June 21st saw County Tipperary join in with over 2,000 musicians nationwide to be part of love:live music, Ireland’s National Music Day.
love:live music was presented by Music Network in association with RTÉ lyric fm and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Arts Council.
The organisers were delighted to see this year’s love:live music event grow to over 300 free live music performances which took place all over the country withmore than 2,000 musicians taking part.
“It was heart-warming to see so many artists and organisations comingtogether to make all the events a reality, especially in County Tipperary,” commented Jody Ackland, Project Manager for love:live music.
Some of the other 300+ innovative and exciting musical showcases around the country consisted of free performances organised in parks, indoor venues, historical monuments, workplaces and city streets.
These included Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) in association with Crash Ensemble, which inaugurated its first ‘Live at Your Place’ concert at the Traffic Control Unit of Dublin City Council on Wood Quay; Rio Carnival Samba with Morro 16 bringing the energy, rhythm and vibe of the Rio Carnival to the streets of Temple Bar Dublin; CAN Percussion Trio, who hosted a free percussion workshop in Galway, and a Solstice celebration at Íochtar Cua Standing Stones in Waterville, Kerry, with the Scottish Pipes and Irish harps.
love:live music, Ireland’s National Music Day was held on June 21st and was celebrated through free live music events in cities, towns and villages all over the country simultaneously with Fête de la Musique/International Music Day.
Initiated by Music Network in 2010 and in association with RTÉ lyric fm, it was an open invitation to everyone to Make Music Everywhere!
love:live music is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Arts Council. Music Network is revenue funded by The Arts Council. For further details log on to www.lovelivemusic.ie.