Thursday 7th November 2019, 8:00pm
The Limerick Fling
Award-winning artists join students and faculty of the Irish World Academy for a special concert of music, song and dance in support of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. One hundred performers from five continents will come together to celebrate all the creativity, talent and passion that the Irish World Academy has to offer in a unique concert. The Academy’s faculty and students will be joined by acclaimed musician and songwriter John Spillane and the incredible aerialists from the Irish Aerial Creation Centre.
The Limerick Fling promises to be a fantastic flash of music, song and dance! Celebrating the sounds and gestures of our times, the concert will include Irish traditional music and dance, classical music, contemporary dance, gospel music, folk music, and choral music. Academy students who have been taking an aerial dance elective at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre will also give their debut aerial hoop performance.
Carl Corcoran, a 40 year veteran of the music business and MC for the evening said, “Equally known as a broadcaster and performer, John Spillane is one of Ireland’s highly-acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has been a regular participant in the MA Songwriting programme at the Irish World Academy, now in our 3rd Year. It is therefore fitting that he is part of our annual showcase, The Limerick Fling – a rare treat for us and the public to enjoy his unique talents in this prestigious venue”.
Dr Sandra Joyce, Director of the Irish World Academy said, “The Irish World Academy is delighted to collaborate with the University Concert Hall in support of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service. The professionalism and high standards of the facilities of the University Concert Hall provide a unique learning experience for our students. Community engagement has been foundational to the Academy since its inception and it had been an honour to be able to work with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service to highlight the importance of work they do and support in any way we can.”
Chantal McCormack, Founder and Professional Development Manager of the Irish Aerial Creation Centre, said “Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre moved to Limerick to be artists-in-residence at the invitation of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin to work with the University of Limerick students. This was the perfect foundation for Fidget Feet to open the Irish Aerial Creation Centre. The work we have been doing with the students for the last five years has been crucial for the future of aerial dance in Ireland. It has been wonderful to see the students with no experience in aerial arts to flourish in the classes. So to have them perform on the stage with professional aerialists is a great achievement for Fidget Feet, the Irish World Academy and the Irish Aerial Creation Centre and the aerial coaches who teach them.”
Trevor Sheehan, Public Relations Officer of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, “We are delighted to work with the Irish World Academy on what will be an amazing event filled with song, music, and dance. Any support we can get for the work we do is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use”.
Presented by Irish World Academy, University of Limerick