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Pictured: Music Generation Limerick City and Spin South West at the Live at the Pery event this past June. Picture: Jonathan Baynes.

The Music Generation Reach Out project was launched recently, to raise funds for ISPCC Childline. The concert will take place at the Millennium Theatre, Moylish, on Saturday, November 21.

The project will work to raise much-needed funds for the children’s charity, as well as forging a connection between Limerick musicians across the globe and review what Limerick music has had to offer over the years.

A raffle will be held on the night, with a number of spot prizes being donated by businesses throughout Limerick. Among the spot prizes include a pair of tickets to a U2 concert.

MGLC co-ordinator Boris Hunka said: “Three key projects we had on the boil naturally came together under the theme of reaching out.

“The ISPCC Childine benefit supports a vital service that reaches out to the most vulnerable; the live linking of the Limerick diaspora reaches out to our musical community across the globe, and the research project for 2016 reaches out and back to our shared musical roots.”

The concert will feature musicians from all over the world, being streamed via video-link. Music Generation Limerick City, first launched in 2013, was established by the band U2, to encourage expression and inclusion through music in Limerick, and currently works with over 3,000 young people in 27 centres across Limerick city.

The initiative will feature a musical mix, including: The MGLC Band, Kathleen Turner and the Laurel Hill Colaiste Choir, Tommy Drennan, Windings, Naïve Ted, Limerick Voices, Liam O’Brien and Limerick City Big Band and Your Man’s Puppets, also including soloists: Jean McGlynn, Jean Wallace, Diane Daly and Lisa Bresnan, all hosted by Limerick actor Myles Breen.

The ‘Reach Out’ initiative will also work to help Limerick musicians, to establish a community auto-ethnographic research project into the Limerick Music Scene.

Visit the Music Generation Limerick City website here

Check out the Music Generation Limerick Facebook page here and Twitter here

Visit the ISPCC website here

Check out the ISPCC Facebook page here and Twitter here

Read about Limerick charity here

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 ilovelimerick.com 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.

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