We have TWO MORE tickets for the Barretstown Inspirations gig, at Webster Hall, on Saturday (Feb 22), to give away. This stellar gig includes performances by comedian Tommy Tiernan and legendary Irish music acts Mundy, Tim Wheeler from Ash and The Frank & Walters.
To win simply “Like” our Facebook page and then like and share our post. The winners (who must be in the New York City area) will receive notification on Friday (Feb 21) by 5pm.
Profits from this Irish gig in New York City go to Barretstown, a non profit camp in County Kildare. The camp provides therapeutic recreation programs for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Barretstown was set up by the late, great, actor Paul Newman in 1994 and is part of the Serious Fun Network of camps. The first camp was opened in Ashford, CT in 1988. Today there are over 30 camps and programs worldwide.
All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food, medical assistance, and round-trip airfares are provided at no cost to the family.
Barretstown Inspirations is an annual benefit show that has been running in Dublin, Ireland since 2009. Previous performers at the shows include Glen Hansard, Sinead O’Connor, Shane MacGowan, David Gray, The Strypes, Gavin Friday, The Coronas, Fun Lovin Criminals and Kevin Godley. Highlights from the shows can be viewed on the Barretstown Inspirations Facebook page.
This years Barretstown turns 20. To mark their anniversary they have are releasing a cover of “Dream Baby Dream”, from the new Bruce Springsteen album. Joyce Murphy, an ex camper at Barretstown, performs on piano and the main vocals. She’s joined by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir, friends of Barretstown and a host of musicians including Mundy, Steve Wall and Tom Dunne.
The single will be launched on iTunes on, Friday, Feb 21, with all proceeds going to Barretstown.
For more information visit www.barretstown.org.
Here’s the video:
Why all Irish men’s beards are red