Inspirations in aid of Barretstown - with Very Special Guests
The Olympia Theatre
Thursday 11th April 2013
The Coronas to headline fifth Barretstown Inspirations Gig! Music legend Kevin Godley added to Barretstown Line-Up
Barretstown is delighted to announce that the fifth Barretstown Inspirations gig will take place on Thursday April 11th 2013 at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Confirmed performers include The Coronas, Lisa Hannigan, The Strypes, The Walls, The Frank & Walters, Republic Of Loose featuring Kevin Godley, and Maud in Cahoots plus more special guests.
Hosted by Ian Dempsey, the night will feature these acts performing songs by their musical heroes along with some of their own material.
Approximate stage times as follows, subject to change as always -
19.00: doors open
20:10: Ian Dempsey Intro
20:15: Tara Lee
20:30: Maud in Cahoots
20:55: The Strypes
21:20: Barretstown Video
21:30: Lisa Hannigan
22:00: The Frank & Walters
22:22: Paul Newman Video
22:30: The Walls
23:00: The Coronas
23:35: Republic of Loose w/ Kevin Godley
00:00: Thank you's
Kevin Godley has just been confirmed to duet with Republic of Loose at the Inspirations Gig in aid of Barretstown. A founding member of 10cc, half of the legendary Godley & Creme, and a Grammy nominated music video director, Godley has worked with everyone from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Paul McCartney. Godley, who rarely plays live, recently developed WholeWorldBand, a new audio-visual music platform and mobile app.
Further special guests on the night include Tara Lee, well known for her role in RTE drama ‘Raw’, Tara performed earlier this month on a US Syndicated Radio show 'Passport Approved' which goes out to a global audience of 12 million on 4 continents.
Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994 and modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. It serves children affected by serious illnesses – primarily cancer and serious blood diseases, and their families. Barretstown’s mission is to rebuild the lives of children affected by serious illness, we believe that every child with serious illness should enjoy their childhood. All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food, medical assistance and transport are provided at no cost to the family. Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups.
The Barretstown Therapeutic Recreation Programme provides fun activity-based challenges through entertainment and outdoor challenges enabling sick children to build their confidence, self-esteem, independence and realise their full potential. The activities are carefully directed through psychosocial support programmes which are now considered to be an integral part of treatment and recovery from serious illness.