One hundred performers from five continents come together for The Limerick Fling

  • Limerick Fling at University Concert Hall
The Limerick Fling at the University Concert Hall, Limerick.

Award-winning international artists join students and faculty of the Irish World Academy for a special concert of music, song and dance at University Concert Hall, Limerick.

One hundred performers from five continents will come together to celebrate all the creativity, talent and passion that the Irish World Academy has to offer in a unique concert held in University Concert Hall on Thursday November 1st at 8pm. The Academy’s faculty and students will be joined by Grammy-award winning Rhiannon Giddens, Limerick’s own Emma Langford and the spectacular Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company.

The Limerick Fling promises to be a fantastic flash of music, song and dance! Celebrating the sounds and gestures of our times, the concert will include Irish Traditional Music and dance, Ethiopian Traditional Music, Gospel Music, Aerial Dance, Folk Music and Choral Music.

Limerick Fling - Emma Langford
Emma Langford (Pic: Dolf Patijn)
Limerick Fling - Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Giddens (Pic: David McClister)

Carl Corcoran, a 40 year veteran of the music business as a singer/songwriter, promoter and acclaimed broadcaster on RTÉ LyricFM and the Course Director of the Academy’s MA Songwriting will be MC for the evening. Carl said, “It is an amazing opportunity for Limerick’s audiences and our own students to be exposed to special guest of this international calibre. We are incredibly excited to see the collaborations that have taken place between our student musicians and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company, it really is going to be something very special.”

Dr Sandra Joyce, Director of the Irish World Academy said, The Limerick Fling is an annual event for the Irish World Academy, in association with University Concert Hall. It is unique in that it showcases some of the strength and diversity of performance practices at the Academy. The Academy is very fortunate to have access to the fantastic professional facilities of UCH, especially with its newly renovated spaces, which provides an invaluable performance experience for all participants.”

Tickets €20 / Concession €15 from the UCH box office at 061 331549 or online at

Limerick Fling - Fidget Feet
Fidget Feet

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