Love:live music 2012 - Here We Go!

February 22, 2012

Hi all and welcome to the website for love:live music, Ireland’s National Music Day.

We are delighted to announce that this year's love:live music will take place on Thursday 21st June 2012 to coincide with International Music Day/Fete de la Musique. 120 countries around the world will co-ordinate their national music day on Thursday 21st June and Irish musicians, both professional and amateur, are invited to get involved.

Big thanks to Cora Venus Lunny, Seán Mac Erlaine and Francesco Turrisi who were on hand today to launch love:live music 2012 and are urging other professional musicians and music organisations, as well as amateur musicians around the country to occupy a stage and create a free music experience to capture the imagination and showcase Ireland’s diverse music talent.

Over 160 musical events were held across 24 counties at love:live music in 2011 with events ranging from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra joining forces with St Agnes Primary School to host a concert, the National Chamber Choir conducting at The Helix in DCU,  jazz and rock concerts; solo recitals, singing flash mobs; traditional music performances; buskers and last but not least the contemporary music sector pulled out all the stops with a performance by CoMA Limerick at the Hunt Museum in Limerick and several performances happening at the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin. We hope to top that this year and are inviting everyone to get involved. So, take out your diary and put a large circle around Thursday 21st June 2012 and get planning!  More information on how to register and to take part in love:live music 2012 here.

Jody Ackland, the event Project Manager  this year, has been telling people that, “Ireland is known throughout the world for its incredible musicians and unrivalled musical talent and we want to celebrate this at home and encourage everyone to enjoy Irish music at love:live music. We hope that musicians, groups and organisations around the country will join in love:live music 2012 to bring the exhilarating experience of live Irish music to people throughout the country and make it a day to remember. We simply want everyone to make a commitment to enjoy Irish music on Thursday 21st June." Couldn't be simpler than that!

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