A fund-raising concert is being organised on Saturday in the Watergate Theatre for an amazing organisation, Headway that provides support and services to people affected by brain injury. Founded in 1985, it also works to heighten public and political awareness of acquired brain injury and the impact it has on individuals, families and carers.
Headway’s mission is to bring about positive change in the lives of those affected by an acquired brain injury.
Featuring on the night are Iarla O’Lionaird, Carrick-on-suir poet, Michael Coady; Thomastown based singer-songwtier, Mick Hanly and the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir.
Iarla Ó’Lionaird has carved a long and unique career in music in Ireland and internationally. From his iconic early recording of the vision song Aisling Gheal as a young boy to his ground breaking recordings with Dublin’s Crash Ensemble and Donnacha Dennehy he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. He has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally including Nico Muhly, Gavin Bryars, Dan Trueman and David Lang.