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Peter McVerry Charity Gig

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Whelan’s

25 Wexford Street

D02 H527 Dublin 2

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Hi folks,

On the 23rd of January I will be hosting a charity gig in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust.

Fr Peter McVerry has been working with young people experiencing homelessness for more than 30 years. In 1974, Fr McVerry moved to Summerhill in Dublin’s north inner-city where he witnessed firsthand the problems of homelessness and deprivation.

In 1979, he opened a small hostel to provide accommodation for homeless boys between the ages of 12-16. Four years later in 1983, he officially founded The Arrupe Society, a charity to provide housing and support for young people experiencing homelessness as a response to the growing numbers of individuals becoming homeless in Dublin and has since been a leading advocate for addressing the issue of homelessness in Ireland.

Tickets to this gig are free of charge but is recommended to make a donation of €10 per ticket.

The line up features:

  • Elkin

ELKIN are already making waves on the Irish music scene after just one year as a four-piece. Their collaboration with Tebi Rex, ‘She Hated Love Songs II’, received praise from Dan Hegarty and Eoghan McDermott amongst others. Following the release of their debut single ‘Paro’, ELKIN were named as one of State.ie's Faces of 2018 and performed at the Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2018 Festival in January.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4emwUTOdG3XWavS57kZhgn

  • Eve Belle

Eve Belle is a young singer, songwriter and chronicler of sorrows from deepest Donegal. Her songs and stories are imbued with an uncommon world-weariness seldom found in writers of such tender years. In Eve Belle’s songs, someone is always leaving; or is about to be left. Her gaze is unblinking, she says: “I try to create emotional portraits of my own experiences through my lyrics. I think the best songs come from the most earnest emotions, so I try to put minimal filters between what I feel and what I say in the song.”

https://open.spotify.com/album/4vDlcsKksoIiNaM3oMgI6i?si=vTUPY_j3RnWa2gPAIsZLEQ


  • BARQ

BARQ are a high energy four-piece, shoving groove into the belly of the rock-beast and creating agrosoul. This is music to dance dangerously to.

In March 2016, BARQ released their debut single “Gentle Kind of Lies" to critical acclaim and a surge of media attention. The track was picked up by Spotify’s new music playlist in both the UK and Brazil. Since then, BARQ have been one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. Lead singer, Jess Kav, featured on the front cover of Ireland's premier music magazine, Hot Press, and BARQ were included in The Irish Times "50 People to watch in 2017".

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0gApsn9UV44Caywyl6pWsj?si=NehMAflPRoyHWmnxwUvwEQ

There will also be special guests attending the night. Donations can be made on the night also.



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