What's on in Limerick this weekend

What's on in Limerick this weekend

Limerick band release a new EP and mark ten years in business with a gig this Saturday

CULTURE Night dominates the agenda this weekend in Limerick, with over 100 events taking place across the city and county from 5pm this Friday evening.

The annual event, which sees cultural institutions throw open their doors for free and at later than usual opening times, has a huge following in Limerick and has consistently seen culture lovers and families out in their droves to sample the fare on offer.

Organisers have promised “a feast for all the senses”.

See here for Alan Owens’ take on the best of what is happening around Limerick.

Elsewhere, Tommy Fleming’s tale of a young Irish man who leaves his Mayo home, bound for London, returns to the Lime Tree this weekend.

Paddy, starring the singer who co-wrote it along with Gerry Carney and Tommy Marren, returns to the Lime Tree stage on Friday and Saturday night.

The story is set in both Ireland and England over a 25-year period – alongside 13 original songs – and tells the story of Patrick Murphy who emigrates to England to start a new life on the building sites of London.

Limerick band Fox Jaw mark 10 years in business with a home town show in Dolan’s Warehouse this Saturday night.

The rockers, who impressed with a raucous gig in the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow tent at Electric Picnic recently, mark the milestone with the release of new EP Black Light Vignette, with the Dolan’s show doubling as launch for the release.

The EP will be out as a physical and digital offering. See www.foxjaw.ie for more details.

For Beatles fans, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion takes place in the University Concert Hall on Saturday night.

Following from Off-Broadway New York success and acclaimed UK season at the The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool, the celebration of the genius and music of John Lennon now comes to Limerick.

Inspired by Lennon’s song Glass Onion, the show “peels away the layers of time and myth to offer insight into the life and astonishing talent of one of the world’s most treasured icons”.

See www.uch.ie for more details.

Full listings:

Friday, September 16

Culture Night 2016

Various venues, from 5pm

Paddy

Lime Tree, 8pm and Sat. €31

The Kilkennys

Dolan’s Upstairs, 9pm. €11

Stop Making Sense

Kasbah Social Club, 10pm. €12

Domino effect

The Old Quarter, 10pm

Saturday, September 17

LENNON: Through a glass onion

UCH, 8pm. €25

Fox Jaw

Dolan’s Warehouse, 9pm. €10

No Stairway

Kasbah Social Club, 9pm. €10

The Prophets

The Old Quarter, 10pm

Sunday, September 18

Musical Chairs

The Old Quarter, 7pm

Seamus

Mickey Martin’s, 9pm

Switch

Smyth's, 9pm

Monday, September 19

Stock Exchange

The Library, 9pm