Top Limerick bands feature on new compilation album

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

A NEW compilation album showcasing the best of local musical talent aims to raise funds for the Learning Hub Limerick, based in Thomondgate.

A NEW compilation album showcasing the best of local musical talent aims to raise funds for the Learning Hub Limerick, based in Thomondgate.

The New Reindeer Age charity compilation album features some of Limerick’s top bands and “shows the amazing depth of talent the city holds”, according to the driving force behind the project, Keith Kelly.

Kelly, who runs the popular Indie Limerick blog, took inspiration from a previous compilation album, the Reindeer Age, which was put together in 1990 by the Limerick label Xeric Records.

“This album is trying to recreate the magic of that great compilation with some of the original cohort and showcasing some new talent, with the majority of the album made up of unsigned young Limerick bands,” he explained.

Established acts such as Windings, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters are joined by relative newcomers Animal Beats, Moscow Metro and Hermitage Green on the album.

The 22 track CD will cost €10 and has been funded by local businesses and organisations such as Limerick City Council and Limerick Self Storage. All of the proceeds will go towards the Learning Hub and manager of the educational facility Jennifer Moroney Ward said it was a “wonderful fundraising project” that would make a “great Kris Kindle” gift.

An album launch is set for December 3 in Dolan’s and the CD will be available for purchase in HMV, Aubars, Foleys, Tuscany Bistro, Dolan’s and O’Connell’s Bar.