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The Road We Live On

A Dance and Music Performance Project

A dance, music and performance project.

Developed by Dance Limerick/DL.BRIDGE and St John’s Brass & Reed Band. Led by Choreographer Philippa Donnellan and Musical Director Jonathan Luxton.

Colourful, bold and brassy, THE ROAD WE LIVE ON is a new dance, music and performance project that is inspired by the neighbourhood of Garryowen and how the area has changed and developed in recent times. This includes the story of St John’s Band who began life as the community Victualler’s band in 1865 and is now based at No.2 Garryowen road.

To develop this project, we’re working with the team from the local Community Development Project and other groups, so if you’re from Garryowen or have links to the area – we welcome your ideas or stories from the neighbourhood. Or if you’re simply curious and enjoy dancing and playing music come and get involved!

THE ROAD WE LIVE ON kicks off in April with a range of dance and music activities, and culminates in a live performance in Dance Limerick’s fabulous theatre space to celebrate the area and community on Saturday 18 June 2022.


This is a specially established PERFORMANCE GROUP open to dance enthusiasts aged 18+.

6 Week project starting Thursday 5 May.

Led by Philippa Donnellan. Drawing on stories about the neighbourhood, you will collaborate with others to devise original choreography and perform in the final event. Dance experience of any style is useful, but not essential – enthusiasm and a commitment to the project are more important!


Thursday 5 May at 6-7.30pm, Dance Limerick studio,1-2 John’s Square, Limerick

Time: 6-8.30pm
Day/Date: Tuesday 10, 17, 24, 31 May 7, 14 June
Thursday 12, 19, 26 May, 2, 9, 16 June
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick

Times: TBC
Costume & Practice: Sunday 12 June
On Site run-through: Wednesday 15 June
Dress run through: Friday 17 June


If you interested in playing music as part of the project with St. John’s Brass and Reed Band, and you play percussion, brass or a woodwind instrument, please contact: Tony McCarthy via email: tonymccrth@gmail.com / www.stjohnsband.com


We’re excited to work with local groups of all ages from the local community. More about these groups to follow…


For more information about the project or to sign up for the PERFORMANCE GROUP contact Dance Limerick Tel: 061 400 994, or email Philippa at dlbridgeinfo@gmail.com.

THE ROAD WE LIVE ON is free of charge for participants. Dance Limerick’s spaces are wheelchair accessible.

The Road We Live On is supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts. Dance Limerick/DL.BRIDGE is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City & County Council.


1 April 2022<br/>8:00 am


31 May 2022<br/>5:00 pm

Target Group

Open to people aged 18 - 80+

Led By

Choreographer Philippa Donnellan, Musical Jonathan Luxton

Partners / Community / Associations

St. John’s Brass and Reed Band, Garryowen CDP


April - May 2022


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