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Song and Dance A Celebration by Evelyn Grant at the University Concert Hall

A Celebration by Evelyn Grant, is taking place in the UCH this March. Evelyn Grant from RTE lyric fm is the presenter of this year’s concert, which will include an array of song and dance performed by local primary and post-primary schools.

Evelyn Grant and the Cork Pops Orchestra will open the event on Friday March 4 at 10.15 am and 12 noon in University Concert Hall, Limerick. There will be a replica concert held on Tuesday, March 8, in City Hall, Cork at 10am and 12 noon.

Evelyn will raise her magic wand and bring her audience on a musical journey through the ages, ably abetted by her Genie Keith Hanley, the Voice of Ireland winner 2013, DJ Dashka and the irrepressible cello playing gorilla, who has been released into Evelyn’s care in this, the year of the monkey.

A Celebration by Evelyn Grant

A Celebration by Evelyn Grant

This year’s selection of melodies and dances covers a wide range of music, from the classical ballet of Tchaikovsky to the current hit Cheerleader, with famous anthems from Handel’s Zadok the Priest to Les Misérables and West Side Story. Dance music producer, DJ Dashka will join forces with vocalist Keith Hanley for some contemporary surprises.

The programme is curriculum-based and makes connections between music of the past and present. The concert focuses on active and attentive listening, encourages audience participation and is a multi-media experience. Classroom resources are provided to schools participating in A Celebration by Evelyn Grant.

Experiencing live music through active listening makes an impact on a child that lasts a lifetime. Evelyn Grant’s unique skill in communicating the joy of music past and present is at the heart of the success of Cork Pops Orchestra concerts.

This is an event for all the family that is not to be missed!

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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