneen, Limerick City Brewery, Tom Flavin, Cook and Cleaver, Olivia OíSullivan, Limerick Food Tours, Michael McMahon, Limerick Whiskey Experience, Cathy Tiernan, Art Limerick and Dee McMahon, Neighbour Food with Charlie Choplin. Picture: Alan Place

Whiskey & Charcuterie Tasting Mother Macs

Pigtown exclusive whiskey and food pairing event in Peggy’s Whiskey Parlour

Oscailt Belltable

Performed by Jennifer Walshe (vocalist), Elizabeth Hilliard(soprano), Nick Roth (saxophones) and Panos Ghikas (multi-instrumentalist and electronics).

Joe O’Callaghan Dolans

Jazz Festival Show with guests Jayne Fraser and Paddy Shanahan


Student dance club featuring fresh off his @boilerroomtv debut at this year’s @avafestival is DJ @imnotyourmate

Opera on the Hill Southill Hub, Donough O’Malley Park

An operatic aria and musical experience from the Limerick Opera Festival. An evening of music and song with Jean Wallace – Soprano, Gina Oberoi Engela -Mezzo Soprano and Irina Dernova – Pianist.



Culture Night 2023 Various venues

Fidget Feet Robert Byrne Park, Clancy Strand

Fidget Feet will perform an outdoor aerial performance for Culture Night at 5.30pm

Pigtown Festival Party The Milk Market

Family fun at the Milk Market in a Pigtown Party that will include mobile petting farm, a pig mask-making workshop, hot food vendors, craft stalls & live music.

Honor Heffernan / Carole Nelson Quartet Belltable

Two of our pre-eminent jazz artists have combined talents to create a magical evening of music for Limerick Jazz Festival.

The Paul O’Driscoll Trio Belltable

The trio will play in Belltable foyer from 10pm (Culture Night event)

Taste Of Trad University Concert Hall

A free lunchtime concert by students of the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance for Culture Night 2023

Chaplin On The Compton Organ University Concert Hall

A truly unique opportunity to enjoy the only surviving Compton Organ in Ireland as Irish organist, Rónán Murray performs a medley of light classics and popular tunes and a screening of the Charlie Chaplin film The Tramp with organ accompaniment.

Deathcrash Dolans

The critically lauded slowcore band from London glides from delicate and skeletal arrangements that emphasise reflective pauses and pondering silences, to moments of fierce and punchy dynamism

Top 8 Culture Night The Record Room

Hip Hop event in collaboration with Dance Limerick with rappers Strange Boy and NeuBri

Tim Garland Quintet (Jazz Festival) Dolans

Saxophonist and Grammy winning composer/arranger

John Gibbons Dolans

With official remixes under his belt for artists such as Anne-Marie, Bastille, Westlife, Picture This and Gavin James and over 150 million combined Spotify streams the DJ has  a slew of hit singles including ‘1 2 Step’ with Marty Guilfoyle, ‘2020’ with Irish hip-hop artist Uppbeat and the massive collab with Stephanie Rainey, ‘Why Are We Waiting’. 


Camilla George Quartet (Jazz Festival) Belltable

Camilla has established a sound that is a hypnotising blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz, reflecting her Nigerian identity, lineage and heritage.

Smash Hits Dolans

Beverly Beirne Quartet (Jazz Festival) Dolans

Beverley’s material contains some of the finest songs and song-writers in the jazz repertoire with fresh new takes such as a Samba version of David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance,’ and a crowd pleasing bluesy version of The Clash’s ‘Should stay or Should I go.’

After Show Party Dolans Terrace

DJs playing rock / indie / disco til late after live shows

Taste of Treaty Tour Treaty City Brewery

Pigtown festival Pilsner launch & tasting 4pm-6pm



The Lee Meehan Quintet (Jazz Festival) Dolans

Hailing from the vibrant city of Dublin, Lee Meehan is well known on the Irish music circuit as an exceptional blues and jazz guitarist and vocalist.

Ukulele Group Fundraiser Bradshaws, Castleconnell

Porter & Pudding Mother Macs


Bruna Louise Lime Tree Theatre

Bruna has a lot of stories to tell with lots of jokes, improvisations and interactions, she gets closer to the spectators in a very identifiable and strong show. (This event is in the Portuguese language).

Franco Morone Parnell Plaza

The Italian poet of the acoustic guitar, one of Europe’s most influential fingerpicking guitarists.

Tuesday 26

REBOOT: Fionn Curran Dolans

Prolific Irish underground artist/DJ Fionn Curran with Reboot DJs