Limerick Fringe Festival 2017 launch at the George Boutique Hotel – Mike Finn, The Gaff, Jean Tierney, House Limerick, Eva Birdthistle, Fringe Festival, Mags O’Donoghue, MA Festive Arts, Richard Lynch, House Limerick. Picture: Jonathan Baynes/ilovelimerick
Limerick Fringe Festival Programme 2017 launched
I attended the launch of the Limerick Fringe Festival 2017 at the George Boutique Hotel and I am very excited about this years festival which boasts an impressive and versatile programme with a large number of performances ranging from music to theatre and much more.
The organisers of the event consist of a collaborative group of artists within the city including my lovely friend, photographer Eva Birdthistle. This group of comprising directors, poets and performers have created a platform for local and international artists to express and expand their craft.
The event takes place from March 30 to April 1 and is set to have a choice of over 56 events throughout the three days. The Revolutionary Laois trad band hailing from Crua and Limerick’s own Raging Sons are just some of the performers scheduled on the Limerick Fringe Festival programme.
The Limerick Fringe Festival 2017 also caters to families. Shane Vaughan, one of the founders of the Limerick Fringe Festival commented on the versatility of the festival “If you like dance, we have it. If you like musicians, we have it. If you want to take your kids to a show, we have that too”
Shane emphasised the importance of the festival for both Limerick itself and up and coming artists, especially in progressing their career stating “The whole thing is a chance for artists to engage with the community. It is not just a Fringe, it is a Limerick Fringe”
The event will take place various venues abound the city such as Dolan’s Warehouse, No.1 Pery Square, Mother Macs Pub and Shannon Boat Club. Ticket prices will be kept low for audiences and production fees are low for artists so that more people can engage on both sides of the process.
The icing on the cake is that the Belltable Theatre is offering a Belltable: Connect award as part of the Fringe Festival including a three-day stint in the theatre worth approximately €3,000.
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Pictures: Jonathan Baynes