‘Limerick Voices Volume 1’ is available to stream and download from iTunes & Spotify
Tuesday, 1 August saw the launch of ‘Limerick Voices Volume 1’, an album of music created and performed entirely by the young people involved in the first intake of Music Generation Limerick City’s ‘Limerick Voices’ song-writing programme. The launch took place within a crowded Culture House, Pery Square, where representatives from Limerick Clare ETB and Jan O’Sullivan TD joined the artists and tutors behind the CD.
Limerick Voices Volume 1 was made possible through funding under the Music Generation/Arts Council Partnership and thanks to support from the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and the Limerick Regeneration Social Intervention Fund.
Launched by Music Generation Limerick City in 2014, Limerick Voices is based on the desire to foster creative musical expression in young people. The programme aims to create a safe space in which to create music, write songs, try out new ideas, learn and hone new techniques.
Participants are helped on their journey by a diverse and flexible group of musician-mentors, all of whom are active and accomplished performers, recording artists, producers and promoters, encompassing a broad spectrum of musical styles and approaches.
Sessions are open to young musicians of all levels of experience ages 13+. They comprise workshops in song-writing, rap, singing, guitar, bass, ukulele, keys, drums, recording, performance and more.
This first professionally mixed and mastered Limerick Voices CD reflects the wide-ranging and individually-oriented approach within the programme. The songs range from acoustic reflections, radio-ready rock anthems and hard-edged rap encompassing broad themes explored by the young musicians with passion, individuality and skill.
The full album can be streamed on Spotify and is available to purchase on iTunes.
For more information about Limerick Voices and other 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