The Pigtown Fling is a Limerick City of Culture Legacy project that will leave support structures for Limerick’s music circles in place post City of Culture, while also producing a CD showcasing the city’s musical talent.
The showcase event took place at Crescent Hall on O’Connell Ave on September 20, and was hosted by Today FM DJ Paul McLoone, and comedian Pat Shortt. Tickets for the showcase were free with the purchase of the CD compilation of the work produced, that will première on the day of the event. CDs can be bought through the Lime Tree Theatre at the price of €12, and could be collected at Crescent Hall on the night of the performance.
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The project brings together musicians from different backgrounds to create a body of work based on diversity and fusion in a collaborative project.
‘Sound Out’ is a curated body of work undertaken by Dr. John Greenwood (Creative Director) and Noel Hogan – The Cranberries (Producer), in collaboration with Music Generation and involves more than 40 artists chosen from a broad spectrum of Limerick’s musical tapestry. This resultant ‘body of work’ is based on ‘Diversity and Fusion’. The body of work has being documented by Limerick videographers Shane Serrano and Steve Hall and directed/produced by Limerick expat Brian Cross. Together they will produce a ‘Made in Limerick’ documentary specifically on the making and delivery of this exciting project.
The Pigtown Fling is guided by lead producer Noel Hogan, of Gohan records, Monoband and The Cranberries fame, the goal being to enhance music production through real time collaboration and sharing of the various skills brought to the table by the different Limerick artists, producers, engineers and documentary makers involved.
The first track “Hide and Creep” has already been released on Soundcloud. The song, a collaboration between Ronan Mitchell, Aoife McLoughlin, Boris Hunka, Aoife Nic Athlaoich, Cian O’Duill, Oonagh Keogh and Kenneth Rice, features a haunting tune with lyrics to match and is sure to sneak its way into your head – in a good way.
Also recently released was the track titled “In My House”, written and performed by Brendan Markham and Ross Brennan with Ben Wanders and produced by Noel Hogan. The catchy and upbeat tune of “In My House” is a stark contrast to “Hide and Creep” and hints at the diverse collection of music that the public can look forward to hearing at Crescent Hall.
Not only will The Pigtown Fling bring a whole new music experience to Limerick, and leave in place a network for local musicians, but all proceeds made from CDs sold will go to Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.
To stay up to date with The Pigtown Fling visit their Facebook, or follow them on Twitter @thepigtownfling
Read more about Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol here.
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