Bangers and Crash Percussion Sextet - Lime Tree Theatre

Bangers and Crash Percussion Sextet

An immersive concert featuring guest Brian Irvine and 50 young musicians

This unique concert promises a captivating fusion of virtuoso percussion and collaborative participation, showcasing a brand-new composition by the maestro of participatory music, Brian Irvine, conducting 50 young musicians from across Limerick.

  • Suitable for age 10+

Bangers and Crash Percussion Sextet

Bangers and Crash

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Bangers and Crash Percussion Sextet is led by renowned percussionists Alex Petcu-Colan, Emma King, Caitríona Frost, Brian Dungan, John Rousseau-Parlane, and Paddy Nolan, showcasing a spectacular array of percussion instruments, including marimbas, vibraphone, tubular bells, wind chimes, crotales, tambourines, and various drums such as bass, gongs, tom-toms, and congas. The sextet also captivate audiences with their creative use of ad hoc materials like scrap metal, marbles, and smashed plates, pushing the boundaries of sonic exploration and crafting a mesmerizing fantasia of percussion sonorities.

This concert promises a captivating evening of dynamic and sensory percussion spanning a diverse repertoire, from contemporary Western percussion to Afro-Cuban rhythms, Japanese taiko, Spanish flamenco, and Javanese gamelan.

Supported by the Arts Council | Touring & Dissemination of Work Scheme and RTÉ Supporting the Arts


GET INVOLVED: Bangers and Crash invites young musicians of any instrumentation and skill level to be part of this exciting concert. Over two days the six master percussionists with Brian Irvine, will lead participants on an inspiring journey of percussive exploration, culminating in this exciting immersive concert performance. All activities take place in Lime Tree Theatre.

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  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Parking is free for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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