Girl Band have announced a February fundraiser gig in aid of Pieta House
Updated: Lynched & Rusangano Family have just been added to the lineup, along with DJ sets from James Vincent McMorrow, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade) & Aisling O’Riordan DJ sets.
Says the band themselves:
“We’re very happy to announce that our next show in Dublin will be in Vicar Street on the 17th of Feb. We have some amazing groups and DJs playing with us on the night which we will announce at the end of the month and all proceeds from the show will go to Pieta House.
Pieta House offers free counselling to people who are feeling suicidal, people who are engaging in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide. It has 18 centres across Ireland and operates the free 24/7 suicide helpline 1800 247 247
Suicide and mental health awareness is one of the biggest and most overlooked social problems in Ireland, and even though there is headway being made on the issue in terms of awareness and openness on the issue, one of the biggest problems facing someone in the depths of mental health problems is access to a free counselling service. Services such as Pieta can have a huge impact for people in helping them cope with these problems and in turn can save lives. Unfortunately, they are also massively underfunded by our government; Pieta alone receives 86% of its funding from public donation.
We’re very happy to be organising this event as mental health is an issue that is very close to the four of us as a band. We hope this can help raise both much needed cash and awareness for the cause.
Hope to see you there,
Adam, Alan, Daniel, Dara”
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday priced €30 from the usual Ticketmaster haunts.
Girl Band are just about to kick off a European tour – more on that at http://girlband.ie/live