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A Whole New World with the ICO ‘Sing Out With Strings’ A Whole New World with the ICO ‘Sing Out With Strings’


A Whole New World with the ICO ‘Sing Out With Strings’



Pictured Above: 300 children took to the stage with songs and musical compositions celebrating Limerick City. Picture by: Keith Wiseman.

Join the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Sing Out with Strings programme as it celebrates its 7th birthday in true party style with a Magic Carpet high-speed journey, stopping off in a range of colourful countries along the way.  

The Irish Chamber Orchestra, along with a 300-strong Sing Out With Strings team and guests artists take to the stage for this unique celebration on Wednesday June 17 @ 12 noon at UCH, Limerick.

The Magic Carpet celebrates 70 Years of the United Nations as 300 children citywide perform traditional and original multi-cultural compositions. Fast paced, these kids present an imaginative toe-tapping musical journey around the world featuring comedy and high drama. The Magic Carpet embraces worldwide cultures with brand new musical works from faraway lands, from Africa to the Americas, from India to Russia, across Europe and beyond. Working with ICO facilitators, pupils as young as four have composed these works and are fastening their seat belts to share their Magic Carpet adventure.




Since its inception, Sing Out with Strings has gained a reputation for its joyous, uplifting and inspirational performances.  This ICO programme provides free tuition in singing, song writing, violin and cello to 300 children on a weekly basis throughout Limerick City. The purpose is to develop not only musical skills, but key life skills using music as a tool for tangible social change.  

The Magic Carpet caters for all Limerick schools and tickets are just €2. Pre-booking is necessary, call 061-331549 or book online on the University Concert Hall website here.

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The Irish Chamber Orchestra is funded by the Arts Council of 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.