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The Limerick Fling



A concert of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University Concert Hall, Limerick. 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 held in the University Concert Hall on Thursday March 5th at 8pm.

The Limerick Fling is a spectacular flash of music and dance at the cutting edge of the Irish tradition, honouring the past and creating the future! Celebrating the sounds and gestures of our times, the concert will feature noted musicians, singers and dancers including Mícheál O Súilleabháin, John Carty, Derek Hickey, Niall Keegan, Conor Crimmins, Sandra Joyce, Anne Burke, Linda Ball Hoban and many more.

Students of the BA Irish Music and Dance, BA Voice and Dance, MA Irish Traditional Music Performance, MA Irish Traditional Dance Performance and the Irish World Academy Choir will also perform.

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is the centre of academic and performance excellence housed at the University of Limerick, Ireland. It offers a suite of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in music and dance related subject areas. Its research is at the forefront of these fields of enquiry worldwide. With a 5000 square meter, 21 million performing arts building hosting some 300 students at any one time from c.25 different countries, the Academy is a vibrant centre of arts practice and academic study. To date graduates of the Irish World Academy have come from over 50 different countries.


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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.