Limerick School of Music students to perform concert for Enable Ireland

Colm Ward

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Colm Ward

Students from Limerick School of Music with Maria McGarry who gave them a piano masterclass ahead of their concert
Students from Limerick School of Music will perform a concert in St Mary’s Cathedral this weekend to raise money for Enable Ireland.

Students from Limerick School of Music will perform a concert in St Mary’s Cathedral this weekend to raise money for Enable Ireland.

The programme will include a selection of music for piano and organ from the Baroque to modern times and will feature pieces by Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Liszt among others.

Cecilia Madden, deputy principal of Limerick School of Music, said they were “delighted” to have the opportunity to support the work of Enable Ireland locally. “Musicians are often asked to support various causes, and we always like the students to realise how music can benefit others,” Ms Madden explained.

Ahead of the concert, piano students were given a masterclass by renowned pianist Maria McGarry from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Founded in 1948, Enable Ireland provides services for over 4,500 children and 313 adults with disabilities in Ireland. Limerick is one of 14 regional service locations.

The organisation provides children’s and early intervention services and family support and respite at Blackberry Park, Ballykeefe and adult services at Quinn’s Cross, Mungret.

All money raised from the concert will go towards developing services in the Limerick area. Plans are currently in place to develop respite and family support facilities for children and adults availing locally.

The concert takes place in St Mary’s Cathedral this Sunday, April 26, at 4.30pm. Tickets are €10 and €7 concession and are available from the Limerick School of Music office 061-417348 or at the door.