Mental health is music to their ears

Emma Langford

EMMA Langford is one of the artists in the line-up for the revived Music for Mental Health performance at Dolans Warehouse on Sunday January 16.

The event is returning after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. In order to meet the latest Covid guidelines, the popular fundraising and mental health awareness event has been adapted to a matinee gig that will take place on Sunday, January 16 from 4 p.m.

Organizer and founder of the social impact company Humanli, Karl Daly, said: “We thought it was very important to move the event forward. With the ongoing pandemic, it’s so important right now to create mental health awareness and raise funds for charities. Our cast want to get on stage and perform, so we’ve done our best to make sure the event is viable and safe for everyone. “

The line-up 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.

The Ennistymon School Choir will sing a song specially written 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 issues and presenter and writer Meghann Scully will briefly interview the supported charities.

Music for Mental Health is a social impact event bringing together artists, businesses and causes to promote mental health awareness in Ireland.

All artists perform for free and All funds raised from ticket sales will be distributed to the seven charities within the Humanli family.

You are: Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy, Cliona’s Foundation, CareBright Community, Clare’s Wish Foundation, Corpus Christi Primary School, Limerick Suicide Watch, and Lime Tree Theater.

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