Australian Celtic Music Awards winners 2020, Limerick bring together 4 highly talented and entertaining musicians who have a ‘Reel’ passion for hi-energy music.
Often joined by The Shamrock Dancers, Limerick put on a show that will get your blood flowing as they perform a line-up of toe tapping, beer stomping, sing a long, Celtic rock, traditional tunes, originals and modern crowd pleasers .
You are sure to be sure to be Celta-field with Limerick’s roaming ‘Pied Piper’ like fiddle player, leaving you satisfied with a smile from ear to ear.
Limerick is one of the top Qld based Celtic bands and has been a feature band at some of the best venues and festivals (plus weddings and private functions) such as Twin Towns Service Club, Finn McCool’s, Colmslie Hotel, Burleigh Bazaar, The Treasury, Australian Celtic Festival, Scots in the Bush Festival, International Tartan Day, PaddyFest and The Gathering Festival.
Limerick have released 2 CDs, Up Yer Kilts and Fiddlers Bow both played by national and international radio stations and available on all online music platforms.
Band Members Tim Cody - Guitar & Vocals Melinda Coles - Fiddle Belle Hendrik - Bass & Vocals, Craig Tobin - Drums & Vocals
Bookings Contact Tim on 0432 285 614
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TIM CODY - Guitar and Vocals
Growing up in a large musically talented family, music was a central part of Tim’s upbringing, performing in a variety of family and community events honing his craft of songwriting and musicianship.
Later in life, Tim started a duo where he was gigging the pub scene in and around Brisbane for a number of years before eventually coming together to form the band Limerick. This allowed Tim to fulfill his true passion for Celtic music and embrace his Celtic roots. As a second generation Irishman, Tim remembers how he enjoyed listening to the old Irish ballads his father would regularly play on vinyl and this has influenced and shaped Tim into the artist he is today.
In addition to playing guitar, leading vocals, and writing songs for Limerick, Tim has taken on the role of band manager and successfully launched Limerick into the mainstream as Limerick grows in popularity. Tim’s passion and drive has led Limerick to be nominated in the 2020 Australian Celtic Music Awards for "Best New Talent", "Group of the Year" and "Song of the Year" categories.
Tim brings energy and joy to the band with his inspired performances and character adding to the unique sound that is Limerick.
MELINDA COLES - Fiddle and Accordion
Well known and highly regarded in the Australian Celtic and Folk music scenes, Melinda Coles brings an energy to her performance that is as captivating as it is entertaining.
A violin prodigy at seven, Melinda has spent almost her entire life studying, performing and teaching a wide range of musical instruments and style. Her specialty is the violin but she now plays 13 instruments – including her latest instrument the Piano Accordion.
With her busy career as a Suzuki Strings Teacher, her involvement in local community groups and charities, and her performances with busy Irish and Bluegrass bands, Melinda lives a life surrounded by music. Melinda’s latest achievement has been representing Australia at the 2019 Edinburgh Tattoo held in Sydney, and with special invitation has been invited back to the 2020 Tattoo held in Edinburgh itself.
No Limerick gig would be the same without Melinda’s energy and enthusiasm, The roaming “Pied Piper like” Fiddler. As lead instrument, Melinda takes Limericks performances to the next level on a journey that lifts ones spirit.
BELLE HENDRIK - Bass and Vocals
Belle Hendrik is a singer/song-writer and bass player/guitarist mostly recognised for her work in blues and soul. A regular on the live scene and festival circuit, Belle has toured the world living in the UK, Japan, Middle East, Australia and her country of origin New Zealand.
Belle has released 3 CD's, (plus EP “Up Yer Kilts with Limerick), appeared in the top 10 of the Australian blues and roots charts and is a Chain Award nominee. A well respected music professional who has
experienced many musical genres including Soul, Funk, County, Blues as well as Original music.
Belle joined Limerick in 2017 and has enjoyed exploring her Celtic roots, adding rich vocals, bass and a touch of soul to Limerick's sound. Belle’s valued and vast experience in the music industry combined with the authentic Celtic roots that the band was already known for , has helped to make Limerick one of Australia's best Celtic bands.
CRAIG TOBIN - Drums and Vocals
Forged from a rich and colourful history playing punk, hillbilly, rock and pop music, Craig Tobin brings his infectious energy and craftsmanship to Limerick adding that driving rhythm that gets you on the dance floor. From humble beginnings on milo tins in the caravan, Craig has since progressed to become a multi instrumentalist with great success.
Whether playing to thousands of screaming schoolies on the Gold Coast or playing to thousands of hard rock fans when he supported "The Angels" to playing large scale cultural events such as Brisbane’s Tartan Day and Scots in the Bush, Craig applies his vast experience of multiple genres and brings out the best in Limericks sound of "Modern Celtic Band".
THE SHAMROCK DANCERS
The Shamrock Dancers are an energetic group of Irish dancers who have a love for traditional and modern Irish dance.
The Shamrock Dancers have been appearing at festivals and shows with Limerick since the start of 2021.
They have graced the big stage at the Australian Celtic Festival and The Gathering festival as well as many of our local shows. Limerick are thrilled to have the Shamrocks perform with them to the delight of our audiences and fans!
The Shamrock dancers are Molly McAlmney, Sarah Kelly, Yassie Mohtady, Sarah Mohtady, Lucy Corcoran and Eryn Sheerin.
NICKY PARKER - STEPHEN COLES
OUR FINE STRONG CREW
No gig would be the same without the help of our crew Nicky and Stephen. They can be seen at our shows taking photos and videos, selling CD's and Merch, lugging amps, drum kits and PA's and making sure the band is well watered and fed, Nicky and Steve are an invaluable part of Limerick and are on hand if you want to by a CD or make a song request.
Nicky has also been know to lead the crowd in dance steps and getting the audience up and dancing! Look out!
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