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Thursday 22 February 2018

Music stars rise against homelessness at launch of CD

Hometown with Barry Egan (INM), Celine Gilmer (Starbucks Ireland ) and Niall McGoughlin (Youth Ireland) at the CD launch last night. Photo: Mark Condren
Hometown with Barry Egan (INM), Celine Gilmer (Starbucks Ireland ) and Niall McGoughlin (Youth Ireland) at the CD launch last night. Photo: Mark Condren

Alan O'Keeffe

Some of Ireland's most beloved musicians have contributed songs and music to a new charity CD, 'Rising Against Homelessness'.

All funds raised from CD sales will go to helping homeless young people.Performers on the album include The Waterboys, The Chieftains with Sinead O'Connor, Dolores O'Riordan, The Saw Doctors, Camille O'Sullivan, Mundy, Donal Lunny, Fergus O'Farrell, Glen Hansard, Hometown, and many more.

The CD is the latest project organised by Independent News and Media (INM) to raise awareness about the crisis of homelessness in the centenary year of the 1916 Rising.

A number of top bands also performed free at a fundraising, sell-out concert Rock Against Homelessness in the Olympia Theatre on April 24, organised by INM.

The proceeds from the CD sales and the concert will go to Focus Ireland's youth homelessness projects. The CD is on sale for €10 at all Starbucks cafés and HMV stores. It was launched last night at the Hard Rock Café in Temple Bar with live performances by Hometown and Mundy.

Irish Independent

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