Limerick is rife with some brilliant talent at the moment, with a feast of bands enriching the music scene with their sounds. Keith Kelly of local music blog Indie Limerick has decided to pay homage to Limerick's musical talent by creating a compilation album encompassing a selection of songs by the city's best known and most loved bands.
In 1990 an album was put together by the Limerick label Xeric records, which included music by many of its local bands. Now Keith aims to recreate the magic of the great compilation with a new album, New Reindeer Age, which features some of the original cohort of music talent and also showcases some young, unsigned bands that are relatively new to the scene.
The 22-track CD will be launched on Saturday 3rd December in Dolan's in Limerick, with a number of the bands featured on the album performing live on the night. A press night will also be held in O'Connells Bar on Little Ellen Street in Limerick tomorrow night. Money raised from New Reindeer Age will go towards the wonderful work being carried out at the Limerick Learning Hub, an organisation that is carrying out invaluable work with the youth of the city.
A limited number of copies (500) will be available to buy at the album launch and in various places throughout the city, including HMV, Dolan's, O'Connell's Bar, Aubars and many more.
Bands featured on the album are:
Brad Pitt Light Orchestra
Dead Red Light
Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters
Theme Tune Boy
Walter Mitty & The Realists
Be sure to go along to the launch night and pick up your copy of the album to support a good cause and keep the Limerick music scene alive and kick-assing. For further information on the album, visit its Facebook page here.