THE Learning Hub on Limerick’s northside will this Saturday host a launch party for their state of the art music studios, the city’s newest recording and rehearsal facility.
The educational facility, which is located in Thomondgate and works to “make learning fun” for children and adults, will host a day long celebration of “great music, great entertainment and great food” this Saturday.
Over 20 of Limerick’s top acts - including Windings, Leading Armies, Theme Tune Boy and Emma Langford - will perform across two stages at the alcohol free event from 1pm this Saturday.
There will also be fire breathers, magicians, stilt walkers and music workshops at the free event, which is open to all to attend, according to project co-ordinator at the Hub, James Blake.
“Absolutely, it is open to the public, it is a family day and we will have face painting and the idea is to celebrate the studios and make people aware of them, and also to give people the chance to hear these great acts,” said James.
“We would really welcome anyone coming in - we are inviting Limerick to come and see the facilities we have here, and have fun and participate.”
Over three years of planning went into the music studios, which were built after the renovation of a building in the Thomondgate facility, provided for with funding from Vodafone.
The studio will function both commercially as well as a community resource, James explained.
“This is the launch of the music hub, which will have a commercial and a community outreach brief. It will operate as a business and also as a resource for the entire city as a recording studio,” he explained.
“People think it is just for music, but it is available for everything from podcasts to radio plays, anything that people can envisage sound recording being used for.”
James added that the studios had already been “massively beneficial for the kids that use the facility” and have helped to “nurture talent” at the Hub.
For full details see www.musichubstudios.ie.