‘Mood Poem’ on Limerick’s Pigtown Fling to air

Alan Owens

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Noel Hogan performing at The Pigtown Fling in the Crescent Hall last September for City of Culture
A DOCUMENTARY about Limerick’s Pigtown Fling will get an airing this Saturday afternoon.

A DOCUMENTARY about Limerick’s Pigtown Fling will get an airing this Saturday afternoon.

Mood Poem - A docufilm on the making of The Pigtown Fling will screen as part of the Limerick Film Festival in LIT’s Millennium Theatre at 4pm on Saturday.

The Pigtown Fling was a music legacy project developed by John Greenwood and Noel Hogan to celebrate the city’s musical diversity, producing an album of 18 original tracks and a simply superb night of live music in the Crescent Hall for City of Culture.

“The Pigtown Fling used only indigenous sources, materials and partners to produce a legacy program that aimed to enhance music production and development through real time collaborations and skill sharing,” explains Greenwood.

“This was the very cornerstone of the project - to showcase Limerick as an accomplished music industry complete with relevant infrastructure,” he adds.

The event was a stunning showcase of Limerick’s deeply varied musical pedigree, bringing the music community came together in stirring fashion.

The live showcase for the album of original music, it saw some 500 people crowd into the Crescent Hall for the sold out event, with all of the tracks recorded for the album performed live and Today FM DJ Paul McLoone and Pat Shortt on MC duties.

Proceeds from the sale of the album went towards the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol and The Learning Hub in Thomondgate, while Greenwood and Hogan hope the legacy of the project will be far reaching.

“The Music Legacy project will evolve in 2015 and envisages the development of a collaboration system and infrastructure which will ensure continuing support for existing and emerging talent in Limerick’s music sector,” explains Greenwood.

Until then, check out the documentary screening this Saturday as part of the Limerick Film Festival.