The Concerned – Show Some Concern (1985)
Kevin Jenkison writes:
A long-forgotten Irish charity supergroup that included Christy Moore, Linda Martin, Mary Black, Gerry Ryan and Pat Kenny is being remembered by aid agency Concern Worldwide – as it thanks them and many other celebrities who have supported its work over the years.
The Concerned, made up of over 40 Irish stars, had a number one hit in March and April 1985 with the song and music video ‘Show Some Concern’ – a catchy anthem with lots of big hair and a very 80s saxophone solo.
Concern’s one and only charity song – which was written by Paul Cleary from The Blades and produced by award-winning composer Bill Whelan – was the brainchild of the late Gerry Ryan and Paul Cleary’s then manager Mark Venner
Dave Fanning, Pat Kenny, Gerry Ryan, Linda Martin, Christy Moore, Mary Black,Twink (Adele King), Maxi (Irene McCoubrey), Maura O’Connell, Freddie White, Eamon Carr, Johnny Duhan (who wrote The Voyage), Dave King (now singer with Flogging Molly) and Barry Lang are among those singing their hearts out in the video, which was filmed at the legendary Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin.
Clannad, The Blades, Stockton’s Wing, Toy with Rhythm, Golden Horde and Sligo group Those Nervous Animals were among the Irish bands who assembled for the recording.