LIT festival to feature musicians and industry experts

Hannah Wiseman

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Hannah Wiseman

Noel Hogan will take part in a panel discussion at the LIT Music Festival this week. Picture: Gareth Williams
THE LIT Music Festival returns this week, featuring Limerick songwriter Rachel Prior and a host of musicians and industry experts.

THE LIT Music Festival returns this week, featuring Limerick songwriter Rachel Prior and a host of musicians and industry experts.

The three day, free event will feature a series of talks from industry experts, composers, engineers and musicians alike, including Noel Hogan of the Cranberries and Tom Prendergast, founder of Bar/None Records.

The festival will take place in LIT from March 3-5 and is open to the public. Practical workshops will be held using drums, compositions and audio software, while there will be performances from local acts on March 4, featuring Gaia, Cian & Jordan, Trademarks and Rachel ‘Rachy P’ Prior.

Rachel is working with Rob Mac and Darren O’dea, final year students of Music Production and Technology in LIT and she will be performing a number of songs, including her own Life’s for Living, recorded in aid of suicide prevention.

“It’s extremely important to speak openly about mental health so I used my passion to get a positive message across through song,” she explained.

Rachy P is looking forward to singing at the LIT Music Festival and promises that festival-goers can “expect to see me full of high energy as always and also talented emerging bands and artists from around Limerick.”

Limerick band Iron Mountain will close the festival with a performance on March 6.

See www.lit.ie/musicfestival for more.