Limerick musicians are using their music to bring people together during these difficult times. Pictured: Lost Boys, Aaron Hackett, Fox Jaw, Michelle Grimes, GodKnows, Emma Langford, Point Taken, Cat Reynolds, Owen Alfred and Sarah McTernan.
Limerick musicians to get you through the tough times
By I Love Limerick correspondent Beth Pym Limerick musicians
Despite being seemingly stuck in a time of uncertainty and isolation, music can always offer a helping a hand to those in need of a pick me up. Here at I Love Limerick, we love to support our local talent, and luckily Limerick is never short of amazing musicians and artists. From the likes of the incredible Emma Langford and the melodic tunes from the Lost Boys, there is truly something for everyone in the Limerick music scene. Here are some of our top picks that will be sure to make you relaxed and maybe even get you up and moving!
Emma Langford’s beautiful new single ‘Sowing Acorns’ combines poetry from Northern Irish poet Vanessa Ifediora and dreamy lyrics from the Limerick musician. Follow @emmalangfordmusic for at home covers and acoustic music!
The Limerick rockers Fox Jaw have taken to their social media platforms to perform their ‘Covid Covers’, where the band members cover popular songs such as ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears and more hits from the comfort of their own homes. Check out I Love Limerick’s own Richard Lynch as a pyromaniac psycho!
This Limerick band have also teamed up from their homes, as they continue creating music during these unusual times. The young Indie band will also be releasing their new single ‘Sadie’ this Friday. Be sure to follow @lostboys.ie for more on upcoming music.
For those of you who enjoy rap, check out Owen Alfred and his single ‘Blue Lights’. The talented Limerick rapper teamed up with brilliant filmmaker Luke Culhane to create the music video for this fantastic single.
In February, the Limerick rapper God Knows released his new four-track EP, titled ‘Who’s asking’. The title track features much more Limerick grown talent, such as Denise Chaila, Gavin Da Vinci and Hazey Haze to name but a few.
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I changed the last verse of this song as a special tribute to all the frontline staff and healthcare workers around the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 💛 A special shoutout to my amazing sister and my amazing friend across the pond. Ye are inspiring and I’m so proud of the work ye are doing!! This is for ye ⭐️⭐️
The beautiful Michelle Grimes has been using her soulful voice to inspire people at home and our country’s incredible health workers. Check out @michellegrimesofficial on Instagram to hear her amazing covers.
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Our EP is finally out now for all to hear. We have put in so much work over the last 12 months to bring this record together and we couldn’t be more proud of the results. Go give it a listen right now, on Spotify, iTunes,Youtube or whatever online service you use.( LINK IN BIO 😏) If you like it, why not throw us a bone in these tough times and purchase yourself a copy on iTunes or GooglePlay. Blast it out your quarantine windows, add it to your playlists, share it with your friends. Some of the themes are more important now, than ever. Listen to the songs and submit to the Static. Hup Out Of It! #WeArePointTaken #TheStaticWindup #StayInsideRockOut Point Taken – The Static Windup © Point Taken 2020 🎼 Music + 🎤 Lyrics – Evan Berry + Jared Nadin + Jacob Woulfe. 🎙️Recorded – Ciarán Woulfe + Dom Chappell 🎛️ Mixed – Ciarán Woulfe + Point Taken 🎚️Mastered – Richard Dowling 🖌 Artwork – Kevin Sheedy 🙌 Special Thanks – Gearóid Ó h’Allmhuráin, Joey Mulcahy, and our lovely partners, without whom we’d never have gotten it done.
Limerick alt-rock band Point Taken recently stormed onto the Limerick music scene with the release of their debut EP, ‘The Static Wind-up’. Be sure to check it out!
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Thank you to everyone who has listened to EVER AFTER HAPPY so far. We’re now a good bit over the 3000 mark!! As promised here’s a little clip of a version of the next single. I hope ye enjoy, stay safe • • #chitown #everafterhappy #originalartist #bedroomjams #irishartist #irishmusic #martinguitar #original #thankyou #year3000 #hashtag #music
The Limerick singer-songwriter recently released his debut single, titled ‘Ever After Happy’ on all streaming platforms, and he plans to release his debut album Wednesday May 20. His debut single offers a taste of what is to come from the singer. Follow him @catreynolds01 on Instagram for updates on new music and also some beautiful at home covers.
The 22-year old Limerick singer has an array of amazing original music on his Spotify. The musician and producer offers a chilled-out style of music, perfect listening for these strange times.
The amazing Voice of Ireland and Eurovision 2019 star is treating her followers during the quarantine period to amazing covers on her social media platform. The singer has nearly 17,000 followers on Instagram, and it’s not hard to see why. Check out her covers @sar_ious on Instagram.
Artists are also feeling the brunt of the pandemic, with Limerick musicians and singers such as Emma Langford and Fox Jaw forced to compromise gigs and cancel shows, resorting to other ways that they can promote their music through their social media.
There are plenty of ways that you can continue to support your favourite musical artists if you are in a position to do so, like purchasing their albums and merchandise, refraining from claiming a refund for show tickets, tuning into their social media to keep up to date, and promoting and sharing their music and projects on your own social media. The arts are needed now more than ever to provide entertainment, comfort and purpose to all of us, as we navigate this isolation period.
Speaking on the situation, Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford said, “This is a trying time for everyone and a time when the arts and entertainment industry really comes into play. People turn to music, books and film for comfort in times of crisis. It’s a difficult time for artists too, as work opportunities vanish into thin air in an industry that is already unpredictable and unreliable. But I believe we all have the creativity to find ways to survive – we are strongest when we, as a community, work together to help each other, and we’re doing that. To support us, our audience just needs to be there, to tune in and to spread the word, and to throw a euro in our digital hats when we hold them out. It’s as simple as that”.
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