The LIT Music Festival is blasting back the 12th to the 15th of March 2018 in venues across Limerick City. Growing in scale since the festivals beginnings, this year see’s LIT hosting a multitude of talks, workshops and live music events open to all in a hope to give insights into developments in music and media throughout Limerick city, guaranteed to be a fun and enjoyable week for everyone.
Music week is in its 7th year and was set up to showcase the skills learned by students over their 4 years in the Creative Technology Programmes at LIT. Set up for, and run by the students, LIT music week is completely produced to industry standard and is reviewed by industry professionals. LIT Music Week actively involves over 150 students, linked up with Music Generation and relevant Industry professionals run in partnership with Spin South West.
One of the highlights is Activism Day, which amongst loads of other cool stuff, features a night called 33 Revolutions Per Minute which will feature Vincent Browne and Blindboy in conversation about Protest Music.
Browne’s sharp and political reporting that has made him a favourite in Irish Journalism coupled with BlindBoy Boatclub’s witty, political, satire promises to make this a not to be missed talk. They will be followed by the politically charged music of Post Punk Podge whose goal is to turn the symbol of the brown envelope from a symbol of corruption, deception and greed into a symbol of self-expression. You can catch 33 revolutions per minute in the Millennium Theatre LIT, Thursday 15th of March, Doors 7pm.
On Wednesday 14th of March the 3rd year students of the Music Business & Law module, directed by Dr. Eoghan Neff, will run a multi-feature, multi-genre evening of up-and-coming artists direct from the local Irish music industry. It is free entry to an unmissable night where you may discover the next chart topper and underground mover alike. Millennium Theatre LIT, Doors 6pm.
Thursday 15th of March will also see a talk on Hip-Hop hosted by Make A Move, a hip hop festival that has been running in Limerick city since 2012, emerging out of community arts workshop developed by a team of local volunteers and community development organisations. Make A Move seeks to capture the revolutionary spirit and underground traditions of hip hop culture and engage young people through hip hop music, dance and urban art. You can catch that talk 4- 6pm in the Millennium Theatre LIT.
LIT music week aims to bring to the forefront insights into music and the culture and industry surrounding it. The public are invited to join in these free events in the hope of conversing, learning and taking inspiration from some of the most active people in the field.
The publics participation will make this event, every year LIT music week has grown and grown with the hope that it can impact Limerick in a bigger and more positive way each time.
Article by: Cathal Ryan
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