Denise Chaila is an Irish rapper, composer, singer and poet living in Limerick using couplets and rhythm to blur the lines between music myth and memory. They’ve collaborated with many artists including Sharon Shannon, Jafaris, Donal Lunny, Clannad, Sly5thAve, Ed Sheeran, Deekapz, and Wyvern Lingo to name a few.
Chaila’s career began in 2014 as a Music Tutor with Music Generation Limerick and the Clare ETB and birthed her practice as a “community musician”, a writer and a political actor. Informed by two undergraduates in Politics and International Relations and Sociology & English (UL), her Choice award winning mixtape Go Bravely (2020) emerged as a macaronic collision of politics, pop culture and poetry, to critical acclaim. The most notable vanguards being her single, Chaila, a diasporan love song to the artist’s family and Anseo. A multilingual afropop anthem of self ownership and joyous cultural synergy.
“Sailor moon remixed by Fela,
I am not a queen, I’m a pharaoh
Straddling the line between artist and activist, she is as known for her political commentary and journalism as her music. Her subsequent performances during the pandemic in the National Gallery of Ireland for the Courage concerts with Other Voices were a klaxon of vulnerability that opened the door to appearances on shows such as The Late Late show and Tommy Tiernan revealed the artist as an outspoken actor against racism, discrimination and civic apathy.
Approximate run time: 1 hour.
Run times may vary by up to 15 minutes as they can be affected by intervals and delays.
* Concession tickets are available for students, seniors and unwaged purchases.
69 O’Connell St, Limerick, V94 FK0H
Starting at the Brown Thomas store, continue walking straight up O’Connell St. After the Mallow St junction, Belltable is on the left-hand side of the road, in the middle of the block.
From the bus stop on Sarsfield Street, take the 304 as far as the O’Connell Monument, O’Connell St. Continue back towards the city centre, Belltable is on the right-hand side of the road, in the middle of the block.
Belltable is situated in the city centre and encourages patrons to walk where possible.
For those who can’t walk and need to drive there is only on street parking.
Belltable will open from 9am on both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of the festival.
Tickets can be booked online at www.limetreebelltable.ie. Links to which can be found on this site.
Weekend Pass €130/€100. Individual Sessions €15/€12.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for individual sessions, while tickets are still available.
Please note that ticket capacity is limited at all events, tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please allow time to purchase tickets on the door as no latecomers will be permitted once an event commences.
Belltable is fully accessible.
Wheelchair spaces: We strongly advise that, should you require a wheelchair space, you contact our Box Office staff on (061) 953400 as early as possible.
Accessible Toilets: Belltable has one accessible toilet in the main foyer area next to the bar.
Guide/Assistance Dogs are welcome in both our venues.
Baby Changing Facilities: We have baby changing facilities in the accessible toilets in Belltable.
The Belltable cafe will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm, serving coffee, tea etc.