A visual walk through six decades of recorded music will be on offer at a new exhibition opening next week for City of Culture.
Music, Memories and Memorabilia opens in the Creative Hub on Rutland Street on July 3, offering a ‘musical history journey’ through the collection of memorabilia assembled by avid music fan, collector and DJ Nicky Woulfe.
The fruits of over 40 years of collecting music on vinyl, periodicals, posters and photographs, will be on display.
“The exhibition is a musical history journey, and offers a visual walk through six decades of recorded music as the famous ‘single’ approaches its 65th birthday,” explained Nicky.
“It also features old photographs, lost publications, news moments in time, and memorabilia from all decades.”
A section of the exhibition will be dedicated to the history of Limerick music along with framed photographs of many of Limerick’s finest including Bill Whelan, Richard Harris, The Cranberries, Michael O’Suilleabhain, Mick Hanley, Reform, Granny’s Intentions, Denis Allen and Johnny Fean, to name a few.
The exhibition will also celebrate the achievements of Irish bands from around the country.
“It is not just a celebration of their music, but the wonderful creative art that went into the production and design of their album covers,” explained Nicky.
“The exhibition is designed to have a wide popular appeal, and will attract the good old rock and rollers, who have loved and appreciated their music on vinyl for the past 60 years, and the younger generation who never knew what it was to own or play a vinyl record in this age of instant technology and downloads.”