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Iarnród Éireann launches Colbert Station Permanent Piano

Colbert Station Permanent Piano: With compliments. Jinfu Huang a student of the Irish World Academy of Music plays the pianon in Colbert Station, limerick as Iarnród Éireann launches Permanent Piano at the station. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22.

Iarnród Éireann launches Colbert Station Permanent Piano

Jinfu Huang and Caoimhe Ryan, students of the Irish World Academy of Music were at Colbert Station last Friday as part of Culture Night to launch Iarnród Éireann’s newest permanent piano.
The Limerick piano is the sixth public piano to be installed at Ianród Éireann Stations. Pianos have already been installed at Pearse, Heuston, Connolly, Waterford and Cork. They have all brought delight to those waiting at the stations.
Cartoon artist Rob Stears, was commissioned to illustrate the Limerick piano. The piano features an illustration of the River Shannon as it passes through the city and also features images of famous Limerick people from the world of sport and culture. Including; Paul O’Connell, The Cranberries, Blindboy Boat Club & President Michael D. Higgins with his beloved dogs, Bród & Shadow.
Speaking at the installation John Murphy, Piano Tuning & Repair said, “The Limerick piano is the sixth public piano that I have worked with Iarnród Éireann on and I am thrilled that so many people are getting to play the piano in a public place and provide entertainment to the many thousands of passengers that pass through the stations every day”

Colbert Station Permanent Patio

With compliments. Over the weekend Iarnród Éireann launched Permanent Piano at Colbert Station, Limerick where musicians from the World Music Academy played. Also some arriving train passengers and visitors to the station took an opportunity to play including Lloyd John O’Dea(19) from Caherconlish.
Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22


Philip Conway, Station Manager of Limerick said, “Myself and my team here in Limerick are so looking forward to hearing lots of musicians give us a tune here at the station and I’m sure it will contribute greatly to the atmosphere for everyone who passes through”
Rob Stears studied animation at Ballyfermot Senior College, but found that his interests lay in animation. He has a range of greeting cards & prints for sale in shops around Ireland and in Canada. His illustrations have also featured in advertising and TV and he has illustrated books for Hachette Ireland.

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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 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.