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What We Do

We Play For You

We’re the warm thrill of the concert hall, the silence before the music starts, and the rapture of a standing ovation. We’re the squeaking of tiny bows in a school hall; the rising sense of pride in a twelve-year-old’s chest when they first stand on a stage. We’re meeting old friends for a glass of wine after the concert is over.

For every person with a beating heart – young or old, whoever you are - we are for you.

You’ll find us each season in Limerick and Dublin, touring regularly in the far corners of Ireland, as well as at some of the most prestigious halls in the world. From playing the classics, to performing with theatres, operas, DJs or dance companies, we forge new pathways to bring you unforgettable experiences, whoever you are, wherever you are. Most importantly, we believe that music is for everyone. That’s why we’re also a charity, with a series of successful community engagement programmes.

After 16 years, our ICO Schools initiative continues to provide valuable free music lessons to children and young people in Limerick City while our ICO Youth provides an orchestral platform for teenagers.

ICO Teach, our online tutorial website gives tutors and children access to free, outstanding music education, worldwide.

We are also deeply immersed in the MA Classical Strings Programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, where we are proud to be orchestra-in-residence.

Malachy Smiling Duo Tone