Tailteann Nua line-up revealed

first_img TAGSMusic LimerickTailteann Nua FestivalUL pictured at the launch of The Tailteann Nua FestivalPicture: Don Moloney / Press 22pictured at the launch of The Tailteann Nua FestivalPicture: Don Moloney / Press 22SET dancing, music and storytelling are just some of the events featured on the Tailteann Nua Festival programme this year.The festival is a key event in the Limerick Gathering calendar and takes place in UL from August 2 to 5.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The programme features set dancing, step dancing, music, writers workshops as well as readings, genealogy, storytelling and a ladies gaelic football tournament, all open to the public.Highlights feature a limericks weekend organised by the Limerick Writers Centre with a limericks competition offering a prize fund of €1,000.Entrants are invited to come and read their limericks in the UL Pavilion on Saturday August 3 from 4pm when Mayor Kathleen Leddin will launch Matthew Potter’s book ‘The Curious Story of the Limerick’.The book is the first ever to explore the history of the limerick poem in its local context and the first to be published in Limerick itself.Other events include a monster set dancing and sean nos dancing programme with workshops for all levels and ceilis each evening, finishing with the renowned Kilfenora Ceili Band on Sunday August 4.An international step dancing competition will take place on August 4 where entrants from all over Europe will compete for the Tailteann Nua Cup in University Concert Hall.The leading ladies gaelic football team and reigning UK club champions Parnells Ladies Gaelic Football Team, amongst others, will challenge numerous Irish teams over the weekend in a round robin tournament on the north campus.Families are invited to gather on campus on August 4 for an open day featuring tours, children’s entertainment and storyteller Niall De Burca. WhatsApp NewsTailteann Nua line-up revealedBy John Keogh – July 10, 2013 722 Email Print Previous articleLimerick is the destination for Smarter TravelNext articleSpringsteen is ready for Limerick’s Thomond Park John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Linkedincenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy last_img read more