The Trad Tune Challenge has been set up to raise awareness about mental health

 

Boston based Traditional Irish musicians Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello have been working with the Irish organization, St. Patrick's mental health foundation, on their Walk In My Shoes Campaign which helps to raise funds for mental health awareness & services.

After seeing the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tommy was inspired to create The Trad Tune Challenge, hoping to bring equal attention to the great service this foundation offers to directly support vulnerable young adults in need of mental health services in Ireland.

Tommy kicked the idea off with his own video challenge to good friend Sharon Shannon, who in turn challenged Joannie Madden & Nathan Carter. Within 24 hours, the challenge had reached 200,000 views!

Since then, it has exploded with challenges from young to seasoned musicians all over the world, joining together for this one great cause.

In January 2015, Tommy & Louise will be joined by many of their musical friends for a concert at The National Concert Hall in Dublin, for an evening of amazing music to celebrate the release of The Burren Backroom Series CD.

The CD was recorded for Boston's WGBH Radio at The Burren, the premiere venue for Irish music in the U.S & features some of the best performances from the series (including: Dervish, Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, Andy Irvine & many more).

All proceeds from this concert will go to the Walk In My Shoes Campaign. To find out more please visit http://www.walkinmyshoes.ie