The annual Music for Mental Health gig returns to Dolans Warehouse after a one year hiatus due to the pandemic. To meet the latest government guidelines, the popular fundraising and mental health awareness event has been adapted to a Matinee Gig taking place from 4pm on Sunday 16th January 2022.
Organiser and founder of social impact firm Humanli, Karl Daly, said “We felt it was really important to press ahead with the event. Generating awareness for Mental Health and fundraising for charities is so important right now due to the ongoing pandemic. Plus, our performers want to get on stage and perform so we’ve done our very best to ensure the event is viable and safe for everyone.”
The fantastic line-up of acts ensures there is something for everyone and includes; classically trained soprano Leah Barniville who reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent at the age of 14 and local sensation Emma Langford. Ennistymon School Choir will perform a song written especially for the event by Susan O’Neill. The Lost Boys, Afro-Pop, and Stray Saints have also been confirmed.
2016 All-Star Mary Hulgraine will share her story about her mental health struggles and broadcaster and author Meghann Scully will briefly interview the supported charities.
Music for Mental Health is a social impact event linking artists, businesses and good causes to generate awareness for mental health in Ireland. All monies raised through ticket sales are shared amongst six charities within the Humanli family. They are Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy, Cliona’s Foundation, Clare’s Wish Foundation, Corpus Christi Primary School, Limerick Suicide Watch and Lime Tree Theatre.
This is the fourth Annual Music for Mental Health gig organised by Karl Daly. The first Music for Mental Health was launched as a once-off fundraiser in January 2018. But such was its success, within three years it raised €57,500 for good causes working on suicide prevention, domestic abuse support and advancement of education.
A limited number of tickets are now on sale on Eventmaster.ie (https://eventmaster.ie/event/kwDACK2TA2) for this special afternoon of uplifting music. Due to restricted numbers, tickets are expected to be sold out quickly.
Encouraging people to come along or pledge their support, Karl Daly said, “This event is about bringing awareness to the issues of mental health and the supports available while raising funds for the organisations that work at the coalface every day. January can be a bleak month for many, we need to shine the spotlight and support one another.”
Anyone wishing to support the cause instead of buying tickets, a fundraising page has been set up on Eventmaster at https://eventmaster.ie/fundraising/pages/LM06154495/