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Music Generation Limerick City Launch - Performances

Music Generation Limerick City launches this Friday night, with a free gala show at the Lime Tree Theatre.

The line-up includes young people from across the city performing throughout the foyer area, including the Redemptorist Concert Band (6.30), the Peter Dee Trad group (6.50), Limerick Jazz workshop (7.15) and hip-hop stars of the future who have been rehearsing over the summer at the Northside Learning Hub (7.45).
At 8pm the action moves into the theatre with the official launch of this unprecedented project, that will invest €1 million from local and national partners in music education for Limerick City over the next three years, reaching an estimated 12,000 children.
The show includes the new MGLC 10-piece band performing ‘120 years of music in 12 minutes’ and the showing of a 3 minute film.
This is followed by a special performance of ‘The Life of Lola Montez’, performed by an incredible line-up of Limerick’s professional musicians, including members of Leading Armies, Delorean Suite, the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crisis Point, the Funk Junkies and many more – MC’d by Myles Breen.

The event is free, but to secure a ticket contact the Lime Tree Box Office on 061 774 774

‘Hallelujah’ – Limerick in great voice last Sunday.

The short film shown at the launch will be the unveiling of a special recording of Leonard Cohen’s classic song, ‘Hallelujah’, recorded in a frantic 30 minute session at the Milk Market last week.
Young people from the Sing Out with Strings and Cantette choirs were joined by members of the Limerick Gospel Choir, Voices of Limerick, Seoda, the ICO Chorus and the Munster Supporters Choir for a rendition that raised the roof of the Big Top, and brought the sun out from behind the rainclouds.
Soloists included Jean McGlynn and the front line of the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra (reprising their recent triumph singing Cohen songs 'as Gaeilge' alongside Hothouse Flowers legend Liam Ó Maonlaí).
The footage is currently being edited and polished to perfection, ahead of its first public airing on Friday. It will then be uploaded for all to see.

MGLC gets going

By next week, the first wave of Music Generation Limerick City projects will be announced and rolling into action. The project will burst into life in locations throughout the city, working with young people aged 3 to 18.
If you, your child, your school or your community centre is not involved in one of the first projects, don’t worry – this is just the first wave. The programme will dramatically expand again in January 2014.

To find out more about any aspect of Music Generation email