Déardaoin Rúnda: Nights at the Museum. Join us for various live events throughout the summer months, including live music, lectures and other performances.
The museum stays open until 9pm on Thursday evenings. Last entry at 8pm.
Late opening - Thursday, 28th September
Enjoy the museum free of charge on Thursday evening. Visit our new exhibition Night’s Candles Are Burnt Out and engage with interactive games, explore the pioneering spirit that existed at the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme Ardnacrusha in the 1920s and how that is echoed today by revolutionary new technologies by ESB, Western Star, and Gkinetic, the artwork of iconic Irish Artist Sean Keating, and contemporary Artist Niamh Schmidtke. Suitable for all ages.
5pm – 9pm, Thursday 28th September (Last admission 8:30pm)
Past Event: Polish Arts Festival Launch, Thursday 14 September
Official opening of the 16th Polish Arts Festival and the launch of the exhibition “Chronology of Water” by Katarzyna Gajewska
Past Events:, Thursday 7th September
Eve Stafford (Soprano), Gina Oberoi-Engela (Mezzo-Soprano) and Irina Dernova (Pianist) perform at The Hunt Museum. Join us for a medley of opera arias, duets, drawing room ballads and Moore’s melodies.
Eve Stafford is a soprano from Limerick who initially began her career as a graphic designer (LSAD 2009) and began her musical journey over a decade ago. She holds a Licentiate and Diploma in Classical Music Performance with the London College of Music and studied voice with Olive Cowpar for a number of years.
As a multi award winning vocalist, Eve has won all the main awards at Féile Luimnigh including ‘Voice of the Féile’ 2013. Equally at Feis Maitiú Corcaigh Eve was awarded first place in all major competitions including Operatic Solo, Oratorio and Early Music. Eve was a member of the vocal committee of Féile Luimnigh from 2017 – 2019. Eve has given recitals at The World Academy, Mary I College Chapel and St. Mary’s Cathedral and has performed for several “Opera Delights” concerts as part of Culture Night in association with UCH. Eve has performed regularly with Opera Workshop since it’s inception in 2017 and was part of the cast involved with the devising of ‘Off Tuskar’ with composer Fiona Linnane performed at the Sailor’s Home. In November 2019, Eve appeared as the soprano soloist with the MIC Choral Union for their performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C major, K.317 at the Redemptorist Church, Limerick. In March 2021, Eve was a soloist for the inaugural Limerick Early Music Festival, due to restrictions at the time the closing concert was filmed at St. Mary’s Cathedral and broadcast online. Eve was one of the ‘Three Sopranos’ who performed with the ULO orchestra at their Christmas concert at UCH 2022.
In recent times Eve won the ‘Creative Professional’ Category in the Limerick Branch of Network Ireland for their Women in Business Awards 2022 and was a finalist in the ‘Networker of the Year Category’ 2023 and has been a committee member since December 2022 in charge of social media. Eve is also a proud member of the National Concert Hall’s Health and Harmony outreach music program 2022-2023 and performs several times a month in nursing home and day care centre for those suffering from dementia.
Past Events: Thursday 31st August
String Trio Recital
Exploring the chamber music repertoire for violin, viola and cello, a selection of some interesting pieces by Bach, Schubert, Handel and others were played and interspersed with the spoken word to give context to the pieces, composers and periods.
Jeannette Bogado is a violinist from Paraguay who got the Irish Chamber Orchestra scholarship to start the MA in Classical Music Performance in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance last September 2022.
In Paraguay she had experience playing in the National Symphony Orchestra, Asuncion Symphony Orchestra and in Chamber Music concerts. She also played concerts around Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Germany. As she is interested in teaching she did the Suzuki Method certification in Argentina and a Workshop for teachers in ‘El Sistema’, Venezuela.
Since she came to Ireland she did projects with the Luminosa String Orchestra, the National Symphony, she was also selected to be part of the Apprentice Scheme of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and recently she took part in the International masterclass in the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
She loves the social impact that music has when we use it to connect cultures, people and help us to connect with our emotions.
Kaito Rodrigues, born and raised in Brazil, started studying both violin and viola at 15 years of age. He soon began playing in a variety of orchestras and small ensembles in different parts of Brazil. Is currently in the second year of his Master’s degree in Classical Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Along with classical music he is also broadening his skills in a variety of genres such as jazz, latin and traditional irish music.
Alona Kliuchka is an Ukrainian cellist currently based in Ireland. Alona completed her Master’s degree with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at University of Limerick in 2021, and now plays as sub-principal cellist with ‘Luminosa’ orchestra in Galway, along with guest performances with the ‘Irish Chamber Orchestra’, the ‘Irish National Opera’, “Crash Ensemble”, National Symphony Orchestra, Cork Opera House Orchestra. Alona studied for her bachelor degree at the Moscow state conservatory (2012-2017) and also at the Hague Royal Conservatory (2017- 2019). She won the first prize at the ‘Fermata’ competition and the international ‘Prokofiev’ competition in Moscow (both in 2015). She has participated in many different festivals including:
Valentia Chamber Music Festival in Ireland (2023), Galway Early Music Festival (2022, 2023), Wexford Opera Festival (2022), Other Voices (2020), Cello Festival in Zutphen (2016), Cello Bienalle Festival in the Netherlands (2018), Animato Orchestra in Austria (2018, 2020), Residentie Orkest in the Hague (2019) and Adda Sinfonica Orchestra in Alicante (2017)
Past Events: 6 - 8 pm, Thursday, 24th August
Past Events: Thursday, 17th August
Multimedia Art Talk: Women in art. Let’s celebrate!
Women artists throughout the ages have often been overlooked and forgotten, this uplifting and inspiring multimedia art talk seeks to remedy this by celebrating female artists past and present.
There may even be chocolate!
Facilitator: Carol O’Neill
Carol O’Neill is a writer/performer who is presently touring with her one woman art talks and shows. She is an art enthusiast with a background in theatre and her multimedia art talks weaves her love of both.
Past Events: Thursday, 10th August
Lecture by Dr Damian Bracken, University College Cork.
Light from the West: Changing perceptions and representations of Ireland in the medieval world.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, Europeans built on its foundations to develop their own culture and identity. A people who had never been part of that empire played an important role in this great enterprise. Focusing on St Columbanus, this talk explores the works of early Irish scholars and their impact in shaping and challenging perceptions of the Irish in the Middle Ages.
Dr Damian Bracken Short Bio:
“My research focuses on Hiberno-Latin literature, especially on the works of St Columbanus, the earliest Irish writer to leave an identifiable corpus of writings, and the first to explore Irish identity. I’m interested particularly in exploring Columbanus’s works in the context of late antique and early medieval ideals of authority and concepts of orthodoxy. I have taught in the School of History, UCC, and spent periods teaching in the Department of History, Boston University, and in the Department of History, Boston College, where I held the Brian P. Burns Chair in Irish Studies. I jointly edited Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal (Dublin 2006) and the commentary volume that accompanies the facsimile of the Schaffhausen Adomnán in the series Irish Manuscripts in Facsimile.”
Past Events: Thursday, 3rd August
Musical performance by Kaito Rodrigues and Rodrigo Hoerlle
Peoples and Places: Through a selection of Irish and medieval tunes, this session will bring into sound a couple of landscapes of the country, famous jigs and other dances.
Kaito Rodrigues, born and raised in Brazil, started studying both violin and viola at 15 years old, and soon began playing in a variety of orchestras and small ensembles in different parts of Brazil. Kaito is currently in the second year of his Master’s degree in Classical Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL. Along with classical music he is also broadening his skills in a variety of genres such as jazz, latin and traditional Irish music. Instagram: @kaito.rodrigues
Rodrigo Hoerlle is a percussionist and composer, born and raised in the south of Brazil. Rodrigo started playing the drum set at 14 years-old and soon began performing and recording for various bands of different genres, such as metal, rock, latin, jazz, blues. He has a Bachelor’s degree in popular music and is currently in the final stages of his Master’s in Composition and Creative Music Practice at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL. Instagram: @dalla_drums
Past Events: Thursday 27th July
This Thursday we’re holding Games Night, where we’ll have giant chess and boules in the Hunt Garden, while there’ll be giant Monopoly, Twister, Snakes & Ladders and other board games in the Captains’ Room.
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