Tara Jordan’s Identity brings some of Limerick’s musical talent together in a representation of Limerick City’s contemporary music scene.
Limerick School of Art and Design graduate, Tara Jordan has collaborated with local talent to release a “love letter” to Limerick City in the form of ‘Identity‘ a CD displaying some of the city’s musical talent
By I Love Limerick correspondent Cian Reinhardt
Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) graduate, Tara Jordan, is exploring Limerick’s ‘identity’ through a contemporary way of telling a story.
The Mayo native, based in Limerick started the project as part of her graduation programme at LSAD, but decided to carry “Identity” beyond her studies, bringing it to the public so they can experience the contemporary music scene in Limerick.
Before compiling some of Limerick’s talent onto a mixtape for her graduate show project, Tara like many others spent some time in her youth creating CD playlists, except she had been doing so with an extra level of thought behind it.
Tara told I Love Limerick, “I found it hard to put my feelings into words, and I felt like making these CDs gave me a voice, and I hope ‘Identity’ can give a voice to people and to Limerick.”
“When I was moving here to study, people said bad things about Limerick. But I found when you’re in a place and you meet people in person, you get a better idea of what the place and the people are like, and I hope this helps put a voice to that.”
Featuring artists such as Hazey Haze, JaYne, Martian Subculture, and Paddy Mulcahy, “Identity” with the subtitle “Limerick’s current musical state: a compilation” shows the wide-range of musical artistry in the city, and has seen Tara work with some of the city’s strongest talent.
“Working with the different artists was great, they were very helpful and supportive, it really makes you feel like you are doing something,” Tara told I Love Limerick, “Some artists sent me a specific track if they were tied up in and other said ‘work away’ one the albums they had released, where as others would send me two or three tracks that I could use.”
“I’ve always had an eclectic taste in music,” She said, noting the varied artists and genres represent this in the compilation, she explained how music can often show “part of someone’s identity” and this project shows part of the Treaty City’s.
The Sculpture and Combined Media graduate is organising a launch event for ‘Identity’ in Limerick’s iconic Treaty City Brewery which will be a free event taking place on Saturday, August 5 and 6.
“I hope to have some of the artists at the event and it will also give an opportunity to artists who didn’t have anything available for the project the chance to perform,” Tara told I Love Limerick.
‘Identity’ is available in Steamboat Records, Savins, Café Mia, and Treaty City Brewery.