Music Generation ‘Reach Out’ to help Childline

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

At the launch of Reach Out were Noreen Hogan, administrator, Music Generation, Patrick O'Brien, Music Generation and Emma Langford, Music Generation education programme. Picture: Adrian Butler
MUSIC Generation has launched a new initiative that includes a major benefit concert for ISPCC Childline.

MUSIC Generation has launched a new initiative that includes a major benefit concert for ISPCC Childline.

The ambitious multi-strand project which will see musicians perform both live and via video-link, was launched in the Clarion Hotel and intends to connect Limerick musicians across the globe and review the region’s musical present and past.

“Three key projects we had on the boil naturally came together under the theme of ‘reaching out’,” explained Boris Hunka of Music Generation.

“The ISPCC Childline benefit supports a vital service that reaches out to the most vulnerable, the live linking of the Limerick Diaspora reaches out to our musical community across the globe and the research project for 2016 reaches out and back to our shared musical roots,” he added.

The ‘Reach Out’ benefit concert will take place at the Millennium Theatre on November 21 and feature a “unique musical mix”, including Tommy Drennan, Limerick City Big Band, Windings, Kathleen Turner and the Laurel Hill Colaiste Choir, Naive Ted and many more. A pair of tickets to see U2 will be among the prizes on offer on the night.