Lots of cork heads and ex cork headz representing at this full programme here.
Plenty of free stuff over weekend but rather than paste the whole programme here- just draw your attention to this Thursday night.
Banter with Jim Carroll on the state of Irish hip hop should ensure lively debate and discussion. It is free. As is the gig that follows with Lethal Dialect and Temper-Mental MissElayneous.
Worth making a trip for
Thursday 5th July
8 pm Jim Carroll (Irish Times) hosts Banter discussion Irish hip hop: Got to get up to get down
. A panel discussion assessing the past, present and future of Irish hip-hop featuring Paul Tarpey, Kieran Nolan (irishhiphop.com) Temper-Mental MissElayneous, Mynameisjohn- Daghdha Church, St Johns Square, Limerick. Admission Free
9.30 pm Live Irish hip hop showcase featuring Lethal Dialect “acclaimed…..dark social realism” (Irish Times) “Intelligent polished albums” (MTV) and Temper-Mental MissElayneous “one of the brightest sights and sounds on the Irish music scene right now. She’s the real deal.” (Irish Times) Bourkes Bar, Catherine Street, Limerick Admission Free
9.30 pm The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans play their first ever Limerick gig. Well known in Ireland due to the Treme TV series, members of the Hot 8 were all born and raised in New Orleans; many of them began playing together in high school. They have been playing traditional New Orleans brass band music professionally for nearly 20 years. Support from a2df & Lenny Dolans Warehouse, Dock Road, Limerick Admission €15
Exhibition over weekend
Thursday – Saturday: Celtic Funk Warriors
a photographic display by Paul Tarpey of early 90s Irish Hip Hop in the window space of the Limerick Printmakers Sarsfield St.