LPOF is delighted to be participating in National Heritage Week (19th-27th August) again this year, in collaboration with Limerick Smarter Travel. Our event, “Pedal Power”, invites participants to follow a riverside trail of churches and organs around Limerick by bike.

This is a family friendly tour with a difference. You can use the City (Coca Cola) Bike Scheme, join the trail on foot, bring your own bike or travel by other means. Visit some of Limerick’s great churches along the way and hear the historic organs. Each instrument is unique to the building that houses it. See the city like you’ve possibly never seen it before!

Pedal Power 2016

Tours will take place across several venues from the 24th of August to the 27th August:

Thursday 24th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM: This tour will begin in St Mary’s Cathedral, featuring organist Peter Barley, and will continue on to St John’s Cathedral, featuring organist Bernadette Kiely.

Friday 25th, 2PM – 4PM: This tour will start in Sacred Heart Church and will continue on to Mount St Alphonsus, with both churches featuring visiting organist Fr Columba Mc Cann of Glenstal.

The tour on Saturday 26th is the same as on Thursday 24th with a different starting time: 1:30PM – 3:30PM.

Sunday 27th, 3PM-5PM This tour will start in Sacred Heart Church and continue on to Mount St Alphonsus, with both churches featuring visiting organist Ríona Ní Churtáin of Abbeyfeale.

Pedal Power 2016

Admission & Booking, & further information

Admission Free

To book, please contact 061-407501 or info@lpof.ie

Pedal Power 2016

Access & Parking

Suitable for Children under 12

Wheelchair Access (Partial)

No Car Parking Available

 

This event is supported by Limerick Smarter Travel, Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council and Limerick Pipe Organ Festival.

Many thanks to Trevor Selby for his wonderful recital in the Sacred Heart Church on March 25th. Trevor had chosen a beautiful programme that certainly showed off this fine romantic instrument to best advantage.

It was particularly good to hear three contrasting settings of the Chorale ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’ by J. S. Bach. In these, Trevor was able to feature the bright chorus work of the Telford organ, and these preludes were stylishly performed. French music by Alain and Vierne was also a great treat in the suitably atmospheric setting and rolling acoustic of the Sacred Heart Church, and provided amongst the most inspirational moments of this most enjoyable recital.

We hope to hear Trevor play again on this instrument before too long.

 

Organ at the Sacred Heart Church.
(Photo: Aoife Daly)

 

(Photo: Aoife Daly)

As part of Sacred Music week, organist Trevor Selby will give a recital in the Sacred Heart Church on March 25th from 5PM to 6PM. We hope you’ll come and join us for what promises to be a beautiful recital!

On Wednesday 9th November at 13:15, St. Mary’s Cathedral will welcome distinguished singer Robert Crowe for the last lunchtime concert of the season. Robert Crowe will be accompanied on the piano by Simon Harden, one of Ireland’s leading organists.

This lunchtime concert explores the fascinating world of the male castrato repertoire, through the ornamentational art of Giovanni Battista Velluti.

Robert Crowe has around 25 years performing experience, including singing at all the renowned Handel festivals in Germany. He is currently researching for a PhD in historical musicology at Boston University.

In addition to being a sought after performer in this country and abroad, Simon Harden is on the lecturing staff of Dublin’s DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Admission: FREE

 

Thanks again to everyone who helped to make Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2016 such a success. Many thanks to Aoife Daly for her beautiful photos from the closing weekend, which are now available in our gallery.

 

Trevor Crowe's Workshop, 1st October 2016 (Photo: Aoife Daly)

Trevor Crowe’s Workshop

Martin Baker's Concert, 30th September 2016 (Photo: Aoife Daly)

Martin Baker’s Concert