A night not to be missed…
If you’re at a loose end around Galway this weekend, then a trip to the well-known Monroe’s on Dominick Street could be exactly what you’re looking for.
A stellar line-up of traditional musicians will take to the stage this Friday, January 23 at Monroe’s Live as part of the Walk In My Shoes Campaign, which helps to raise funds for mental health awareness and services.
Dolores Keane, John Faulkner, We Banjo 3, Don Stiffe and Celtic Karma will be amongst the performers on the night, as will Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello, who have been working with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation and are the brainchild behind the campaign.
After seeing the success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tommy was inspired to create the The Trad Tune Challenge, hoping to bring equal attention to the great service this foundation offers to directly support vulnerable young adults in need of mental health services in Ireland.
To date, several high profile musicians have supported his endeavours, including good friend Sharon Shannon, who in turn challenged Joanie Madden and Nathan Carter.
Within 24 hours, the challenge had reached 200,000 views. Since then, it has exploded, with challenges from young to seasoned musicians all over the world joining together for this one cause.
Doors for the gig on the Main Stage are at 8pm and will cost €25 (€22.50 online).