Mu­sic move­ment feels the love

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Ir­ish mu­si­cians of all gen­res, ages and abil­i­ties are in­vited to join the love:live mu­sic move­ment by tak­ing up their re­spec­tive in­stru­ments and play­ing gigs on In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Day, which will take place on the Sum­mer Sol­stice, June 21st. The idea be­hind the love:live mu­sic – now in its third year – is for mu­si­cians in 120 coun­tries to co-or­di­nate free gigs to share the plea­sure of live mu­sic with the public.

The Ir­ish di­vi­sion of the move­ment is funded by the Depart­ment of Arts, Her­itage and The Gaeltacht and is be­ing co-or­di­nated by Mu­sic Net­work and Lyric FM.

Last year, more than 160 per­for­mances by buskers, flash mobs, rock mu­si­cians, choirs and solo recital­ists took place in 24 coun­ties, from the Na­tional Cham­ber Choir at Dublin’s Helix, to the RTÉ Con­cert Or­ches­tra col­lab­o­rat­ing with a pri­mary school, and it is hoped that there is enough in­ter­est in 2012 to gen­er­ate a sim­i­larly suc­cess­ful event.

“Ire­land is known through­out the world for its in­cred­i­ble mu­si­cians and un­ri­valled mu­si­cal tal­ent,” says project man­ager Jody Ack­land. “We want to cel­e­brate this at home and en­cour­age ev­ery­one to en­joy Ir­ish mu­sic at love:live mu­sic.”

Pink Floyd trib­ute show Brit Floyd will play Dublin’s O2 on May 4th. Tick­ets are on sale now.

Tena­cious D have an­nounced the re­lease of their third al­bum. Rize of the Fenix is out in May and, once again, fea­tures Dave Grohl on drums.

The Hor­rors will DJ at The Grand So­cial tonight, af­ter their gig sup­port­ing Florence and the Ma­chine at The O2. Doors are 11.15pm.

Kaiser Chiefs will sup­port As­lan at their Tal­laght Sta­dium gig on June 30th.

Get your live mu­sic fix on in­ter­na­tional mu­sic day, June 21

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