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An evening of Sound & Vision – Lorcan Murray broadcasts Classic Drive live from the Hunt Museum for Culture Night, Yonit Kosovske premiers her film Rocking, the Limerick New Music Ensemble plays some new pieces, the Polish Arts Festival has a garden performance on the Elements.

On the vision side  everyone can experience ancient objects in new ways using an array of futuristic technologies You can see Apollo Dance, Ride a Flying Fish, Play the Truffles the Three Muses game celebrating Limerick’s cultural heritage or get hands on with robotics, sensors, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things with CONFIRM Smart Manufacturing.

Everything is free, including the museum, but if you want to guarantee a place at the music performances booking is advisable.

Night of Sound and Vision Timetable

  1. Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive Live from the Hunt Museum Study Room. 
  2. Robots, AI and Apollo Dancing Live in the Captain’s Room with Confirm
  3. Limerick New Music Ensemble (formerly CoMA Limerick). (Book below) 
  4. Theatre with Simon Polish Arts Festival 
  5. Turbante-Se from Gorm Media
  6. Rocking (Book below)

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Lorcan’s broadcasts Classic Drive live with guests from the Hunt Museum Study Room, under the gaze of St Lucia and Sean Keating, among a few of the amazing objects.  Cultural sounds for your ears while you immerse yourself in visions of the future with Robots and AI from Confirm mixed in with Apollo dancing using AR, Riding a Flying Fish or two if you missed it last year, or playing the Truffles – the Three Muses Game of Limerick.  The Captains Room is then taken over by the Limerick New Music Ensemble for the rest of the evening, while the Polish Arts Festival have a moving theatre performance with Simon Thompson starting in the Courtyard.  Meanwhile Cross Connect is being conducted by Gorm Media and Guests in the Garden Gallery.  

Lorcan Murray - Classic Drive

Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive – The perfect music soundtrack including some sounds from the Limerick and County Youth Theatres who created a Gregorian Chant using the Medieval Handbells recorded by Eoin Callery of the University of Limerick and some classic Limerick phrases such as Aboy the Kid and Chicken Hut Gravy is unreal.  


Robots & AI (RAFF & Truffles) with Confirm

Peek into robotics and the how of Artificial Intelligence, sensors, virtual reality, the Internet of Things that the Hunt Museum is using or considering using to make the museum objects come alive. A vision of the future is presented by CONFIRM, the Science Foundation Ireland funded research centre for smart manufacturing based in UL.  Looking to inform and educate society about new and emerging technologies and have some discussion and debate around their impacts on our society and our culture. Researchers and staff from CONFIRM  are holding a drop-in session, giving everyone the chance to learn about and play with technologies such as robotics, internet of things, sensors and more!  Also for playing  is Truffles the Treasure Hunting Pig. A brand new Limerick game produced by 5 students from South East Technological University in Carlow,  using objects from the Limerick City Gallery of Art, the Limerick City Museum and the Hunt Museum ages 7 and up!  And our favourite god.. Apollo… is boogieing in his Alternative Reality form alongside a chance to revisit Ride a Flying Fish using our VR Headsets.  


Limerick New Music Ensemble - The Dining Controversy

LNME presents a concert of work by Irish composers under the direction of Fiona Linnane. Formerly performing under the name CoMA Limerick, this vibrant ensemble features Limerick based musicians exploring experimental new music from living composers at The Hunt Museum on Culture Night.  The ensemble will perform from 8.15-8.45pm and 9.15-9.45pm. Tickets are free but booking is advised.


Elemental Tales Polish Arts Festival

‘Elemental Tales’ is  a promenade performance consisting of four multi-disciplinary pieces set in various locations within the Hunt Museum Garden, The performance combines Slavic Folk Tales with Irish Fairy Tales and draws parallels between the similarities of both traditions. Bringing the characters to life through, dance, theatre and mask the Polish Arts Festival will take you on an imaginative journey through the four elements of Water, Air, Earth and Fire.

Performance duration 30 mins 



ROCKING is an interdisciplinary performance-made-for-film in a creative collaboration between Early Music and Contemporary Dance. This project explores lamentation, love and loss through a feminist lens and is inspired by the music and text of Tarquinio Merula’s sacred lullaby “Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna”, featuring Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord & artistic direction), Aisling Kenny (soprano), Sarah Groser (viola da gamba), and Isabella Oberländer (dance & choreography). 

The Hunt Museum top floor study room

4pm Premiere of ROCKING (film is 13 minutes), 4:20 Q&A

5pm–10pm ROCKING will loop throughout the evening every 13 minutes


Being your Unapologetic Self with Unapologetic Magazine - Fireside chat from Gorm Media

This Culture Night 2022 event titled, ‘Being your Unapologetic Self’ is an exploration of the self through an intersectional lens. Hosted by Gorm Media and a conversation curated by Unapologetic Magazine, we invite you to a candid conversation on belonging, inclusion and what it means to be Unapologetic in contemporary Ireland. 

Garden Gallery

 7:30-8;30 pm


Image of kids at the exhibition Ride a Flying Fish


The Hunt Museum

The Custom House, Rutland Street
Limerick, V94 EV8A Ireland

Phone: 061 312 833


hunt museum
Phone: 061 490089
Email: education@huntmuseum.com
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