Paddy’s Day Unlocked
On St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Happenings are unlocking Ireland’s creativity in The Milk Market forLimerick City of Culture 2014. Expanding the post-parade celebrations, Paddy’s Day Unlocked
offers Limerick’s residents & visitors a four hour feast that
celebrates the culture of music, food and dance and amazing people that
are making things happen in the Ireland of Now.
The event will provide a creative and inspiring cultural space in which alcohol is not the primary focus. (You can be sure that nobody will be locked!)
Local legends and veritable musical royalty ,Owen and Moley O’Súilleabháin will be curating and MC-ing the day and have enlisted the musical talents of Irish Chamber Orchestra‘s Sing Out With Strings children’s choir, Eve Vocal Group Bavad and the amazing talent of their own mother Nóirín Ní Riain. Aerial circus group Fidget Feet and African dancer RAS Mikey Courtney of the Irish World Academy, and Third Space Dance Initiative will have the Milk Market in awe with their feats of physicality. DJ Leon and DJ Emmet will also be on hand providing chill out tunes to accompany the munching of delicious local food.
This is the first time Happenings will be bringing their maverick capers to Limerick City, and with the support of Limerick City of Culture, Elemental Limerick, University of Limerick, and drinkaware.ie, this will be the flagship event in what promises to be a lovely union between Happenings and Limerick. Happenings is the brainchild of Peter O’Brien, who has for years been an instigator of community interventions in parks and public spaces in Dublin. Paddy’s Day Unlocked is the first of 6 Happenings events to be held in Limerick as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.