A new music festival celebrating inclusivity and creativity is announced for Limerick City
Music Generation Limerick City has announced a new music festival for young performers which will take place from 24 November to 3 December as part of the Creative Ireland Programme to ‘enable the creativity of every child’.
Initiated by Music Generation Limerick City in association with the Limerick School of Music, ‘Musicale’ has developed in partnership with Croagh School of Music, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Musica Fusion and music teachers across the city.
At its core, Musicale seeks to celebrate children and young people’s creativity in music-making and is distinct in that it is entirely non-competitive. There will be no adjudicator, no grading, no marks, no winners and no losers.
Instead, each concert will be hosted by a professional musician who will give a short speech of appreciation at the end of the event. They will hone in on what made the performances special for them, as well as offering advice to the musicians as they go forward on their journey.
Festival organiser Boris Hunka (Music Development Officer, Music Generation Limerick City), explained the significance of this new initiative: ‘it is really exciting to bring all these young musicians together in an environment where they will not be graded, ranked or judged. The result will be a truly inclusive festival of music-making.’
Throughout Musicale performances will be hosted at venues across the Georgian Quarter of Limerick.
Friday 24 November, 10pm @ The Loft
The cream of local Limerick rap talent will be joined by their Belfast equivalents in a special night of forming musical connections. The following week the Limerick musicians will travel to Belfast for the second wing of the collaboration
The Big Get Together
Sunday 26 November, 3pm @ Limerick City Gallery of Art
Young Limerick City ensembles, orchestras, bands and soloists will perform for and to each other in Limerick City Gallery of Art. Each ensemble will be set up in a different gallery space, with the audience promenading from one performance to another.
The Culture House Musical Takeover
Wednesday 29 November, 6pm @ Culture House
More than 50 young musicians (all under the age of 13) will perform in a three-hour feast of music within the Georgian splendour of Culture House.
Bands at the Belltable
Friday 1 December, 7pm @ Belltable Arts Centre
The seats will be pushed back, two stages will be set up and many of Limerick’s most exciting young bands will revel in the Belltable’s state-of-the-art sound and light set-up.
Sunday 3 December, 2pm @ Culture House
Returning to Culture House for the final event in the festival this finale concert will feature an exceptional array of teenage solo musicians and vocalists in a range of styles.
You can read more on the Musicale website, the Music Generation Limerick City website, or on the Musicale Facebook Event page.
Musicale is supported by Creative Ireland, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Limerick School of Music and Music Generation Limerick City.
For more information aboout Musical and other events and initiatives at Music Generation Limerick City contact:
Boris Hunka, Coordinator
Music Generation Limerick City, VTOS Building, Presentation Court, Sexton Street, Limerick City.
T: 087 210 4583