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Pictured at the launch of the University Concert Hall inaugural Limerick Summer Proms festival were, Lisa Daly, Festival Director Limerick Pride, Joe Csibi, GM RTE Concert Orchestra and Sinead Hope, Director of University Concert Hall. Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the launch of the University Concert Hall inaugural Limerick Summer Proms festival were, Lisa Daly, Festival Director Limerick Pride, Joe Csibi, GM RTE Concert Orchestra and Sinead Hope, Director of University Concert Hall. Picture: Alan Place

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Get ready to Dazzle with SHINE at UCH for Limerick Summer Proms on Friday, June 21

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SHINE at UCH Pictured at the launch of the University Concert Hall inaugural Limerick Summer Proms festival were, Lisa Daly, Festival Director Limerick Pride, Joe Csibi, GM RTE Concert Orchestra and Sinead Hope, Director of University Concert Hall. Picture: Alan Place

SHINE at UCH is presented by The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and University Concert Hall

SHINE at UCH  Pictured at the launch of the University Concert Hall inaugural Limerick Summer Proms festival were, Adam O’Regan, Soda Blonde and Shobsy who performed during the event. Picture: Alan Place
Pictured at the launch of the University Concert Hall inaugural Limerick Summer Proms festival were, Adam O’Regan and Shobsy who performed during the event. Picture: Alan Place

Kicking off the festival on Friday, June 21st, SHINE at UCH is presented by The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and University Concert Hall and promises an evening of celebration and solidarity.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s first Pride March, SHINE at UCH will feature a vibrant showcase of genre-spanning music with sing-along moments of pride, community and humanity performed by members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, including artists like Shobsy and Wallis Bird. Put on your sequins and get ready to shine!

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, with Pride Festival, are proud to mark this important 50th anniversary of the first Pride March in Ireland; on June 27th, 1974, the Sexual Liberation Movement organised the first Gay Pride demonstration in Dublin. The first Pride night was held in Limerick 27 years later, in 2001.


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A sparkling evening of genre-filled music, including film scores, opera, and the best of national and international pop culture, performed by members of the community and allies, promises a thought-provoking journey and a wonderful event. With sing-along moments of pride, community and humanity, join artists including Shobsy and Wallis Bird, put on your sequins, and get ready to shine!

Lisa Daly, Festival Director of Limerick Pride said of their partnership, “Limerick LGBTQ Pride is dedicated to promoting positive visibility and inclusivity for LGBTQ+ individuals. Our partnership with Limerick Summer Proms reflects our ongoing mission to advocate for equity and representation in our community. Events like SHINE help to create spaces where LGBTQ+ voices and allies are heard and celebrated. We can’t wait to hear a unique spin on some Pride classics.”

SHINE at UCH  Pictured at the launch of the University Concert Hall inaugural Limerick Summer Proms festival were, Adam OÕRegan, Soda Blonde and Shobsy who performed during the event. Picture: Alan Place
Adam O’Regan and Shobsy performed at the launch. Picture: Alan Place

Programme Details:

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Conductor: Stephen Bell

Shobsy

Wallis Bird

And more, to be announced 

Presented by Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride , RTÉ Concert Orchestra, University of Limerick, University Concert Hall, and Limerick City and County Council, and proudly supported by Limerick Pride Festival

Concession Prices are available from the Box Office.

Dates & Ticketing Information:

Limerick Summer Proms, 21st – 23rd June

Friday, 21st June, 7.30pm: SHINE, presented by The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and University Concert Hall, Tickets from €29 (booking fees apply)

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