Defence Forces to present ‘Proms in the Park’ in Limerick

The Bands of the 1st Brigade, who will perform at Proms in the Park on July 24
THE People’s Park will be filled with the strains of scores from some of the world’s most loved films as part of an upcoming City of Culture event

THE People’s Park will be filled with the strains of scores from some of the world’s most loved films as part of an upcoming City of Culture event

The Defence Forces are to deliver Proms in the Park, a fun-filled family event that is a major event on the culture calendar.

The concert marks the 75th anniversary of the 12th Infantry Battalion and will feature The Bands of the 1st Brigade at the July 24 event.

Film scores from much loved movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, ET, Mission Impossible and John Williams’ iconic Indiana Jones score will be performed, while lovers of classical jazz and big band will be also be sated by the music on offer.

Tchaikovsky’s March Slave and John Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and Theme will also feature on an extensive programme, while traders from the Milk Market will be on hand.

Special guest of the evening will be Limerick soprano, Sarah Dolan.

Arts officer Sheila Deegan said it was “fantastic opportunity for the family and the atmosphere promises to be fantastic”.

The Proms in the Park event is a free but ticketed event. Prior booking is essential. For further information, or to book tickets, see www.limerickcityofculture.ie or call 061-525031.