Irish Music Stars Take To The Stage For Fighting Blindness

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October 16, 2014

IRISH MUSIC STARS TAKE TO THE STAGE FOR FIGHTING BLINDNESS

Concert to launch charity CD in aid of Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness

When: Monday, October 27, 9pm

Where: Tullamore Court Hotel

A charity concert in aid of Fighting Blindness will take place in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday, October 27 at 9pm. The concert, called ‘Vision Through The Sound Of Music’, will also launch a charity CD, a cover of ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’ by The Midnight Boogie Band and Johnny Brady.

‘Vision Through The Sound Of Music’ will feature a host of Irish stars including Mundy, Bagatelle, Simon Casey, Caroline J Harte, The Sheeran Family Band, The Davitt Country Band, The Murphys, Ciaran Rosney, Lucia Butler, The Midnight Boogie Band and Johnny Brady. As well as this great line-up, interval entertainment will be provided by dancers the Celtic Blondes.

The event will be hosted by Joe Cooney from Midlands Radio 3. Special guests on the night will include Phil Mack and Lisa from the Phil Mack Country Show on Irish TV, who will be recording live on the night.

Tickets for the charity concert are €25 and are available from the Tullamore Court Hotel reception or by calling 057 934 6666. The charity CD will be available to buy on the night, with all proceeds from the CD sales going directly to Fighting Blindness research. The price of the CD is €6 and it is also available to buy in Tullamore from Aidan Walsh Opticians, Clonminch Pharmacy and Mullins and Henry Opticians, and in Ballycumber from Egan’s shop and Gussie’s shop.

Michael Ryan, Community Fundraising Officer with Fighting Blindness acknowledged all the hard work that went into organising the event, saying: “We are are very grateful to Midnight Boogie and Johnny Brady for all their work in producing this wonderful CD and putting this event together. I would like to thank all of the acts performing at the concert for giving up their time to join us on the night, we are looking forward to a great event.”

Fighting Blindness works with rare, genetic, age-related, and degenerative eye conditions that affect an estimated 224,000 people in Ireland. The organisation also provides a professional counselling service for people living with sight loss and their families. For more information please visit www.FightingBlindness.ie.

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For more information, please contact:

Michael Ryan, Community Fundraising Officer, Fighting Blindness

T: 01 6789 004 / 087 906 0219

E: michael.ryan@fightingblindness.ie