My mate Phil is doing a 12 hour Busk-athon this Sunday on Grafton Street for Pieta House. Plan is to sing over 180 songs straight with no repeats. If anyone would like to join in and sing or play a song with him or just support everyone is encouraged to come along!
His planned set list is here and his charity page is here.
Hard Times by Crystal Swing and the Working Together Community Choir, from Midleton, Co. Cork.
They launched a CD of the song last night in aid of Cancer Research, East Cork Rapid Response, St Vincent de Paul, Lions Club, Penny Dinners Cork and the Aimee Foley Treatment Fund.
Aimee Foley, 26, writes:
“Living in Ireland with a rare illness such Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is very stressful and worrying at the best of times, especially when expert care lies outside the State. In order to experience remission after 6 years of suffering my best chance is at the Hypermobility Unit in at St John & St Elizabeth’s Hospital in London. Being chosen as a beneficiary of this very worthy charity CD means I will benefit directly and will assist me in my journey to receive vital care not available in Ireland.”
A good friend of mine Kevin Downey from Belfast is cycling around the world for the charity Depaul. He is nearly 1 year in and is currently tackling the harsh Alaskan terrain. He is on an amazing adventure and for such a worthwhile cause.
He began his journey from South East London on a fully laden bike with only his guitar for company. The ongoing cycle will see him circumnavigate the globe, tackling some of the harshest climates on the toughest of terrain. Living on a shoestring, it will be the generosity of locals and calculated risks that will see back in his hometown of Belfast in time for Christmas 2014.