Rhiannon Giddens headlines free virtual March 17 concert from Limerick

By Reporter Staff

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick will present a free virtual St. Patrick’s Day concert of music, song and dance in University Concert Hall on the holiday that will see performers from all over the world coming together, including Grammy award winner Rhiannon Giddens, an American musician, who won ‘Best Traditional Folk Album’ as part of the ground-breaking ensemble Carolina Chocolate Drops at the 2011 Grammys.

She continues to have huge success, with her more recent solo endeavours winning ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the International Folk Music Festival in 2016 and 2018, while she also named BBC 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2016.

The concert will also feature the spectacular Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, which will premiere an innovative triple aerial hoop system with their new “Handful of Dreams.”

The event is a partnership between UL Global, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University Concert Hall and Limerick Culture and Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council.

The concert will be available to view at 8 p.m. EST on March 17. For more information and link to the concert on the Irish World Academy website, visit irishworldacademy.ie.