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OTR column – the power of community over commerce

A lesson from the Make A Move festival in Limerick last weekend about the power of community when it comes to music

Fri, Jul 8, 2016, 15:20


You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “Again and again during the showcase, I was reminded by one of things that had come up in the earlier discussion. If you put together a word cloud of what John Lillis, Ciarán Ryan and Nessa McGann talked about, ‘community’ would be the biggest word on the page. There was mention of commerce (Lillis wants a private jet and champagne for his Rusangano fam), but it was the idea of community which the three kept rounding back to. You do what you do because you love what you do, but you also need to realise that you’re not alone. There are others around you also putting down markers, learning the ropes, taking the temperature and having a blast.”