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Donal Dineen’s Fresh Air show comes to Limerick

15 November 2009 by musiclimerick, No Comments

Donal Dineen

Donal Dineen

Today FM’s Donal Dineen is putting on a series of 4 live gigs as part of his Fresh Air Festival. 4 live gigs, all on Sundays, in Galway, Cork, Limerick and Dublin.  All 4 gigs will have Donal’s live visuals, and the wonderful Katie Kim will be artist-in-residence for each gig, with special guests joining her in each city. These live gigs are part of an overall on-air festival of new music called Fresh Air which is curated by Dineen, and sees a new live guest playing in Studio for every Small Hours show in November.   These special shows, which collectively will host over 20 live acts, will all be available to listen back to on a special Today FM Page throughout the month.
Sunday 15th November – CORK
Sunday 22nd November – GALWAY
Sunday 29th November – DUBLIN
Sunday 6th Decebmer – LIMERICK – Daghdha Dance Space at St. Johns
Donal Dineen, Katie Kim, and special guests

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones

22 October 2009 by musiclimerick, Comments Off


Bela Fleck and The Flecktones @ UCH Limerick Tuesday 3rd November 2009. Multiple Grammy Award winning Bela Fleck is probably the best banjo player in the world. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo, released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks in 1980 and formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself in 1989. Featured below is a live take of The Sinister Minister (PART ONE) Recorded on July 4th 1998 at the Spectrum de Montreal during the Jazz Club du Maurier series of the 19th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. The Limerick show starts at 8pm and tickets are €27.50.

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

22 October 2009 by musiclimerick, Comments Off

hypnotic brass

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Trinity Rooms Sunday 25th October 2009. The Chicago based 9-piece brass/jazz band hit Limerick this Sunday as part of their tour to promote their new album on the “Honest Jon’s” label. Featuring 8 brothers, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble started out as a busking street band and have since recorded with Erykah Badu and Mos Def. This “must see” show starts at 7.30pm in Trinity Rooms Clubhouse. For a flavour of what to expect check out the track “War” below and read Paul Tarpey’s excellent review of last years HBE gig on the Cheebah blog here.